Greece ruptures 30 years of political consensus in Europe

World / Politics Feb 3, 2015

Greece ruptures 30 years of political consensus in Europe

By catapulting to power an improbable alliance of the hard -left and nationalist far-right, Greece has shaken up Europe's political kaleidoscope and may have signaled the end of an era of centrist consensus. With eight general elections due in the European Union this year, as ...

Modi passes 'Thatcher test' as coal union strike crumbles

World Jan 8, 2015

Modi passes 'Thatcher test' as coal union strike crumbles

Prime Minister Narendra Modi faced down the first major opposition to his economic agenda as coal unions called off a 2-day-old strike that threatened to paralyze the nation. The unions at the world's biggest coal miner, Coal India Ltd., agreed to end the planned five-day ...

Queen's secret speech for WWIII revealed

World Aug 1, 2013

Queen's secret speech for WWIII revealed

British government files from 1983, opened to the public for the first time Wednesday, include an official's view of the message Queen Elizabeth II would have broadcast to the nation in the event of World War III. The speech was drafted as part of a ...

A journey across Margaret Thatcher's England

World Apr 20, 2013

A journey across Margaret Thatcher's England

by Elizabeth Day

Much of Eileen Jeffrey's adult life has been shaped by a woman she never met and a prime minister she never voted for. "I remember Margaret Thatcher, of course I do," Jeffrey says, standing in the shadow of the South Quay Docklands Light Railway station. ...