Man sets himself on fire in protest at Abe’s funeral

TOKYO (AP) — A man set himself on fire near the Japanese prime minister’s office in Tokyo on Wednesday in an apparent protest against the state funeral scheduled for next week for former leader Shinzo Abe, officials said. and media. The man, believed to be in his 70s, suffered burns to large parts of his … Read more

Queen Elizabeth II mourned by Britain and the world at funeral

By DANICA KIRKA, MIKE CORDER and SAMYA KULLAB September 19, 2022 GMT https://apnews.com/article/queen-elizabeth-ii-funeral-bfe59d9c8f31d339f2cec2f8479cc3ce LONDON (AP) — Britain and the world have bid farewell to Queen Elizabeth II on Monday with a state funeral that drew presidents and kings, princes and prime ministers – and crowds to the streets of London and to Windsor Castle – … Read more

Biden, other VIPs keep a low profile as spotlight remains on late Queen

LONDON (AP) — U.S. presidents typically cause a stir when they travel overseas, hold the spotlight and quickly becomes the center of attention. Not this time. For the US President Joe Biden and other presidents, prime ministers and dignitaries, there were no red carpet arrivals, no grand speeches and no press conferences as they gathered … Read more

Bidens among thousands paying tribute to Queen Elizabeth II

LONDON (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden paid his respects at the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II on Sunday as thousands of police, hundreds of British troops and an army of officials made final preparations for the Queen’s state funeral — a spectacular display of national mourning which also be the largest gathering of world … Read more

Live updates: Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral scheduled for September 19

Palace officials have said Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral will take place on September 19 at Westminster Abbey in London after the public has had the opportunity to pay their last respects to the monarch. Elizabeth, the country’s oldest ruler, died on Thursday during her summer retreat in the Scottish Highlands. Details of the 96-year-old … Read more