Tony Blair

Britain's Professor Peter Higgs during a press conference in Edinburgh, Scotland. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell, File)

Nobel winner Higgs once turned down knighthood

LONDON (AP) — Nobel Prize-winning scientist Peter Higgs says he is hoping to fully retire next year at the age of 85 — and that he once turned down a knighthood. Last week, Higgs won […]

10/15/2013

(Photo credit: Milken Institute Global Conference)

Blair, Villaraigosa to participate in Beverly Hills conference

BEVERLY HILLS (CNS) – The three-day Milken Institute Global Conference begins today in Beverly Hills, with former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Rwandan President Paul Kagame, Magic Johnson and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa among the participants.

04/29/2013

US President Barack Obama with former Presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Jimmy Carter (l-r), at dedication of George W. Bush Presidential Center, Dallas (AP Photo)

Presidents praise George W. Bush at new library

DALLAS (AP) — Presidents past and present lionized one of their own Thursday, putting politics aside as President George W. Bush dedicated the library that documents his place in history. President Barack Obama praised his […]

04/25/2013

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

Queen Elizabeth II

McCartney, ‘God particle’ scientist get honors

LONDON (AP) — Stella McCartney, who designed the uniforms worn by Britain’s record-smashing Olympic team, and physicist Peter Higgs, who gave his name to the so-called “God particle,” are among the hundreds being honored by Queen Elizabeth II this New Year.

12/28/2012

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