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Former British PM Margaret Thatcher died this morning. British journalist Alan Cowell of The New York Times, currently reporting from Paris, discusses how Thatcher is viewed in the UK today. Plus: your calls. How do you view Margaret Thatcher today? Post your thoughts below or call 212-433-9692
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Ecuador's government says it will grant political asylum to the founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange. Assange has been inside Ecuador's embassy in London since June. He's been seeking asylum in Ecuador in an effort to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he faces allegations of sex crimes. Yesterday, Ecuador's foreign minister said the UK had threatened to enter the embassy to arrest Assange.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Monday, April 02, 2012
The British government is moving forward with a proposal to allow its intelligence agency, GCHQ, to monitor calls, emails, texts and online searches of everyone inside the U.K.'s borders. Robert Schifreen is an IT consultant in England, and argues that the GCHQ has been monitoring citizen's activities for quite some time, but passing a law such as the one proposed will make intercepted information admissible in court.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Though often overshadowed, the Paralympics encapsulate the true Olympic spirit. This year's Olympic organizers have already sold over one million tickets, and they hope to pay 2012's disabled athletes as much attention as the able-bodied. During his recent trip to the UK, John Hockenberry spoke with eleven-time gold medalist Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson about her involvement with the paralympics. Grey-Thompson has broken over thirty world records.
Friday, December 09, 2011
A new treaty agreed to in the early hours of Friday by 23 European Union countries, including all 17 euro zone states, may be the most direct discussion of what constitutes sovereignty since the creation of the United Nations. The intergovernmental pact is a major step toward closer integration for the 17 countries that use the euro as currency, as well as the six that hope to join in the future. British Prime Minister David Cameron vetoed a plan by France and Germany to make changes to the EU treaties that would affect all 27 EU nations, saying the deal was not in the U.K.'s interests.
Friday, December 09, 2011
Twenty-three European Union countries, including all 17 that use the euro, agreed to an intergovernmental treaty that dictates strict tax and budget rules early Friday. The measure fell short of Germany and France's goal to get all 27 EU nations to back changes to the union's treaties after objections from Britain. Prime Minister David Cameron had sought exemptions for the U.K.'s financial sector. The fiscal compact, which penalizes members for breaking deficit rules, was welcomed by Mario Draghi, the new head of the European Central Bank.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
The BBC has learned that the British government paid £3.2 million AGEF, an aid agency which has shuttered over allegations of fraud. AGEF's mission was to help resettle failed asylum-seekers sent back to Kabul and to train local people. The British government was aware of problems since 2009, according to the BBC, but continued to pay AGEF until this year. Angus Crawford, correspondent for the BBC, filed this report.