Tag Archives: Great Britain

  • A fine line – An Irishman’s Diary on Sir Henry McMahon, China and India

    Henry McMahon convened a conference at Simla, the summer capital of British India, in 1914 with a view to determining once and for all India’s northern frontiers. Three countries were involved: British India, China, and Tibet. ...

  • Britain urged to honor its commitments on Tibet

    Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying commented on meeting between Lobsang Sangay, "prime minister" of the "Tibetan government in exile," and John Bercow, speaker of Britain's House of ...

  • May becomes Britain’s PM, makes Johnson foreign minister

    Theresa May took over as Britain's new prime minister on Wednesday charged with pulling the country out of the EU, and made top Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson foreign secretary. ...

  • China, Britain in unusual rights clash after diplomats shoved

    Plainclothes security officers on Monday shoved diplomats, journalists and protesters away from a courthouse in Beijing where prominent human rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang was on trial. ...

  • Photos of drowned Syrian boy shock world as refugee crisis grows

    Harrowing pictures of a drowned Syrian toddler washed up on a Turkish beach brought home the horror of the escalating refugee crisis Thursday as Europe was accused of letting the Mediterranean become a "cemetery" for migrants. ...

  • “Jihadi John” of ISIS identified as Londoner Mohammed Emwazi

    The masked "Jihadi John" killer who fronted Islamic State beheading videos has been identified as Mohammed Emwazi, a British computer programming graduate. ...