UK central bank intervenes in market to halt economic crisis

LONDON (AP) — The Bank of England took emergency action Wednesday to stabilize UK financial markets and head off a crisis in the broader economy after the government spooked investors with a program of unfunded tax cuts, sending the pound tumbling and the cost of government debt soaring. The central bank warned that crumbling confidence … Read more

Larry Summers blasts UK’s ‘utterly irresponsible’ fiscal policy

Larry Summers Cameron Costa | CNBC LONDON — Former US Treasury Secretary Larry Summers on Tuesday warned that the UK has lost sovereign credibility after the new government’s fiscal policy sent markets into a tailspin. The British pound hit an all-time low against the dollar in the early hours of Monday morning, before recovering slightly … Read more

Queen King of the Netherlands are joined by their daughter Amalia for an official parliament visit

Queen Máxima and King Willem-Alexander of The Netherlands were back to royal duties today as they stepped out with their daughter Catharina-Amalia at The Hague. The King and Queen have just returned from London where they attended Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral in Westminster Abbey, and committal service in St George’s Chapel, Windsor … Read more

It’s Canada! Proud moment as four Mounties lead Queen Elizabeth II’s final funeral procession

Four ‘resplendent and spectacular’ horses of the Royal Canadian Mountain Police led Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral procession today, marking the culmination of a 53-year love affair between the late Monarch and the ‘Mounties’. Ridden by Canadian officers wearing the famous red tunics and stetsons, the four horses marched through the streets of London from Westminster … Read more

It’s Canada! Proud moment as four Mounties lead Queen Elizabeth II’s final funeral procession

Four ‘resplendent and spectacular’ horses of the Royal Canadian Mountain Police led Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral procession today, marking the culmination of a 53-year love affair between the late Monarch and the ‘Mounties’. Ridden by Canadian officers wearing the famous red tunics and stetsons, the four horses marched through the streets of London from Westminster … Read more

Beefeaters guarding Queen’s coffin have a well-earned rest

Beefeaters guarding Queen’s coffin have a well-earned rest: Photo shows Yeoman Warders taking a break from 20 minute shifts holding vigil in Westminster Hall By Tom Brown For Mailonline Published: 14:20 EDT, 18 September 2022 | Updated: 11:25 EDT, 19 September 2022 The Royal guards who stand by Queen Elizabeth II’s flag-draped coffin have been … Read more

Queen Elizabeth II mourned by Britain and the world at funeral

By DANICA KIRKA, MIKE CORDER and SAMYA KULLAB September 19, 2022 GMT https://apnews.com/article/queen-elizabeth-ii-funeral-bfe59d9c8f31d339f2cec2f8479cc3ce LONDON (AP) — The United Kingdom and the world bid farewell to Queen Elizabeth II on Monday with a state funeral that drew presidents and kings, princes and prime ministers — and crowds in the streets of London and at Windsor Castle … Read more

What’s open, what’s closed on the day of the Queen’s funeral

London CNN Business — Much of Britain came to a standstill on Monday for the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. The government declared the day an official holiday to allow people to pay their respects, meaning that all banks, the London Stock Exchange (LSE), public offices and most businesses were shut. The short notice — … Read more

Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral | Live updates

LONDON — Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin is being taken on a gun carriage from Westminster Abbey for a last procession through the heart of London. The coffin is being transported to Windsor, outside the British capital, where the former monarch will be laid to rest later Monday. King Charles III and other senior royals are … Read more

Bidens among thousands paying respects to Queen Elizabeth II

LONDON (AP) — US President Joe Biden paid his respects at Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin on Sunday as thousands of police, hundreds of British troops and an army of officials made final preparations for the queen’s state funeral — a spectacular display of national mourning that will also be the biggest gathering of world leaders … Read more