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Van Gogh self-portrait found hidden behind another painting

Jul. 14, 2022 16:58 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A previously unknown self-portrait of Vincent Van Gogh has been discovered behind another of the artist's paintings, the National Galleries of Scotland said Thursday. The self-portrait was found on the back of Van Gogh’s “Head of a Peasant Woman” when experts...

Scottish leader calls for new independence vote next year

Jun. 28, 2022 12:20 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Scotland's leader told lawmakers in Edinburgh Tuesday that she plans to hold a fresh referendum on Scotland's independence on Oct. 19, 2023 — even though U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson maintains it wasn't the right time for such a vote. First Minister Nicola...

Queen Elizabeth II travels to Scotland for week of events

Jun. 27, 2022 09:10 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II traveled to her official residence in Scotland on Monday to open a week of traditional events, starting with an ancient ceremony at the Palace of Holyroodhouse. The 96-year-old monarch, who has cut back on public appearances in recent months because...