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Prince Philip’s death marked by gun salutes across UK

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WINDSOR, England (Reuters) – The British military fired gun salutes across the United Kingdom from land and sea on Saturday to mark the death of Prince Philip, the queen’s husband and pillar of strength during her 69-year reign. The armed forces, including artillery units in London, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Belfast and......

Prince Philip was the gruff figure at heart of Britain’s monarchy

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LONDON (Reuters) – A blunt-speaking naval officer who as Queen Elizabeth’s dutiful consort helped modernise the British monarchy, Prince Philip might be best remembered for his gruff public persona. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prince Philip leaves the King Edward VII’s Hospital in London, Britain December 24, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay Outspoken and......

Family of UK’s Captain Tom call for fundraising celebration

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A woman walks past a new mural of British veteran and fundraiser Captain Tom Moore by artist Akse-P19 amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Manchester, Britain, March 31, 2021. REUTERS/Phil Noble LONDON (Reuters) – The family of Britain’s Captain Tom Moore, the World War Two veteran who......

Putin signs law allowing him to run for two more terms in Kremlin

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FILE PHOTO: Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part in the signing ceremony of the general agreement between the All-Russian unions of trade unions, employers and the government of the Russian Federation, via a video conference call, at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow, Russia March 31, 2021. Sputnik/Alexei Druzhinin/Kremlin via......

Britain’s Prince Philip leaves hospital after treatment

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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth, has left the London hospital where he has been staying for treatment, a Reuters witness said on Tuesday. Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, was admitted to the King Edward VII’s Hospital on Feb. 16 after he felt unwell, to......

NHS workers, Osaka and Westwood among women honoured at Glamour Awards

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LONDON (Reuters) – Frontline workers for Britain’s National Health Service, tennis player Naomi Osaka and designer Vivienne Westwood were among those honoured at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards on Thursday, in a virtual event which paid tribute to those who have sought to incite change. Hosted by comedian......

Prince Charles declines to comment on Meghan and Harry’s interview

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FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, arrive at Fua’amotu airport on the main island Tongatapu in Tonga October 25, 2018. REUTERS/Phil Noble/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – British heir-to-the-throne Prince Charles declined to comment on Tuesday after he was asked about what he thought of Meghan and......

ITV has spoken to Piers Morgan over Meghan coverage, CEO says

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LONDON (Reuters) – A senior executive at broadcaster ITV has spoken to presenter Piers Morgan about his criticism of Meghan, the wife of Prince Harry, the chief executive of the company said on Tuesday. Morgan, a former CNN presenter, has long criticised the couple, saying they have damaged the royal......

Meghan’s father says: the British royals are not racist at all

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LONDON (Reuters) – Meghan’s father Thomas Markle said on Tuesday that he did not think the British royal family was racist and hoped that an alleged remark from a family member about the darkness of the skin of Meghan’s son was just a dumb question. Meghan said that her son......

British minister says on Meghan interview: no place for racism in our society

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FILE PHOTO: A person is seen reading the London Evening Standard with the news that Prince Harry has announced his engagement to Meghan Markle, London, Britain, November 27, 2017. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s children’s minister said on Monday that there was no place for racism in......

‘I’m ready to talk,’ says Meghan ahead of Oprah interview

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LONDON (Reuters) – Meghan, Britain’s Duchess of Sussex, said she had given an in-depth interview to U.S. chat show host Oprah Winfrey to be aired on Sunday because she was now free speak for herself, adding that being a royal was “not what people imagine it to be”. FILE PHOTO:......

UK’s Prince Philip transferred back to private hospital, Buckingham Palace says

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FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prince Philip enters a car as he leaves the King Edward VII’s Hospital in London, Britain December 24, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince Philip, the 99-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth, has been transferred back to a private hospital after successfully undergoing a procedure......

Nike’s North American head steps down after report reveals ties to resale business

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FILE PHOTO: The Nike swoosh logo is seen outside the store on 5th Ave in New York, New York, U.S., March 19, 2019. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri (Reuters) – Nike Inc on Monday announced the departure of North American business general manager Ann Hebert, days after a report that her son used......

UK’s Prince Philip, 99, moves hospital for heart tests

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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince Philip, the 99-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth, was transferred to a different hospital in central London on Monday to have tests for a pre-existing heart condition as well as receive treatment for an infection. “The Duke remains comfortable and is responding to treatment but is......

TV legend Norman Lear honored at Golden Globes

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FILE PHOTO: Norman Lear smiles at Beverly Hills, California, U.S., October 25, 2019 – . REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/File Photo LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Television pioneer Norman Lear, creator of groundbreaking comedy shows such as “All in the Family” and “One Day at a Time,” accepted a lifetime achievement award at the......

Military honors and fly-past mark funeral of Britain’s Captain Tom

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BEDFORD, England (Reuters) – A military guard of honor and Royal Air Force fly-past marked the funeral on Saturday of Captain Sir Tom Moore, the World War Two veteran who raised millions of pounds for Britain’s health service during the coronavirus pandemic. Moore died on Feb. 2 after contracting COVID-19.......

Military honours and fly-past mark funeral of Britain’s Captain Tom

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BEDFORD, England (Reuters) – A military guard of honour and Royal Air Force fly-past marked the funeral on Saturday of Captain Sir Tom Moore, the World War Two veteran who raised millions of pounds for Britain’s health service during the coronavirus pandemic. Moore died on Feb. 2 after contracting COVID-19.......

Military honors and fly-past mark funeral of Britain’s Captain Tom

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BEDFORD, England (Reuters) – A military guard of honor and Royal Air Force fly-past marked the funeral on Saturday of Captain Sir Tom Moore, the World War Two veteran who raised millions of pounds for Britain’s health service during the coronavirus pandemic. Moore died on Feb. 2 after contracting COVID-19.......

Pain to tiled art: Argentines honor soccer star Maradona with mosaics

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BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Gonzalo López Lauch is helping bring soccer star Diego Maradona back to life, one mosaic tile at a time. The visual artist, part of a group called Comando Maradona, unveiled on Thursday a colorful mural of the Argentine player and legend who died on Nov. 25......

Lady Gaga offers $500,000 reward for two stolen dogs

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(Reuters) – Pop superstar Lady Gaga is offering a $500,000 reward for the return of her French bulldogs Koji and Gustav that were stolen in Hollywood, a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday, after reports that her dog walker was shot. Gaga, whose recent performances included singing the......

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