Tag: London (England)

With Internal Squabbling on Vivid Display, What’s Next for NATO?

LONDON — When President Trump left the NATO gathering early and in a huff on Wednesday, it only reinforced the fear that with America distracted and retreating, the West’s celebrated alliance has lost focus. The 70th anniversary celebrations in London largely illuminated NATO’s uncertainty about whether its primary mission is defending against a disruptive Russia, […]

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Mocked Abroad and Assailed at Home, Trump Returns to Face Impeachment

WASHINGTON — When times turn tough, presidents can hop on Air Force One to escape the country for a while and stride purposefully across the world stage. But the world stage was not so friendly this week for President Trump, who landed back in Washington on Wednesday night to confront a grim couple of weeks […]

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Live Updates: NATO Chief Vows Unity at Celebration, Despite Tensions

Here’s what you need to know: Stoltenberg begins the meeting with a nod to tensions. ImageJens Stoltenberg, the NATO secretary general of NATO, on Wednesday called the grouping “the most effective alliance in history.”Credit…Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images Jens Stoltenberg, NATO’s secretary general, spoke before the meetings on Wednesday, acknowledging the external and internal pressures facing […]

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For Trump and Europe, a Surprising Role Reversal

LONDON — President Trump has always relished throwing European leaders off balance, antagonizing allies, embracing insurgents and setting off a frantic contest for how best to deal with him. Now, as Europe undergoes dizzying political changes of its own, it is throwing Mr. Trump off balance. In London for a NATO summit meeting, Mr. Trump […]

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For Boris Johnson, a Perilous Week Negotiating Terrorism and Trump

LONDON — The last time a terrorist attack erupted on London Bridge in the final weeks of an election campaign, in 2017, the backlash stung the Conservative prime minister, Theresa May, exposing her to a damaging critique by the Labour Party that she had cut funding for the police and left the British people unprotected. […]

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London Bridge Attack Victims Were Advocates for Prisoner Rehabilitation

LONDON — They were two bright, idealistic young people who believed passionately in prison rehabilitation and threw themselves into a program that educates inmates, aiming to give them hope and reduce their odds of reoffending. On Friday, a celebration of that program became the tragic last act of their lives. Both recent Cambridge University graduates, […]

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How an Anti-Brexit London District Could Help Boris Johnson Triumph

LONDON — The Labour Party canvassers gathered after dark outside a tube station in Pimlico, a pocket of central London that, by all appearances, should be fertile terrain. Nearly three-quarters of the surrounding district voted to stay in the European Union, among the strongest “Remain” votes in Britain, putting the pro-Brexit Conservatives at risk in […]

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Trump Is Heading to London. Boris Johnson Is Not on His Calendar.

President Trump barreled into London like a bowling ball on his first trip to Britain as president last year, testing the special relationship by criticizing then-Prime Minister Theresa May’s approach to Brexit in the pages of The Sun ahead of his visit while praising her political rival at the time, Boris Johnson. Mr. Trump is […]

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Police Shoot Man on London Bridge, Saying Case May Be Terrorism

LONDON — A police officer shot a man on London Bridge on Friday in what the police called a possibly terrorism-related incident, which also involved a stabbing, left several people injured and paralyzed one of the busiest arteries through the city. The chaotic clash, in a country where shootings are rare, involved several officers and […]

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Ceilings in London Theaters Keep Falling Down

LONDON — Earlier this month, theatergoers watching “Death of a Salesman” in the grand circle of London’s Piccadilly Theater had a shock. As soon as the play started on Nov. 6, “a dripping sound” could be heard, said Lucy Cartwright, 32, an occupational therapist who was in the audience that night with her boyfriend. “It […]

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Can’t Afford a Shopping Spree At Cartier? This Book Is the Next Best Thing

THE CARTIERSThe Untold Story Behind the Jewelry EmpireBy Francesca Cartier Brickell By Sadie Stein “Family came first,” Francesca Cartier Brickell’s grandfather tells her of the family’s jewelry empire. Although the Cartier family retained the business for four generations, the author didn’t grow up steeped in its history. She wasn’t even particularly interested until she came […]

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Uber’s License to Operate in London Isn’t Extended

LONDON — Transportation authorities in London announced on Monday that they will not extend Uber’s taxi operating license, which is set to expire at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, throwing into question whether the ride share company will continue to operate in its most lucrative European market. The ride sharing app has been in a battle […]

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Arab Thinkers Call to Abandon Boycotts and Engage With Israel

Boycotting Israel is a failure, and has only helped that country while damaging Arab nations that have long shunned the Jewish state, according to a small new group of liberal-minded Arab thinkers from across the Middle East who are pushing to engage with Israel on the theory that it would aid their societies and further […]

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The Influencer Version of Business School

LONDON — In September 2018, Camila Carril expanded beyond an influencer’s standard work of paid partnerships and endorsements to introduce her own brand, an eponymous jewelry line inspired by insects and surrealist art. The Brazil native described the launch party, held at The Bloomsbury Hotel during London Fashion Week, in a recent interview — and […]

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Prince Andrew Says He ‘Let the Side Down’ When He Stayed With Jeffrey Epstein

LONDON — In a rare public moment of contrition for a member of Britain’s royal family, Prince Andrew said this week that it was wrong for him to have stayed at the Manhattan townhouse of Jeffrey Epstein after the financier had served time for soliciting a minor for prostitution. The Duke of York was confronted […]

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How an Early 20th-Century English Guild Is Inspiring a New Generation

IN 1910, A SHOW opened at London’s Grafton Galleries that shocked the British upper class. In the waning years of uptight Edwardianism, “Manet and the Post-Impressionists” introduced works by Paul Cézanne, Vincent van Gogh, Paul Gauguin and Odilon Redon, all of whom sharpened the gentle haze of Impressionism to a jagged edge with geometric distortion […]

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Hillary Clinton Raps Boris Johnson Over His Suppression of a Russia Report

LONDON — Russia’s influence in British politics has resurfaced as a potentially explosive issue in the country’s general election, with Hillary Clinton joining a parade of critics castigating Prime Minister Boris Johnson for withholding a secret parliamentary report on Russia until after Britain goes to the polls. Mr. Johnson’s decision to delay the politically sensitive […]

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Let’s Wage a War on Loneliness

LONDON — We humans make a lonely crowd, and it’s killing us. Social isolation is more lethal than smoking 15 cigarettes a day, or than obesity, according to research published by Julianne Holt-Lunstad of Brigham Young University. Since obesity is associated in the United States with 300,000 to 600,000 deaths a year, the implication is […]

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Queen Elizabeth II Will Go Fur Free (Sort of)

She has sat next to Anna Wintour at London Fashion Week and awarded Stella McCartney the Order of the British Empire. Now Queen Elizabeth II is building on her fashion-forward reputation: The 93-year-old monarch will stop buying clothing made with real fur, the queen’s longtime designer and personal assistant wrote in a recently released memoir. […]

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A Not-So-Special Relationship: Facing Voters, Johnson Backs Away From Trump

LONDON — Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain spoke with President Trump by phone on Tuesday, and to judge by the dueling summaries of the call provided by the White House and 10 Downing Street, Mr. Johnson and Mr. Trump were involved in two completely different conversations. The White House said the two leaders pledged […]

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