UK breaks its record for highest temperature as heat builds

LONDON (AP) — Britain shattered its record for highest temperature ever registered Tuesday amid a heat wave that has seized swaths of Europe — and the national weather forecaster predicted it would get hotter still. in a country ill prepared for such extremes. The typically temperate nation was just the latest to be walloped by … Read more

Colorful pageant, street fests cap queen’s Platinum Jubilee

LONDON (AP) – A colorful street pageant celebrating Queen Elizabeth II’s life and highlighting Britain’s diversity paraded through central London on Sunday, the final day of a long holiday weekend honoring the monarch’s 70 years on the throne. Royal fans were hoping to see another glimpse of the 96-year-old queen later at Buckingham Palace, where … Read more

Queen Elizabeth II to miss Jubilee service amid ‘discomfort’

LONDON (AP) – Queen Elizabeth II stepped gingerly onto the Buckingham Palace balcony Thursday, drawing wild cheers from the tens of thousands who came to join her at the start of four days of celebrations of her 70 years on the throne. Her fans sported Union Jack flags, party hats or plastic tiaras. Some had … Read more