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In this undated family handout, Margaret Payne poses for a photo on the stairs of her home in Sutherland, Scotland. Payne, the 90-year-old grandmother who launched an epic climb to raise money for charity completed her fundraiser Tuesday, June 23, 2020 scaling her home’s stairs the equivalent of 731 meters (2,398 feet). That's enough to reach the top of the iconic Scottish peak, Suilven. The feat took her 73 days and kept her busy for 10 weeks while the nation sheltered in lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  (Payne Family via AP)

Scottish grandmother climbs a mountain, one step at a time

Jun. 23, 2020 2:23 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — In the end, Margaret Payne scaled her mountain, one step at a time. The 90-year-old grandmother who launched an epic climb to raise money for charity completed her fundraiser Tuesday. Paybe scaled the stairs at her home the equivalent of 731 meters (2,398 feet) — enough to reach the...

French Alpha jets of the Patrouille de France and the UK Royal red arrows aerobatic planes spraying lines of smoke in the colors of the French flag fly over the Mont-Valerien, a memorial for the French who fought against the Nazis and those who were killed by the occupying forces, in Suresnes, west of Paris, Thursday, June 18, 2020 at the start of the traditional annual ceremony of commemoration for the 80th anniversary of Charles de Gaulle's radio appeal to his countrymen to resist Nazi occupation during WWII. French President Emmanuel Macron is traveling to London to mark the day that De Gaulle delivered his defiant broadcast 80 years ago urging his nation to fight on despite the fall of France. In a reflection of the importance of the event, the trip marks Macron's first international trip since France's lockdown amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Ludovic Marin/Pool via AP)

Macron marks appeal that gave birth to French Resistance

Jun. 18, 2020 10:53 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron marked Gen. Charles De Gaulle’s famed World War II appeal to resist the Nazis on Thursday in a special ceremony intended to invoke the deep friendship between the longtime allies. Macron traveled to London to mark the day that De Gaulle delivered his...

FILE- In this Thursday, Jan 23, 2020 file photo, from left, French President Emmanuel Macron and Britain's Prince Charles attend the World Holocaust Forum at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial museum in Jerusalem.  Britain’s Prince Charles will host French President Emmanuel Macron for a special celebration marking the 80th anniversary of Gen. Charles De Gaulle’s defiant appeal to the French people to resist the Nazis during World War II. Charles and his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall, will receive Macron at his Clarence House home with a Guard of Honor formed  by Number 7 Company of the Coldstream Guards and accompanied the Band of the Coldstream Guards on Thursday, June 18, 2020. (Abir Sultan/Pool Photo via AP, File)

Prince Charles to host Macron to mark De Gaulle WWII appeal

Jun. 12, 2020 12:08 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Prince Charles will host French President Emmanuel Macron for a special celebration marking the 80th anniversary of Gen. Charles de Gaulle’s defiant appeal to the French people to resist the Nazis during World War II. Charles and his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall, will...

FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2019, file photo, Britain's Prince Andrew delivers a speech during the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit (ABIS) in Nonthaburi, Thailand. Legal experts say U.S. investigators probably can't force Britain’s Prince Andrew to cooperate in the Jeffrey Epstein sex trafficking probe. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit, FILE)

Prince Andrew holds the cards as the US pursues sex probe

Jun. 11, 2020 7:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. investigators probably can't force Britain's Prince Andrew to cooperate in the Jeffrey Epstein sex trafficking probe and the duke's lawyers should probably not allow him to be interviewed by investigators, legal experts said. “It would be an error of astounding proportion for...

In this video grab issued Thursday June 11, 2020, by Buckingham Palace, showing Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, as she takes part in a video conference call with the Princess Royal Princess Anne, and carers supported by the Carers Trust, on June 4, 2020.  The monarch talked with four carers and the trust's chief executive Gareth Howells, on June 4 from Windsor Castle, during the coronavirus pandemic lockdown. As part of Carers Week in the U.K., the 94-year-old monarch showed once again that she's adept at meeting the challenges posed by new technologies, taking part in her first public video conference call to chat to four carers about the challenges they face looking after someone close to them during the coronavirus pandemic.  (Carer's Trust/Buckingham Palace via AP)

Queen Elizabeth takes part in first public video call

Jun. 11, 2020 8:24 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II has taken part in her first public video conference call to chat to four carers about the challenges they face looking after people close to them during the coronavirus pandemic. As part of Carers Week in the U.K., the 94-year-old monarch showed once again that she's adept...

FILE - In this June 19, 1962 file photo, Britain's Prince Philip and his wife Queen Elizabeth II arrive at Royal Ascot race meeting, England. There certainly won’t be fuss. Count on that. When Britain’s Prince Philip reaches the grand age of 99 on Wednesday, he will spend it quietly and in much the same way he’s spent most of his adult life: beside Queen Elizabeth II. (AP Photo/File)

Still beside the queen at 99: Prince Philip to mark birthday

Jun. 9, 2020 7:03 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — There certainly won’t be fuss. Count on that. When Britain’s Prince Philip reaches the grand age of 99 on Wednesday, he will spend it quietly and in much the same way he’s spent most of his adult life: beside Queen Elizabeth II. The stalwart consort plans a quiet lunch...

The Latest: China orders pangolin protection amid pandemic

Jun. 5, 2020 11:11 PM EDT

BEIJING — China is ordering its highest level of protection for the armadillo-like pangolin as part of its crackdown on the wildlife trade following the global coronavirus pandemic. While the virus is believed to have originated in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, most scientists say it was most likely...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020 file photo, Britain's Prince Charles greets members of the public as he leaves the RSC or Royal Shakespeare Company, in Stratford-upon-Avon, England, during his tour of Warwickshire and the West Midlands. Prince Charles in a interview with Sky News on Thursday June 4, 2020, said he missed giving his family members a hug during the long weeks of lockdown due to the COVID-19 outbreak, and also acknowledged that he had not seen his father, Prince Philip, for many weeks. (Jacob King/Pool Photo via AP, File)

Prince Charles misses hugging his family amid virus lockdown

Jun. 4, 2020 1:10 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Prince Charles says he has missed giving his family members a hug during the long weeks of lockdown due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The Prince of Wales also acknowledged in a interview with Sky News on Thursday that he had not seen his father, the Duke of Edinburgh for many weeks. Prince...

Today in History

Jun. 3, 2020 2:54 PM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, June 3, the 155th day of 2020. There are 211 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 3, 1965, astronaut Edward H. White became the first American to "walk" in space during the flight of Gemini 4. On this date: In 1861, Illinois Sen. Stephen A. Douglas, the...

FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2005, file photo, former Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam holds up the original copy of his dismissal letter he received from then Governor-General Sir John Kerr on Nov. 11, 1975, at a book launch in Sydney, Australia. The High Court's majority decision in historian Jenny Hocking’s appeal on Friday, May 29, 2020 overturned lower court rulings that more than 200 letters between the monarch of Britain and Australia and Governor-General Sir John Kerr before he dismissed Prime Minister Gough Whitlam’s government were personal and might never be made public. (AP Photo/Mark Baker, File)

Australian court rules queen's letters can be made public

May. 29, 2020 5:52 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s highest court ruled on Friday to make public letters between Queen Elizabeth II and her representative that would reveal what knowledge she had, if any, of the dismissal of an Australian government in 1975. The High Court’s 6-1 majority decision in...