British police said there is no apparent link between the attack on Glushkov and the poisoning of the Skripals, but both have raised alarm in the West at a time when Russia is increasingly assertive on the global stage and facing investigations over alleged interference in Donald Trump's election as U.S. president. … [Read more...] about Russia boots 23 British diplomats in spy poisoning dispute
Sergei Skripal, 66, is a retired Russian military intelligence officer who was convicted and jailed for being a double agent for the British intelligence service MI6. He was released in 2010 during a prisoner swap and had been given refuge in Britain, where he reportedly kept a low profile but was not using a different identity. … [Read more...] about British Prime Minister May says it is ‘highly likely’ Russia is responsible for poison attack on former spy
British humor -- either you love it or you hate it. Though much of it is lost on American audiences, the Walker's annual presentation of "The Brits" has been hugely popular the past 20 years, selling out many dates throughout its monthlong run. This year's crop of commercials, selected by the advertising industry's top executives and producers around the world, don't disappoint, showcasing the Brits' typically dry, irreverent, cheeky sense of humor, to highly entertaining results. Highlights include a commercial featuring George Washington and other American colonial figures playing American football, a 1980s flashback for Virgin Airlines and the history of 20th-century Britain boiled down into a 120-second bread commercial. Humor is set aside for a few serious ads, some advocating safety while driving, and oddly, one encouraging viewers not to carry knives (this must be more of a problem in a nation with gun control). But the ads are at their best when sticking to trademark British … [Read more...] about 2009 British Television Advertising Awards
There it sits, in “British racing green” livery with tan hides – you get to write this way after spending a week in Jaguarland – and it really looks as if John Cleese, properly dark-suited and topped with a homburg, might well step out of the right rear seat, where he had been cossetted with his own drawing room table and electric seat adjusters. Jaguar is one of those firms that markets its cars as a combination of modern transportation device and old-school motoring. If you don’t like that, then you have a wide choice of cars built in Germany, a few hundred miles away from the Jaguar factory in Castle Bromwich, and you won’t really get the true Brit flavor from any of them, whether they call themselves Audi, BMW or Benz. The 2015 Jaguar XJL we tested was a long (206.8 inches), relatively quiet four-door that, unlike many sedans these days, had plenty of foot room in the rear seat (that’s what the “L” is for; long.) This is the … [Read more...] about 2015 Jaguar XJL Portfolio AWD — a decidedly British alternative to the big autobahn cruisers.
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader The Switch by Craig Timberg and Tony Romm by Craig Timberg and Tony Romm Email the author March 18 at 10:15 AM Email the author Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has kept a low profile as controversy over the political uses of the social media platform has intensified. (Stephen Lam/Reuters) Lawmakers in the United States and Britain are calling on Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg to explain how the names, preferences and other information from tens of millions of users ended up in the hands of a data analysis firm connected with President Trump's 2016 campaign. The demands came in response to … [Read more...] about U.S. and British lawmakers demand answers from Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg