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Prince George celebrates his fifth birthday


LONDON A picture of a smiling Prince George was released by Britain's royal family on Saturday as Queen Elizabeth's great grandson, who is third in line to the throne, prepares to celebrate his fifth birthday.


Court sends former Hong Kong leader back to jail with reduced sentence

HONG KONG Former Hong Kong leader Donald Tsang was sent back to jail on Friday following the dismissal of an appeal against a conviction for misconduct in public office, but with his sentence reduced from 20 months to 12 months.

Babcock shares dive as slower submarine spending weighs

LONDON British engineer Babcock cut its full-year revenue growth target on Thursday as delays in government spending on submarines hit its Marine division, sending its shares down more than 10 percent.


'The Crown' offers fans glimpse of new cast as royals

LONDON Fans of "The Crown", one of the most expensive television series ever produced, have been given a sneak peak of actress Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret in the third season of the drama that chronicles Britain's royal family.


Princess Eugenie copies cousin Harry for October wedding

LONDON Princess Eugenie will follow in the footsteps of her cousin Prince Harry and invite 1,200 members of the public to her wedding at Windsor Castle later this year, Buckingham Palace announced on Wednesday.


Queen Elizabeth owns how many swans? Annual count gets underway

CHERTSEY, England An 800-year-old tradition of counting the swans owned by Britain's Queen Elizabeth started on Monday, an annual ceremony of "swan upping" that in modern times has become a means of wildlife conservation. | Video


Prince Harry and Meghan visit Nelson Mandela tribute in London

LONDON Prince Harry and his new wife Meghan visited an exhibition marking 100 years since the birth of former South African President Nelson Mandela on Tuesday.


After pummelling allies, Trump ends wild Europe trip with Putin embrace

HELSINKI U.S. President Donald Trump's week-long adventure on the world stage in Europe came to a raucous conclusion in Helsinki on Monday, with American allies fuming and confused and Russian President Vladimir Putin literally smiling at his good fortune.


Trump plays golf in Scotland before Putin summit amid Russian meddling charges

TURNBERRY/GLASGOW, Scotland U.S. President Donald Trump played golf on Saturday at his course on Scotland's west coast ahead of a summit with Kremlin chief Vladimir Putin that could be overshadowed by accusations of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election. | Video


Trump says to run for reelection, had Brexit chat with Queen

LONDON U.S. President Donald Trump said he intends to run for re-election in 2020 because "everybody wants me to" and there are no Democratic candidates who could defeat him, the Mail on Sunday newspaper reported.


Kerber stuns Williams to win Wimbledon title

LONDON It was supposed to be the day Serena Williams completed a remarkable comeback and claimed a record-matching 24th Grand Slam title but Angelique Kerber ripped up the script to outclass her 6-3 6-3 in Saturday's Wimbledon final.



Injury wrecks Williams' French Open bid

Serena Williams' attempt to win the French Open for a fourth time ended as injury forced the 36-year-old to admit defeat at Roland Garros.


Serena Williams returns to Grand Slam court

Serena Williams defeated Kristyna Pliskova in the first round of the French Open, her first Grand Slam appearance since the Australian Open in 2017, when she won it while pregnant with daughter Alexis Olympia.


The royal wedding

Scenes from the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.