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From Tinseltown to Capitol Hill: When superstars switch to politics

Academy award winning actress Angelina Jolie has told Vanity Fair magazine that she is “open” to pursuing a life in politics, diplomacy or public

Academy award winning actress Angelina Jolie has told Vanity Fair magazine that she is “open” to pursuing a life in politics, diplomacy or public

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UK say goodbye to Margaret Thatcher

Former UK prime minister Margaret Thatcher is being laid to rest with a level of pomp and protest reflecting her status as a commanding, yet

Former UK prime minister Margaret Thatcher is being laid to rest with a level of pomp and protest reflecting her status as a commanding, yet

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Thatcher 'tested her ideas'

The Thatcher years in Downing Street were ones of great social and economic change. While politicians are often praised for seeking consensus she is

The Thatcher years in Downing Street were ones of great social and economic change. While politicians are often praised for seeking consensus she is

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Thatcher "one of us" in St Paul's

The funeral of Margaret Thatcher, Britain’s longest-serving prime minister of the 20th century, and the one and only woman to have held the job, has

The funeral of Margaret Thatcher, Britain’s longest-serving prime minister of the 20th century, and the one and only woman to have held the job, has

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Anti-Thatcherites turn their back on Iron Lady's coffin

The Thatcher coffin was generally greeted with applause and even cheers along the route, but not everyone was there to laud her achievements. The

The Thatcher coffin was generally greeted with applause and even cheers along the route, but not everyone was there to laud her achievements. The

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Ukraine fondly recalls Thatcher's visit

Margaret Thatcher visited Kiev in 1990 when Ukraine was still part of the Soviet Union. Many experts and politicians in Eastern Europe, believe it

Margaret Thatcher visited Kiev in 1990 when Ukraine was still part of the Soviet Union. Many experts and politicians in Eastern Europe, believe it

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Thatcher's Funeral: The public reaction

The funeral of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has come to an end. It was attended by some 2,300 guests, made up of dignitaries from

The funeral of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has come to an end. It was attended by some 2,300 guests, made up of dignitaries from

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Thatcher funeral held in London

The funeral at St Paul’s Cathedral of Britain’s longest-serving prime minister of the 20th century, and its one and only woman premier, Margaret

The funeral at St Paul’s Cathedral of Britain’s longest-serving prime minister of the 20th century, and its one and only woman premier, Margaret

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Thatcher's 'Iron' stance towards Europe

Britain’s first female prime minister had a prickly relationship with Europe during her eleven years in Downing Street. But it hadn’t always been

Britain’s first female prime minister had a prickly relationship with Europe during her eleven years in Downing Street. But it hadn’t always been

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A preview of Thatcher's funeral at dress rehearsal in London

A practice run for Margaret Thatcher’s funeral has taken place in London. The mock procession made its way towards St Paul’s Cathedral from St

A practice run for Margaret Thatcher’s funeral has taken place in London. The mock procession made its way towards St Paul’s Cathedral from St

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Ding Dong Thatcher song fails to reach number one

A Wizard of Oz song at the centre of an online campaign by opponents of the late British prime minister, Margaret Thatcher, has failed to make the

A Wizard of Oz song at the centre of an online campaign by opponents of the late British prime minister, Margaret Thatcher, has failed to make the

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Thatcher opponents await 'Ding Dong!' fate in UK music chart

A bizarre subplot has been growing alongside the past week’s many tributes, condemnations and memories following the death of the former British

A bizarre subplot has been growing alongside the past week’s many tributes, condemnations and memories following the death of the former British

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Europe Weekly: EU mourns Iron Lady's death

Former European leaders and EU officials pay tribute to ex-British prime minister Margaret Thatcher; the EU steps up the pressure on tax havens, and

Former European leaders and EU officials pay tribute to ex-British prime minister Margaret Thatcher; the EU steps up the pressure on tax havens, and

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Tributes paid to Margaret Thatcher in British parliament

The UK parliament has held a special session to pay tribute to the life and political legacy of Margaret Thatcher. The former British prime

The UK parliament has held a special session to pay tribute to the life and political legacy of Margaret Thatcher. The former British prime

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British parliament pays special tribute to Margaret Thatcher

Tributes have been paid to the life and legacy of Margaret Thatcher in a special session of Britain’s parliament. The Conservative leader and Prime

Tributes have been paid to the life and legacy of Margaret Thatcher in a special session of Britain’s parliament. The Conservative leader and Prime

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British Parliament recalled to debate Thatcher's legacy

The British Parliament is to reconvene as MPs and peers are recalled to Westminister from their Easter recess to debate the legacy of the late

The British Parliament is to reconvene as MPs and peers are recalled to Westminister from their Easter recess to debate the legacy of the late

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Did Thatcher sow the seeds for today's crisis?

