Survivors http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/27543/all en Obama inauguration TV viewership down by 17.2 million from 2009 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/obama-inauguration-tv-viewership-down-172-million-2009 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LOS ANGELES, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Some 20.6 million Americans watched President Barack Obama's inauguration ceremony and related events on television, according to ratings data on Wednesday. That's down sharply from his first inauguration in 2009.</p> <p>TV ratings company Nielsen said 18 U.S. television networks and cable channels carried live coverage over about six hours of Monday's swearing-in ceremony, speech and parade in Washington.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/obama-inauguration-tv-viewership-down-172-million-2009" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Inauguration of Barack Obama Nielsen ratings Politics Survivors Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 19:16:02 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738453 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama on Thatcher: "America has lost a true friend" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130408/obama-thatcher-america-has-lost-true-friend <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama mourned the late Margaret Thatcher on Monday, saying "America has lost a true friend" who strengthened U.S. ties with Britain and helped win the Cold War.</p> <p>Obama led an outpouring of U.S. affection for the "Iron Lady" of British politics who died on Monday after a stroke. As prime minister, Thatcher was an important ally to American leaders throughout the 1980s, developing close ties with Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130408/obama-thatcher-america-has-lost-true-friend" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British people Survivors United States Thomson Reuters Mon, 08 Apr 2013 15:30:59 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5805650 at http://www.globalpost.com For Thatcher and Reagan, it was a very "special relationship" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130408/thatcher-and-reagan-it-was-very-special-relationship <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By David Storey</p> <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - It was ideological love at first sight for Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan, who made the most unlikely but dominant international pairing of the late 20th century, triumphing side-by-side in the Cold War.</p> <p>Thatcher, who died on Monday in London, defied illness to attend Reagan's funeral in Washington in 2004.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130408/thatcher-and-reagan-it-was-very-special-relationship" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British people Business Environment Health Human Interest Margaret Thatcher Politics Politics of the United Kingdom Ronald Reagan Social Issues Survivors Thomson Reuters Mon, 08 Apr 2013 16:30:50 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5805709 at http://www.globalpost.com Thatcher and Reagan 'political soul mates:' Nancy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130408/thatcher-and-reagan-political-soul-mates-nancy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Margaret Thatcher was a "true champion of freedom," former US First Lady Nancy Reagan said Monday, describing her late husband and the former British premier as "political soul mates."</p> <p>President Ronald Reagan and Thatcher -- who died Monday at the age of 87 -- forged a special bond while in office during the waning years of the Cold War and the collapse of communism.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130408/thatcher-and-reagan-political-soul-mates-nancy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British people Human Interest Margaret Thatcher Survivors United States AFP Mon, 08 Apr 2013 17:01:50 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5805743 at http://www.globalpost.com French leaders hail Thatcher despite 'damage' of policies http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130408/french-leaders-hail-thatcher-despite-damage-policies <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>France's Socialist President Francois Hollande on Monday hailed Margaret Thatcher as a "great figure who left a profound mark on the history of her country" after the former British leader died of a stroke.</p> <p>But Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault commemorated the "Iron Lady" in less diplomatic terms, pointing to the "economic and social damage" of the policies she enacted while in power from 1979 to 1990.