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FILE - This Oct. 19, 2019 file photo shows actress Imelda Staunton on the red carpet for the movie

Haunting drama 'A Confession' puts police in ethical turmoil

May. 11, 2020 12:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Most actresses like to meet the real person who inspired the role they're about to tackle. Not Imelda Staunton. Not for her latest job. The English stage and screen star plays a mother who for years held out hope that her estranged and troubled daughter was still alive, only to discover...

In this image from video taken on Feb. 1, 1971 Lt. Cmdr. Robert Embleton showing schoolchildren around HMS Danae. From resounding applause to ostracization and isolation. That's essentially the journey Lt. Cmdr. Robert Embleton, who served 34 years in Britain's Royal Navy, took by ambulance when discharged from Derriford Hospital in Plymouth, southwest England, on April 8 following his near-month sickness with the coronavirus. (Courtesy of Robert Embleton via AP)

Being ostracized: Virus leaves its mark for UK's elderly

May. 9, 2020 5:06 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — From resounding applause to ostracization and isolation. That's essentially the journey Lt. Cmdr. Robert Embleton, who served 34 years in Britain's Royal Navy, took by ambulance when discharged from Derriford Hospital in Plymouth, southwestern England, on April 8 following his near-month...

In this image taken from video and made available by Buckingham Palace, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II addresses the nation and the Commonwealth on the 75th anniversary of VE Day, from Windsor Castle in Windsor, England, Friday May 8, 2020. (Buckingham Palace via AP)

Europe holds low-key V-E Day commemorations due to virus

May. 8, 2020 4:15 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Europe marked the 75th anniversary of the surrender of Nazi Germany to Allied forces in low-key fashion Friday because of coronavirus lockdown restrictions across the continent. The big celebrations planned were either canceled or dramatically scaled back. There were no mass gatherings, no...

FILE - In this Thursday, March 5, 2020 file photo, Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrive at the annual Endeavour Fund Awards in London. Harper Collins U.K. announced Monday, May 4, 2020 that it will publish “Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family” in Britain and the Commonwealth on Aug. 11. The book will be published in the U.S. the same day by Dey Street Books. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, file)

New book aims to portray 'real' Prince Harry and Meghan

May. 4, 2020 1:30 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Freed from the constraints of life as full-time royals — and enmeshed in a feud with Britain’s tabloid press — Prince Harry and his wife Meghan plan to tell their story in a book penned by sympathetic journalists. Harper Collins U.K. announced Monday that it will publish...

FILE - In this Monday, March 9, 2020 file photo Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his partner Carrie Symonds arrive to attend the annual Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey in London.  Boris Johnson and his partner Carrie Symonds have announced she gave birth to a

UK leader Boris Johnson, fiancee announce birth of baby boy

Apr. 29, 2020 1:21 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his fiancee, Carrie Symonds, announced the birth of a son on Wednesday, just two days after Johnson returned to work following hospitalization for the coronavirus. Johnson's office said Symonds gave birth to a “healthy baby boy" in a public...

In this January, 2020 photo and made available on Monday April 27, 2020 by Mattel, Britain's Prince Harry poses for a photo during the recording of his introduction to the new animated special 'Thomas & Friends: The Royal Engine'. Set when the the Prince Harry's father, Prince Charles was a boy, Thomas has to take Sir Topham Hatt, the controller of the railway, to Buckingham Palace to receive an honour. The special will be screened in the US on Netflix on 1 May, 2020 and in the UK on Channel 5 Milkshake at 9:05 am on 2 May, 2020. (Dave Poultney/Mattel via AP)

Prince Harry records message for Thomas the Tank Engine

Apr. 28, 2020 4:03 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry has recorded a special message to celebrate the 75th anniversary of children’s favorite Thomas the Tank Engine. The Duke of Sussex introduces a new program called “Thomas and Friends: The Royal Engine,” which has a storyline that includes Harry's father and...

Pedestrians wearing protective masks cross Canal Street Tuesday, April 21, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

Apr. 21, 2020 8:48 PM EDT

Iconic events like the U.S. national spelling bee in June, Spain’s Running of the Bulls in July and Germany’s Oktoberfest are being scrapped because of the coronavirus pandemic, even amid growing impatience over shutdowns that have thrown millions of people out of work. The push to reopen has set...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov 26, 2019 file photo, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II visits the new headquarters of the Royal Philatelic society in London. Britain is marking Queen Elizabeth II's 94th birthday, Tuesday, April 21, 2020, with silence, as the nation in lockdown amid the COVID-19 pandemic forgoes the usual gun salutes and ringing of bells. With thousands dead, the monarch decided that the celebratory display of military firepower would not be “appropriate.’’ Nor will there be a celebratory peal of bells from Westminster Abbey, as the church where the queen was married and crowned is currently closed. (Tolga Akmen/Pool via AP, File)

Queen Elizabeth II marks 94th birthday without fanfare

Apr. 21, 2020 12:59 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain marked Queen Elizabeth II's 94th birthday with silence Tuesday, as the nation in lockdown amid the COVID-19 pandemic forgoes the usual gun salutes and ringing of bells. With thousands dead amid the outbreak, the monarch decided that the celebratory display of military firepower would...

A couple of surfers walks on Katase Kaigan beach in Fujisawa, near Tokyo, Tuesday, April 21, 2020.  Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expanded a state of emergency to all of Japan from just Tokyo and other urban areas as the virus continues to spread. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

The Latest: Japan PM asks citizens to be more diligent

Apr. 21, 2020 1:28 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Japan PM asks citizens to be more diligent about social...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020 file photo, Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex leave after visiting Canada House in London. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex say they will no longer cooperate with several British tabloid newspapers because of what they call “distorted, false or invasive” stories. Meghan and Harry have written to the editors of The Sun, the Daily Mail, the Daily Express and the Daily Mirror saying they won’t “offer themselves up as currency for an economy of click bait and distortion.” They say stories based on “salacious gossip” have upended the lives of acquaintances and strangers alike. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)

Harry and Meghan say they won't cooperate with UK tabloids

Apr. 20, 2020 12:36 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have announced they will no longer cooperate with several British tabloid newspapers because of what they call “distorted, false or invasive” stories. Meghan and Prince Harry told the editors of The Sun, the Daily Mail, the Daily Express and the...