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  • Disney to sail British Isles in 2016

    Disney to sail British Isles in 2016
    Disney Cruise Line announced their summer 2016 itineraries today with the highlight being a return to Norway and its first ever British Isles cruise. The Disney Magic will return to Europe splitting its time in the north to visit places like Denmark,...
  • A day of pageantry and gallantry for King Richard III

    A day of pageantry and gallantry for King Richard III
    A hush descended on the crowd as the oak coffin inched into view. The narrow streets in Leicester’s city center, typically bustling with shoppers on a Sunday afternoon, were packed but virtually motionless as a scene from Britain’s heraldic...
  • 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...
  • This time, King Richard III will get a more regal farewell

    Furniture maker Michael Ibsen is used to clients asking for custom-made pieces such as specially designed bookshelves or doors or cupboards. But the call to construct a coffin for his royal ancestor, who was immortalized by William Shakespeare, is by...
  • 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...
  • Suspect in Litvinenko's death: he could have poisoned self

    One of the main suspects in the poisoning of ex-Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko said Wednesday the former KGB officer may have accidentally killed himself with radioactive polonium. The statement by Dmitry Kovtun echoed earlier comments made by him...