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Britain

  1. the arts
    United Kingdom Unveils Nearly $2 Billion Government Relief Package for the ArtsThe funds will be split between museums, independent theaters, and other arts and cultural organizations.
  2. foreign interests
    Brexit Is Finally Happening on Friday, But the Drama Is Far From OverAfter their divorce on Friday, the U.K. and E.U. will have just one year to finalize a trade deal — and there may be tough consequences in store.
  3. brexit
    Tories Win Biggest Majority Since Thatcher in U.K. ElectionIt’s beginning to look a lot like Brexit.
  4. politics
    The Blundering Brilliance of Boris JohnsonBrexit has given the U.K’s self-seeking Prime Minister the opportunity to show he actually knows what he’s doing.
  5. health care
    Labour to Brits: You Don’t Want to End Up Like the Americans, Do You?The shambolic state of U.S. health care is now a talking point in British politics.
  6. foreign interests
    A NATO Summit to End All NATO SummitsYet another gathering consumed by Trump’s ego raises the question: What is the point of this alliance again?
  7. foreign interests
    A Snap Election Won’t Solve the U.K.’s Brexit CrisisEven if Boris Johnson gets everything he wants on December 12, a huge segment of the public will still be deeply unhappy with his version of Brexit.
  8. foreign interests
    Boris Johnson Finally Gets a Brexit Win — Followed by a Huge SetbackMPs approved the prime minister’s deal in principle, but rejected his timetable. Now Johnson is facing another Brexit delay, and may call an election.
  9. foreign interests
    It’s a Crucial Week for Brexit (Yes, Again)Parliament withheld support for Boris Johnson’s deal on Saturday, so now Brexit’s fate will come down to how MPs amend the terms of the withdrawal.
  10. hotshot
    Is This Spider Brooch a Secret Message or a Simple Fall Goth Accessory?The British Supreme Court’s president, Lady Hale, wore a giant rhinestone spider brooch to make a big announcement in court.
  11. foreign interests
    Latest Brexit Loss Leaves Boris Johnson Denying He Lied to the QueenA Scottish court’s ruling that Johnson gave the queen misleading advice could lead to the reopening of Parliament, and new calls for his resignation.
  12. foreign interests
    Boris Johnson’s Brinkmanship Can’t Solve the Brexit MessAfter Tory MPs revolt, Johnson bets early elections will give him a mandate. The likelier result: more political paralysis and no Brexit solution.
  13. foreign interests
    Britain Needs Strong Leadership. Now It Has Showman Boris Johnson.With the Brexit crisis and Iran conflict looming, the U.K.’s new prime minister must prove he’s more than just bluster – and do it fast.
  14. culture
    Why in the World Do Men Think They Can Beat Serena Williams?A poll showed that 12 percent of men need to check their egos.
  15. keeping up with the royals
    Kate Middleton’s Alleged ‘Rural Rival’ Was at the Royal BanquetShe and the Marchioness of Cholmondeley reportedly had a big falling out earlier this year.
  16. global politics
    Theresa May to Resign As U.K. Prime Minister After Brexit FailuresMay’s voice cracked as she announced that she will step down on June 7, after three failed attempts to pass her Brexit plan.
  17. foreign interests
    U.K. Politicians Are in Full-Blown Brexit Panic ModeDespite an escalating series of desperate moves, leaders are far from a final deal — and a crash-out next Friday looks more and more likely.
  18. foreign interests
    Brexit Guide: What Happens Now That Parliament Has Seized ControlAfter taking over for Theresa May’s government, Parliament will vote on several options — but there’s no guarantee that they’ll break the logjam.
  19. foreign interests
    U.K.’s Brexit Meltdown Morphs Into a ‘Major Constitutional Crisis’Theresa May’s position went from bad to worse — again — when the Commons speaker blocked further votes on her Brexit deal in a surprise ruling.
  20. foreign interests
    Delaying Brexit May Not Help the U.K. Avoid DisasterParliament voted for an extension, but MPs can’t avoid making a hard decision — or Brexit’s painful consequences — forever.
  21. foreign interests
    Britain Can’t Wake Up From Its Brexit NightmareAfter rejecting Theresa May’s plan once again, Parliament will vote on an extension — but MPs might be ready to crash out and put the debate to rest.
  22. foreign interests
    Political Chaos Is Driving the U.K. Off a No-Deal Brexit CliffWith today’s vote on Theresa May’s Brexit deal almost certain to fail, Brexiteers have resorted to telling the public a crash-out will be manageable.
  23. foreign interests
    Theresa May Delays Brexit Deal So It Can Die Another DayWhile it’s the best deal Brexiteers can hope for, nobody likes it — and its probable failure means the U.K. is headed for a worst-case scenario.
  24. politics
    Jeremy Corbyn, 1970s Revanchist, Is Suddenly the Face of the New New LeftHe epitomizes the rebirth of socialism from the failures of capitalism after the 2008 crash.
