Hannah McKay

Here is the full schedule and the results so far for the 2018 World Cup

The 2018 World Cup kicked off in Russia on Thursday with the opening ceremony and the opening match, Russia's win over Saudi Arabia.<p>Below is a look at the entire schedule, through the July 15 final. All times are ET.

Saudi Arabia

Ukraine's parliament votes to dismiss finance minister

KIEV (Reuters) - The Ukrainian parliament voted on Thursday to dismiss Finance Minister Oleksandr Danylyuk after he publicly fell out with the prime minister.<p>Danylyuk had said on Wednesday he had been asked to support "political corruption" or to quit after Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman …

Europe

Uganda imposes tax on social media use

Uganda’s parliament has imposed a tax on the use of social media in a bid to raise revenue but opponents of the law say it aims to stifle criticism …

Africa

UK's Boris Johnson discusses Russia with hoax caller in latest gaffe

Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson talked international relations and rude poetry with a hoax caller who pretended to be the Armenian Prime …

Boris Johnson

Meghan loved her veil embroidered with tribute to the Commonwealth: designer

LONDON (Reuters) - When Meghan Markle walked down the aisle to marry Prince Harry on Saturday, she had with her the 53 countries of the Commonwealth - each one represented in the embroidery of her veil.<p>Recounting the discussions over Meghan's dress and veil for Saturday's groundbreaking wedding, …

Prince Harry

Royal wedding cake is taking form in Buckingham Palace's kitchen

Claire Ptak, owner of Violet Bakery puts the finishing touches on one tier of the layered lemon and elderflower cake for the wedding of Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in the kitchen at Buckingham Palace in London on May 17, 2018. HANNAH MCKAY, Pool Photo<p>Claire Ptak and head baker Izaak …

Weddings

Baker promises 'ethereal' taste for royal wedding cake

LONDON (AP) — The wedding cake for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will have an "ethereal" taste and an unusual display.<p>Master baker Claire Ptak said Friday that the three-part layered lemon and elderflower cake would be presented in a non-traditional way. She said she's not ready to reveal the …

World News

Harry and Meghan's cake will break with tradition, says royal wedding baker

LONDON (Reuters) - Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding cake has taken six bakers five days to prepare and breaks with tradition, according to its designer Claire Ptak.<p>Harry, Queen Elizabeth's grandson, and U.S. actress Markle will tie the knot on Saturday in Windsor Castle's 15th-century St …

England

Soccer: Zaha, Van Aanholt give Palace win over West Brom

Crystal Palace ended their season on a high with a 2-0 home victory over already-relegated West Bromwich Albion on Sunday, which left the visitors bottom of the Premier League.<p>Wilfried Zaha met Patrick van Aanholt's cross on the volley from close range to break the deadlock in the 70th minute after …

Soccer

Week in pictures: 5 - 11 May 2018

Photography

UK apologizes to Libyan ex-rebel and wife over role in 2004 rendition

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain has apologized to a Libyan former rebel and his wife over the role of British spies in their 2004 rendition to Libya, where they were detained and the husband was tortured by Muammar Gaddafi's henchmen.<p>Abdul Hakim Belhadj, a known opponent of Gaddafi's regime, and his …

World News

Here Are The First Pictures Of The New Royal Baby

Kate Middleton and Prince William, the Duchess and Duke of Cambridge, introduced their newborn prince to the world.<p><b>This is a developing story. Check back for updates and follow BuzzFeed News on Twitter.</b>

Royal Babies

After birth of son, Britain's Prince William waves to crowds

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Prince William left the hospital where his son was born on Monday, waving to crowds and telling reporters: "I'll be back in a minute."<p>Kate, the wife of Prince William, gave birth to a baby boy at 1001 GMT. William was present for the birth at St Mary's Hospital in west …

Buckingham Palace

All-male no more: London's Parliament Square gets first statue of a woman | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - A statue of 19th century British feminist leader Millicent Fawcett was unveiled in London’s Parliament Square on Tuesday, the first monument honoring a woman in a public space previously occupied by 11 statues of men.<p>Fawcett led campaigning for women to be given the vote in …

