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Pubs, hairdressers set to reopen as UK eases virus lockdown

Apr. 11, 2021 12:18 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Millions of people in Britain will get their first chance in months for haircuts, casual shopping and restaurant meals on Monday, as the government takes the next step on its lockdown-lifting road map. Nationwide restrictions have been in place in England...

Charles: Royal family 'deeply grateful' for world's support

Apr. 10, 2021 15:53 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Prince Charles offered a heartfelt tribute to his “dear Papa" on Saturday as Buckingham Palace offered the broad outlines of a royal funeral that will be attended by the family and broadcast to the world. As Queen Elizabeth II and other...

Too much? BBC gets complaints over Prince Philip coverage

Apr. 10, 2021 11:34 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The U.K.’s national broadcaster switched instantly into mourning mode when Prince Philip’s death was announced but not everyone has agreed with that BBC decision. The BBC canceled its regular programming Friday and aired special coverage hosted by...

EXPLAINER: What is behind the latest unrest in N Ireland?

Apr. 10, 2021 05:34 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Young people have hurled bricks, fireworks and gasoline bombs at police and set hijacked cars and a bus on fire during a week of violence on the streets of Northern Ireland. Police responded with rubber bullets and water cannons. The streets were calmer...

The Latest: Australia mourns Prince Philip

Apr. 10, 2021 00:17 AM EDT

Reaction from around the world on the death of Prince Philip at age 99: SYDNEY — Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison offered his country’s “deepest sympathies and condolences” to Queen Elizabeth II on the passing of Prince Philip. ...

Philip, defined by role of husband to British queen, dies

Apr. 09, 2021 16:50 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Prince Philip, the irascible and tough-minded husband of Queen Elizabeth II who spent more than seven decades supporting his wife in a role that both defined and constricted his life, has died, Buckingham Palace said Friday. He was 99. His life spanned...

COVID, Philip's no-fuss attitude mean simpler funeral plan

Apr. 09, 2021 15:26 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Prince Philip will be laid to rest with all the honors due a prince of the United Kingdom and a consort to Queen Elizabeth II. But the coronavirus pandemic means it will be a more low-key farewell than has marked many royal deaths. The pandemic has...

Rioters ignore pleas for calm as violence flares in Belfast

Apr. 09, 2021 14:55 PM EDT

BELFAST (AP) — Police in Northern Ireland deployed water cannons for the first time in six years Thursday as they tried to disperse protesters who hurled stones, fireworks and gasoline-filled bottles at officers during another night of violence in Belfast. The violence...

UK mourns Prince Philip; leaders honor his service to queen

Apr. 09, 2021 13:59 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — World leaders and people on the street honored Prince Philip’s life of service to his wife, Queen Elizabeth II, and the British nation Friday after hearing of the death of a man who had been at the center of public life longer than most of them have been alive. ...

Today in History

Apr. 09, 2021 00:38 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, April 9, the 99th day of 2021. There are 266 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 9, 1939, Marian Anderson performed a concert at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington,...