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Friday, July 26, 2013
The archbishop of Canterbury says he is embarrassed by revelations that the Church of England indirectly invested in a payday loan firm that he had pledged to put out of business.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
In London, the Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to an 8-pound, 6-ounce boy who now sits third in line to the throne. The world will likely get its first glimpse of the boy when the duchess leaves hospital, which may be Tuesday.
Monday, July 22, 2013
The world is awash in "Royal Baby Fever," but in London, the much-trumpeted affliction is more of a summer silly season snuffle — spreading faster around the world than it is in the U.K.
Friday, July 12, 2013
The imminent arrival of the future heir to the British throne is spawning gambling, baby products and guessing over names. There's been no official announcement about when the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's baby is due. It's believed to be Saturday, and the kingdom is prepared.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Music is a staple at sporting venues around the world (think singing, brass bands, even cowbells). And Billy Cooper's trumpet has been a steady fixture at England's cricketing contests. But not at Trent Bridge, where England faces Australia. The ground doesn't allow instruments. Not everyone's happy. Top cricketers and the media are piping in.
Monday, July 08, 2013
Britain has its first men's Wimbledon champion in 77 years, and a royal baby is on the way. There's been a surge of good news this summer in the United Kingdom.
Wednesday, July 03, 2013
It's been four weeks since Pakistan's new prime minister Nawaz Sharif was sworn into office. He's had a difficult start. He's faced a wave of militant attacks and an economically crippling electricity crisis. Now his job has become even harder. Many Pakistanis consider U.S. drone attacks against targets in their tribal belt as a violation of sovereignty. Recently, there's been a lull in these attacks. But overnight there was a fresh missile strike that killed at least 17 people and presented Sharif's government with a quandary.
Wednesday, July 03, 2013
As their neighbors, the Afghans, shuffle distrustfully toward the negotiating table with the Taliban, Pakistanis are wondering what this means for them. Their own wars have already claimed tens of thousands of lives, and continue to yield daily atrocities.
Monday, July 01, 2013
U.S. tycoon Donald Trump is waging a war on a proposed wind turbine facility off the northeastern coast of Scotland. 'The Donald' is spending millions creating a luxe golf resort there, which would overlook the 11 turbines, part of Scotland's ambitious push to convert to renewable sources of energy.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Pakistan's being battered by a fresh wave of attacks by the Taliban and their associates. Recently militants have killed foreign tourists, a tribal peace committee chief, policemen and soldiers. Many Pakistanis feel anger and frustration over the unrelenting violence in their country. But in the Hindu Kush mountains, people dream of peace.
Monday, June 17, 2013
A new government started work in Pakistan this month. It faces a country awash with conflict. To get a sense of how serious this is, NPR's Philip Reeves focused on a 48-hour period. He chose this past weekend.
Sunday, June 16, 2013
There is no more graphic example of the daunting challenges facing Pakistan's new prime minister than the bloody events playing out in the west of his nation. The fractured country is as threatened as ever by forces committed to its destruction.
Saturday, June 15, 2013
Summers are swelteringly hot in Pakistan. So, when there's no power for up to 18 hours a day (and you can't afford a generator) what do you do? Head for the nearest lake. NPR's Philip Reeves reports from Lake View Park, on the edge of Islamabad's edge.
Sunday, June 09, 2013
Pakistanis generally take a bleak view of their system of law and order, which tends to be dysfunctional and corrupt. But the recent conviction of two men for murder has caught the attention of many critics with hope for reform.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
The British government is setting up a new terrorism task force following last week's brutal killing of a soldier by men wielding cleavers and knives. The task force will look at whether new laws are needed to clamp down on those who promote religious extremism.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Authorities in London are investigating what British Prime Minister David Cameron says is likely a terrorist attack. On Wednesday, two suspects brutally attacked a man near a London military barracks.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
A man was hacked to death in daylight near a military barracks in Woolwich. A local parliamentarian says the dead man was a British soldier. Media reports say two young men hit the victim in a car, then used a machete and butcher's knives to kill him in the street. One witness reportedly said the assailants stood around, waving knives and a gun, and asked people to film them. The government has called an urgent meeting of its crisis response committee.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Sweden has a global reputation as a smoothly run, harmonious nation. But following the death of an immigrant, three nights of rioting have prompted some soul-searching.
Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Alex Ferguson, who is stepping down after 27 years at the helm of Manchester United, is widely regarded as the most successful British soccer manager ever.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Critics of the former prime minister have not remained silent in the wake of her death. Some Britons have openly celebrated her passing, with harsh graffiti, cyberattacks, drinking in the streets and even fireworks.