Rubio: Culture keeps U.S.-U.K. bond strong
December 3rd, 2013
10:53 AM ET
10 months ago

Rubio: Culture keeps U.S.-U.K. bond strong

(CNN) - Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, speaking in London at the leading think-thank the Chatham House, said Tuesday America's changing demographics won't affect the country's longtime relationship with the United Kingdom, pushing back at the notion that the U.S.- U.K. bond solely relies on its ancestral ties.

In a speech about foreign policy, the potential presidential candidate also said he was skeptical of the initial nuclear deal reached for Iran. He also focused a significant portion of his remarks on posing threats by the Russian government, even taking a sharp attack on its President, Vladimir Putin.
FULL POST


Filed under: 2016 • China • Iran • Marco Rubio • Russia • United Kingdom
Roger Daltrey's Capitol performance
Roger Daltrey of "The Who" in front of a bust of the late British statesman Sir Winston Churchill
October 30th, 2013
04:00 PM ET
11 months ago

Roger Daltrey's Capitol performance

Washington (CNN) – Congressional leaders and Secretary of State John Kerry helped dedicate a bust Wednesday of the late British statesman Sir Winston Churchill at Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol.

British dignitaries at the event included Roger Daltrey of "The Who," and Churchill's grandson, Nicholas Soames, who's a member of the British Parliament.

In remarks during a ceremony in the large, ornate hall, Kerry noted two of Churchill's great-grandfathers fought in the American Revolution – both for George Washington's Army.

"One in the Berkshire County Militia, and the other as part of the 4th Massachusetts Regiment," said Kerry, who represented Massachusetts in the Senate for nearly three decades before becoming Secretary of State earlier this year.

Churchill is credited with leading the Allies to victory in World War Two when he was British Prime Minister. He also coined the phrase "special relationship" to describe ties with America.

His mother was an American who married an Englishman.

The bust of Churchill, in dark bronze atop white marble, was approved by the U.S. House of Representatives in time for the 70th Anniversary of Churchill's speechmaking that helped prepare for war.

Wednesday's ceremony focused on statesmanship and diplomacy. One of songs performed by Daltrey was "Stand by Me."

Kerry said honoring Churchill in Statuary Hall "will remind us of the bridges that we must build to span the gaps so that the work of democracy can continue."


Filed under: Capitol • John Kerry • United Kingdom
U.S. political figures react to Lady Thatcher's death
April 8th, 2013
09:15 AM ET
1 year ago

U.S. political figures react to Lady Thatcher's death

(CNN) – With news that former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher had passed away, the U.S. political world, especially conservatives, lit up Monday with condolences of the woman who became known as the "Iron Lady."

"I think she was a great leader, someone who had a vision, a purpose and went after that purpose and brought everyone along with her for a while," former Secretary of State Colin Powell said on CBS' "This Morning." "But the British people have lost great inspiration. They have lost somebody who should be an example to anybody in political life today."
FULL POST


Filed under: United Kingdom
Romney trip begins in shambles
July 27th, 2012
12:25 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney trip begins in shambles

LONDON (CNN) – If only Mitt Romney could turn the Olympic torch on the newspaper headlines in London.

He's the "Party Pooper" in the Daily Mail, "Nowhere Man" in the Times of London and "Mitt the Twit" in The Sun.

FULL STORY

Filed under: Mitt Romney • United Kingdom
July 26th, 2012
01:03 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney's Olympics false start

London (CNN) – Mitt Romney told British leaders he hopes to take in an Olympics swimming competition during his time in London. With no pool in sight, the Republican presidential candidate has already made waves of his own.

Early Thursday morning in the U.K., while much of the U.S. political world was fast asleep, the British press had seized on comments the GOP contender made about London's preparations for the Olympics.

CNN's Piers Morgan sits down with Mitt and Ann Romney Thursday in London. Watch "Piers Morgan Tonight" at 9 p.m. ET for their interview.

FULL POST


Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • United Kingdom
Romney foreign swing underway as candidate meets with British leaders
Mitt Romney meets with Ed Miliband, the leader of the Labour opposition party, in London on Thursday.
July 26th, 2012
11:05 AM ET
2 years ago

Romney foreign swing underway as candidate meets with British leaders

(CNN) - Mitt Romney described his Thursday meetings with British political leaders as "enlightening and instructive" on the first day of his nearly week-long foreign tour.

Britain has long been considered the top ally of the United States, and Romney made clear he understood the importance of the relationship following a meeting with British Prime Minister David Cameron.

CNN's Piers Morgan sits down with Mitt and Ann Romney Thursday in London. Watch "Piers Morgan Tonight" at 9 p.m. ET for their interview.

FULL POST


Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • United Kingdom
July 25th, 2012
08:11 AM ET
2 years ago

Romney arrives in London on foreign swing

(CNN) – Mitt Romney arrived in London early Wednesday, his first stop on a three-country tour meant to bolster his foreign policy credentials months ahead of November's general election.

Romney and his wife Ann were seen entering the Park Lane Hilton in Mayfair, a day before the presumptive GOP nominee was slated to meet with virtually every major British political leader, including Prime Minister David Cameron, deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and opposition leader Ed Miliband. He will also meet with William Hague, the U.K. foreign secretary, and former Prime Minister Tony Blair.
FULL POST


Filed under: 2012 • Foreign Policy • Mitt Romney • United Kingdom
First lady to attend Olympic Games opening
March 13th, 2012
09:52 AM ET
3 years ago

First lady to attend Olympic Games opening

Washington (CNN) - First lady Michelle Obama will lead the U.S. delegation to the opening ceremonies of the London Olympics, an administration official said Tuesday.

Obama will announce her upcoming trip at an event later Tuesday with Samantha Cameron, the wife of visiting British Prime Minister David Cameron.

FULL STORY

Filed under: Michelle Obama • Olympics • United Kingdom
July 20th, 2010
06:01 PM ET
4 years ago

The 'special relationship'

Washington (CNN) – Like a couple renewing their vows, President Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron once again reaffirmed the "special relationship" between the US and UK during a joint press conference at the White House on Tuesday.

Calling it an "opportunity to renew the relationship with my partner, Prime Minister Cameron," President Obama also claimed the US has "no closer ally, no stronger partner."

But there has been a rough patch recently; while the US and UK relationship goes back to the founding of America, the tension between the two allies has been palpable.

FULL POST


Filed under: David Cameron • President Obama • United Kingdom