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  1. News - World - BRITAIN

    Labour pounces on 'thin' legislative programme in Queen's speech

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 04:43am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London Queen unveils mostly minor legislation from fractious coalition in run-up to general election Labour attacks 'zombie' government over new laws Queen Elizabeth ... In a ceremony in the upper house of parliament rich in pomp and pageantry, it took the queen less than 10 minutes to list 11 new pieces of legislation Prime Minister David Cameron's government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1525608/labour-pounces-thin-legislative-programme-queens-speech
  2. News - World - BRITAIN

    Scotland votes to stay, but vote will unleash radical change for whole UK

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 04:32am by ALICE WOODHOUSE, Reuters, AFP

    ... decision. The debate has been settled for a generation. There can be no disputes, no re-runs. "We have heard the settled will of the Scottish people." Queen Elizabeth urged her subjects ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1596412/scotland-votes-stay-vote-will-unleash-radical-change-whole-uk
  3. News - World - BRITAIN

    Nurse's death following radio station's prank call ruled suicide

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 07:20pm by Reuters

    ... she answered the call from Mel Greig and Michael Christian in which they had pretended to be Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles. Saldanha put the call through to a colleague who disclosed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1591080/nurses-death-following-radio-stations-prank-call-ruled-suicide
  4. News - World - BRITAIN

    Queen and Prince Charles to merge media teams

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 10:17pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Queen and Prince Charles to merge media teams The communications teams of Queen Elizabeth and her heir, Prince Charles, are to merge, helping to smooth his eventual transition to the throne. The Sunday Telegraph called the latest move "the clearest indication to date that the queen and the Duke of Edinburgh are preparing to hand over ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1410562/queen-and-prince-charles-merge-media-teams
  5. News - World - BRITAIN

    Scottish independence vote sparks larger debate on Britain’s future

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 10:16pm by AFP

    ... at Queen's University Belfast. "I think we'd be looking at a looser union, perhaps a kind of federal union," he said. All three of Britain's main parties have promised new tax ... For unionists, who have strong cultural links to Scotland, a vote for independence would be "devastating", according to Walker of Queen's University. They fear Scotland leaving would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1586079/scottish-independence-vote-sparks-larger-debate-britains-future
  6. News - World - BRITAIN

    Malala Yousafzai all smiles as she meets Queen Elizabeth

    Posted Oct 18th 2013, 09:04pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Malala Yousafzai was reduced to fits of laughter on Friday by Queen Elizabeth II’s husband Prince Philip as she met the royal couple at Buckingham Palace. The 16-year-old, who was shot by the Taliban for championing girls’ rights to an education, met Queen Elizabeth at a reception for youth, education and the Commonwealth. The activist survived being shot ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1334732/malala-yousafzai-all-smiles-she-meets-queen-elizabeth
  7. News - World - BRITAIN

    Armed Buckingham Palace intruder wanted to meet Queen Elizabeth

    Posted Oct 15th 2013, 05:01pm by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in London Armed man 'wanted to meet queen' A man armed with a 15cm kitchen knife was hoping to see Queen Elizabeth when he tried to rush through a Buckingham Palace ... was tackled after jumping over a barrier outside the palace. Prosecutor Edward Aydin told Westminster Magistrates' Court that Belmar said while in police custody that he wanted to see the queen ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1332258/british-police-charge-man-suspected-trying-enter-buckingham-palace-knife
  8. News - World - BRITAIN

    Speech drafted for Britain's queen to prepare nation for nuclear war

    Posted Aug 02nd 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... The Guardian in London Britain's queen would have asked the nation to battle for survival in the event of nuclear war The speech no one wanted to hear It's the British queen's speech that nobody ever wants to hear. In 1983, senior civil servants drafted a message they envisaged the monarch might have to deliver to the nation on the eve of all-out nuclear war ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1293626/speech-drafted-britains-queen-prepare-nation-nuclear-war
  9. News - World - BRITAIN

    Queen pays a private visit to Britain's future king

    Posted Jul 25th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London William and Kate settle into their life asparents of a newborn in Kensington Palace Queen pays a visit to the future king Britain's Queen Elizabeth paid a private visit yesterday to Prince William and his wife Kate to meet their newborn son, her great-grandson who will one day inherit the throne. The 87-year-old spent just over half an hour ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1290033/queen-pays-private-visit-britains-future-king
  10. News - World - BRITAIN

    British gay marriage bill passes, to receive consent from queen

    Posted Jul 17th 2013, 09:57am by AFP

    ... is now expected to receive official assent from Queen Elizabeth II later this week after MPs agreed to changes such as ensuring protections for transgender couples. Already on Monday night, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1284502/british-gay-marriage-bill-passes-receive-consent-queen

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