Tape shows Reagan apologising to Thatcher

2014-11-10 17:27

So sorry we kept it a secret. That was Ronald Reagan's message to Margaret Thatcher when US troops invaded Grenada in 1983 without telling the British leader first.

UK exhibition pays homage to Mandela

2013-10-03 09:11

A portrait of Nelson Mandela and a portrayal of him playing the role of Jesus at the Last Supper are some of the works on display in London's "We Love Mandela" exhibition.

Numsa: Don't call Thatcher a prostitute

2013-04-18 14:46

National Union of Metalworkers of SA's members have referred to former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher as a prostitute, leading one of the unions leaders to warn that they shouldn’t say that.

A chance to meet old friends

2013-04-18 08:15

I am thankful to the Thatcher family for inviting me to attend Baroness Margaret Thatcher’s funeral, writes Mangosuthu Buthelezi.

Thatcher's legacy: Citadel of finance

2013-04-17 15:04

Where derelict warehouses once stood, glass skyscrapers teeming with traders now dominate London's docks, a metaphor for Margaret Thatcher's free-market revolution.

Thatcher 'sparked storm of opinions': Bishop

2013-04-17 13:21

The Bishop of London has told mourners at former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher's funeral that she had sparked a "storm of conflicting opinions".

Britain, world bids farewell to Thatcher

2013-04-17 10:35

The funeral of Margaret Thatcher takes place amid tight security, with Queen Elizabeth II leading mourners in bidding farewell to one of Britain's most influential and divisive prime ministers.

Iron Lady to be buried with full pomp

2013-04-17 08:45

World leaders and dignitaries from 170 countries are to attend the funeral of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, an elaborate affair with full military honours.

Thatcher funeral: Attendees and no-shows

2013-04-16 20:10

Among those expected at the funeral of former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher are former president FW De Klerk and IFP leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi.

Thatcher's coffin heads to parliament

2013-04-16 15:02

Margaret Thatcher's coffin is to be taken to Britain's Houses of Parliament, allowing lawmakers to pay their last respects to the former prime minister ahead of her funeral.

Pre-dawn rehearsal for Thatcher funeral

2013-04-15 11:17

A pre-dawn military rehearsal has been held in preparation for Margaret Thatcher's funeral.

Security to be tight at Thatcher funeral

2013-04-15 09:00

Margaret Thatcher survived an assassination attempt when she was Britain's prime minister and police are taking no chances that her enemies might seek a final attack by targeting her funeral.

Anti-Thatcher protest in Trafalgar Square

2013-04-13 21:41

Hundreds of opponents of late British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher have gathered in London's Trafalgar Square to celebrate her death.

Thatcher song among BBC censored tunes

2013-04-12 20:34

BBC has agonised over whether to play Ding Dong! The Witch is Dead, a tune from The Wizard of Oz, that is being driven up the charts by opponents of Margaret Thatcher.

BBC in a fix over anti-Thatcher song

2013-04-12 18:04

The BBC is in a bind after opponents of Margaret Thatcher has pushed the song Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead to the top of the UK charts in a posthumous protest over her divisive policies.

Over 2 000 invited to Thatcher's funeral

2013-04-11 16:55

Invitations to Margaret Thatcher's funeral have gone out to more than 2 000 celebrities, dignitaries, colleagues and friends of the late British leader.

Thatcher: Cameron leads parliament tribute

2013-04-11 08:10

British Prime Minister David Cameron has hailed Margaret Thatcher as an "extraordinary" woman who revived the country's fortunes, at a parliamentary tribute to the divisive former leader.

Female heads split over Thatcher's rule

2013-04-10 16:06

The first woman democratically elected as head of government in Europe, Margaret Thatcher, has inspired but also exasperated a generation of women political leaders.

Anti-Thatcher song tops UK charts

2013-04-10 12:19

Ding Dong! The Witch is Dead, as sung by Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz, has raced to the top of the Amazon download chart, a day after the death of Margaret Thatcher.

News channels mistake Thatcher for queen

2013-04-09 13:12

Both a Taiwanese and a Thai cable news channels have apologised for an on-air gaffe in which they ran photos of Queen Elizabeth II while reporting on the death of Margaret Thatcher.

Blair recalls humiliation by Thatcher

2013-04-09 12:03

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair on Monday eulogised Margaret Thatcher as a "remarkable and towering figure" while recalling a time when she got the better of him.


Margaret Thatcher remembered

2013-04-09 11:09

Britian's first and only woman Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, died at 87. See pictures as people around the world pay tribute to The Iron Lady.

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Thatcher's body removed from Ritz hotel

2013-04-09 11:04

The body of Margaret Thatcher has been removed from the Ritz Hotel in London, a day after the iconic former British prime minister dubbed the "Iron Lady" died of a stroke.

Thatcher changed history - Gillard

2013-04-09 10:00

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard says Margaret Thatcher "changed history for women" by opening the door to females taking high-powered leadership roles.

