In an expected show of solidarity, President Barack Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron, French President Francois Hollande and other NATO delegates meeting in Wales on Thursday agreed to disagree with Moscow over the ongoing crisis in Ukraine and readied new sanctions against Russia.
Speaking in Estonia two days before huddling with NATO officials in Wales to discuss the simmering conflict with Russia over Ukraine, Barack Obama characterized the crisis as a "moment of testing" for NATO.
Britain, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland have all chosen women as their poet laureates this year.
Scotland has joined the growing global ranks of countries that have made gay marriage legal.
A Welsh village Monday honored 440 coal miners who lost their lives in an explosion 100 years ago, the worst such disaster in U.K. history.
Parliament has cleared the way for same-sex unions to begin in half of the United Kingdom.
I couldn't face the "state" funeral of Margaret Thatcher on Wednesday, not after such a short time since the death of my dad, who was for the first half of his long and hardworking life a South Wales coal miner deep "down the pit" in Cwmgrach, and one of the "enemies within," as the former prime minister put it.I couldn't face the "state" funeral of Margaret Thatcher on Wednesday, not after such a short time since the death of my dad, a South Wales coal miner and one of the former prime minister's "enemies within."
To say it was a politically interesting week would be a case of British understatement: London gained a new mayor -- Boris Johnson, who beat incumbent Ken Livingstone to become the first Conservative to win the office -- and Prime Minister Gordon Brown's Labour Party took a drubbing in local elections across the U.K. on May Day.
The Wikimania conference is underway, and "mania" is just one word that's getting the wiki treatment. Consider these project announcements: "Wikiversity" and "Wikiwyg." More news on what's new in wiki via blogger Andy Carvin (via boingboing.net). Great story by Stacy Schiff in The New Yorker about the future of Wikipedia.