from Edward Hadas:

A corporate abdication of corruption

By Edward Hadas
June 4, 2014

By Edward Hadas

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Breakingviews:

Britain’s monarchy-fest shows power of sentiment

June 6, 2012

By Robert Cole

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Breakingviews:

UK could sacrifice its jubilee queen to Europe

By Edward Hadas
June 5, 2012

By Edward Hadas
The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from The Great Debate:

Is America tipping toward a British system of government?

By Nicholas Wapshott
June 1, 2012

Sixty years ago in London, Queen Elizabeth was crowned in succession to her father, the now famously stammering chain-smoker George VI. For most Brits the queen’s Diamond Jubilee is a chance to celebrate her reign with street parties, fireworks, concerts, and pageants along the Thames. They will be toasting the woman who has so far presided over 12 prime ministers, including perhaps the greatest of them all, Winston Churchill.

from Andrew Marshall:

Fishy Facebook tales in Thailand

By Thomson Reuters Helpdesk
April 16, 2011

Tilapia fish lies in an ice bucket at factory in Phetchburi province, 135 kms south of Bangkok REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom

Thailand has the strictest lèse majesté laws in the world. As a result, the full story of the country's dramatic political conflict and the likely upheavals to come cannot be told in public.

from Andrew Marshall:

Bahrain’s king still standing against the tide

By Thomson Reuters Helpdesk
April 6, 2011

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The New York Times reports from Bahrain where beleaguered King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa has called in troops from neighboring Saudi Arabia to help crack down on peaceful protests by the island state's Shi'ite majority demanding more rights and greater equality:

from Royal Wedding Diary:

Getting a piece of the royals

March 21, 2011

Royals7.jpgEveryone, it seems, wants a piece of the royals. From Kate Middleton's dress to the estate of Queen Juliana of the Netherlands, people are tripping over themselves to get hold of something with an association to the monarchy.

from Fan Fare:

What’s wrong with a royal knees up?

March 3, 2011

BRITAIN-WILLIAM/I'm looking forward to the April 29th wedding of Prince William to his long-term girlfriend Kate Middleton as a chance to celebrate some of the good things about Britain.

from Royal Wedding Diary:

Royal “guess” list sets tongues wagging

February 22, 2011

Royals2.jpgFor royal wedding guest list, read guess list.

Palace officials refuse to say exactly who has been invited to the big occasion on April 29, but that has not prevented royal pundits from filling their alloted column inches with creative conjecture, and then another army of commentators pitching in with what they think about those believed to be attending.

from FaithWorld:

Saudi national day reflects monarchy’s growing clout against clerics

September 20, 2010

abdullah (Photo: King Abdullah on a visit to Jordan, July 30, 2010/Muhammad Hamed)

Saudi authorities are taking greater liberty in celebrating the modern monarchy’s anniversary, a sign of their growing clout against clerics who have criticized holidays outside of the Islamic calendar.