| Sep 24, 2014
| 8:13 PM
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia will reintroduce a controversial temporary visa system to deal with a huge backlog of asylum seekers, its immigration minister said on Thursday, despite criticism the stopgap process leaves refugees in limbo.
| Mar 26, 2011
| 12:57 PM
Black-clad, masked youths clashed with police, smashed windows and started a fire in central London on Saturday when more than a quarter of a million Britons marched in protest against government spending cuts.
Breakaway groups splintered from the main...
| May 24, 2011
| 7:59 AM
Queen Elizabeth II welcomed President Obama to Buckingham Palace on Tuesday, marking the start of a state visit with the British monarch.
FOR THE RECORD: An earlier version of this post misspelled the first name of the wife of...
| Jan 9, 2011
British film hyphenate Julian Fellowes, 61, who won an original screenplay Oscar for "Gosford Park," returns to early 20th century England for the script of his latest TV drama, "Downton Abbey." The four-episode series about life on a great country...
| Jan 28, 2012
| 5:06 PM
LONDON - our current and former employees of Britain's Sun newspaper were arrested by authorities investigating claims of inappropriate payments to police, News Corp. and police said Saturday.
Police searched the men's homes as well as the East London...
| Jul 3, 2011
To End All Wars
A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 450 pp., $28
We think of Europe in 1914 as a continent all too eager for war — volunteers jamming recruiting offices, festooned soldiers...
| Jul 25, 2011
| 11:20 AM
OSLO (KTLA) -- Norwegian police continue to search for victims Saturday after a homegrown terrorist launched a shooting rampage at a youth camp just hours after exploding a car bomb in the central government district in Oslo.
As of Saturday, the death...
| Nov 1, 2011
| 7:17 AM
Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie extended congratulations to Michael D. Higgins, an IU alumnus who will become Ireland's ninth president.
"On behalf of Indiana University, I would like to congratulate IU alumnus Michael D. Higgins upon...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 6:10 AM
LONDON -- Margaret Thatcher, the grocer's daughter who punched through an old-boy political network to become Britain's first female prime minister, stamping her personality indelibly on the nation and pursuing policies that reverberate decades later, has...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 3:55 AM
LONDON (Reuters) - J.K. Rowling's first foray into adult fiction was bound to be compared to her wildly successful Harry Potter series, and, while "The Casual Vacancy" has earned mixed reviews, for some critics the magic has worn off.
The Casual Vacancy,...
| Oct 7, 2012
The St. Zita Society
Scribner: 272 pp., $26
If you're unfamiliar with Ruth Rendell, if you've somehow managed to miss her 60 or so books, if you've never experienced the frisson...