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Prince Harry sues two UK tabloids over alleged phone hacking

(Source – Associated Press) Prince Harry is suing two British tabloid newspapers over alleged phone hacking. British media reports Friday night said Harry took legal action against the Sun and Mirror newspapers. Buckingham Palace confirmed in a statement on Saturday that claims regarding “illegal interception of voicemail messages” were filed on Harry’s behalf. The palace […]

UK – Hundreds of thousands stranded as agency collapses

LONDON — Families stranded, honeymoons and vacations canceled, thousands of workers laid off: The sudden collapse of British tour company Thomas Cook and its network of airlines and hotels sowed chaos for hundreds of thousands of travelers and businesses around the world Monday. Brought down by a variety of factors, including crushing debts and online […]

UK: Amber Rudd quits cabinet and Conservative party

Amber Rudd has quit the cabinet and Conservative Party saying she cannot “stand by” while “loyal moderate Conservatives are expelled”. The work and pensions secretary said she no longer believed leaving the EU with a deal was the government’s “main objective”. She described the sacking of 21 Tory MPs on Tuesday as an “assault on […]

Prince Andrew: I did not suspect Epstein’s behaviour

(Source: BBC) – Prince Andrew has defended his former friendship with Jeffrey Epstein, saying “at no stage” did he “see or suspect” any criminal behaviour. Epstein, 66, took his own life in a jail cell this month while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges. In a statement, the Duke of York said he wanted to “clarify […]

Harry and Meghan’s baby Archie christened at Windsor

The son of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex has been christened by the Archbishop of Canterbury in a private ceremony. Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was baptised in front of close family and friends in the private chapel at Windsor Castle on Saturday. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended but were not thought to have […]

UK – Arrests after lesbian couple who refused to kiss beaten

(Source: BBC) – Two women say they were subjected to a homophobic attack and left covered in blood after refusing to kiss on a bus. Melania Geymonat, 28, said the attack on her and partner Chris happened on the top deck of a London night bus as they were travelling to Camden Town. A group of […]

UK college appoints its first female black master, and she is Barbadian

(BBC) – The first black woman has been appointed to lead an Oxbridge college. Sonita Alleyne, 51, who has been elected as the next master of Jesus College, Cambridge, will also be its first female appointee and will take up the role from October. Businesswoman and entrepreneur Alleyne said it was “an honour to be […]

UK – Adele, husband Simon Konecki have separated

(Associated Press) – Adele and her husband Simon Konecki have separated. The pop singer’s representatives Benny Tarantini and Carl Fysh confirmed the news Friday in a statement to The Associated Press. “Adele and her partner have separated,” the emailed statement said. “They are committed to raising their son together lovingly. As always they ask for […]

UK – Assange arrested

LONDON – British police entered the Ecuadorian Embassy in London on Thursday, forcibly removing the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on a US extradition warrant and bringing his seven-year stint there to a dramatic close. Video showed a heavily bearded Assange shouting and gesticulating as multiple officers hustled him into a waiting police van. He was […]

UK’s May concedes Brexit deal won’t pass ‘in near future’

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS – British Prime Minister Theresa May has acknowledged that the government’s strategies to get her Brexit deal approved in Parliament failed, saying there’s little prospect lawmakers will back it in “the near future.” May urged opposition lawmakers Saturday to help find a compromise agreement instead. She said voters “expect their politicians to […]

UK: Four people hurt in ‘random attacks’

BBC – Four people have been stabbed in a spate of “cowardly and senseless” attacks in north London that police believe could be linked. Over a period of nearly 10 hours, the woman and three men were approached from behind and knifed in the back as they walked alone in Edmonton. The victims appeared to […]

UK – Seven lawmakers quit Labour over EU, anti-Semitis

LONDON — Seven British lawmakers quit the main opposition Labour Party on Monday over its approach to Brexit and anti-Semitism — the biggest shake-up in years for one of Britain’s major political parties. The announcement ripped open a long-simmering rift between socialists and centrists in the party, which sees itself as the representative of Britain’s […]

British PM May wins confidence vote

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May won a confidence vote in the British parliament on Wednesday before proposing immediate talks with other party leaders in an attempt to break the deadlock on a Brexit divorce agreement. Lawmakers voted 325 to 306 that they had confidence in May’s government, just 24 hours after handing her […]

UK – Local pair quizzed over Gatwick drones

BBC – A 47-year-old man and 54-year-old woman from Crawley are being questioned over multiple drone sightings that brought Gatwick Airport to a standstill. Flights were grounded for more than 36 hours when drones were first spotted close to the runway on Wednesday night. The airport has since reopened and flights were operating on schedule, […]

UK – Thai Leicester City owner, four others, were on crashed helicopter: source

(Reuters) – Leicester City soccer club owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, a Thai tycoon, was among five people who were in a helicopter which crashed in a ball of flames after a Premier League match on Saturday, a source close to the club said. Also on board were one of Vichai’s two daughters, two pilots and a […]

UK – Thousands joined Trump protest as US leader played golf

Thousands took to the streets of Edinburgh in a third day of protests against Donald Trump’s UK visit. They demonstrated as the US president played golf during a visit to his Turnberry resort on the Ayrshire coast. Trump is in Scotland with his wife and family on a private visit ahead of his summit with […]

Royal Wedding 2018: Michael Curry tells guests ‘Love has the power to heal the world’

Love has the power to heal the world, the congregation at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle has heard. Bishop Michael Curry’s energetic address included references to the civil rights movement and focused on the power of love, with a positive message about how love for all can overcome difference. Quoting Martin Luther King […]