Globe Trot
Margaret Thatcher
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Margaret Thatcher

Globe Trot: Linking to the legacy of the Iron Lady

International

On the Iron Lady: The UK’s Guardian is liveblogging news and reaction related to the death of Margaret Thatcher, Britain’s first female prime minister and its longest serving head of state in the 20th century, who died on Monday.

Conservative Home has more links on Thatcher from a conservative British perspective, including today’s interesting discussion about manufacturing, which actually rose under Thatcher, along with some article links putting to rest the contention that Thatcher destroyed coal mining. Former White House staffer Pete Wehner has personal reflections on why Thatcher truly belongs to the ages.

The head of Egypt’s Coptic Church, in an unusual lashing out, has criticized Egyptian authorities for failing to respond to Sunday’s attack on a church service, where two were killed. Pope Tawadros II also warned that Egyptian society “is collapsing.”

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A powerful earthquake struck close to Iran’s only nuclear power station on Tuesday, killing 37 people and injuring 850, according to Iranian state media. The quake totally destroyed one village, according to Red Crescent, but did not damage the nearby Bushehr nuclear plant

SAT-7, one of the largest Christian satellite networks, dedicated to reaching the Middle East, has issued guidance for donors and warnings about the effects of the banking crisis in Cyprus, where it is headquartered. The organization stands to lose about $50,000 in one of the Cyprus banks slated for closure.

The Syrian government has refused to admit into the country a UN investigative team it requested last month, contending that rebels had launched what many believe may have been a chemical weapons attack near Aleppo.

Vietnamese officials are saying the church leader who died in police custody committed suicide.

Chrysler has issued six recalls involving more than a quarter-million cars worldwide over different safety issues—none of which, it says, are known to have caused an accident or injury.

Mindy Belz
Mindy Belz

Mindy travels to the far corners of the globe as the editor of WORLD and lives with her family in the mountains of western North Carolina. Follow Mindy on Twitter @mcbelz.

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