Future Gay Prime Minister A-Okay, Say British Major Party Leaders

What do Liberal Democrat Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron and Labour Leader Ed Miliband actually have in common? They all think that Britain is ready for a gay or lesbian prime minister... And probably one that is bisexual and/or transgender, too! »3/14/14 4:25pm3/14/14 4:25pm

How to Celebrate the Royal Baby with Proper British Restraint

Assuming the Royal Baby breaches the Duchess of Cambridge’s earthly vessel sometime in the next 36 hours, this weekend proves to be an especially interesting one for revelers. Why, you ask, unwilling to let your eyes linger over your tattered copy of Thomas Carlyle’s history of the French Revolution and discover the… »7/13/13 2:00pm7/13/13 2:00pm

British Woman Jumped Out of Her Third-Story Hotel Room in India Because She Feared Sexual Assault

Reports of what appears to be an attempted sexual assault in India have added yet another ignominious chapter to the country's recent saga of high-profile sex crimes. Fearing an attack from a hotel owner, a British woman traveling alone near the Taj Mahal jumped out of the window of her third-story hotel room. »3/19/13 2:10pm3/19/13 2:10pm

Iranian Discus Thrower Refuses to Shake Kate Middleton’s Hand at the Paralympics and the World Nibbles Its Cuticles

When Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, Princess of the Great Commonwealth of Shinylocks and Prime Minister of Party Favors was doling out medals for men's discus at last night's installment of London's Paralympics, second-place finisher Mehrdad Karam Zadeh refrained from shaking the Duchess' hand, which… »9/03/12 9:15pm9/03/12 9:15pm

Britain: Making It Easier For Women To Stay Home, And Reinforcing The Stereotype That They Should

As if there hasn't been quite enough said about the work-life choices women get to make, Nicola Brewer, the chair of the Equalities and Human Rights Commission in Great Britain, ignited a debate about maternity leave and its effect on women's careers this weekend that has landed her in a spot of hot water. Recently,… »7/15/08 4:00pm7/15/08 4:00pm