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At the heart of the Diamond Jubilee celebration is a nearly universal sense of appreciation for the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, who is marking 60 years on the throne.
Wearing a crown studded with glittering jewels, Queen Elizabeth II set out Britain's new legislative agenda in opulent style Wednesday — but announced a frugal program aimed at boosting economic growth and overhauling the unelected House of Lords after decades of delays.
British plans to expand the use of secret court hearings to protect intelligence shared by the United States and other allies and to extend state snooping on the Internet are vital to protect the public, Prime Minister David Cameron said Wednesday, after a blitz of criticism from campaigners, lawmakers and even his own deputy.
Prince Charles will keep his little-known veto over some planned laws, a power that dates back to the Middle Ages, after the British government said Monday it was not going to rewrite ancient constitutional rules.
The head of British soccer's anti-racism body warns that extremists are trying to infiltrate the game, citing the massacre in Norway as a wake-up call.
Hundreds of visitors lined up outside the once-iconic Sahara hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip on Thursday as it reopened for a liquidation sale to get rid of everything inside.
President Yoweri Museveni on Tuesday blamed courts and police for being lenient with opposition groups protesting the rising cost of living, despite a crackdown on the demonstrators.
He created the grand houses of Gosford Park and Downton Abbey, and now Julian Fellowes has a place in an even grander one _ Britain's House of Lords.