Poor politics led to Scot vote

Sep 16, 2014

Poor politics led to Scot vote

by Kevin Rafferty

The very fact that a referendum is being held at all on Scottish independence is an indictment of the quality of British politicians going back particularly to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who triggered Scots' simmering resentment against Westminster with her infamous poll tax.

Sep 15, 2014

Cameron holds fire on IS, pursues cautious strategy

The murder of British aid worker David Haines has upped the pressure on London to take the fight to the Islamic State, but Prime Minister David Cameron is proceeding with caution — and some confusion. Cameron said Sunday he was ready to “take whatever ...

Parents of British boy with brain cancer fight for custody

Sep 5, 2014

Parents of British boy with brain cancer fight for custody

The parents of Ashya King fought for custody of their critically-ill son in Spain on Thursday, in the latest chapter of a desperate quest to secure special care for the five-year-old with brain cancer. A day after being released from jail near Madrid, where ...

Legendary actor-director Richard Attenborough dies at 90

Aug 25, 2014

Legendary actor-director Richard Attenborough dies at 90

Acclaimed actor and Oscar-winning director Richard Attenborough, whose film career on both sides of the camera spanned 60 years, has died. He was 90. The actor’s son, Michael Attenborough, told the BBC that his father died Sunday. He had been in poor health for ...

Aug 19, 2014

U.K. should stay in EU until they beg it to leave

by Clive Crook

The European Union moves under a seemingly irresistible momentum to strengthen its institutions even as it fails to integrate in ways that a well-run single-currency area needs. The best course for Britain is to continue as an EU member for the economic benefits until ...