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  • Prince Harry's wartime role draws reprisal fears

    GREGORY KATZ, Associated Press

    LONDON — Prince Harry's admission that he killed Taliban fighters while working as a helicopter gunner in Afghanistan drew intense British media coverage Tuesday and sparked concerns about possible reprisals. The 28-year-old prince spoke in a pooled interview published late Monday after he was safely out of Afghanistan. He had spent the last 20 weeks deployed as a co-pilot and gunner in a heavily armed Apache attack helicopter. AP Photo/ John Stillwell, Pool In this photo taken Dec. 12, Britain's Prince Harry or just plain C...

  • Prince Harry's wartime role draws reprisal fears

    GREGORY KATZ, Associated Press

    LONDON — Prince Harry's admission that he killed Taliban fighters while working as a helicopter gunner in Afghanistan drew intense British media coverage Tuesday and sparked concerns about possible reprisals. The 28-year-old prince spoke in a pooled interview published late Monday after he was safely out of Afghanistan. He had spent the last 20 weeks deployed as a co-pilot and gunner in a heavily armed Apache attack helicopter. AP Photo/ John Stillwell, Pool In this photo taken Dec. 12, Britain's Prince Harry or just plain C...

  • Margaret Thatcher, Iron Lady, dead at 87

    GREGORY KATZ, ROBERT BARR, Associated Press

    LONDON — Love her or loathe her, one thing's beyond dispute: Margaret Thatcher transformed Britain. The Iron Lady who ruled for 11 remarkable years imposed her will on a fractious, rundown nation — breaking the unions, triumphing in a far-off war, and selling off state industries at a record pace. She left behind a leaner government and more prosperous nation by the time a mutiny ousted her from No. 10 Downing Street. AP Photo/File Mikhail S. Gorbachev poses with Britain's Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in London on Dec. 15... Full story

  • Bee Gees' Robin Gibb dies after long cancer battle

    GREGORY KATZ, Associated Press

    LONDON (AP) — With his carefully tended hair, tight trousers and perfect harmonies, Robin Gibb, along with his brothers Maurice and Barry, defined the disco era. As part of the Bee Gees — short for the Brothers Gibb — they created dance floor classics like "Stayin Alive," ''Jive Talkin'," and "Night Fever" that can still get crowds onto a dance floor. The catchy songs, with their falsetto vocals and relentless beat, are familiar pop culture mainstays. There are more than 6,000 cover versions of the Bee Gees hits, and they...

  • Britain celebrates monarchy as Kate, William wed

    GREGORY KATZ, Associated Press

    AP Photo/APTN In this image taken from video, Britain's Prince William, right, kisses his wife, Kate, the Dutchess of Cambridge, from the balcony of Buckingham Palace after the Royal Wedding in London on Friday. LONDON — With a smile that lit up TV screens around the world, Kate Middleton married Prince William in a union that promised to revitalize the British monarchy. A million people roared their approval as the royal couple then paraded through London in an open carriage. Even knowing that an immense television a... Full story

  • British queen makes historic peace trip to Ireland

    GREGORY KATZ, SHAWN POGATCHNIK - Associated Press

    DUBLIN — Sometimes words aren't necessary. That was the case Tuesday when Queen Elizabeth II placed a wreath in Dublin's Garden of Remembrance to honor the Irish rebels who lost their lives fighting for freedom — from Britain. The queen became the first British monarch to set foot in Dublin for a century. Her four-day visit is designed to show that the bitter enmity of Ireland's war of independence 90 years ago has been replaced by Anglo-Irish friendship, and that peace has become irreversible in the neighboring British ter...

  • Paul McCartney weds in nostalgia-filled ceremony

    GREGORY KATZ, Associated Press

    LONDON — A hint of autumnal Beatlemania was in the air Sunday as Paul McCartney, for the second time in his improbable life, climbed the steps of venerable Old Marylebone Town Hall to take himself a bride. True, thousands of heartbroken female fans crowded the columned building in 1969 when he married Linda Eastman, and only a few hundred showed up Sunday as he wed another American, Nancy Shevell, at the very same registry office. AP Photo / David Parry, PA Nancy Shevell with Sir Paul McCartney leave his house in the St. John...

  • Queen tried to get UK poverty fund to heat palace

    GREGORY KATZ, RAPHAEL G. SATTER Associated Press Writers

    Queen tried to get UK poverty fund to heat palace GREGORY KATZ RAPHAEL G. SATTER ssociated Press Writers LONDON (AP) — Even a monarch needs a little help from time to time — especially when the cost of heating those drafty old palaces spirals past $1.5 million a year. But a request for assistance from a government fund that provides subsidized heating to low-income Britons has caused a spot of bother for Queen Elizabeth II, long one of the world's wealthiest women. Her Majesty's application in 2004 was politely turned dow... Full story