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Queen Elizabeth II to bury her 'strength and stay' Prince Philip

Windsor - Queen Elizabeth II bids a final farewell to her late husband Prince Philip on Saturday, at a funeral restricted by coronavirus rules but reflecting his long life of military and public service.

Prince Philip: the strength behind the crown

London - Prince Philip often grabbed headlines for his outspoken remarks but was portrayed by royalists as the silent stalwart, who shelved his personal ambitions to support Queen Elizabeth II over seven decades.

The Silk Road today: A living history in photographs Special

London - The Silk Road conjures images of trade, of peoples, and of empires long fallen. What is this trade route like today? A new outdoor exhibition attempts to capture this through a series of stunning photographs.

Fine tuning for Prince Philip's funeral

Windsor - Final preparations were being made on Friday for the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II's husband Prince Philip, with the ceremony pared back due to coronavirus restrictions but still reflecting his long life of military and public service.

William and Harry won't be shoulder-to-shoulder at Prince Philip funeral

London - British royals William and Harry will not walk side by side in the procession at this weekend's funeral of Queen Elizabeth II's husband Prince Philip, Buckingham Palace revealed Thursday.

Sleaze scandal infects UK politics amid Covid spending spree

London - A drip-feed of revelations over the collapse of an opaque financial firm is raising serious questions about cosy ties between UK politicians, civil servants and big business as the government spends lavishly on fighting the coronavirus pandemic.

Op-Ed: Britain vs debt vs Brexit vs trade vs revenue — Not too hilarious

London - The Johnson government has been borrowing on huge levels. Revenue is likely to be hit hard with falling trade and relocations of businesses outside the UK. This is not a facetious issue. It’s a real problem.

WHO warns pandemic at 'critical point' as South Asia cases surge

London - The Covid-19 pandemic has entered a critical phase as infections exponentially increase despite widespread measures aimed at stopping them, the WHO warned Monday, with record case numbers in South Asia triggering tough new restrictions.

English pubs set for comeback, India battles record virus surge

London - Britain was to partially lift coronavirus restrictions Monday, reopening shops, gyms, pub gardens and hairdressers, while India moved to ban exports of a virus treatment drug as a record surge of cases overwhelms its healthcare system.

Pints and Primark: Britons mark lockdown easing with a sup and a shop

London - Britons on Monday toasted a significant easing of coronavirus restrictions, with early morning pints -- and much-needed haircuts -- as the country took a tentative step towards the resumption of normal life.

Op-Ed: Assange and the inexcusable repression of journalism

Washington - You have to wonder what’s journalism these days. A US government spent 4 years calling literally everything fake news and publishing its own fake news. Real news, however, can get you arrested, and that’s Assange’s big issue. The difference is…?

'Lessons to be learned' over UK lobbying row: ex-PM Cameron

London - Britain's former prime minister David Cameron, under fire for having sought government help for a finance firm he represented, acknowledged Sunday that he should have gone through formal channels.

UK lawmakers gather in special sessions to laud Prince Philip

London - Lawmakers across the UK convened Monday to pay tribute to Prince Philip, whose death aged 99 has left a "huge void" in the life of Queen Elizabeth II.

Irish PM warns of 'spiral back' as N.Ireland wracked by week of riots

Belfast - Irish prime minister Micheal Martin warned against a "spiral back" into sectarian conflict in Northern Ireland on Saturday, as a week-long streak of riots raised fears for the future of a fragile peace in the British province.

Gun salutes fired across UK to mark Prince Philip's death

London - Gun salutes echoed around the United Kingdom on Saturday as the military paid solemn tribute to Queen Elizabeth II's husband Prince Philip after his death aged 99.

Queen Elizabeth II's husband Prince Philip dies aged 99

London - Prince Philip, the longest serving royal consort in British history and a constant presence at Queen Elizabeth II's side for decades, died Friday aged 99, Buckingham Palace announced.

Queen Elizabeth II's husband Prince Philip: the strength behind the crown

London - He often grabbed headlines for his gaffes, but Prince Philip was portrayed by royalists as the silent stalwart, who shelved his personal ambitions to support Queen Elizabeth II over seven decades.

Belfast in turmoil as Brexit stokes tensions in Northern Ireland

Belfast - Rioters waged a running battle with police in Belfast on Thursday night -- tossing petrol bombs, setting fires and dodging jets from water cannon as a week of unrest showed no sign of letting up.

Op-Ed: COVID — New spike and ‘endemic’ status is a serious threat

Sydney - It’s not over yet, or anything like over. Statistics are showing returning spikes worldwide. Worse, the dangerous situation of COVID becoming “endemic” is now credible for the foreseeable future.

New AZ setbacks as countries scramble for vaccines

London - The fallout over the AstraZeneca jab persisted Thursday with several countries halting its use among younger people, as nations raced to secure much-needed vaccines in the face of fresh virus surges.
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