Margaret Thatcher

In this May 15, 2004 file photo, former South African President Nelson Mandela lifts the World Cup trophy in Zurich, Switzerland, after FIFA's executive committee announced that South Africa would host the 2010 World Cup soccer tournament.     (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)

Final goodbye: Roll call of some who died in 2013

Both were mold-breaking former heads of state who reshaped their own countries and the world. Nelson Mandela, revered for his efforts to end apartheid in South Africa, and Margaret Thatcher, the “Iron Lady” who imposed […]

12/23/2013

Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's coffin draped with Union Jack flag. (AP Photo)

Britain’s Iron Lady laid to rest with full pomp

LONDON (AP) — Margaret Thatcher was laid to rest Wednesday with prayers and ceremony, plus cheers and occasional jeers, as Britain paused to remember a leader who transformed the country — for the better according to many, but in some eyes for the worse.

04/17/2013

Margaret Thatcher

Anti-Thatcher protest in London’s Trafalgar Square

LONDON (AP) – Hundreds of opponents of late British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher have gathered in London’s Trafalgar Square to celebrate her death.

04/13/2013

Margaret Thatcher

BBC will air only part of song used as anti-Thatcher taunt

LONDON (AP) — The BBC is in a bind after opponents of Margaret Thatcher pushed the song “Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead” up the British charts in a posthumous protest over her policies.

04/12/2013

Margaret Thatcher, former British Prime Minister (AP Photo)

UK’s first female leader rejected feminist label

LONDON (AP) — She was Britain’s first female leader, a strong woman who battled her way to the top of a male-dominated political system — but don’t call Margaret Thatcher a feminist..

04/09/2013

Margaret Thatcher

Thatcher biography due out after funeral

LONDON (AP) — The first volume of Margaret Thatcher’s authorized biography will be published immediately after her funeral.

04/08/2013

Margaret Thatcher

Thatcher had profound effect on popular culture

LONDON (AP) — Margaret Thatcher was not just a political titan, she was a cultural icon — skewered by comedians, transformed into a puppet and played to Oscar-winning perfection by Meryl Streep.

04/08/2013

Margaret Thatcher

World mourns Thatcher, ‘a great Briton’

LONDON (AP) — Global leaders expressed praise and admiration Monday for former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher as news spread of her death.

04/08/2013

Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher, Iron Lady, dead at 87

LONDON (AP) — Love her or loathe her, one thing’s beyond dispute: Margaret Thatcher transformed Britain.

04/08/2013

Margaret Thatcher, former British Prime Minister (AP Photo)

Margaret Thatcher in UK hospital after operation

LONDON (AP) — Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher is recuperating at an unnamed hospital after an operation to remove a bladder growth, a friend said Friday.

12/21/2012

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