RED RIVER ORTHODOX: ORTHODOX CHRISTIANITY IN THE RED RIVER VALLEY AND NORTH DAKOTA Biblical History and Archaeology Shackled by Politics Yet Again
Well, it seems that once again, what is going on within geo-politics affects whether and how we understand the history behind the Bible and archaeology evidence. It seems that there is a significant f... Posted on 4/20/13 at 9:54 PM
It's every parent's nightmare: To get home from an event and realize that a child is missing. But it can turn out to be a political minefield as well if you also happen to be the prime minister. British Prime Minister David Cameron's office confirmed Monday that he accidentally left his 8-year-old daughter Nancy in a country pub after a family Sunday lunch.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II has become a wedding crasher. The monarch dropped in moments after the nuptials of John and Frances Canning at Manchester Town Hall in northern England on Friday. The newlyweds said Saturday the queen chatted and posed for wedding photographs. The queen and her husband Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, were visiting the venue for lunch at the same time the wedding took place.
Leaders of the United States and Britain outlined plans today to shift the NATO war effort in Afghanistan toward a back-seat advisory role while Afghan forces increasingly take the lead, but stressed that the two nations remain committed to the mission there.
British police searched the offices of Rupert Murdoch's British newspapers today after arresting a police officer and four current and former staff of his tabloid The Sun as part of an investigation into police bribery by journalists.
A young black man lay dying in a south London bus stop. His friend called frantically for help while a gang of white teenagers who had stabbed him ran off. Two members of that gang were sentenced today for the 1993 murder of Stephen Lawrence, but three more remain at large. Judge Colman Treacy today sentenced Gary Dobson to at least 15 years and 2 months in jail, and David Norris to at least 14 years and 3 months for the murder of the teenager, and urged police to continue looking for new leads in the case.
Philip, Queen Elizabeth II's 90-year-old husband, spent four nights in the hospital recovering from a successful coronary stent procedure. He was taken to Papworth, a specialist heart hospital in Cambridge, on Friday after complaining of chest pains.
Queen Elizabeth II's husband was hospitalized Friday evening after experiencing chest pains, British royal officials said. Prince Philip, 90, was taken from Sandringham, the queen's sprawling estate in rural Norfolk, to the cardiac unit at Papworth Hospital in Cambridge for "precautionary tests," a spokeswoman for Buckingham Palace said.
For the first time in the long history of English soccer, a player is being prosecuted over words spoken on the field. Prosecutors said Wednesday that John Terry, one of the country's best-known athletes, racially abused an opponent during an October match.
All Iranian diplomats in London left on a chartered airplane today, expelled by the U.K. government in retaliation for attacks on the British Embassy in Tehran. They left Heathrow Airport in the afternoon, the Foreign Office said, and the roughly two dozen diplomats and their dependents will be welcomed back at Tehran airport, according to Iran's semiofficial Fars news agency.
British Prime Minister David Cameron and French President Nicolas Sarkozy gave Libya's new rulers strong support during a landmark visit to Tripoli today, vowing to release billions of dollars more in frozen assets and to push ahead with NATO strikes against Moammar Gadhafi's last strongholds.
Following a nonstop weekend that included a few chukkers of polo, time with Hollywood's own version of royalty and several events that raised millions of dollars for charity, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge headed back to the U.K. on Sunday.
Anthony McCartney and Christina Hoag
, July 10, 2011
Writing the obituary for their own newspaper, News of the World's journalists prepared their final edition Saturday as Britain's media establishment reeled from the expanding phone-hacking scandal that brought down the muckraking tabloid after 168 years.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have landed at Los Angeles International Airport to start their weekend trip to California. The couple's arrival Friday comes after a nine-day visit to Canada, their first foreign trip since they were married in April.
Prime Minister David Cameron's former communications chief and an ex-royal reporter were arrested Friday in a phone hacking and police corruption scandal that has already toppled a major tabloid and rattled the cozy relationship between British politicians and the powerful Murdoch media empire.
The News of the World tabloid is accused of hacking into the cell phone messages of victims ranging from missing schoolgirls to grieving families, celebrities, royals and politicians in a quest for attention-grabbing headlines.
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