Royal Baby's birth certificate mentions 'Princess' Kate'
2013-08-03 04:14:21 UTC
The Royal Baby's royal birth certificate has been signed and released!
The document was posted by the Royal Family's official Twitter page on Aug. 2. It lists mom Kate Middleton's occupation as "Princess of the United Kingdom." Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, and husband Prince William welcomed th...
UK police arrest man over Twitter threats
2013-07-30 19:41:11 UTC
LONDON (AP) — British police on Tuesday arrested a second man in connection with an investigation into violent threats made against a lawmaker and a feminist campaigner on Twitter.
Labour Party legislator Stella Creasy was targeted with threats of rape and murder after she tweeted in support o...
Barclays to sell shares to fill big capital hole
2013-07-30 10:28:19 UTC
LONDON (AP) — British bank Barclays said Tuesday it will sell 5.8 billion pounds ($8.9 billion) in new shares to make up for a big capital shortfall on its balance sheet and satisfy new regulatory requirements meant to prevent a repeat of the 2008 crisis. Shares in the company plunged almost 7 pe...
Scientists find mystery coffin at Richard III site
2013-07-30 04:37:49 UTC
LONDON (AP) — A team of archaeologists said Monday it has unearthed an unusual coffin-within-a-coffin in the central England parking lot where it found the skeleton of King Richard III, and that they hope to identify the remains within.
University of Leicester scientists have been digging at t...
Royal baby named George Alexander Louis
2013-07-24 21:11:47 UTC
LONDON (AP) — The little prince has a name: George Alexander Louis.
The announcement Wednesday that Prince William and his wife, Kate, had selected a moniker steeped in British history came as royal officials suggested the new parents are seeking quiet time away from the flashbulbs and frenzy ...
Royal baby adds extra sense of history at palace
2013-07-23 07:02:56 UTC
LONDON (AP) — The arrival of a new royal baby imbued the pomp and pageantry of Buckingham Palace with an extra sense of history Monday as thousands of reporters, Londoners and tourists awaited the most anticipated birth announcement in years.
Patient well-wishers held a 12-hour vigil, many of ...
Celebrations as baby prince begins royal career
2013-07-23 06:59:13 UTC
LONDON (AP) — It's Day One of parenting for William and Kate. After the excitement, fatigue and joy of childbirth — emotions shared with a nation — the young couple is expected to bring the prince home and start to care for him.
But the lad's name — and his likeness — remain a royal mystery. A...
DIANA: The ultimate star of the 20th century monarchy
2013-07-22 18:46:14 UTC
That she was beautiful is clear — Princess Diana's beauty was frozen in time by her untimely death.
"A less attractive girl — we wouldn't be sitting here talking about her now," said Tina Brown, who has been covering Diana since she was a young editor at Britain's saucy Tatler magazine.
Betting agencies have big day on royal baby names
2013-07-22 15:30:19 UTC
LONDON (AP) — Bookies cashed in big Monday as thousands of Britons place bets on the name of the child that will be born to Prince William and his wife, Kate.
Ladbrokes took 50,000 bets in the hours after the Duchess of Cambridge went into labor Monday morning. Company spokesman Alex Donohue s...
Prince William and Kate Timeline
2013-07-22 15:09:20 UTC
LONDON (AP) — Prince William and his wife Kate, both 31, are expecting their first child, to be third in line for the throne. Here are some highlights of their lives and of the royal pregnancy:
—Sept. 2001: Prince William and Kate Middleton meet at St Andrews University in Scotland where they ...
10 royal baby traditions to know
2013-07-22 13:40:07 UTC
LONDON (AP) — Prince William and Kate are seen as the new face of a centuries-old institution, keeping the best of traditions while moving forward with the times. Here are 10 things to know about the royal baby in relation to royal births of the past:
Most people take a hospit...
William and Kate: "Still working on a name"
2013-07-24 04:55:53 UTC
LONDON (AP) — Prince William and his wife Kate presented their newborn son to the world for the first time Tuesday, drawing whoops and wild applause from well-wishers as they revealed the new face of the British monarchy — though not, yet, his name.
"We're still working on a name. So we'll hav...
Syria's Assad is stronger now, says David Cameron
2013-07-21 17:01:51 UTC
The Guardian - David Cameron has admitted that the Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad, has strengthened his position in recent months as he warned that the country faced a "depressing trajectory".
