| Sep 12, 2013
| 7:23 AM
LONDON – Britain’s Royal Mail, whose origins date back to the reign of Henry VIII, is to be sold off to private investors, the government announced Thursday, setting up a bitter battle over the selling of a national icon.
Even former Prime...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 10:36 AM
LONDON – Exactly a year before Scotland decides whether to remain part of Great Britain or go it alone, supporters of independence clashed Wednesday with those who want to stay in the British fold, heralding 12 months of searching debate over...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 11:32 AM
JERUSALEM – Asking politicians whether they ever smoked pot can produce answers that range from silly to squirming. But when Israeli opposition leader Shelly Yachimovich was asked the question this week, she just said, “yes.”
| Nov 3, 2013
| 8:59 PM
LONDON — She's been called the scourge of big business, and some other choice appellations.
Margaret Hodge, a senior member of the British Parliament, has become well-known here for taking on the likes of Google, Starbucks and Amazon in her...
| Dec 27, 2013
Is it a sin to be rich?
Not if your resources are used to help others and create jobs.
If you listen to most of the discussions of income inequality, it certainly seems like affluence itself is a crime. We hear increasing calls for higher taxes on the...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 5:36 PM
British Prime Minister David Cameron on Tuesday ordered an inquiry into what role his nation's special forces might have played in the deadly 1984 Indian assault on the Sikh Golden Temple after recently declassified documents suggested the SAS was...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 12:02 PM
Denis Healey, a former Labor Party leader and high-ranking official in Britain, famously said on the floor of Parliament in 1983, "The first law of holes is that when one is in a hole, one should stop digging."
Too bad no one in the Obama administration...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 7:55 AM
Mark Liberman's post at Language Log about the minor furor over plagiarism in work published under Sen. Rand Paul's name, along with some of the comments, allows us to make some useful distinctions. What counts as plagiarism, passing off someone else's...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Columnist Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s suggestion that "the transformative promises of the British Labor Party in 1945 are remarkably similar to progressives' promises of today" is a stretch way too far from reality, even when wrapped up in Winston Churchill's...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 11:35 AM
Seeking to create an analogy with the deal the United States negotiated with Iran to supposedly limit further production of its centrifuges, Secretary of State John Kerry chose to recall disarmament agreements between the U.S. and the Soviet Union.
| Nov 29, 2013
| 5:05 PM
A police helicopter crashed into a crowded Glasgow pub late Friday night, sending dozens of people clamoring to escape the dust-choked building where untold others remained trapped, the BBC Scotland reported.
The crash occurred at the Clutha pub on...