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130408/french-leaders-hail-thatcher-despite-damage-policies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British people Margaret Thatcher Politics of Europe Social Issues Survivors AFP Mon, 08 Apr 2013 18:02:09 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5805801 at http://www.globalpost.com Universal US praise for Thatcher as icon of freedom http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130408/universal-us-praise-thatcher-icon-freedom <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Cold War contemporaries and a later generation of US leaders hailed Margaret Thatcher as an icon of freedom and capitalism Monday, after the Iron Lady and ex-prime minister died in London.</p> <p>Former presidents George Bush and Jimmy Carter, who worked with Thatcher in the late- and post-Cold War period, paid quick tribute, as did President Barack Obama who was 29 and not even in politics when Thatcher lost power in 1990.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130408/universal-us-praise-thatcher-icon-freedom" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British people Business Environment Health Margaret Thatcher Margaret Thatcher Politics Social Issues Survivors AFP Mon, 08 Apr 2013 18:18:05 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5805809 at http://www.globalpost.com Gorbachev, Clinton lead deluge of tributes to Thatcher http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130408/gorbachev-clinton-lead-deluge-tributes-thatcher <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Mikhail Gorbachev, Helmut Kohl and Bill Clinton were among the former friends and foes who paid tribute Monday to Margaret Thatcher, praising the fearlessness and determination of an "iconic" leader.</p> <p>The "Iron Lady" was a polarising figure in Britain and beyond during her time in office, but foreign leaders were unanimous in acknowledging her place in 20th-century history, with Barack Obama mourning a "true friend of America".</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130408/gorbachev-clinton-lead-deluge-tributes-thatcher" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British people Business Environment Health Margaret Thatcher Politics Politics of the United Kingdom Social Issues Survivors AFP Mon, 08 Apr 2013 18:32:56 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5805832 at http://www.globalpost.com Gorbachev, Clinton lead deluge of tributes to Thatcher http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130408/gorbachev-clinton-lead-deluge-tributes-thatcher-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Mikhail Gorbachev, Helmut Kohl and Bill Clinton were among the former friends and foes who paid tribute Monday to Margaret Thatcher, praising the fearlessness and determination of an "iconic" leader.</p> <p>The "Iron Lady" was a polarising figure in Britain and beyond during her time in office, but foreign leaders were unanimous in acknowledging her place in 20th-century history, with Barack Obama mourning a "true friend of America".</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130408/gorbachev-clinton-lead-deluge-tributes-thatcher-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British people Business Environment Health Margaret Thatcher Politics Politics of the United Kingdom Social Issues Survivors AFP Mon, 08 Apr 2013 18:33:56 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5805838 at http://www.globalpost.com Gorbachev, Clinton lead deluge of tributes to Thatcher http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130408/gorbachev-clinton-lead-deluge-tributes-thatcher-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Mikhail Gorbachev, Helmut Kohl and Bill Clinton were among the former friends and foes who paid tribute Monday to Margaret Thatcher, praising the fearlessness and determination of an "iconic" leader.</p> <p>The "Iron Lady" was a polarising figure in Britain and beyond during her time in office, but foreign leaders were unanimous in acknowledging her place in 20th-century history, with Barack Obama mourning a "true friend of America".</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130408/gorbachev-clinton-lead-deluge-tributes-thatcher-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British people Business Environment Health Margaret Thatcher Politics Politics of the United Kingdom Social Issues Survivors AFP Mon, 08 Apr 2013 20:02:19 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5805918 at http://www.globalpost.com Gorbachev, Obama lead tributes to 'iconic' Thatcher http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130408/gorbachev-obama-lead-tributes-iconic-thatcher <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Mikhail Gorbachev, Helmut Kohl and Bill Clinton were among the former friends and foes who paid tribute Monday to Margaret Thatcher, praising the fearlessness and fierce determination of an "iconic" leader.</p> <p>The "Iron Lady" was a polarising figure in Britain and beyond, but foreign leaders were unanimous in acknowledging her place in 20th-century history, with Barack Obama mourning a "true friend of America".