THE PERIPHERY Eight Great Maps Explaining Our World
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Well, religious freedom, a topic I've covered elsewhere on the blog, continues to be an item that makes the news. For those who are interested in this larger, ongoing socio-religio discussion, I link ... Posted on 7/25/12 at 10:25 PM
THE FLENSBURGER FILES Happy Children’s Day
When was the last time you did something special for your child? Did you take him/her to the zoo to feed the animals, throw a party and invite his/her friends over, or made a special treat for him/her... Posted on 6/1/12 at 3:55 PM
British police on Sunday arrested a man in connection with online threats made toward a feminist campaigner, a case which has ignited calls for social media platforms to institute stronger protections against verbal abuse.
A beaming Prince William and his wife, Kate, emerged from a London hospital on Tuesday with their newborn baby boy, presenting the world with a first glimpse of the prince who is third in line to the British throne.
Margaret Thatcher was laid to rest Wednesday with prayers and ceremony, plus cheers and occasional jeers, as Britain paused to remember a leader who transformed the country — for the better according to many, but in some eyes for the worse.
Cassandra Vinograd and Jim Lawless
, April 17, 2013
The Iron Lady who ruled for 11 remarkable years imposed her will on a fractious, rundown nation — breaking the unions, triumphing in a far-off war, and selling off state industries at a record pace. She left behind a leaner government and more prosperous nation by the time a mutiny ousted her from No. 10 Downing Street.
Celebrities including J.K. Rowling and Hugh Grant accused the British government on Sunday of letting down the victims of media intrusion and urged tough new measures to rein in Britain's unruly press.
He was king of England, but for centuries he lay without shroud or coffin in an unknown grave, and his name became a byword for villainy. On Monday, scientists announced they had rescued the remains of Richard III from anonymity — and the monarch's fans hope a revival of his reputation will soon follow.
The sudden death of a nurse who unwittingly accepted a prank call to a London hospital about Prince William's pregnant wife Kate has shocked Britain and Australia, and sparked an angry backlash Saturday from some who argue the DJs who carried out the hoax should be held responsible.
Minnesota prosecutors' efforts to bring Shawn Sullivan back to face trial for his alleged crimes were thwarted Thursday when Britain's High Court dropped extradition proceedings, saying the U.S. hadn't guaranteed Sullivan would be kept out of a civil commitment program seen by some as draconian.
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.
EU foreign ministers have slapped sanctions on the wife and other close relatives of Syrian President Bashar Assad, freezing their assets and banning them from traveling to the EU in a continuing attempt to stop the violent crackdown on opposition, officials said today.
VIDEOS: Watch at bottom of article There was something special for the Obamas and something special for the Camerons in the entertainment lineup and guest list for Wednesday's state dinner for the British prime minister and his wife.
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