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  • Tabloid phone hacking scandal spreads, former Cameron aide arrested

    The News of the World phone hacking scandal has already destroyed the newspaper and could cost 200 jobs. Now, an ex-editor and senior aide to Prime Minister David Cameron is under arrest.
    07/08/2011 11:17 am

  • Brooksie's booboo! Has Murdoch tabloid gone too far?

    Rupert Murdoch's News of the World is being investigated for using private investigators to eavesdrop on the phones of a missing 13-year old and families grieving over the 7/7 terrorist attack in London.
    07/06/2011 05:47 pm

  • Editorial Board Blog Obama visit to Britain: How about a peek at Cameron's 'big society'?

    During President Obama's state visit to Britain, he could learn how Prime Minister David Cameron is creating a 'big society' of givers who donate time and money. The idea is barely flying yet but may have lessons for the US.
    05/23/2011 05:00 pm

  • Michael Ignatieff: Canadian candidate struggles to prove his Canadianness

    Michael Ignatieff, the Liberal Party candidate in Canada's May 2 election, lags far behind in the polls. His main problem: He spent too much time south of the border.
    04/17/2011 04:47 pm

  • David Cameron's spin doctor Andy Coulson quits over phone hacking scandal

    British Prime Minister David Cameron's spokesman, Andy Coulson, resigned today amid growing controversy over his role in a phone hacking scandal while he was a British tabloid editor.
    01/21/2011 01:54 pm

  • Britain's austerity measures push activism - and funding - online

    Boosted by student protests and a plethora of self-styled ‘grass-roots’ groups, Britain’s left is now looking to build up a broad antigovernment coalition online.
    01/11/2011 12:19 pm

  • Ideas for a better world in 2011

    In many ways, 2010 is a year you may want to relegate to the filing cabinet quickly. It began with a massive earthquake in Haiti and wound down with North Korea once again being an enfant terrible – bizarrely trying to conduct diplomacy through brinkmanship. In between came Toyota recalls and egg scares, pat downs at airports and unyielding unemployment numbers, too little money in the Irish treasury and too many bedbugs in American sheets. Oil gushed from the floor of the Gulf of Mexico for three months, mocking the best intentions of man and technology to stop it, while ash from a volcano in Iceland darkened Europe temporarily as much as its balance sheets. Yet not all was gloomy. The winter Olympics in Canada and the World Cup in South Africa dazzled with their displays of athletic prowess and national pride, becoming hearths around which the world gathered. In Switzerland, the world's largest atom smasher hurled two protons into each other at unfathomable speeds. Then came the year's most poignant moment – the heroic and improbable rescue of 33 miners from the clutches of the Chilean earth. There were many transitions, too – the return of the Republicans in Washington and the Tories in Britain, the scaling back of one war (Iraq) and the escalation of another (Afghanistan), the fall of some powers (Greece) and rise of others (China, Germany, Lady Gaga). To get the new year off to the right start, we decided to ask various thinkers for one idea each to make the world a better place in 2011. We plumbed poets and political figures, physicists and financiers, theologians and novelists. Some of the ideas are provocative, others quixotic. Some you will agree with, others you won't. But in the modest quest to stir a discussion – from academic salons to living rooms to government corridors – we offer these 25 ideas.
    12/26/2010 12:56 pm

  • British students return to streets, vowing to press on against tuition hikes

    Police confronted a wave of walkouts, occupations, and protests Wednesday by British students angry over government plans for sharp tuition hikes. More protests appear likely.
    11/24/2010 09:52 am

  • Are British student protests a harbinger of future violence over austerity measures?

    Protests over austerity measures have swept France and Greece. A massive student protest Thursday in London questions whether continental-style rioting has crossed the English Channel.
    11/11/2010 09:32 am

  • Terrorism & Security In interview about 'Decision Points' memoir, Bush stands by waterboarding

    In an interview with The Times of London about his memoir 'Decision Points', former President George Bush said that waterboarding, which the British government has deemed torture, saved British lives – a claim some British officials dispute.
    11/09/2010 08:34 am

Doing Good


What happens when ordinary people decide to pay it forward? Extraordinary change...

Danny Bent poses at the starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass.

After the Boston Marathon bombings, Danny Bent took on a cross-country challenge

The athlete-adventurer co-founded a relay run called One Run for Boston that started in Los Angeles and ended at the marathon finish line to raise funds for victims.

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