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A woman uses an umbrella to shade herself from the sun in Greenwich Park, south east London, Monday July 18, 2022. Britain’s first-ever extreme heat warning is in effect for large parts of England as hot, dry weather that has scorched mainland Europe for the past week moves north, disrupting travel, health care and schools. (Dominic Lipinski/PA via AP)

Millions swelter as UK endures its 1st extreme heat warning

Highest temperature ever recorded in Britain is 38.7 C, temperatures may reach 40 C this week

 

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures as he leaves 10 Downing Street in London, Wednesday, July 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

One scandal too many: British PM Boris Johnson resigns

‘Them’s the breaks’: Months of defiance ended almost with a shrug

 

In this undated photo provided by Buckingham Palace/ Studio Canal / BBC Studios / Heyday Films on Saturday, June 4, 2022, Queen Elizabeth II and Paddington Bear have cream tea at Buckingham Palace, in London, taken from a film that was shown at the BBC Platinum Party at the Palace. (Buckingham Palace/ Studio Canal / BBC Studios / Heyday Films via AP)

Queen Elizabeth’s jubilee celebration takes a ratings bow

Monarchy still has a hold on its former colony’s heart

 

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves the Houses of Parliament, in London, Monday, June 6, 2022. Johnson faced a no-confidence vote Monday night that could oust him from power, as discontent with his rule finally threatens to topple a politician who has often seemed invincible despite many scandals. (AP Photo/David Cliff)

Weakened UK leader Boris Johnson survives no-confidence vote

Johnson won backing of 211 out of 359 Conservative lawmakers

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves the Houses of Parliament, in London, Monday, June 6, 2022. Johnson faced a no-confidence vote Monday night that could oust him from power, as discontent with his rule finally threatens to topple a politician who has often seemed invincible despite many scandals. (AP Photo/David Cliff)
A promotional poster for the 1977 single God Save The Queen by the Sex Pistols on display, during a photo-op ahead of a rock and pop memorabilia auction, in central London, Thursday June 25, 2009. In Britain, there are several traditional elements to a royal anniversary: pageants, street parties, the Sex Pistols. Queen Elizabeth II and the Pistols have been linked since the punk pioneers released the song “God Save the Queen” in 1977 during the monarch’s Silver Jubilee. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File)
A promotional poster for the 1977 single God Save The Queen by the Sex Pistols on display, during a photo-op ahead of a rock and pop memorabilia auction, in central London, Thursday June 25, 2009. In Britain, there are several traditional elements to a royal anniversary: pageants, street parties, the Sex Pistols. Queen Elizabeth II and the Pistols have been linked since the punk pioneers released the song “God Save the Queen” in 1977 during the monarch’s Silver Jubilee. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File)
FILE - Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II smiles while receiving the President of Switzerland Ignazio Cassis and his wife Paola Cassis during an audience at Windsor Castle in Windsor, England, April 28, 2022. Buckingham Palace says Queen Elizabeth II will not attend the opening of Parliament on Tuesday amid ongoing mobility issues. The palace said in a statement Monday, May 9 that the decision was made in consultation with her doctors and that the 96-year-old monarch had “reluctantly’’ decided not to attend.(Dominic Lipinski/Pool Photo via AP, file)

Queen delegates opening of Parliament for first time

Delegating her role to Charles could be seen by the public as evidence a transition is underway

