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  • Britain's Prince Harry plans New Zealand visit in May

    Britain's Prince Harry is planning a weeklong visit to New Zealand next month that will include a stop on remote Stewart Island, population 378. New Zealand Prime Minister John Key on Monday announced the visit, which will be Harry's first to the South...
  • Angela Lansbury, Kinks' Davies win at UK's Olivier Awards

    An American classic directed by a Belgian and a musical about a very English rock band were the big winners at Britain's Olivier theater awards Sunday — but it was an 89-year old theatrical Dame who brought the house down. The Arthur Miller drama...
  • Prince Harry meets Australian public at start of army trip

    Britain's Prince Harry joked and chatted with an enthusiastic crowd Monday at his only scheduled public appearance during a monthlong embedment with Australia's army, declaring pride in his ginger hair and telling a self-obsessed younger generation that...
  • Designer overseeing royal renovations dies in bike accident

    Moira Gemmill, a leading British design expert charged with modernizing two of Queen Elizabeth II's residences, has been killed in a cycling accident in London. Gemmill helped refurbish the Victoria and Albert Museum in London before starting work...
  • UK police arrest teenage boy and girl on terrorism charges

    British police say a teenage boy and girl have been arrested on suspicion of preparing terrorist acts. Greater Manchester Police said Sunday a 14-year-old boy and 16-year-old girl have been arrested following two separate police raids that took place...
  • Dirty air, Sahara dust blankets parts of Britain in smog

    Traffic fumes, dirty air blown in from Europe and Sarahan dust are combining to coat parts of Britain in smog. The environment department says air pollution is "high" across much of the country Friday and could reach the top designation of "very high" in...
  • Wisconsin taxpayers footed the bill for Gov. Walker's Britain trip to tune of $138,200

    MADISON, Wis. On the eve of another foreign trip, Gov. Scott Walker's administration disclosed Thursday that Wisconsin taxpayers paid $138,200 for his February trip to Great Britain, which was billed as a trade mission but freighted with political...
  • Change for change? Queen Elizabeth's likeness updated on British coins

    British money will look a bit different in the coming months: Coins will bear an updated, age-appropriate portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. It's the fifth coin portrait of the queen and the first new one since 1998. "The queen shows her age as portrait is...
  • Charles and Camilla mark 10th wedding anniversary

    The heir to the British throne and his consort, Camilla, are celebrating 10 years of marriage — a decade in which Camilla's public image has gone from aristocratic home-wrecker to admired addition to the royal family. Prince Charles, 66, and 67-...
  • Argentine gov't summons British ambassador on spying report

    The Argentine government has summoned Britain's ambassador to answer questions about a recent news report that alleged the British conducted electronic spying on the South American country. According to a statement Thursday, the Foreign Ministry called...
  • Imam who criticized Syria's Assad shot dead in London

    British police said Wednesday its counter-terrorism unit is investigating the killing of a Syria-born Muslim cleric who was shot dead in London. London's Metropolitan Police said Abdul-Hadi Arwani, 48, was found in a parked car with gunshot wounds to his...