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Queen Elizabeth II surpasses Queen Victoria's long reign

LONDON - Queen Elizabeth II has reached a major milestone by becoming the longest-reigning monarch in Britain's history.She passes Queen Victoria, her...
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UK rolls out red carpet for China's Xi on contentious visit

...into the Chinese market."The Chinese market is not a level playing field," he said.On Tuesday evening, Queen Elizabeth II was hosting a state banquet for Xi at Buckingham Palace, attended by senior politicians and royalty - but not by heir...
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Britain has a new princess

...ounces, officials said. She is fourth in line to the throne and the fifth great-grandchild of 89-year-old Queen Elizabeth II. Britain hasn't welcomed a princess born this high up the line of succession for decades.It may be a day or two...
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Gulf leaders gather in Washington to push Obama on Iran

...rather than travel to Washington, King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa would be attending a horse show and meet with Queen Elizabeth II.___Associated Press writer Adam Schreck in Dubai contributed to this report.___Follow Julie Pace at http...
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Fantasy author Terry Pratchett dies at 66

...published a series of well-regarded, award-winning novels aimed at young readers.He received a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace in 2009 for his services to literature. He also contributed $1 million to Alzheimer's disease...
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African Children's Choir to give concerts in Juneau

...program features children's songs, traditional spirituals and Gospel favorites. The choir recently performed for Queen Elizabeth II, as part of her diamond jubilee. It has also performed alongside artists such as Paul McCartney, Annie Lennox, Keith...
Brazil Beat

...Brazil - England now needs Italy's help to keep alive its slim chances of advancing at the World Cup.Presumably Queen Elizabeth II would be pleased if England moves on, so Italy star Mario Balotelli is already contemplating what would happen should...
Queen honors Sealaska employee

...Cooley will accept a Golden Jubilee Medal from the premier of the Yukon Territory, Dennis Fentie, on behalf of Queen Elizabeth II. The queen serves as Canada's head of state under its constitutional monarchy. The award is granted to Canadians...
Aboriginal chiefs, Canada PM meet amid protests, with some chiefs boycotting the summit because Governor General David Johnston, a representative of Queen Elizabeth II, did not attend. They argued his presence is imperative because he's a representative of the British monarchy and...
This Day in History

...occupation lasted until May.) In 1997, divorce became legal in Ireland. In the world In 1998, with the approval of Queen Elizabeth II, Britain's House of Lords agreed to end 1,000 years of male preference by giving a monarch's first-born daughter...


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