Magna Carta

Four Great UK Drives You Should Take In 2018, For An All-Girl Road Trip

Because girls just want to have fun behind the wheel<p>Boys suck. Not all boys suck, of course, but when it comes to letting women have fun in fast …

London

Andrew Little: The Renaissance Man

Justice Minister Andrew Little has an apple and the Labour-NZ First coalition agreement in front of him at the table in his Beehive office.The apple, …

New Zealand News

Britain's Standing on the World Stage

16 November 2017<p>All papers published by These Islands have been peer reviewed by the Advisory Council, but represent the personal views of the author.<p>…

Brexit

The Making of the Russian Revolution

The story of the October Revolution of 1917 is as much one of the masses of Russia taking their future in their own hands as it is of Lenin – who had …

Russia

Why are we finding Americans guilty without a trial?

<i>This article first appeared on the Cato Institute site.</i><p>Equating mere allegations of misconduct with definitive evidence is a growing habit in the …

Anwar al-Awlaki

Unraveling an Ancient Code Written In Strings

In July 2015, my husband and I were crammed into a stuffy minivan with 12 others, climbing out of Lima’s coastal mist into the sun-filled mountains …

History

A century-old church dispute in Kerala flares up again as Supreme Court rejects plea on leadership

In its fourth intervention in the row between the Orthodox and Jacobite factions, the court said control of parishes would remain with the former.<p>On …

Judiciary

When you think of freedom, remember the Charter of the Forest, not the Magna Carta

800 years ago today, on Nov 6, 1217, the Charter of the Forest was sealed by King Henry III, making it "the first environmental charter forced on any …

Culture

Kids Are Suing Alaska's Government for Not Addressing Climate Change

Sixteen young adults are taking Alaska’s governor to court, alleging that the state is abdicating its responsibility in addressing climate change. In …

Climate Change

Jay-Z’s current solo tour is his highest-grossing yet – despite some tickets selling for $6

The rapper is currently playing to arenas in North America as part of his '4:44' tour<p>Jay-Z‘s current solo tour has become his highest-grossing yet – …

Jay Z

Further reading

<b>Elsewhere on Tuesday,</b><p>– Who’s suing whom when it comes to potential Russia connection allegations.<p>– Washington’s connections to the Saudi purge.<p>– …

Jay-Z has figured out how to make concerts cheap—by selling crazy expensive tickets

Jay-Z has been playing shows on his latest tour for less than a week, and it’s already the highest-grossing tour of his solo career.<p>How so? The ticket prices, for one thing. Sales on the rapper’s tour for <i>4:44—</i>a hotly anticipated album that dropped earlier this year with its own round of unusual …

Lifestyle

Live Nation rep says 4:44 tour will be the highest grossing of JAY-Z’s career

The rapper’s 2017 tour is up 49 percent on 2013’s Magna Carta dates in some venues.<p>JAY-Z's tour in support of new album <i>4:44</i> is set to be the biggest …

Music

Keidel: Don’t Laugh, But A-Rod Would Be Great Choice To Manage Yankees

<i>By Jason Keidel</i> <br>» More ColumnsIt felt like just a few days ago, the Yankees were waking up to a sprawling baseball sunrise.A team that wasn’t even …

Major League Baseball

How families with PWDs can manage their finances

MANILA - Managing finances is difficult for families who have members with disabilities, requiring more planning, according to an advocate for …

Philippines

Inside The Curious World Of “Freemen” Who Say They're Beyond The Law

A growing group of people are turning up to court and arguing that they aren’t bound by any laws made by Parliament – but the state disagrees<p>Dean Mitchell lives in his own version of paradise. But not for much longer.<p>Nestled in ancient Sussex woodland a few hundred yards from a main road leading …

In Asia, Trump confronts the decline of the American empire

<b>(CNN) —</b> The arc of nations and their empires is an imprecise thing.<p>President Trump will be reminded of this on his five-nation trip to Asia this coming week.<p>He will find it not just writ large in the power of economic growth across the region, but also in the trip's timing: he arrives as the next …

China

THE TEMPLARS

You maybe haven't encountered Dan Jones, the TV documentary guide for "Secrets of Britain's Great Castles" and author of "The Hollow Crown." And THE …

Fundamentally Freund: Balfour and the Jewish Magna Carta

The connection is in fact quite compelling, and it is well worth pondering as we celebrate the centennial of the Balfour Declaration today.<p>In the …

Opinion

The Oyster Poachers of Connemara

In Ireland, few things are black and white, especially the law—and the tales of men who break it to dive for treasure under cover of darkness<p>L<b>ike</b> …

Wine

November 2 2017: Shame on Abu-Dhabi

Judo and the Balfour Declaration.<p><b>Shame on Abu Dhabi...</b><p>In “Judo shame” (Editorial, November 1), you say: “The commentators with British accents knew …

Opinion

Hammer and Sickle 100 yrs on: Legacy with more atrocities than achievements

<i>JOHANNESBURG — The concept of ‘Communism’ will soon be turning 100 years old in light of the Bolshevik Revolution of 7 November 1917. And over the</i> …

Africa

A 40-Foot Cross Has Honored War Dead for 90 Years. Is It Unlawful?

BLADENSBURG, Md. — Five miles from the United States Supreme Court, a 40-foot-tall World War I memorial in the shape of a cross has stood for nearly a century. Now, it is at the center of a battle over the separation of church and state that may end up on the court’s docket.<p>The United States Court …

U.S. Politics

If All Else Fails

Micha Shagrir, the Israeli moviemaker, was an irreverent wit and a man of peace. I saw him last in his beloved Jerusalem. He was close to the end. Cancer had him in its claws. I asked him how he was doing.<p>“Well,” he said with a warm smile, “I am reminded of the quandary of the newspaper headline …

Opinion

The Oldest Treasures From 12 Great Libraries

We asked some of our favorite libraries: What’s the oldest item in your collection?<p>When you start to think about the oldest books that a library …

Culture

David Rubenstein, Private Equity Titan, Passes the Torch

It started with a series of meetings at the Carlyle Hotel in New York, and grew to become one of the world’s most ambitious and well-connected private equity firms. Its Rolodex was unrivaled, and its advisers included the first President George Bush and John Major, the former British prime minister.<p>…

Business

Khizr Khan: Trump and General Kelly's Handling of Call to Gold Star Widow Exploited Her Grief

As President Trump denies that he told the widow of a US soldier killed in Niger that her husband "knew what he signed up for," we spend the hour …

Donald Trump

Civil asset forfeiture is a dangerous tool

South Africa’s civil forfeiture law is based on American law with a long history going back to feudal times, and even earlier. Then, as now, it is …

Injustice

What Pete Phoenix has learned from 30 years of direct action: ‘You have to be relentless’

The veteran protester has been at the heart of direct action since he was 19 – this week, he is exhibiting his life and a global history of activism for everyone to remember<p>In a busy London cafe, Pete Phoenix pushes his vegan mash aside and starts producing laminated sheets from his bag. He is …

UK News

Reader: Kneeling, protesting is an American legacy

<i>Letter to the editor:</i><p>The men of American football deserve our thanks and support. By kneeling, they are honoring the flag and the men and women who have sacrificed their lives for our country. The players’ statement is clear. They respect America, but our country is falling short in fulfilling the …

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