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UK Parliament breaks up ahead of election day with pomp, ceremony and hard-nosed politics

May. 24, 2024 16:02 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s lawmakers left Parliament on Friday for the last time before an election is held in six weeks. Some will never return. About 120 of the 650 members of Parliament are stepping down, and they and those who lose their seats on July 4 face an abrupt readjustment to life...

King Charles III won’t be out and about much over the next six weeks amid election campaign

May. 24, 2024 07:19 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — King Charles III won’t be out and about much over the next six weeks — and it’s not because of his ongoing cancer treatments. Shortly after U.K. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak called an early parliamentary election for July 4, Buckingham Palace said that all members...

Music Review: Lenny Kravitz leans on the funk with glorious 'Blue Electric Light'

May. 22, 2024 13:31 PM EDT

The bass is banging, the guitars are shrieking and Lenny Kravitz is howling on “Blue Electric Light,” the rocker's best stuff in years, offering a welcome blast of funk in 2024. There's joy and swagger in almost every track, with Kravitz showing his knack for adding cool stuff to...

London judge rejects Prince Harry's bid to add allegations against Rupert Murdoch in tabloid lawsuit

May. 21, 2024 12:58 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry can't expand his privacy lawsuit against The Sun tabloid's publisher to add allegations that Rupert Murdoch and some other executives were part of an effort to conceal and destroy evidence of unlawful information gathering, a London judge ruled Tuesday. ...

US national security adviser, Saudi Arabia's crown prince meet to discuss 'semi-final' security deal

May. 19, 2024 21:35 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — President Joe Biden's national security adviser met early Sunday with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to discuss what the kingdom described as the “semi-final” version of a wide-ranging security agreement between the countries. ...

Today in History: May 19, Anne Boleyn, wife of Henry VIII, beheaded

May. 19, 2024 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, May 19, the 140th day of 2024. There are 226 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 19, 1536, Anne Boleyn, the second wife of England’s King Henry VIII, was beheaded after being convicted of...

King Charles III to travel to France for UK ceremonies marking the 80th anniversary of D-Day

May. 17, 2024 13:23 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — King Charles III plans to travel to France next month for British ceremonies marking the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings, while skipping the larger international event a few miles away as he continues to be treated for cancer. Charles and Queen Camilla are...

An annual rich list says Paul McCartney is Britain's first billionaire musician

May. 17, 2024 10:23 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Paul McCartney is a billionaire Beatle. According to figures released Friday, the former member of the Fab Four is the first British musician to be worth 1 billion pounds ($1.27 billion). The annual Sunday Times Rich List calculated that the wealth of...

A look at assassinations and assassination attempts this century

May. 17, 2024 04:10 AM EDT

Slovakia’s Prime Minister Robert Fico was seriously wounded in an apparent assassination attempt just weeks before a Europe-wide election that has been deeply divisive. He was shot multiple times in an attack in the town of Handlova that authorities described as politically motivated, although...

Independent UN experts say radical Saudi Arabia scholar held for years should be tried or released

May. 15, 2024 10:01 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A radical Sunni scholar whose criticisms of Saudi Arabia's government and the West drew praise from the l ate al-Qaida founder Osama bin Laden should be immediately tried or released from a yearslong arbitrary detention by the kingdom, independent experts...