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  • Britain's Royal Mail to be sold off to private investors

    Britain's Royal Mail to be sold off to private investors
    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...
  • Smashing Kate Middleton christens Royal Princess cruise ship

    Smashing Kate Middleton christens Royal Princess cruise ship
    Kate Middleton, now the Duchess of Cambridge, is officially godmother to ... a cruise ship. The pregnant wife of Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, christened Princess Cruises' Royal Princess ship in Southampton, England, on Thursday with...
  • Global Voices: The six personalities of Russia's Putin

    Global Voices: The six personalities of Russia's Putin
    Vladimir Putin emerged from the obscurity of a secret agent’s life when called to Moscow in 1997 by power-hungry oligarchs in search of a pliable accomplice to plant in the Kremlin.  In little more than two years, Putin was president of Russia and...
  • Michael McKean, Jefferson Mays in 'Yes, Prime Minister' at Geffen

    Michael McKean, Jefferson Mays in 'Yes, Prime Minister' at Geffen
    The death of Margaret Thatcher this week has created renewed public interest -- and, for some, nostalgia -- for British politics during the 1980s. "Yes, Prime Minister," the play based on the popular '80s sitcom that ran on the BBC, is scheduled to have...
  • Morrissey offers more thoughts regarding Margaret Thatcher

    Morrissey offers more thoughts regarding Margaret Thatcher
    In a thoughtful Pop & Hiss post on Monday, Reed Johnson included Morrissey's "Margaret on the Guillotine" in a long list of songs by British musicians inspired -- if that's the word for it -- by the late prime minister, who died in London on Monday at the...
  • Margaret Thatcher's death dominates British headlines

    Margaret Thatcher's death dominates British headlines
    LONDON – An influential and divisive figure in life, former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher dominated the national headlines here after she died at the age of 87. British television and radio stations broke into their regularly...
  • Margaret Thatcher: In her own words

    As education secretary in the 1970s, Margaret Thatcher said she did not think a woman would become British prime minister in her lifetime. She would occupy the job for nearly a dozen years, moving into 10 Downing St. in 1979. Thatcher died Monday at the...
  • Meryl Streep on Margaret Thatcher: 'A figure of awe'

    Meryl Streep on Margaret Thatcher: 'A figure of awe'
    Meryl Streep won an Oscar for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher in  the 2011 film “The Iron Lady,” and her performance will likely go down as the most enduring cinematic portrait of the former British prime minister. So after news broke...
  • Margaret Thatcher dies at 87; Britain's first female prime minister

    Margaret Thatcher dies at 87; Britain's first female prime minister
    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...
  • Corgi fired for disobeying Helen Mirren in 'The Audience'

    Corgi fired for disobeying Helen Mirren in 'The Audience'
    One of Helen Mirren's four-legged co-stars in the new play "The Audience"  apparently has been fired after it failed to obey the actress' royal commands in her role as Queen Elizabeth II. Britain's Telegraph reported that a female corgi by the name of...