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UK government getting US spy agency's data: report

Jun 07, 2013

UK government getting US spy agency's data: report

The Guardian said it had seen documents showing how the British signals intelligence agency GCHQ has had access to America's "PRISM" electronic eavesdropping system since at least June 2010, adding that the data had generated nearly 200 intelligence reports over the past year. #World #NewsTracker #USA #Great Britain
Lady Thatcher to receive ceremonial funeral on 17 April

Apr 09, 2013

Lady Thatcher to receive ceremonial funeral on 17 April

Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher will receive a ceremonial funeral with military honors on 17 April, the British government said on Monday. #NewsTracker #Queen Elizabeth II #Royal Air Force #Margaret Thatcher #Great Britain
It's time for Maggie Thatcher's haters to move on

Apr 09, 2013

It's time for Maggie Thatcher's haters to move on

To some, Thatcher was the authoritative mother they craved. To others, she was the patronising father that became a symbol of teenage-natured rebellion. She cozied up to dictators, but name me a politician who hasn't done the same since. #ToWhatEffect #Margaret Thatcher #Great Britain #The Wizard of Oz
Main suspect in Russian spy murder pulls out of inquest

Mar 12, 2013

Main suspect in Russian spy murder pulls out of inquest

Logovoi alleged the British inquest has been influenced by Boris Berezovsky, a flamboyant and outspoken Russian oligarch in London exile, who had close ties to Litvinenko. Lugovoi says Berezovsky was involved in the poisoning, a charge Berezosvky has denied. #NewsTracker #Russia #Great Britain #Alexander Litvinenko #Andrei Lugovoi
British people will have their say: Cameron sets a date for EU referendum

Jan 23, 2013

British people will have their say: Cameron sets a date for EU referendum

Cameron said Britain did not want to pull up the drawbridge and retreat from the world but that public disillusionment with the EU is at "an all-time high". #NewsTracker #European Union #David Cameron #Referendum #Great Britain

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London 2012: Do the Olympics herald a 'new Britain'?

Aug 12, 2012

London 2012: Do the Olympics herald a 'new Britain'?

If Britain wants to use the Olympics and Paralympics to inspire creation of a "new Britain", by all means. But every Briton will have to work at it to make it a reality. It doesn't come from simply watching sport, or the Spice Girls. #OnOurMind #2012 London Olympics #Spice Girls #Great Britain #Closing ceremony

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London 2012: Do the Olympics herald a 'new Britain'?

Jul 03, 2014

Rupert Murdoch-inspired satire 'Great Britain' opens in London

A thinly veiled satire of the phone-hacking scandal that engulfed Rupert Murdoch's tabloid newspaper empire, "Great Britain" is a play with a surfeit of topical relevance. The new stage drama by "One Man, Two Guvnors" playwright Richard Bean opened t... #London #Rupert Murdoch #Great Britain
London 2012: Do the Olympics herald a 'new Britain'?

Jul 03, 2014

Rupert Murdoch-inspired satire 'Great Britain' opens in London

A thinly veiled satire of the phone-hacking scandal that engulfed Rupert Murdoch's tabloid newspaper empire, "Great Britain" is a play with a surfeit of topical relevance. The new stage drama by "One Man, Two Guvnors" playwright Richard Bean opened t... #London #Rupert Murdoch #Great Britain
London 2012: Do the Olympics herald a 'new Britain'?

Jul 03, 2014

For Andy Murray, a Wimbledon prize — and reprise — proves elusive

On the warmest, sunniest day you can imagine, in a place where those are few and far between, gloom prevailed Wednesday. Great Britain was Mudville, and mighty Casey had struck out... #London #Rupert Murdoch #Great Britain
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