Argentines remember 'cold' Thatcher

2013-04-09 08:05

Argentines have offered bitter reflections on Margaret Thatcher, portraying the late former British prime minister as a warmonger who prolonged the Falkands War for political ends.


Former Thatcher aide dies

2014-01-18 17:58

Former aide to Margaret Thatcher and ex-treasurer of Britain's Conservative Party, Alistair McAlpine, who was wrongly accused of child abuse in a BBC report, has died aged 71.

Thatcher's ashes laid to rest in London

2013-09-28 16:13

The ashes of late British prime minister Margaret Thatcher have been laid to rest alongside the remains of her late husband Denis in London, at a military nursing home she had long supported.

Thatcher funeral 'fitting tribute'

2013-04-18 09:14

The funeral of former prime minister Margaret Thatcher has transcended the bitter row over her legacy and was an appropriate tribute to a woman who changed Britain, says UK media.

Buthelezi mistaken for Ray Charles

2013-04-18 08:10

IFP leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi was mistaken for the late singer Ray Charles at former Britain prime minister Margaret Thatcher's funeral in Britain, according to a report.

Thatcher laid to rest with full pomp

2013-04-17 14:52

Margaret Thatcher, Britain's Iron Lady, has been laid to rest with a level of pomp and protest reflecting her status as a commanding, polarising political figure.

Margaret Thatcher makes final journey

2013-04-17 12:01

Margaret Thatcher has made her final journey to St Paul's Cathedral for her funeral, where Queen Elizabeth II is set to lead mourners to bid farewell to the former prime minister.


Police are on high alert ahead of the funeral of former British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher. Watch.

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Thatcher wasn't a racist - De Klerk

2013-04-16 22:35

Former president FW de Klerk has rejected accusations that former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher was a racist, on the eve of her funeral.

FW honoured Thatcher was a friend

2013-04-16 15:54

Former president FW de Klerk on Tuesday says he is honoured to have been invited to London to attend the funeral of his friend, former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher.

Thatcher funeral: Pomp and ceremony

2013-04-16 10:00

The ceremonial funeral with full military honours afforded former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher is just a few technical steps away from a full-blown state funeral.

Buthelezi to attend Thatcher's funeral

2013-04-15 10:15

IFP president Mangosuthu Buthelezi is expected to attend the funeral of "his late friend" and former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher.

Hundreds join anti-Thatcher 'party'

2013-04-13 22:55

Hundreds of opponents of Margaret Thatcher filled London's Trafalgar Square for a rain-soaked celebration of the former British prime minister's death earlier this week.

London braces for anti-Thatcher 'party'

2013-04-13 10:01

Police are braced for a mass "party" staged by opponents of Margaret Thatcher in London's Trafalgar Square to celebrate the former British prime minister's death.

Fuss over Madrid's 'Thatcher street'

2013-04-12 20:03

Madrid's conservative-run city council says it wants to name a street in the Spanish capital after former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher.

Queen and Thatcher had mutual respect

2013-04-12 12:01

Queen Elizabeth II's attendance at Margaret Thatcher's funeral, a rare honour, sheds light on the largely secret relationship between two of the world's most famous and powerful women.

Argentina not invited to Thatcher funeral

2013-04-11 13:01

Britain has decided not to invite Argentine President Cristina Fernandez to Margaret Thatcher's funeral, says a government source.

Queen to attend Thatcher's funeral

2013-04-10 18:17

Margaret Thatcher's son Mark says that his mother would have been "greatly honoured" by the presence of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at her funeral next week.

British MPs gather to honour Thatcher

2013-04-10 13:31

British lawmakers will interrupt their holidays for a special session of parliament to debate the legacy of Margaret Thatcher, although some of the former premier's critics are likely to stay away.

Thatcher made 'racist' comments: Carr

2013-04-10 09:03

Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr says late British leader Margaret Thatcher made "unabashedly racist" comments, recalling what she allegedly said to him about Asian immigration.

Thatcher funeral on 17 April

2013-04-09 13:09

The funeral of former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher will take place on 17 April, says current premier David Cameron's Downing Street office.

6 cops injured at UK Thatcher death party

2013-04-09 12:03

Six British police officers have been injured, one of them seriously, as they tried to break up a street party apparently celebrating the death of ex-prime minister Margaret Thatcher, say police.

Thatcher divides in death as in life

2013-04-09 11:04

Flags are flying at half-mast at Britain's parliament to mark the passing of Margaret Thatcher - but at the other end of the political spectrum, parties were thrown upon news of her death.

Good riddance to Thatcher - Pallo Jordan

2013-04-09 10:02

Former cabinet minister Pallo Jordan has reportedly welcomed the death of former British PM Margaret Thatcher, saying she was a staunch supporter of the apartheid regime.


UK Prime Minister David Cameron cut short a European trip to return to London, where he made this statement at Downing Street about Margaret Thatcher's death. Watch.

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Meryl Streep praises Margaret Thatcher

2013-04-09 07:43

Meryl Streep, who won an Oscar for portraying former British PM Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady, has hailed the late Baroness Thatcher as a "pioneer" and praised her for inspiring women.

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