A campaign by opponents of late Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher to get the song Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead to the top of the British pop charts to celebrate her death failed on Sunday (local time) although it did manage to reach second place. Thatcher, who died aged 87 last Monday, deeply divided Britons and while some have paid warm tributes to the achievements of her right-wing Conservative governments, others said her privatization of swathes of industry had destroyed communities.
A newly born infant has a father who could very likely be the the world’s oldest. 96 Year old Ramjeet Raghav At 96 years old, Ramjeet Raghav could be a great-great-grandfather. Instead, the Indian man has a newborn at home and claims that he is now the world’s oldest new father. His […]
On March 27, Bangladeshi doctors amputated the leg of Limon Hossain, a 16-year-old student, four days after he was shot during a raid by the Rapid Action Battalion , Bangladesh’s elite security force.
HOW can we capitalize on the inherent desire of people all over the world that things should be done, wherever they can be done, by private enterprise?” This fundamental question was raised by David Lilienthal, onetime chairman of the Tennessee Valley Authority, now a consultant to foreign governments on their own development programs.
CAN a nation with a trillion-dollar economy be running out of money? That startling question is forcing itself upon every government official who must shape a budget, from President Nixon down to the head of the smallest local mosquito-abatement district
Pennsylvanians had been clamoring for a new road between Philadelphia and Lancaster for years, but the government just couldn’t afford it. So in 1792 the state chartered a company that would build the nation’s first private turnpike–62 miles of stone and gravel–in exchange for the right to collect tolls
As Americans wrestle with the implications of revolutions in the Middle East as well as the rise of China in Asia, we need a better understanding of what it means to have power in world politics. Traditionally, the mark of a great power was its ability to prevail in war.
One day in 1941, Vasile Enache was tending his cows in the forest of Vulturi, near the city of Iasi, 260 miles northeast of Bucharest, when he heard people sobbing. He went to investigate and saw hundreds of civilians being marched through the forest by Romanian army soldiers
Ireland Takes Over 2nd Bank as Bailout Bill Rises In a sweeping action meant to regain the confidence of jittery investors, the Irish government said Thursday that it expected to inject billions of additional euros into two of the country’s largest banks, underscoring the extent to which they continued to jeopardize Ireland’s economic condition. The […]
Joe Marshall was cruising across the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge when a piece of steel and a giant cable crashed down. He’s worried about what he calls “fracture-critical” bridges: roughly 460 bridges across the country that are in dire need of repairs.