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Royal Wedding Minister Leads Protesters To The White House

The Most Rev. Michael Curry, presiding bishop Michael Curry, went to the White House to protest ‘a dangerous crisis of moral and political leadership.’

May 26, 2018
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The Beautiful American — And The Ugly One

Simply, she’s the best of times, the spring sun. He’s the worst of times, the darkness before the dawn.

May 25, 2018
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A Singular Mother

At the last minute, with an unfortunate combination of bad news and gratuitous drama, the divorced father was unable to attend his daughter’s wedding.

May 24, 2018
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Bishop Who Wowed Royal Wedding To Protest At White House

The Episcopal Church is joining the resistance.

May 23, 2018
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Burn! Via BBC, Royal Wedding Humiliates Trump Again

Well played, BBC. Well played.

May 20, 2018
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In Meghan Markle’s ‘Suits,’ The Men Wear Them

Meghan Markle, the divorcee from Los Angeles now engaged to Britain’s Prince Harry, is a lovely woman. But though the actress has ennobled herself as an advocate for women, she lives in the public eye as a character on “Suits.”

December 6, 2017

In Striking Global Trend, Youth In U.S., Britain, France And Holland Moving Left

Following the results of the general election in Britain, it is clear that Theresa May overestimated her and the Conservative Party’s chances at securing a majority. At the same time, she and many other British political pundits underestimated the support garnered by Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party—gaining 31 seats for a total of 261. A large part of Corbyn’s success: swelling support from young voters.

June 10, 2017
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The Donald Trump Apology Tour

While greatly admiring Obama’s polish on the world stage, I did find these we’re-not-perfect flourishes to be mildly irritating. We’re all flawed nations talking to other flawed nations. No need to publicly admit one’s faults. This is not couples therapy.

June 9, 2017

What Were London Terrorists Aiming To Achieve?

One has to wonder why terrorists like those who struck Saturday night in London, and earlier in Manchester, launched their attacks now. It is difficult not to infer that the violence was timed to influence the U.K. election this coming Thursday.

June 6, 2017
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Rupert Murdoch’s Disturbing Corporate Legacy: Chronic Sexual Harassment In US, Rampant Lawbreaking In UK

Murdoch cut ties with the host last week after multiple women’s reports of sexual harassment became public. Since then, seven black Fox News employees indicated that they plan to join a racial discrimination suit filed last month by two colleagues, according to New York magazine, and three former Fox employees — Margaret Hoover, Alisyn Camerota, and Kirsten Powers — said on CNN that the culture of sexual harassment at Fox News is deeply ingrained. “The culture … is still there because the executives are still there,” said Hoover.

April 26, 2017
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After Perceived Snubs, UK’s May Calls Trump To Strengthen Ties

Following his election, Trump spoke to nine other world leaders before he spoke to May. He also suggested that Nigel Farage should be Britain’s ambassador to Washington, an unprecedented breach of diplomatic protocol.

November 29, 2016

Cartoon: Their Stupidest Hour

I can see the horizon!

September 18, 2016
Britain's Home Secretary Theresa May speaks during her Conservative party leadership campaign at the Institute of Engineering and Technology in Birmingham, England, Britain July 11, 2016. REUTERS/Andrew Yates

Theresa May Set To Replace Cameron As UK Prime Minister

Leadsom told reporters she was pulling out of the race because a nine-week leadership campaign was highly undesirable at such a critical time. She acknowledged that May had secured much stronger backing in a vote of Conservative members of parliament last week.

July 11, 2016
U.S. Republican presidential candidate and businessman Donald Trump gestures as he tours his Trump Turnberry Resort in Scotland, Britain August 1, 2015. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne/File Photo

Illegal? Trump Campaign Asks International Politicians For Money

“These voters stood up for their nation — they put the United Kingdom first, and they took their country back,” reads one of the emails, before asking for a contribution.

June 29, 2016

Nexit, Frexit Or Italeave? British Vote Fires Up EU’s ‘Outers’

Right-wing and anti-immigrant parties in the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden and France demanded referendums on membership of the union, while Italy’s 5-Star movement said it would pursue its own proposal for a vote on the euro.

June 24, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) afternoon general session in Washington March 21, 2016. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

The World Is Watching Donald Trump, And They’re Not Impressed

The Economist Intelligence Unit has rated a Donald Trump presidency as one of its top 10 threats to global stability and security. Other threats included Britain leaving the European Union and Russia’s military action in the Ukraine and Syria leading to a new Cold War.

March 22, 2016
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Nigerian Christian Taken Off Flight After Being Mistaken For A Terrorist

In a case of mistaken identity, a Nigerian man was taken off a plane at a British airport after being misidentified as a Muslim terrorist due to the name of a WhatsApp group he was texting.

March 3, 2016

Cartoon: British Worry About Sending Military To Syria

“Keep Calm and Have a Drink”

November 5, 2015
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Prince Charles Meets Sinn Fein’s Adams In ‘Significant Step’

Bridging Irish-British relations, Prince Charles meets with Sinn Fein’s Gerry Adams, leader of the nationalist party.

May 19, 2015
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Scotland Tense Ahead Of United Kingdom Elections This Week

The division between Scotland’s two main political parties has resurfaced as the Nationalist Party seeks to sweep the national elections this Thursday.

May 5, 2015

Weekend Reader: ‘Hack Attack: The Inside Story Of How The Truth Caught Up With Rupert Murdoch’

An inside look into the inner workings of the Rupert Murdoch news empire.

November 29, 2014

Scotland Campaigns Race For Votes On Referendum Eve

Edinburgh (AFP) — Campaigners for and against Scottish independence scrambled for votes on Wednesday on the eve of a knife-edge referendum that will either see Scotland break away from the United Kingdom or gain sweeping new powers with greater autonomy. The “Yes” and “No” camps mobilized thousands of volunteers to hand out leaflets and hold […]

September 17, 2014

U.S. Ambassador Roasted Over British Food Jibe

London (AFP) — The U.S. ambassador to Britain sparked annoyance in his host country by criticizing the local traditional food in a magazine interview this week. Asked what he would serve at his ideal dinner party, envoy Matthew Barzun replied somewhat undiplomatically. “I’ll tell you what I would not serve — lamb and potatoes. I […]

September 4, 2014

Gerry Adams Held Over Notorious IRA Murder

Antrim (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Northern Ireland police on Thursday questioned Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams, a chief negotiator in the Irish peace process, over the notorious IRA murder of a woman suspected of being an informant in 1972. The 65-year-old republican leader was arrested on Wednesday night over the killing of mother-of-ten Jean McConville […]

May 1, 2014

British Economic Recovery Picks Up Speed

London (AFP) – Britain’s economic recovery picked up further speed in the first quarter, official data showed on Tuesday, boosting the coalition government one year before the country’s next general election. The economy has expanded for five successive quarters, but has struggled to return to the levels of output witnessed before the 2008 global financial […]

April 29, 2014