UK News

After birth of son, Britain's Prince William waves to crowds | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s Prince William left the hospital where his son was born on Monday, waving to crowds and telling reporters: “I’ll be back in a minute.”<p>Britain's Prince William leaves the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital after his wife Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, gave birth to a …

Environmentalism

May says will consider compensating affected Windrush migrants | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will consider compensating members of the “Windrush generation” of post-War Caribbean immigrants who may have suffered after being wrongly labelled as illegal entrants, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday.<p>Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks at a news …

North Africa

Week in pictures: 14-20 April 2018

Hannah McKay

Police in protective suits working at crime scenes in Salisbury - photographer | Reuters

SALISBURY, England (Reuters) - Police in black, protective suits were on Wednesday working in the cordoned-off areas around a pub in this southern city which poisoned double-agent Sergei Skripal had visited, a Reuters photographer at the scene said.<p>Police officers in black protective suits arrive …

North Africa

Philip, Husband of Britain's Queen Elizabeth, Due to Have Hip Surgery | World News | US News

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, leads members of the royal family as they arrive to attend the Christmas Day church …

Prince Philip

Christian Devotees Around The World Re-Enact Jesus' Crucifixion

Since medieval times, Christians have prepared for Easter with dramatic retellings of the suffering, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.<p>Easter is a pivotal moment within the Christian liturgical calendar. It marks the end of Lent, a period of 40 days of penance, fasting and contemplation. On …

Christianity

Meghan Markle will have to follow this strict royal tradition on her own wedding day

Hannah McKay/AP Images<p><b>According to strict royal tradition, Meghan Markle will not be able to eat after Queen Elizabeth.</b>• <b><br>The rule, reportedly created</b> …

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex

Week in pictures: 24 - 30 March 2018

Photography

A year away from Brexit, Britons' views remain as entrenched as ever | Reuters

GREAT YARMOUTH, England (Reuters) - Leaning over the counter of his seafood stall in the English seaside town of Great Yarmouth, Darran Nichols-George says those still moaning about the British vote to leave the European Union need to stop complaining.<p>“At the end of the day we live in a democracy …

Great Britain

Destroyed by Islamic State, ancient winged bull rises again in London | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - An ancient Assyrian winged bull sculpture destroyed by Islamic State (IS) fighters in 2015 and subsequently recast in recycled Middle Eastern food packaging went on display in London’s Trafalgar Square on Wednesday.<p>The work by US artist Michael Rakowitz is the latest of 11 to be …

UK News

10 things you need to know before the opening bell (SPY, SPX, QQQ, DIA, TSLA, DB, GSK, NVS)

Here is what you need to know.<p><b>The Dow soars to its 3rd-biggest point gain on record.</b> The Dow Jones industrial average gained 669 points, or 2.84%, on Monday, posting its biggest point gain since the financial crisis. It's set to open higher by another 125 points on Tuesday.<p><b>A crowded stock trade is</b> …

Markets

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Theresa May's ministers repeatedly warned that Brexit would put Britain at risk from Russia

LONDON — This week Prime Minister Theresa May received the backing of Britain's European allies after the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his …

David Lidington

Meghan Markle wears designer clothes worth thousands of dollars — here's why she reportedly has to pay for everything herself

Hannah McKay/AP Images<p><b>Meghan Markle has worn thousands of dollars' worth of designer clothing since announcing her engagement to Prince Harry in</b> …

Prince Harry

Novichokolate from Putin? Graffiti irony near Russian embassy tackles nerve attack | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Opponents of President Vladimir Putin used graffiti on Thursday to take an ironic swipe at Russia over the nerve toxin attack on a former double agent.<p>Graffiti sprayed on the pavement near the entrance to the Russian embassy and ambassador's residence in London, Britain, March …

World News

Meghan Markle baptized by archbishop ahead of wedding to UK's Prince Harry: paper | Reuters

BIRMINGHAM, England (Reuters) - U.S. actress Meghan Markle has been baptized by the Archbishop of Canterbury, the spiritual head of the Church of England, ahead of her royal wedding in May to Britain’s Prince Harry, the Daily Mail newspaper reported on Thursday.<p>The 45-minute ceremony conducted by …

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