FILE - Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II smiles while receiving the President of Switzerland Ignazio Cassis and his wife Paola Cassis during an audience at Windsor Castle in Windsor, England, April 28, 2022. Buckingham Palace says Queen Elizabeth II will not attend the opening of Parliament on Tuesday amid ongoing mobility issues. The palace said in a statement Monday, May 9 that the decision was made in consultation with her doctors and that the 96-year-old monarch had “reluctantly’’ decided not to attend.(Dominic Lipinski/Pool Photo via AP, file)
Prince Harry and his wife Meghan speak during the Global Citizen festival, on Sept. 25, 2021 in New York. Prince Harry and his wife Meghan have visited Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle on their first joint visit to the U.K. since they gave up formal royal roles and moved to the U.S. more than two years ago. The couple’s office says they visited the 95-year-old queen, Harry’s grandmother, Thursday, April 14, 2022 on their way to the Netherlands to attend the Invictus Games (AP Photo/Stefan Jeremiah, File)
Prince Harry and his wife Meghan speak during the Global Citizen festival, on Sept. 25, 2021 in New York. Prince Harry and his wife Meghan have visited Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle on their first joint visit to the U.K. since they gave up formal royal roles and moved to the U.S. more than two years ago. The couple’s office says they visited the 95-year-old queen, Harry’s grandmother, Thursday, April 14, 2022 on their way to the Netherlands to attend the Invictus Games (AP Photo/Stefan Jeremiah, File)
Britain’s Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge arrive with Prince George and Princess Charlotte to the Easter Mattins Service at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle in Berkshire, England, Sunday, April 17, 2022. (Andrew Matthews/Pool Photo via AP)
Britain’s Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge arrive with Prince George and Princess Charlotte to the Easter Mattins Service at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle in Berkshire, England, Sunday, April 17, 2022. (Andrew Matthews/Pool Photo via AP)
British trade secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan poses for a photo after an interview in Ottawa on Wednesday, March 23, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle

Beef emerging as sticking point in free trade talks between Canada and Britain

Trade secretary says UK will not compromise on allowing hormone-treated Canadian beef into Britain

British trade secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan poses for a photo after an interview in Ottawa on Wednesday, March 23, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II looks at a display of memorabilia from her Golden and Platinum Jubilees in the Oak Room at Windsor Castle, Windsor, England, Friday Feb. 4, 2022. Queen Elizabeth II will mark 70 years on the throne Sunday Feb. 6, an unprecedented reign that has made her a symbol of stability as the United Kingdom navigated an age of uncertainty. (Steve Parsons/Pool via AP)

Elizabeth the Steadfast: Queen marks 70 years on throne

In a world of relentless change, Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor has been a constant

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II looks at a display of memorabilia from her Golden and Platinum Jubilees in the Oak Room at Windsor Castle, Windsor, England, Friday Feb. 4, 2022. Queen Elizabeth II will mark 70 years on the throne Sunday Feb. 6, an unprecedented reign that has made her a symbol of stability as the United Kingdom navigated an age of uncertainty. (Steve Parsons/Pool via AP)
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits the Tilbury Docks in Tilbury, England, Monday, Jan. 31, 2022. The port, located on the River Thames, handles a variety of bulk cargo and container traffic is one of Britain’s three major container ports. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, Pool)

Boris Johnson says sorry after report slams lockdown parties

Report finds ‘failures of leadership and judgment’, staff afraid to speak out

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits the Tilbury Docks in Tilbury, England, Monday, Jan. 31, 2022. The port, located on the River Thames, handles a variety of bulk cargo and container traffic is one of Britain’s three major container ports. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, Pool)
FILE - Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson pauses during a coronavirus media briefing in Downing Street, London, Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022. (Jack Hill, Pool Photo via AP, File)

UK’s Johnson accused of breaking lockdown with garden party

British prime minister has insisted he personally broke no rules

FILE - Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson pauses during a coronavirus media briefing in Downing Street, London, Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022. (Jack Hill, Pool Photo via AP, File)
Women in the UK are asking authorities to do more to prevent “date rape” drugs from being brought into clubs. (Pixabay photo)

Young women boycott UK nightclubs over ‘spiking’ concerns

Girls Night In a response to sharp rise in recent months of reports of date rape drugs

Women in the UK are asking authorities to do more to prevent “date rape” drugs from being brought into clubs. (Pixabay photo)
FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021 file photo, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, Patron, leaves after attending a Service of Thanksgiving to mark the Centenary of the Royal British Legion at Westminster Abbey, in London. Queen Elizabeth II is Britain’s longest-lived and longest-reigning monarch. But don’t call her an oldie. The 95-year-old queen has politely declined the honor of being named “Oldie of the Year” by a British magazine. The Oldie magazine on Tuesday Oct. 19, 2021, published the queen’s response to its suggestion. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, Pool, File)

Thanks but no: UK queen turns down “Oldie of the Year” title

Queen Elizabeth says she does not meet ‘the relevant criteria’

FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021 file photo, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, Patron, leaves after attending a Service of Thanksgiving to mark the Centenary of the Royal British Legion at Westminster Abbey, in London. Queen Elizabeth II is Britain’s longest-lived and longest-reigning monarch. But don’t call her an oldie. The 95-year-old queen has politely declined the honor of being named “Oldie of the Year” by a British magazine. The Oldie magazine on Tuesday Oct. 19, 2021, published the queen’s response to its suggestion. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, Pool, File)
FILE - In this Monday, July 19, 2021 file photo, people walk in Oxford Circus, in London. The British government has sought to ease food supply pressures in England by exempting more than 10,000 workers from quarantine rules that had led to staff shortages and empty shelves and fears of panic-buying. However, it has come under criticism Friday , July 23, 2021 for the way it has lifted coronavirus restrictions in England and for not doing more to help other crucial sectors, such as transport, the emergency services and energy industry. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali, File)

England, Scotland exclude Canadians from new exception to quarantine measures

Visiting Canadians must quarantine at home or in the place they are staying for 10 days

FILE - In this Monday, July 19, 2021 file photo, people walk in Oxford Circus, in London. The British government has sought to ease food supply pressures in England by exempting more than 10,000 workers from quarantine rules that had led to staff shortages and empty shelves and fears of panic-buying. However, it has come under criticism Friday , July 23, 2021 for the way it has lifted coronavirus restrictions in England and for not doing more to help other crucial sectors, such as transport, the emergency services and energy industry. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali, File)
England’s Marcus Rashford is embraced following their loss to Italy at the Euro 2020 soccer championship final at Wembley stadium in London, Sunday, July 11, 2021. (John Sibley/Pool Photo via AP)

Police investigate racist abuse of three England players after Euro final

All 3 players targeted are part of a young England squad that has been widely praised for its diversity

England’s Marcus Rashford is embraced following their loss to Italy at the Euro 2020 soccer championship final at Wembley stadium in London, Sunday, July 11, 2021. (John Sibley/Pool Photo via AP)
FILE – The Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine is prepared at a vaccination clinic in Dartmouth, N.S. on Thursday, June 3, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

U.K. urges commitment to vaccinate the world by end of 2022

Britain’s government pledged in February to give most of the country’s surplus vaccine supply to COVAX

FILE – The Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine is prepared at a vaccination clinic in Dartmouth, N.S. on Thursday, June 3, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
People enjoy a fine spring day in Stratford-upon-Avon, England, Sunday April 4, 2021. During current coronavirus restrictions people are allowed to meet up and exercise in the open air. (Jacob King/PA via AP)

UK eyes testing out COVID-19 passports at mass gatherings

People attending a range of events will need to be tested both before and after

People enjoy a fine spring day in Stratford-upon-Avon, England, Sunday April 4, 2021. During current coronavirus restrictions people are allowed to meet up and exercise in the open air. (Jacob King/PA via AP)
A photograph of Sarah Everard amoungst floral tributes and candles placed at the bandstand on Clapham Common, London, Monday March 15, 2021. On Saturday hundreds of people disregarded a judge’s ruling and police requests by gathering at Clapham Common in honor of Sarah Everard. Everard disappeared while walking home from a friend’s apartment and was found dead a week later. The slaying sent shockwaves across the U.K. because a Metropolitan Police officer is charged with her kidnapping and murder. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

U.K. police response to Sarah Everard vigil stokes outrage ahead of crime bill

Legislation has also been criticized because it expands ability to prevent noisy and disruptive protests

A photograph of Sarah Everard amoungst floral tributes and candles placed at the bandstand on Clapham Common, London, Monday March 15, 2021. On Saturday hundreds of people disregarded a judge’s ruling and police requests by gathering at Clapham Common in honor of Sarah Everard. Everard disappeared while walking home from a friend’s apartment and was found dead a week later. The slaying sent shockwaves across the U.K. because a Metropolitan Police officer is charged with her kidnapping and murder. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
NDP MP Niki Ashton stands during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Thursday, April 26, 2018. Two prominent Jewish advocacy groups are voicing anti-Semitism concerns ahead of a public conversation between NDP MP Niki Ashton and former U.K. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Jewish groups raise anti-Semitism concerns ahead of NDP MP’s chat with Corbyn

Corbyn was suspended after he said anti-Semitism in his party had been ‘dramatically overstated’

NDP MP Niki Ashton stands during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Thursday, April 26, 2018. Two prominent Jewish advocacy groups are voicing anti-Semitism concerns ahead of a public conversation between NDP MP Niki Ashton and former U.K. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick