London (CNSNews.com) – Once upon a time, Alistair Darling, who as Chancellor of the Exchequer is now in charge of the British treasury, wanted to see a revolution in the United Kingdom. As a rising young politician in Scotland during the 1980s, Darling wore his hair long, supported the International Marxist Group and, old friends say, would have eagerly nationalized every bank in Britain had he had a chance.
Kevin is a long time American resident of the British city. A graduate of the University of Missouri, he has reported for New York Newsday and a number of Midwestern newspapers.
December 8, 2008, 6:07 AM EST
November 26, 2008, 5:44 AM EST
London (CNSNews.com) – As Britain increasingly turns away from religion, a new report claims that children of all faiths are being bullied because of their beliefs. In a survey of more than 800 11- to 16-year-olds conducted throughout Britain earlier this year, 23 percent of respondents said they had been bullied because of their religion.
November 17, 2008, 4:39 AM EST
Manger Square in Bethlehem (Photo by Julie Stahl/CNSNews.com)
November 6, 2008, 5:05 AM EST
President-elect Barack Obama gives a cursory wave to media as he gets into his car after meetings in Chicago on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
November 5, 2008, 2:15 AM EST
Supporters of Sen. Barack Obama arrive at the Babylon cinema in central Berlin late Tuesday evening, Nov. 4, 2008, for an election party organized by Democrats aboard. (AP Photo)
November 4, 2008, 5:02 AM EST
A supporter wears an Obama watch as the Democratic presidential candidate speaks at a rally in Northern Virginia on Monday, Nov. 3, 2008. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
October 30, 2008, 5:28 AM EDT
London (CNSNews.com) – Democrat faced off against Republican on Wednesday night as the battle for the American presidency played out in the British capital. Home to an estimated 150,000 to 300,000 Americans, Britain has seen visits from a number of presidential candidates this year, as well as extensive fundraising and get-out-the-vote efforts from both parties.
October 23, 2008, 4:47 AM EDT
In what humanists are calling a victory over religion, buses in the British capital will soon carry advertisements for atheism.
October 17, 2008, 5:19 AM EDT
London (CNSNews.com) – British political experts have mixed views on a proposal by Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain to bring the British institution of parliamentary “Question Time” to America. Introduced in the 1950s, Question Time is a political fixture under which Britain’s prime minister comes before the House of Commons once a week – while parliament is in session – to answer questions.
October 13, 2008, 5:57 AM EDT
London (CNSNews.com) – Sweeping legal challenges must be made against the creeping introduction of Islamic law (shari’a) in the United Kingdom, the head of a new body of former Muslims said here Friday. The Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain, a group bringing together former adherents of the Islamic faith as well as humanists, held its first international conference in London. Several speakers decried the rise of what they called “political Islam” across Europe.
September 26, 2008, 4:59 AM EDT
Despite ongoing tensions between Russia and the West, British analysts Thursday played down concerns that the world may be on the brink of a new Cold War.
September 18, 2008, 4:51 AM EDT
In Britain, no political party has a monopoly on the Christian vote, one political analyst noted.
September 3, 2008, 4:23 AM EDT
London (CNSNews.com) – A coalition of religious and secular bodies in Britain is taking aim at the country’s state-funded faith schools, complaining that they breed an insular mindset. Organizers of the new grouping calling itself Accord said that while they do not want to get rid of state-supported faith schools altogether, they do want to ban new regulations that allow the schools to hire on the basis of religion.
August 29, 2008, 5:49 AM EDT
Britain's Labor and Conservative parties both have sent senior lawmakers to observe the U.S. political conventions.
August 29, 2008, 5:34 AM EDT
Human rights organizations said this week that their work in Russia might become even more difficult in coming months.
August 11, 2008, 4:53 AM EDT
London (CNSNews.com) – As U.S. presidential campaigns increasingly look to citizens overseas to win tight elections, Americans expatriates in turn are asking Washington to extend Medicare coverage to retired citizens living throughout the world. Organizations representing Americans living outside the United States have long called for Medicare coverage for citizens who have paid in enough tax to be eligible but are retired and living abroad, where the program mostly does not operate.
July 29, 2008, 5:12 AM EDT
British analysts say that Sen. Barack Obama has bolstered his position in Europe and underlined the divisions in the British political landscape.
July 25, 2008, 4:55 AM EDT
As Barack Obama wraps up his foreign tour in London this weekend, grass-roots enthusiasm continues to grow here for both candidates in the upcoming presidential election.
July 16, 2008, 4:30 AM EDT
London and Berlin may soon join other cities across Europe in hosting memorials to the late President Ronald Reagan.
July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
London (CNSNews.com) - Britain is about to become the next battleground in the hunt for presidential campaign funds, as some of the leading 2008 contenders come searching for wealthy American donors.Starting next week, visitors to London will include former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani as well as former President Bill Clinton, who is coming here to press the flesh on behalf of his candidate wife.