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Boris Johnson: British Prime Minister in the Making

Llewellyn King | Posted 10.01.2014 | World
Llewellyn King

He has been larger-than-life and in scrapes of his own making throughout one of the most colorful careers in public life. Yet Johnson has the knack for transmuting disaster into celebrity, and celebrity into fame and electoral success.

Influence Peddling and Inequality in London: Nobody Expects a Monty Python Fourth of July

Michael Winship | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics
Michael Winship

In the face of heavy opposition from the moneyed classes on either shore, both the United States and the United Kingdom are desperately in need of campaign finance reform. No joke.

Who's Your Megacity? The 21st Century Metropolis

Robert Moran | Posted 08.17.2014 | Politics
Robert Moran

Aside from global aging, one of the greatest global trends in 21st century life is urbanization. America industrialized and urbanized in the late 19th century and early 20th and then pioneered suburbanization. But, globally the story is very different. The world is urbanizing rapidly.

Religious Extremism = Child Abuse?

Engy Abdelkader | Posted 05.05.2014 | Religion
Engy Abdelkader

London Mayor Boris Johnson is making waves with some controversial statements concerning Muslims.

Are We Forgetting To Mentor Our Disadvantaged Teen Boys?

Evening Standard, London | City Hall Editor Pippa Crerar | Posted 10.28.2013 | Impact

Boris Johnson is setting up a high-profile board to encourage more London men to sign up as role models for disadvantaged teenage boys. The Mayor’s...

Thousands Mourn Slain UK Soldier

AP | CASSANDRA VINOGRAD | Posted 07.12.2013 | World

LONDON -- British Prime Minister David Cameron joined thousands of mourners Friday at the funeral of a British soldier killed in broad daylight by all...

An NFL Team.. In London?

AP | Posted 11.01.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- The Olympic Stadium is in need of a tenant, and London Mayor Boris Johnson thinks the NFL could be the right match. Just a few days after t...

WATCH: London's Mayor Dances To Spice Girls

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 08.12.2012 | Entertainment

London's mayor Boris Johnson had a good time at Sunday's Closing Ceremony for the 2012 London Olympics. A YouTube user with a quick eye spotted Johnso...

Olympic Tourism Success Proves Mitt Wrong

Posted 08.06.2012 | Travel

London Mayor Boris Johnson seems ready to declare the 2012 Olympics a tourism success. The far-from-proper pol, who took digs at Mitt Romney when the ...

Rupert Murdoch's Next Big Political Move?

Reuters | Posted 10.04.2012 | Media

By Sara Ledwith LONDON, Aug 3 (Reuters) - London Mayor Boris Johnson hosted R upert Murdoch at an Olympic swimming event on Friday, f...

What's Wrong with Media Coverage of Women Olympians?

Sarah J. Jackson | Posted 10.03.2012 | Women
Sarah J. Jackson

Focusing on the supposed "diva" behavior, outfits, hair and parenting of women athletes trivializes their accomplishments and makes them seem less powerful -- and ultimately less valuable.

Jason Linkins

London Mayor Boris Johnson Should Have Never Gone Zip-Lining

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics

Perhaps Mitt Romney can take some small amount of satisfaction from the news out of London today. One week after London's Mayor Boris Johnson used Rom...

WATCH: London Mayor Gets Stuck On Zip Line

AP | SYLVIA HUI | Posted 10.01.2012 | World

LONDON — Some are calling it the best moment at the Olympics so far: London Mayor Boris Johnson stuck on a zip wire. Crowds who gathered at a L...

Jason Linkins

Mitt Romney's U.K. Vacation And Our Pretty Vacant Politics: The 2012 Speculatron Weekly Roundup For July 20, 2012

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.26.2012 | Politics

By now, you've probably heard that Mitt Romney has spent a day in the U.K., where he failed rather miserably at carrying the Star Spangled Banner, making a series of gaffes and blunders that rivaled "The Increasingly Poor Decisions Of Todd Margaret," and which earned brickbats from British Prime Minister David Cameron and London's Tory mayor and Chris Matthews doppelganger Boris Johnson, who delighted a cheering crowd by referring to him as "a guy called Mitt Romney." But, hey, President George W. Bush and Tony Blair went all-in for a stupid, costly war in Iraq, so, you know ... there are degrees to this sort of trans-Atlantic incompetence.

WATCH: London Mayor Ridicules Mitt Romney At Massive Rally

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 07.26.2012 | Politics

This probably wasn't the warm welcome Mitt Romney was hoping for. At a boisterous pre-Olympics rally on Thursday, London's mayor, Boris Johnson, r...

WATCH: London Mayor Welcomes You To The Games (Sort Of)

Posted 07.24.2012 | Sports

Ready for the London Olympics? If not, this supercut of quotes from idiosyncratic London Mayor Boris Johnson will get you in the right frame of mind. ...

Olympic Fever Begins As Flame Heads To London

AP | DANICA KIRKA | Posted 09.19.2012 | Sports

LONDON — With the flame comes the games. After years of preparation and months of buildup, London's Olympic moment finally arrived Friday night...

WATCH: London Mayor Says NY Soda Ban 'Refugees' Can Come To London

Posted 06.12.2012 | New York

If Mayor Bloomberg's proposed soda ban becomes law, carbonation-starved New Yorkers can always escape to London. London Mayor Boris Johnson was a ...

Boris Johnson, The Next UK Leader?

AP | DAVID STRINGER | Posted 07.02.2012 | World

LONDON — It's an Olympic tussle – an election battle to win control of London's City Hall just weeks before hundreds of thousands of athle...

Why I Love Comedy Politics

Laura Dunn | Posted 07.01.2012 | Media
Laura Dunn

Both Barack Obama and John McCain appeared on Saturday Night Live during their race for the residency, and one wonders if Mitt Romney will embrace this precedent before Election Day.

PHOTOS: Proposed London Airport Could Be World's Biggest

Posted 01.04.2012 | Travel

A newly proposed airport for London, located east of the city in the Thames River Estuary, could be the world's biggest, handling 150 million passenge...

London Gets Its Own 'Eiffel Tower'

Posted 12.31.2011 | Arts

To get ready for the 2012 Olympic games, London needed the customary facelift that goes along with the festivities. Efforts have been made to push Lon...

Kelly Brook Shows Off Her Perfect Pins In Pink Mini Dress To Launch Sky Ride

www.mydaily.co.uk | Posted 10.26.2011 | Home

Kelly Brook was out in the (fleeting) London sunshine yesterday to launch the latest Sky Ride initiative, showing off her perfect pins in a teeny-tiny...

Police and Thieves: Making Sense of the English Riots

Michelle Chen | Posted 10.11.2011 | World
Michelle Chen

Observers dismiss rioters as roaming bands of delinquents. Or well-organized, tech-savvy flash mobs. They're portrayed alternately as greedy opportunists or disaffected youth. Reflecting the diversity of urban Britain, they are everyone and no one. And they're just kids.

WATCH: London Mayor Heckled During Press Conference

Posted 10.09.2011 | World

Boris Johnson, the mayor of London, struggled on Tuesday to be heard over hecklers while speaking to residents and the media in Clapham Junction, an a...