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Hilary Mantel, author of 'Wolf Hall' Tudor saga, dies at 70

Sep. 23, 2022 12:48 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Hilary Mantel, the Booker Prize-winning author who turned Tudor power politics into page-turning fiction in the acclaimed “Wolf Hall” trilogy of historical novels, has died, her publisher said Friday. She was 70. Mantel died “suddenly yet peacefully” on...

US-UK relations enter new chapter as new PM, king settle in

Sep. 17, 2022 17:07 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — President Joe Biden arrived in London to pay his respects to Queen Elizabeth II at a time of transition in U.S.-U.K. relations, as both a new monarch and a new prime minister are settling in. The hawkish approach of Prime Minister Liz Truss to Russia and China puts...

For Elizabeth, Balmoral estate was a place to 'be normal'

Sep. 11, 2022 16:07 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — When the hearse carrying Queen Elizabeth II’s body pulled out of the gates of Balmoral Castle on Sunday, it marked the monarch’s final departure from a personal sanctuary where she could shed the straitjacket of protocol and ceremony for a few weeks every year. ...

The prime ministers who served under Queen Elizabeth II

Sep. 08, 2022 14:42 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — In seven decades on the throne, Queen Elizabeth II saw 15 British prime ministers come and go, from Winston Churchill to Margaret Thatcher to Boris Johnson to Liz Truss. Here is a list of the leaders who served under her and their years in office: ...

New UK Cabinet is diverse in makeup and solidly on the right

Sep. 07, 2022 12:17 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Liz Truss’s new Cabinet is Britain’s most diverse ever, with women serving as prime minister and deputy prime minister and Black and South Asian politicians filling many of the top jobs. While they come from different backgrounds, the new ministers share Truss’...

Liz Truss set to become new UK Conservative prime minister

Sep. 05, 2022 23:52 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Liz Truss has been elected as the Conservative Party's new leader, the party announced Monday, and she will take office Tuesday as Britain's new prime minister to steer the country through an acute cost-of-living crisis. The 47-year-old Truss, who is currently...

Maggie's legacy: Divisive Thatcher looms over UK Tory race

Jul. 31, 2022 08:08 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Two people are running to be Britain’s next prime minister, but a third presence looms over the contest: Margaret Thatcher. The late former prime minister dominated Britain in the 1980s, and has left a large and contested legacy. Critics see her as an intransigent...

Rishi Sunak, heir apparent who ran afoul of Boris Johnson

Jul. 20, 2022 12:50 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Rishi Sunak was seen as Boris Johnson’s natural heir, until he turned on the prime minister who put him in charge of Britain’s economy. The former Treasury chief, who quit earlier this month after questioning Johnson’s competence and ethics, is one of the two...

UK Conservative hopefuls strikingly diverse, firmly on right

Jul. 13, 2022 11:14 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Like most of his predecessors as Conservative Party leader, Prime Minister Boris Johnson is wealthy, white and male. There’s a good chance his successor will be different. The eight candidates running in a party election to succeed Johnson are four men and four...

Today in History: July 13, George Zimmerman acquitted

Jul. 13, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, July 13, the 194th day of 2022. There are 171 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 13, 2013, a jury in Sanford, Florida, cleared neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman of all...