Crowds are building in anticipation of Friday’s royal wedding, with tent camps cropping up along the route the bride and groom will travel. Estimates say about 700,000 spectators will come to London for the celebration. Continue reading
In a week, Prince William and Kate Middleton will tie the knot at Westminster Abbey in London. We checked in with GlobalPost’s correspondent in London, Michael Goldfarb, for a preview of the April 29 festivities. Continue reading
In other news Wednesday, the federal government’s operations are now funded at least through March 4 after President Obama signed a temporary spending bill that freezes most agency budgets at current levels. Continue reading
Surrounded by student protests outside, British lawmakers voted Thursday to triple the university tuition fee cap in a move meant to help stabilize the country’s ailing economy. Continue reading
Gary Gibbon of Independent Television News reports on Britain’s decision to dramatically cut the budget to tackle the country’s mounting deficit. Continue reading
In light of the UK’s new austerity measures, Jeffrey Brown gets two perspectives about Britain’s financial future with Ned Temko of The Observer and The Economist’s Zanny Minton. Continue reading
Howard Jacobson is a writer and journalist whose novel, “The Finkler Question”, was named winner of the Man Booker Prize in London on Tuesday.
In other news Monday, dire forecasts emerged for future economic growth and Afghan President Hamid Karzai confirmed his government has been talking with Taliban leaders for “quite some time.” Continue reading