Aloofness and taxes saw the King lose his head
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Wednesday 01 May 2013
David Cameron said today he would not engage in insulting the UK Independence Party (Ukip) despite continued sniping from fellow Tory ministers.
Wednesday 17 April 2013
Maxim Gorky wrote this play while in prison in 1905 in the aftermath of Bloody Sunday, the shameful episode in which the Imperial Guard turned fire on a peaceful, unarmed demonstration in Petersburg.
Tuesday 16 April 2013
Prince Willem-Alexander does not ascend to the Dutch throne for another two weeks, but pressure is already growing on him to take a pay cut in these times of austerity, with a survey showing that 70 per cent of people think he should earn less than his mother.
Monday 25 March 2013
England beat them 8-0 on Friday
TV review: Her Majesty’s door still remains firmly closed to behind-the-scenes film-makers of Our Queen
Sunday 17 March 2013
“This is supposed to be like a secret door” said a palace functionary, pulling open the panelling of a Buckingham Palace reception room to reveal an ante-chamber. The hint was obvious. Our Queen, ITV’s feature-length documentary about the Diamond Jubilee Year, was going to grant us special access to the back rooms of monarchy.
Saturday 16 March 2013
Arrested by the Gestapo, he survived by pretending to be 'young, stupid and unpolitical'
Stop drone attacks on Pakistan, Britain's UN counter-terrorism representative Ben Emmerson tells America
Friday 15 March 2013
The British UN Special Rapporteur on counter-terrorism Ben Emmerson has echoed calls from Pakistan for the Americans to stop drone attacks in the country.
Falklands referendum: David Cameron calls on Argentina to respect the wishes of islanders after 99.8 per cent vote to stay British
Tuesday 12 March 2013
David Cameron today called on Argentina to respect the wishes of Falkland Islanders, who have overwhelmingly voted to stay British.
Sunday 24 February 2013
Michael Bywater pays tribute to Ray Cusick, who died last week, and his invention of a quintessentially British baddie
Spanish king's son-in-law Inaki Urdangarin makes court appearance over fraudulent use of public money
Saturday 23 February 2013
Protesters jeered the Spanish king's son-in-law before he was questioned today by a judge about allegations he and a partner funneled away millions of euros through fraudulent deals.
Friday 22 February 2013
Foreign Secretary William Hague will discuss the United States’ position on the Falkland Islands with John Kerry following reports that Washington will not recognise the result of next month’s referendum on sovereignty.
Tuesday 05 February 2013
Scotland would formally break away from the UK in March 2016 if next year’s referendum results in a vote in favour of independence, under a timetable drawn up by the Scottish Government.
Sunday 03 February 2013
North Korea says leader Kim Jong Un convened a high-level Workers' Party
meeting where he issued "important" guidelines on how to bolster the army and protect the nation's sovereignty.
We won't talk to colonists: Diplomatic row erupts after Argentina pulls out of talks with Britain over future of Falkland Islands
Friday 01 February 2013
Argentine foreign minister described the Falkland Islanders as the 'colonists from the Malvinas'
Tuesday 29 January 2013
Transatlantic disagreements about online privacy have been rumbling for any number of years. But the latest ructions – over the US government’s right to snoop on European citizens’ data – are the most concerning yet.
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Bin bag full of cats' heads discovered near Manchester's Curry Mile
Disgusting, frustrating, but intriguing: how the country really feels about its politicians
- 1 Jeremy Clarkson 'does not see a problem' with his racist language on Top Gear, says BBC
- 2 Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
- 3 London restaurant 34 creates champagne glass modelled on Kate Moss’ left breast
- 4 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27
- 5 James Foley beheading: Fox news presenter Megyn Kelly annoyed by Ferguson update during broadcast about murdered journalist