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Labour Party Suffers Worst Electoral Results In A Century, Britain PM Faces Showdown

AP | DAVID STRINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — British Prime Minister Gordon Brown on Monday survived the most serious test of his leadership, offering his critics a humbling promise...

A Different Brand of Comedy

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jon Chattman

I have a like/hate relationship with Russell Brand's comedy. I thought the comedian stole the show in last year's painfully underrated comedy Forgetting Sarah Marshall, but found him an utterly bore when he hosted the VMAs.

Britain's Groundbreaking Poet Laureate

John Lundberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Lundberg

When the British newspaper The Guardian asked Carol Ann Duffy how poetry is changing, she emphasized its growing diversity: "There are so many more vo...

UK Expense Scandal Widens With Disclosure Of $2,600 Duck Hut

AP | GREGORY KATZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — A lawmaker at the center of Britain's growing expense account scandal said Saturday he has been humiliated by public revelations about ...

Cannes 2009 Day Two: Precious, Vampires, Genocide and Despair!

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Some people come to Cannes and do nothing but go to parties. Some people come to Cannes and never see the sun. That's me. So here are my first reactions to the four movies I saw today.

No Evidence Found that Colombia Suddenly FTA-Worthy

Fred Redmond | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Fred Redmond

"Free trade should be premised on fundamental respect for human rights, especially the rights of the workers producing the goods to be traded. In Colombia, workers cannot exercise their right without fear of being threatened or killed."

Smart Energy Meters In Every UK Home By 2020

treehugger.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

UK Government Reveals Ambitious Smart Meter Plans The European Union has already made moves to mandate smart meters, but now the Guardian tells us tha...

This Week In Cheating

Jeff Kreisler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jeff Kreisler

Even if they close some loopholes, the Republican Party knows they can't catch us all. Just ask Willie Nelson and Wesley Snipes. You can't spell "making millions by cheating on taxes" with out "cheating on taxes."

DNA Records Of Thousands Of Innocent Brits To Be Kept

Independent | Robert Verkaik, Home Affairs Editor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Home Secretary Jacqui Smith is accused today of undermining the principle of "innocent until proven guilty" by insisting on keeping DNA records of...

Michael Savage Hangs Up on NPR

Sam Sedaei | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sam Sedaei

It's ironic that someone like Michael Savage sees no hypocrisy in defending his right to the First Amendment only to show outrage and intolerance toward the views of someone he doesn't agree with.

Ugly Face of British Policing Has Shocked Me

Deborah Hobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Deborah Hobson

As dustbins burned near Bank underground station and effigies of bankers swinging from lamp posts slowly turned to ashes, riot police grasped their batons unmoved and unwilling to attend to the emerging dangers.

Susan Boyle Blamed For Swine Flu In Bizarre Joke By British Official

Mail Online | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Just as Gordon Brown was gravely announcing that two more Britons had been diagnosed with the virus, one government figure, I can disclose, decided th...

Security Central to Tackling Poverty in the 21st Century

Douglas Alexander | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Douglas Alexander

In countries afflicted by conflict we must now add to that core mission a commitment to build peace and to build functioning states.

Swine Flu: UK Confirms First Cases

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A couple admitted to a Scottish hospital after returning from a holiday in Mexico have been confirmed as the UK's first swine flu cases....

London Police Delete Tourists' Photos 'To Prevent Terrorism'

guardian.co.uk | Matthew Weaver and Vikram Dodd | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Like most visitors to London, Klaus Matzka and his teenage son Loris took several photographs of some of the city's sights, including the famous red d...

UK Police Arrest 114 In Pre-Emptive Strike On Protesters

guardian.co.uk | Juliette Jowit and Matthew Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Police have carried out what is thought to be the biggest pre-emptive raid on environmental campaigners in UK history, arresting 114 people believed t...

Global Tele-Offices: An Answer to Working Through the Recession

Cameron Sinclair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Cameron Sinclair

We are part of a growing group of professionals who circle the globe working in an agile manner, using social networks and email as a main means of communication.

Damn Right I Got Michael Jackson Tickets

Matt Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Matt Stewart

Like the million other people who bought tickets, it came down to simple joys. I want to see one of the planet's great shows with my own two eyes.

UK: Boys Aged 10, 11 Charged With Attempted Murder Over Heinous Attack

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — Two brothers aged 10 and 11 were accused Tuesday of the attempted murder of two other boys _ becoming some of the youngest people ever ...

Fashion Critics You Got it Wrong! Not First Lady Obama.

Yvonne R. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Yvonne R. Davis

First Lady Obama reminds me of Bush 41's wife Barbara. The former First Lady did not care what other people thought about the style of her signature white hair and white strand of pearls.

Media Literacy 101: Power to the People

Susan Moeller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Susan Moeller

We call our children digital natives. But a digital generation is made, not born. Children must learn not just how to surf, link, load and click, but how to ask, judge and think to understand our world.

G-20 Protest In UK: Send Us Your Photos

Huffington Post | Matthew Palevsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The G-20 will convene a summit in London next week to discuss global economic reforms. Tens of thousands of people are expected to march through Lond...

U.K. May Change Monarchy Marriage Rules

Wall Street Journal | AARON O. PATRICK | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The prohibition on British monarchs marrying Catholics, and the primacy of princes over princesses in regal succession would become relics of history ...

Foot in Mouth Disease

Kelly van der Kwast | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kelly van der Kwast

Of course, the Hizbollah terrorist issue is not to be overlooked. But maybe we should deal with that after we give everyone a chance to speak.

UK School Warns Parents Their Dead Daughter Can't Go To Prom

Manchester Evening News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The parents of a girl who died suddenly two months ago have been sent a letter from her school demanding she improves her attendance....