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Prince Andrew skips Christmas Day walk after royals' 'bumpy' year

福利网站Britain's Prince Andrew skipped the royals' traditional Christmas Day walk to church after what his mother Queen Elizabeth said in her seasonal address had been a "bumpy" year.

Queen struck by youth climate activism

Britain's Queen Elizabeth said in her Christmas message on Wednesday that she was impressed by young people's dynamism towards fighting environmental destruction.

Kylie invites politics-weary Brits to "call on your friends in Australia"

Australian popstar Kylie Minogue has invited weary Britons to forget politics and "call on your friends in Australia" in a tourism campaign launched in Britain on Christmas Day.

Queen Elizabeth stresses reconciliation after 'quite bumpy' 2019

福利网站Queen Elizabeth will stress the value of harmony and reconciliation in her Christmas message this year, Buckingham Palace said on Tuesday, after a "quite bumpy" year for her own family and for Britain as it struggled with Brexit.

Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth's husband, leaves hospital in time for Christmas

福利网站Britain's Prince Philip, the 98-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth, was released from a London hospital on Tuesday and joined other members of the royal family for their Christmas celebrations.

Bank of England steps up monitoring of Lloyd's whistleblowing systems

The Bank of England has stepped up its monitoring of Lloyd's of London's whistleblowing systems, the central bank said on Monday, after reports this year about sexual harassment and bullying at the 330-year old insurance market.

Monetary stimulus? Low rates mean more babies, Bank of England says

Cutting interest rates appears to stimulate more than just the economy - Bank of England researchers say an extra 14,500 babies were born in 2009 after the central bank slashed borrowing costs during the global financial crisis.

UK widens fast-track visa plan for scientists as Brexit nears

福利网站Britain said on Monday it would increase the number of scientists and researchers eligible for fast-track visas, part of the government's plans to attract more elite researchers after Brexit.

British father, two children drown in Spanish pool on Christmas eve

Three members of the same British family - the father and two children - were found dead on Tuesday in a swimming pool of a Costa del Sol resort in southern Spain where they were staying, local authorities said.

Queen Elizabeth mixes puddings, and sends message of continuity

福利网站At the end of a difficult year, Queen Elizabeth has posed for photographs with her son Prince Charles, grandson Prince William and great-grandson Prince George in an apparent message about the continuity of the British royal family.

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Outrage against India's new citizenship law

福利网站India has been rocked by demonstrations since Dec. 12, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government enacted the Citizenship Amendment Act that provides non-Muslim minorities a pathway to Indian citizenship.

Venice under water again

Venice is flooded by high tides during the holidays, just a month after the Italian city suffered its worst week of flooding since records began in 1872.