Margaret Thatcher’s supporters say much of what she did in the 1980s has relevance for today’s moribund European economy. They point out she turned

Margaret Thatcher’s supporters say much of what she did in the 1980s has relevance for today’s moribund European economy. They point out she turned

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Tory MEP recalls Thatcher's tussles with Brussels

In opposition, Margaret Thatcher campaigned for the UK to remain in the European Community, the precursor to the EU. But once in office, the Iron

In opposition, Margaret Thatcher campaigned for the UK to remain in the European Community, the precursor to the EU. But once in office, the Iron

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The Iron Lady lives on

The death of Margaret Thatcher has reignited interest in the biopic “The Iron Lady”. The film, made in 2011, was directed by Phyllida Law and starred

The death of Margaret Thatcher has reignited interest in the biopic “The Iron Lady”. The film, made in 2011, was directed by Phyllida Law and starred

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Read all about it: Thatcher's death across the front pages

Such was the impact Margaret Thatcher had on the international stage, her image adorned the front pages of Tuesday’s newspapers across the world

Such was the impact Margaret Thatcher had on the international stage, her image adorned the front pages of Tuesday’s newspapers across the world

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Thatcher's funeral set for April 17

The funeral of Margaret Thatcher will be held next week on Wednesday April 17. There have been some calls for Lady Thatcher to be given a state

The funeral of Margaret Thatcher will be held next week on Wednesday April 17. There have been some calls for Lady Thatcher to be given a state

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Songs for an 'Iron Lady'

The Iron Lady – as Margaret Thatcher was known – found herself the subject of many lyrics and songs over the years, from Morrissey to raps about the

The Iron Lady – as Margaret Thatcher was known – found herself the subject of many lyrics and songs over the years, from Morrissey to raps about the

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Joy not grief as those opposed to Thatcher celebrate her death

Champagne corks popped in Glasgow as hundreds gathered to celebrate the death of Margaret Thatcher. Similar outbursts of joy broke out in

Champagne corks popped in Glasgow as hundreds gathered to celebrate the death of Margaret Thatcher. Similar outbursts of joy broke out in

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Britons pay their respects as Thatcher's body leaves the Ritz

The body of the late Baroness Thatcher has now been moved from London’s Ritz Hotel, where she spent her final days before dying at the age of

The body of the late Baroness Thatcher has now been moved from London’s Ritz Hotel, where she spent her final days before dying at the age of

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Falkland reactions to Thatcher death

The death of former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher draws attention to a place many consider pivotal to her role as premier – the Falkland

The death of former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher draws attention to a place many consider pivotal to her role as premier – the Falkland

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Thatcher's legacy divides in life and death

The death of Margaret Thatcher was cause to celebrate for thousands in Britain who recall her rule as the main reason for social unrest in the

The death of Margaret Thatcher was cause to celebrate for thousands in Britain who recall her rule as the main reason for social unrest in the

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Europe's elder statesmen pay homage to Thatcher

A woman of her word and a woman who always perfectly presented – just some of the memories of Valery Giscard d’Estaing. Margaret Thatcher was like

A woman of her word and a woman who always perfectly presented – just some of the memories of Valery Giscard d’Estaing. Margaret Thatcher was like

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Floral tributes at Thatcher's house

Not all reactions to Baroness Thatcher’s death have been positive. Her economic and industrial policies of the 80s left deep scars that still exist

Not all reactions to Baroness Thatcher’s death have been positive. Her economic and industrial policies of the 80s left deep scars that still exist

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Still dividing opinion: reactions to the death of Margaret Thatcher

Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron has led tributes to Baroness Margaret Thatcher, who died on Monday following a stroke at the age of 87

Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron has led tributes to Baroness Margaret Thatcher, who died on Monday following a stroke at the age of 87