  25. jolly old england
    Good Luck Ever Experiencing Desire Again After Reading This British MP’s Sexts“A horny daddy is a generous daddy,” he texted a bartender he barely knew. Also: “Sadly the Queen is ill.”
  26. Admitting He Feels ‘Unwelcome,’ Trump Finds New Ways to Offend the BritishBy bashing Theresa May’s Brexit plan and praising her rival Boris Johnson in a Sun interview, he ensured headlines would be about him, not protests.
  27. Everything You Need to Know About Trump’s Controversial U.K. VisitFrom attacking London’s mayor to offending various royals, Trump has a contentious history with the Brits. Now they’ll greet him with huge protests.
  28. foreign affairs
    The Brexit Crisis Finally Engulfs the Party That Started ItDavid Cameron’s hubristic Brexit referendum was always bound to end with a disaster for the Tories – and Theresa May appears powerless to stop it.
  29. politics
    Top Brexit Officials Resign in Blow to Theresa MayThe man negotiating the U.K.’s departure from the E.U. quit over May’s plan for a “soft Brexit,” sparking a crisis that threatens her premiership.
  30. interesting times
    Trump Is Making Us All Live in His Delusional Reality ShowClinging to empiricism, facts, and what we see with our eyes and hear with our ears is the central and most essential task of resistance.
  31. let's makeup
    Becca Created a Highlighter for Meghan MarkleJust in time for the royal wedding.
  32. Trump Expels 60 Russian Diplomats Over Nerve-Gas AttackIn response to Russia’s alleged poisoning of a former Russian spy in Britain, Trump has shuttered Moscow’s consulate in Seattle.
  33. non-apologies
    Trump Tells U.K. He ‘Would Apologize’ for Racist Retweets, Doesn’t Quite Do ItHe mainly emphasized that he didn’t know Britain First was a far-right extremist group when he promoted their anti-Muslim videos.
  34. international relations
    London Mayor Says Trump Shouldn’t Get State Visit After False Twitter AttacksSadiq Khan said he doesn’t want to “roll out the red carpet” since Trump’s “policies go against everything we stand for.”
  35. White House Angers Britain by Claiming Obama Used U.K. Spies to Wiretap TrumpSean Spicer suggested Obama used GCHQ to spy on Donald Trump last fall. Britain told the White House to never make that “ridiculous” claim again.
  36. Trump Is Turning America’s Closest Allies Against UsThe House of Commons won’t let the American president address it, while Germany’s top newspaper calls on the free world to mobilize against Trump.
  37. Trump Is Now Trying to Appoint Ignorant Loyalists to Britain’s Government, TooTrump tweets that Nigel Farage would make a great U.K. ambassador to the U.S. The U.K. begs to differ.
  38. swearing
    Here’s a Detailed Guide to British ProfanityFrom “bloody” to “bellend.”
  39. The British Olympic Team Was Segregated by Medal Winners on the Flight Home“Your ticket says you didn’t win a medal. Head to coach.” 
  40. David Cameron to Resign Wednesday, Theresa May to Be Next U.K. Prime MinisterEnergy Minister Andrea Leadsom has dropped out of the Tory leadership race, allowing the home secretary to assume office on Wednesday.
  41. Britain’s Next Prime Minister Will Be a WomanShe’ll be the second female PM in the country’s history.
  42. war games
    Report Says Britain Cited The Rock to Enter IraqThe report was commissioned in 2009.
  43. The A-Z of Brexit: A Guide to Britain’s New PoliticsU is for Unbrexit. 
  44. The Assassination of MP Jo Cox Has Intensified Britain’s Political CrisisHer suspected killer said his name was “death to traitors, freedom for Britain,” in a court appearance on Saturday, but how the tragedy will influence next week’s Brexit vote remains unclear.
  45. British MP Dies After Being Shot and Stabbed in the StreetThe suspect attacked Labour Party member Jo Cox as she was leaving a constituent meeting. 
  46. Rediscovering Eric Idle’s Post-Python Sketch Show, ‘Rutland Weekend […] The TV show you just worked on has ended. It did reasonably well, running a few seasons, but it was definitely a fringe success. You and your […]
  47. Putin Probably Approved the Assassination of a Former KGB OfficialA British inquiry finds that Putin was “probably” involved with the murder of U.K. resident Alexander V. Litvinenko.
  48. The New Face of ISIS Used to Be a Bouncy Castle SalesmanThe new “Jihadi John” has made some big changes in his life.
  49. ISIS Debuts New ‘Jihadi John’ in Latest Execution VideoThe Islamic State’s latest snuff film features a new balaclava-covered British executioner.
  50. honours
    Benedict Cumberbatch Somehow Became Even More BritishHe was named a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for services to performing arts and charity.
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