| Aug 29, 2013
| 1:33 PM
American journalists of an Anglophilic bent often complain that debates in Britain's House of Commons put those in the U.S. Congress to shame. Actually, the Commons often showcases its own form of superficiality, as in the Kabuki theater of Prime...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 3:15 PM
LONDON -- A sharply divided British Parliament on Thursday rejected the immediate use of force as a response to suspected chemical attacks in Syria, putting Washington on notice that it would be deprived of the assistance of its most trusted ally if it...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 5:50 PM
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration's move to punish Syria's government for allegedly using chemical weapons in a deadly attack last week appeared to suffer a setback Wednesday when the U.S. failed to get United Nations approval for use of force...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 9:51 AM
LONDON – Stung by mounting criticism, the British government Tuesday defended the detention of the partner of an American journalist who helped reveal widespread spying by the U.S. National Security Agency, saying that authorities had a duty to...
| Jul 24, 2013
Royal baby haters.
They're out there. They're everywhere.
And with the birth of the beautiful royal baby boy in England the other day to the lovely Kate Middleton and her husband, Prince William, a horde of royal baby haters have been revealed,...
| May 3, 2013
| 10:54 AM
The rebels of Christian Caryl's "Strange Rebels" are a motley lot. They include Margaret Thatcher, the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini and his followers, Pope John Paul II, Deng Xiaoping, and the Afghan insurgents who fought back against the Soviet invasion...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jul 1, 2012
JERUSALEM — Yitzhak Shamir, the onetime underground Jewish fighter and long-serving Israeli prime minister whose unyielding belief in the right of Jews to all of the biblical Land of Israel often exasperated U.S. policymakers, has died. He was 96....
| May 4, 2012
| 9:39 PM
Boris Johnson, the floppy-haired, often hilarious mayor of London, wins a second term. Johnson, a Conservative, beats Labor Party candidate Ken Livingstone, the man who was mayor of the British capital before him....
| May 7, 2012
| 9:39 PM
In a surprise turnabout, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has decided to cancel the early election he had called just 24 hours before and instead form a unity government with opposition party Kadima, Israeli officials said Tuesday....