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The UK's governing Conservatives can count on only one in five voters to support them in next month's general election—a loss of about four percentage points over a brief yet unexpectedly repulsive campaign. The Labour party is now all but certain...

With a general election imminent, the UK's far-right Reform party stormed the polls after Brexiteer Nigel Farage assumed its leadership and the governing Conservatives imploded on the campaign trail. Some even suggested that Reform could eat the Cons...

English and German fans crowd outside the turnstilesWhite Hart Lane, 1935History TodayDespite the War To End All Wars/WW1 and despite tension rising between the countries, Brit­ain maintained st­rong links with Germany; visits between sports clubs...

Jon Benjamin, the British ambassador to Mexico, thought it would be funny or something if he pointed a semiautomatic rifle at one of his staffers. The moment, on a trip to a violence-stricken region, was captured on video and posted to social media.

Geelong lad Arthur Streeton (1867-1943) studied at the Nat­ional Gallery School of Art in Melbourne from 1884-7. In summer 1886 he painted with Frederick McCubbin and Tom Roberts in Mentone. In 1887 he camped and painted with Louis Abrahams, Tom Rob...

With his party slowly sinking in opinion polls, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has decided on a damage limitation strategy, calling an early summer election rather than clinging on to the last possible moment. The BBC reported earlier that it wil...

Tissot, Bad News/The Parting, 1872,  69x91 cm. National Museum Cardiff Jacques Tissot (1836-1902) fought in the Franco-Prussian War to defend Paris, as part of the Paris Commune. His 1870 art evoked the period of the French...