British Empire

Oman’s best off-the-beaten-track adventures

Oman’s best off-the-beaten-track adventures www.joaoleitao.com<p>23 July 2017<p>Extremely safe and populated with friendly, hospitable people, Oman is a …

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Netflix's 'The Crown' vs. PBS's 'Victoria:' Prince Philip Is Eclipsed by the Amazing Albert

A royal historian calls this version of Philip 'cruel and undeserved.' But in the new contest of the consorts Albert is star as a true renaissance …

Royal Family

3 Cheers

<i>PHILADELPHIA (CBS)</i> — The story of the underdog is as Philadelphian as it gets.<p>In 1776 Philadelphia, a group of revolutionaries signed the Declaration …

Imperialism

Hamza Bin Laden, Osama's Son, Attacks Saudi Arabia, Calls for Overthrow of Monarchy in New Al-Qaeda Video

Hamza bin Laden, the son of terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden, renewed his call for Saudi Arabia’s monarchy to be overthrown in a video released …

Middle East

Kevin Spacey investigated by Scotland Yard over third complaint of sexual assault

Kevin Spacey, the Oscar-winning actor, is being investigated by Scotland Yard over a third complaint of sexual assault, it emerged last night.<p>A third man came forward to allege Spacey, 58, assaulted them in London in 2005.<p>"On December 13 we received an allegation that the man sexually assaulted a …

Anthony Rapp

CIE Tours Announces Ireland and British Isles Deal

<b>WHY IT RATES:</b> <i>Travelers heading to Ireland, Scotland and England on select guided vacations will be eligible for a free companion flight.—Donald Wood,</i> …

Ireland

UK helicopters join French counterterror mission in Africa

LONDON — Britain said Wednesday that it will send three Royal Air Force helicopters to join France’s military mission against Islamic militants in …

Emmanuel Macron

Change The Date: Tony Abbott Finally Rejects A Three-Word Slogan

Never before has so little been done by so few to advance bugger-all in the way of common sense and healing. Michael Bradley explains.<p>Trust Tony …

Indigenous Australians

New York's Columbus Escapes a Toppling

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio last week announced the city will retain monuments to disputed figures like Columbus and Theodore Roosevelt but “focus on adding nuance and details.” As an immigrant from Kenya, where all colonial symbols were removed at independence, I kept my head down as the Robert …

Opinion

Mr. President, read this sermon by Martin Luther King Jr.

Before issuing his hypocritical Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday proclamation and displaying his racism with references to “shithole countries” such as El Salvador, Haiti and African nations generally, President Trump should have read — or had read to him — King’s “Birth of a New Nation” …

Black History

Stars@ESO

British guitarist, singer, and songwriter, David Gilmour, visited the ALMA Operations Support Facility on 28 December 2017.<p>Gilmour is best known for …

Astronomy

Prisoners of war

Submitted by Elinor Evans<p>A<p>a<p>-<p>Historian Clare Makepeace joins us to discuss her new book <i>Captives of War</i>, which draws on first-hand testimonies to …

History

What Africa Taught the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

In 1957 Martin Luther King and his wife Coretta went to Ghana in connection with its independence from Britain. The British had grabbed the fabled …

Liberal View

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Vintage Missouri state map calling it The Ozark State, but it is widely known as the Show Me State!<p>See More<p>The 10 best film cops<p>Marge Gunderson - …

Frances McDormand

Judging empires: Was Japanese rule in Taiwan benevolent? | This Week In Asia | South China Morning Post

Taiwan’s politics, even today, is shaped by the memory of the years when Chiang Kai-shek’s Nationalists ruled the island during the cold war. The …

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Singapore and Hong Kong may be different, but there’s no debate on what the British did to India | This Week In Asia | South China Morning Post

On the face of it, the launch by the McDonald Centre for Theology, Ethics and Public Life at Oxford University of a five-year interdisciplinary …

News (China)

Review: The Great and the Good

In his latest book, ‘The Square and the Tower,’ Niall Ferguson shows his distrust for the classical liberal assumption that unplanned activity is often beneficent. Anything not ordered consciously he views as dangerous disorder.<p>Niall Ferguson has again written a brilliant book, this time in defense …

Niall Ferguson

On this day in 1931 Toronto financial district’s Commerce Court's North Tower opened

It may seem hard to believe today, but the Commerce Court’s North Tower was once the tallest building in the Commonwealth.<p>Now dwarfed by many of its …

Bay Street

Prime members get $3 movie rentals: Dunkirk, LEGO Ninjago, Dark Tower, more

Amazon Video is offering Prime members an exclusive treat this weekend with a few movie titles down to just <b>$2.99</b> to rent. That’s about $3 off the typical rental price and the lowest wee can find for them. Our top pick is last summer’s blockbuster Dunkirk directed by Christpher Nolan. It tells the …

Gear & Gadgets

The tangled history of Klimt’s ‘$170m’ Water Serpents

Details are emerging about transactions surrounding Gustav Klimt’s fine “Wasserschlangen II” (“Water Serpents II”, 1904-06/7), another of the 37 …

Gustav Klimt

The British Empire in Yemen

<i>Over the holidays, I began watching a BBC series entitled The Last Post, which revolves around a contingent of British troops in the early 1960s</i> …

Imperialism

Names That Became Adjectives

Thomas Ricks’s dual portrait of Winston Churchill and George Orwell

George Orwell

The Extremely Un-British Origins of Tea

Does the winter weather have you reaching for a cup of Earl Grey or English breakfast tea? Many Americans associate tea drinking with English-ness. …

Imperialism

Hale scientist honoured for pioneering cancer research work

HALE scientist Prof Caroline Dive — Cancer Research UK’s lung cancer expert — has been recognised for her services to cancer research in the New Year …

Manchester

Marai Larasi: 5 Things To Know About The Women’s Activist Who’s Emma Watson’s Golden Globes Date

When Emma Watson walks into the 2018 Golden Globes, she’ll have a powerful woman as her date. Emma’s taking Marai Larasi to the event, so get to know …

Feminism

Planning Your Perfect Trip To India

This vast nation was once a part of the British Empire, and one of the useful aspects for many visitors to the country is that there is still a …

India

Spy Photographs of Militant Suffragettes, 1913

In 1912, Scotland Yard detectives bought their first camera, to covertly photograph suffragettes. The pictures were compiled into ID sheets for …

Scotland Yard

Early Monopolies: Conquest And Corruption

Monopoly, or the exclusive control of a commodity, market or means of production, is an integral part of history. In a monopoly, all the power is …

Indian History

Intel processor flaw poses security risk for computers and smartphones

A major design flaw has been found in microprocessors produced by Intel and rivals AMD and ARM. Tech experts say it requires updates to operating …

Security

Tapping Into History to Write Historical Fiction

A question I am often asked about writing historical fiction novels is: How much research do you do before you write?<p>The answer is, I research all the time, before, during, and after I write a book (I’m always working on the next book). Research is an ongoing activity for me without any distinct …

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