In an interview on the Andrew Marr Show on BBC1, the prime minister gave his clearest indication t...
Baby buzz proves celeb power of Britain's royals
2013-07-22 13:39:22 UTC
LONDON (AP) — In London, the royal birth is a tale of two cities — a moment of history unfolding amid the frenzy of daily urban life.
Outside the London hospital where Prince William's wife, Kate, was in labor Monday, Londoners slowed their daily rush on a scorching summer day to take a quick ...
Barclays pledges to fight US energy fine
2013-07-17 10:32:11 UTC
LONDON (AP) — Barclays, one of Britain's largest banks, is vowing to defend itself against U.S. allegations that it manipulated the electricity prices in California and other western states to make money.
Regulators ordered Barclays and four of its traders to pay $453 million in civil penaltie...
Royal baby news: Baby to be born "by the end of the week"
2013-07-16 19:32:41 UTC
Royal baby news: Kate Middleton and Prince William's baby to be born "by the end of the week."
Camilla has revealed the royal family hopes William and Kate's baby will be born "by the end of the week."
During a visit to a children's hospice yesterday, she remarked: "We don't know what's goi...
With a Royal Baby Due, News Outlets Are on High Alert
2013-07-15 05:10:18 UTC
Ask television news executives how long they have been planning for the royal baby’s arrival, and they’re liable to answer with a joke: nearly as long as Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge have been.
Thanks to their plans, the birth, whenever it happens — any day now, if the tabloids ...
Andy Murray beats Novak Djokovic to win Wimbledon
2013-07-07 17:29:08 UTC
BBC - Andy Murray won his first Wimbledon title and ended Britain's 77-year wait for a men's champion with a brilliant victory over world number one Novak Djokovic.
The Scot, 26, converted his fourth championship point in a dramatic final game to win 6-4 7-5 6-4 and claim his second major title....
Doing it her way, France's Bartoli wins Wimbledon
2013-07-07 01:12:45 UTC
LONDON (AP) — Ever since she was a kid, practicing until midnight with her father, Marion Bartoli went about playing tennis her own way.
The two-handed strokes for backhands, forehands, even volleys. The hopping in place and practice swings between points, which help her focus. The unusual set...
Murray, Djokovic to meet in Wimbledon final
2013-07-06 07:33:31 UTC
LONDON (AP) — It looked as though nothing could stop Andy Murray after he reeled off five straight games to take control of a Wimbledon semifinal that hadn't been going his way.
Then chair umpire Jake Garner made an announcement: They were going to stop play to close the roof on Centre Court.
Amy Winehouse's possessions go on display at Jewish Museum in London
2013-07-03 07:42:19 UTC
Her book collection included Hunter S Thompson's Kingdom of Fear, 30 years of collected letters between Vladimir Nabokov and Edmund Wilson and a Big Book of Quick Crosswords, while her CD case veered from the Velvet Underground to the Drifters to Teena Marie.
They all belonged to – or were pur...
Pierce Brosnan's daughter dies of ovarian cancer
2013-07-02 19:42:48 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Pierce Brosnan's daughter has died from ovarian cancer, his publicist confirms.
Charlotte was 41 years old when she passed away in London on June 28, after battling the disease for three years.
Brosnan's first wife Cassandra Harris, Charlotte's mother, also died from ovarian...
WHO: Treat people with HIV early to stop spread
2013-07-02 00:16:16 UTC
LONDON (AP) — Young children and certain other people with the AIDS virus should be started on medicines as soon as they are diagnosed, the World Health Organization says in new guidelines that also recommend earlier treatment for adults.
The advice will have the most impact in Africa, where n...
Britain's economy at a glance
2013-06-30 21:08:19 UTC
LONDON (AP) — Here is a look at Britain's economy as Mark Carney becomes Bank of England governor;
STUCK IN A RUT
Britain's $2.3 billion economy — Europe's third-largest — has been slow to recover from the global financial crisis as the government cuts spending to control a burgeoning bud...
Palace sheds some light on Kate's baby plans
2013-06-19 15:37:57 UTC
LONDON (AP) — With Prince William and the former Kate Middleton expecting their first child in mid-July — and much of the world interested in the birth of a future monarch — officials at Clarence House have released some of the couple's plans, although many details are still being kept priv...