Magna Carta

Iowa AG: Net neutrality is 'Magna Carta' of the internet

CLOSE<p>Net neutrality - what does it really mean?<p>Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller joined 20 other states Tuesday in an effort to reverse the Federal …

Net Neutrality

What you need to know about the pro-Trump, pro-Brexit group that interrupted Sadiq Khan's speech

At the weekend, a group rejoicing in the name The White Pendragons staged a bizarre protest in London which was – as far as anyone could make out – …

Sadiq Khan

Shakespeare papers given same cultural status as Magna Carta

Documents relating to the bard’s life, including rare example of his signature, added to Unesco heritage list<p>A collection of documents relating to the life of William Shakespeare has been recognised for its international cultural significance.<p>The 90 documents, which relate to the bard’s baptism, …

Culture

Protesters Try To Arrest London's Mayor For Disrespecting Donald Trump

More 'stable geniuses," quips Mayor Sadiq Khan.<p>A group of right-wing protesters wheeled a home-made gallows outside a hall where London’s Muslim mayor was about to speak and tried to arrest him for disrespecting Donald Trump, The Washington Post reported.<p>Mayor Sadiq Khan laughed it it off, calling …

Sadiq Khan

Alt-Right Demonstrators Tried To ‘Citizens Arrest’ London Mayor Sadiq Khan Over His Trump Comments

As London Mayor Sadiq Khan prepared to take the stage at the yearly Fabian Society conference on Saturday, he was interrupted by American flag-holding Trump supporters who attempted to stage a “citizens arrest.” The protest comes just one day after Khan — who has been an outspoken critic of the …

Sadiq Khan

These Trump supporters built a gallows and tried to arrest London’s mayor. People laughed at them.

An anti-Islamic nationalist wheeled a homemade gallows into central London, led a group of men into a conference hall and attempted to “arrest” the city’s first Muslim mayor as he gave a speech on Saturday.<p>The group failed, and was eventually escorted out by the same police officers they had asked …

World News

Donald Trump Supporters Disrupt Sadiq Khan Speech At Fabian Society Conference

It comes after the mayor said the president cancelled London visit because Trump feared protests.<p>Donald Trump supporters have disrupted a speech by …

Donald Trump

Prime Minister extols teachings of Vivekananda, Basaveshwara

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday addressed a large gathering, including 10,000 youths dressed as Swami Vivekananda, about the teachings of …

India

Bring on the Conservative Debate for Immigration

In recent years, probably no matter has split nationalist and populist conservatives from libertarian and anti-statist conservatives more than that …

Conservative View

Opinion: Parking justice ultimately done … after a few stalls along the way

Something happened on my way to dispute a traffic violation. In an obscure incident in a tiny corner of Vancouver City Hall, a humorous, humbling …

Indigenous Peoples

Should Americans Accept College Board’s Deformed History Of Europe?

The American Enterprise Institute’s Frederick Hess and Grant Addison writing at National Review Online give the National Association of Scholars …

Conservative View

Ode to My 2 Favorite Libraries: The British Library and the Newberry Library

My husband and I were sitting in the British Library cafe, staring at the edifice of bookshelves with beautifully bound books that went up several …

British Library

The Cold Chill of Reality Returns to Italy

The <i>prosecco</i> and <i>panettone</i> are finished, the <i>befana</i> has delivered her gifts. <i>Natale</i> is over. For millions of Italians the cold chill of reality has …

Paolo Gentiloni

Must-see objects at the Bodleian Treasures

This exhibition contains 21 pairs of carefully selected items. Most of these are manuscripts, but there are also a few other objects; together, they …

Medieval

No Royal Mail Brexit stamps? Try these UK-EU souvenirs instead

As politicians pressure the postal firm to mark Brexit, here are some of the commemorative items already available<p>Royal Mail has faced criticism this week after a spokesman confirmed the company had no plans to issue commemorative stamps to mark Brexit.<p>The foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, who …

Central African Republic

The True Story of How the Kennedys Met the Queen

What really happened the day the first couple came to Buckingham Palace.<p>In June of 1961, British royalty met the American kind when John F. Kennedy and his wife Jackie visited Buckingham Palace for the first time. It's a scene depicted in season two of <i>The Crown</i>, and fortunately for fans of the …

Royal Family

7 things that happened in January through history

<b>5 January 1757: Louis XV cheats an assassin’s blade</b><p>On 5 January 1757, Versailles shivered under a thick blanket of snow. At six that evening, Louis …

History

We have plundered the commons

Eight hundred years ago, on November 6, 1217, a ten-year-old king, Henry III, watched as his Regent set his seal (he was too young to have one of his …

Austrian Economics

Far-right Trump supporters try to arrest London Mayor Sadiq Khan

As the London Mayor started to speak at today’s event, the protesters stood up and shouted that they were making a ‘citizen’s arrest’.<p>The men – who …

Sadiq Khan

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Opinion

New Year’s resolutions for the universally-minded

What change would we like to be a part of in 2018?<p>European Parliament member Terry Reintke (C) holds a placard with the hashtag "MeToo" during a …

Adorable

The 5 Richest Rappers in the World

<b>Net Worth: $170 Million</b><p>There's a huge legal battle brewing at Cash Money Records over unpaid royalties, but that hasn't stopped the label's …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Artwork - The Kings submission to the Pope

Hansard<p>Read transcripts of debates in both Houses<p>Research briefings<p>Produced by Commons Library, Lords Library and Parliamentary Office Science and …

UK Parliament

Opinion: A passport is about national identity

<b>Andrew Rosindell, Conservative MP for Romford, writes for Sky News about why the change is symbolic, and why it is about more than just a new …

Brexit

Ohio's best chance to save the Crew is seizing the club via eminent domain

The government taking ownership of a sports team might sound weird, but it’s perfectly legal.<p>When word began to leak out in October that Columbus Crew SC owner Anthony Precourt was planning to move the Ohio franchise to Austin, Texas, the response from fans and press alike was intense and …

Sports Law

An Appreciation of the Bizarre 1980 Star Wars Christmas Album

One of the great virtues of <i>Star Wars</i> as a piece of science fiction is how it de-centers the viewer. Our planet and our history mean nothing in that …

Entertainment

Reconstructing Lost Worlds With Poop

Ancient dung samples are being used to figure out how the mammoth went extinct and how the Americas were populated.<p>Forty years ago, the great tropical ecologist Dan Janzen noticed something funny about the plants in Costa Rica. Many species invested a lot of their energy in producing huge fruits …

Nature

Does The Sheriff Need A Permit To Sell Shares?

Last week, I wrote about a recent Court of Appeal decision allowing for the possibility that a sale of shares at a sheriff’s sale could amount to …

Law

Brexit and fishing: How can the UK deliver a ‘successful’ fisheries policy after Brexit?

<i>Halfway through the Brexit negotiations and delivering on the promises made to voters in the run up to the Brexit vote with regards to fishing</i> …

Brexit

survivor

Healing: Steve Smith outside Newcastle's Anglican Christ Church Cathedral. He used to be terrified of the building because of child sexual abuse by …

Religion