Margaret Thatcher was controversial in her life. As the world contemplated her legacy, a number of musicians who composed songs opposing Thatcher's time as British prime minister recalled how they felt and the songs they wrote while she was in office.
The Irish language has often been viewed as a weapon by Irish Catholic and an enemy tongue by the country's Protestants. But no longer, if some Irish have their way. They're trying to reclaim the language for both sides, and take the politics out of it.
Margaret Thatcher was a controversial figure in life and was similarly so in death. While world leaders, especially conservative ones, praised her accomplishments, some liberals panned the Iron Lady's legacy while recognizing the impact she had on the world in 11 years as Britain's prime minister.
British energy companies are expected to soon begin using fracking to unlock shale gas, in hopes of igniting an energy revolution for the country. But with the controversy around fracking in the United States, many residents are saying, not so fast.
The career of Jimi Hendrix was like a firecracker, bright, but short-lived. Some of his music hasn't been heard since he played it, particularly from some of his live performances. But a new recording is bringing new life to a February 1969 performance of his in the U.K.
A Chinese company hired a well-known British architect to build a new complex in Beijing. Before the building could even be finished, however, another company, in the southern Chinese city of Chongqing, had produced a design so similar, it's virtually impossible to think it's anything but a knock-off of the original design.
Author Don Hagist wanted to paint a picture of what British soldiers were really like during the American Revolution. Were they, as Hollywood depicts, violent spiteful automatrons? Or were they something else, more human, entirely?
British punk rocker Joe Strummer made Granada, Spain, a regular stop on his travels and with his band, The Clash. Since inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Granada officials are considering naming a square after the musician.
Over the years, the kilogram has added, well, a few grams. Not really whole grams, actually micrograms. But a group of scientists are trying to undo that weight gain because kilograms are one of the few units of measure still defined using physical artifacts.
Residents of Beijing an other parts of northern China are still dealing with terrible pollution, but it's not nearly as bad as it was on Saturday, when pollution levels exceeded the scales used to measure such problems. But while the pollution is horrible, China's not the first place to deal with deadly pollution.