Aloofness and taxes saw the King lose his head
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Friday 25 January 2013
In stark contrast to British artist Paul Emsley's official representation of the dreary-eyed Duchess of Cambridge (above left) revealed in London's National Portrait Gallery this month, the Trapholt Museum in Denmark, displays an altogether different Royal story.
Friday 18 January 2013
Both medieval and modern, Gulf rulers thrive. But will the sands of time soon run out for them?
Tuesday 08 January 2013
Jonah Goldberg, the author of a book called Liberal Fascism, has contributed to a survey by Commentary magazine asking the question: "What is the future of conservatism?" Is it an ideological, economics-heavy state-minimalism, of the kind espoused by former vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan (pictured)? Or is it a more socially conscious, institution-building conservatism, of the kind David Cameron's Big Society is meant to represent?
Sunday 06 January 2013
Idle No More began with four women – Nina Wilson, Sylvia McAdam, Jessica Gordon and myself – who share a vision of uniting people to ensure the protection of mother earth, her lands, waters and people.
The Sun hits back at Argentina PM Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner with adverts saying Falklands want to be British
Friday 04 January 2013
The Sun newspaper has published a full-page advert in an Argentinian paper warning the country's president to keep her “hands off” the Falkland Islands.
'The people of the Falklands are British' says Foreign Office as David Cameron rebuffs Argentina over 'colonialism' attack
Thursday 03 January 2013
Argentinian president launched a fierce attack on British "colonialism" and demanded the return of "Las Malvinas", in a letter published as an advert
God bless this royal foetus! As Kate Middleton announces she is pregnant, here's why we should all love the glorious House of Windsor
Monday 03 December 2012
We shall line the streets for the happy couple - and a good thing too!
Monday 03 December 2012
Incident occurred after bronze medal match
Sunday 25 November 2012
A good old traditional kings-and-queens canter through English history, from the withdrawal of the Romans in 410, to the election of the coalition in 2010.
Thursday 15 November 2012
Spain was warned by Europe minister David Lidington to halt “provocative incursions” into Gibraltarian waters after its ambassador was summoned to the Foreign Office to face British anger.
Friday 02 November 2012
A man who insulted the King of Bahrain on Twitter has been sentenced to six months in jail as the tiny island nation ramps up its crackdown on dissent amid increasingly violent protests.
Wednesday 31 October 2012
Sunni monarchy breaks its pledge to reform and steps up repression of the island's Shia majority
Saturday 06 October 2012
Thousands of Jordanians took to the streets yesterday to call for a boycott of forthcoming elections. The protest was seen as a direct challenge to King Abdullah II, who hopes that parliament-led reform will stave off an Arab Spring-style uprising.
Saturday 29 September 2012
The efforts of Mario Draghi et al could only ever buy a little bit of time for the eurozone's politicians. Between the European Central Bank's commitment to buy ailing governments' bonds and the European Commission's first steps towards a banking union, there was a sense in recent weeks that – at last – some genuine progress had been made. And it has. But as strikes and civil disturbances batter Greece, Italy and Spain, even raising the possibility that Catalonia might try to go it alone, all the signs are that the opportunity for decisive action is, once again, being frittered away.
Monday 20 August 2012
Queen Elizabeth I's government was so determined to convict the English Jesuit priest Edmund Campion of treason that it doctored one of the key documents used to prosecute and send him to his execution, according to new research.
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches, it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don’t change Europe’s attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
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