</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130408/gorbachev-obama-lead-tributes-iconic-thatcher" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British people Margaret Thatcher Politics Politics of the United Kingdom Social Issues Survivors AFP Mon, 08 Apr 2013 21:45:44 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5805991 at http://www.globalpost.com Gorbachev, Obama lead tributes to 'iconic' Thatcher http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130408/gorbachev-obama-lead-tributes-iconic-thatcher-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Mikhail Gorbachev, Helmut Kohl and Bill Clinton were among the former friends and foes who joined in tributes to Margaret Thatcher, praising the fearlessness and fierce determination of an "iconic" leader.</p> <p>The "Iron Lady" was a polarising figure in Britain and beyond, but foreign leaders Monday were unanimous in acknowledging her place in 20th-century history, with President Barack Obama mourning a "true friend of America".</p> <p>Thatcher died of a stroke on Monday in London aged 87.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130408/gorbachev-obama-lead-tributes-iconic-thatcher-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British people Margaret Thatcher Politics Politics of the United Kingdom Survivors AFP Tue, 09 Apr 2013 02:48:01 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5806090 at http://www.globalpost.com World leaders pay tribute to 'iconic' Thatcher http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130409/world-leaders-pay-tribute-iconic-thatcher <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Mikhail Gorbachev, Helmut Kohl and Bill Clinton were among the former friends and foes who joined in tributes to Margaret Thatcher, praising the fearlessness and fierce determination of an "iconic" leader.</p> <p>The "Iron Lady" was a polarising figure in Britain and beyond, but foreign leaders Monday were unanimous in acknowledging her place in 20th-century history, with President Barack Obama mourning a "true friend of America".</p> <p>Thatcher died of a stroke on Monday in London aged 87.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130409/world-leaders-pay-tribute-iconic-thatcher" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British people Margaret Thatcher Politics Politics of the United Kingdom Survivors AFP Tue, 09 Apr 2013 05:16:25 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5806125 at http://www.globalpost.com Reagan-Thatcher: trusted allies but often at odds http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130409/reagan-thatcher-trusted-allies-often-at-odds <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>When US president Ronald Reagan ordered the 1983 invasion of the small Caribbean island of Grenada after a coup, he got an earful from an angry world leader: his closest ally, Britain's Margaret Thatcher.</p> <p>Friends with her fellow conservative confidante since the mid-1970s, the prime minister was furious she had not been consulted ahead of the US storming of a territory in the British Commonwealth.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130409/reagan-thatcher-trusted-allies-often-at-odds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British people Business Environment Health Margaret Thatcher Politics Ronald Reagan Survivors United States AFP Tue, 09 Apr 2013 15:00:40 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5807405 at http://www.globalpost.com AFP 1900 GMT news advisory http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130409/afp-1900-gmt-news-advisory <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>News Editor: Susan Stumme</p> <p> Tel: +1 202 414 0541</p> <p>-- TOP STORIES --</p> <p>+ N. Korea advises foreigners in South to flee</p> <p>+ At least 30 dead in strong Iran quake</p> <p>+ Twelve UN staff killed in South Sudan</p> <p>+ Thatcher funeral set for next week</p> <p>NKorea-SKorea-US-military,update-WRAP</p> <p>SEOUL</p> <p>North Korea says the Korean peninsula is headed for "thermo-nuclear" war and advises foreigners to consider leaving South Korea, as the UN chief warns of a potentially "uncontrollable" situation.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130409/afp-1900-gmt-news-advisory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British people Human Interest Politics of the United Kingdom Survivors AFP Tue, 09 Apr 2013 19:31:42 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5808252 at http://www.globalpost.com Thatcher: I am not immortal, but I’ve got a lot left… http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130410/thatcher-i-am-not-immortal-i-ve-got-lot-left <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher-who died on Monday from a stroke at age 87-retired from public engagements in 2002 following a series of small strokes, and was only occasionally seen in public since then.</p><P>Here are memorable quotes from her public life. “If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.”-May 20, 1965, speech to National Union of Townswomen’s Guilds Conference.</p><P>“There are dangers in consensus: It could be an attempt to satisfy people holding no particular views about anything.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130410/thatcher-i-am-not-immortal-i-ve-got-lot-left" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British people Government Religion Survivors Asianet Wed, 10 Apr 2013 17:05:13 +0000 Asianet 5809181 at http://www.globalpost.com