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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...

Casket of Queen Elizabeth II arrives at Buckingham Palace

Sep. 13, 2022 20:38 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II returned to Buckingham Palace on Tuesday evening, making its way through a drizzly London as crowds lined the route for a glimpse of the hearse and to bid her a final farewell. People parked their cars along a normally busy road, got...

Queen hailed in Scotland as a 'constant in all our lives'

Sep. 13, 2022 01:47 AM EDT

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — As Queen Elizabeth II's four children walked silently behind, a hearse carried her flag-draped coffin Monday along a crowd-lined street in the Scottish capital to a cathedral, where a service of thanksgiving hailed the late monarch as a “constant in all of our lives...

Live updates: King and siblings stand vigil to honor queen

Sep. 12, 2022 22:24 PM EDT

EDINBURGH, Scotland — King Charles III and his siblings have stood in silent vigil around their mother Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin in St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh. Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward lowered their heads as they stood at four sides of the...

Loss of unifying queen could fray the bonds of fractious UK

Sep. 12, 2022 15:38 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II has been likened to the invisible glue holding the United Kingdom together. Some think the reign of King Charles III will see those bonds come unstuck, giving new momentum to Scotland’s push for independence. But the fact the queen died last week...

Scotland introduces rent freeze to tackle soaring costs

Sep. 06, 2022 11:26 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Scotland's leader said Tuesday she will bring in emergency legislation to introduce an immediate rent freeze to protect tenants as part of measures to tackle the U.K.'s cost-of-living crisis. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said the emergency law will “give people...

UK leadership favorite Truss stumbles over plan to slash pay

Aug. 02, 2022 09:50 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, front-runner in the race to succeed Prime Minister Boris Johnson, was forced into a policy U-turn Tuesday, dropping a proposal to cut some public sector salaries after the idea drew scorn from fellow Conservatives. The blow came...

UK Supreme Court to hear Scottish independence case in Oct

Jul. 21, 2022 10:56 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The U.K. Supreme Court said Thursday it will hold hearings in October on whether Scotland can call an independence referendum without the consent of the British government. Pro-independence Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said she intends to hold a...

Reaction to Boris Johnson's resignation announcement

Jul. 07, 2022 12:45 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Some reaction from the U.K. and around the world after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Thursday he would step down immediately as Conservative Party leader but remain as prime minister until the party chooses his successor: ___ “The...