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London's Notting Hill Carnival goes from street party to screen festival

5:08am EDT

LONDON This year's Notting Hill Carnival will swap the streets of West London for computer screens around the world, as the event turns online-only due to the coronavirus pandemic, streaming hours of music and performance.

Humanity versus disease showcased as London's Science Museum reopens doors

Aug 11 2020

LONDON Exhibits showcasing humanity's battle with infectious disease will greet visitors recently emerged from coronavirus lockdowns when London's Science Museum re-opens its doors next week after its longest closure since World War II.

Windsor Castle opens terrace garden for first time in 40 years

Aug 06 2020

WINDSOR, England Windsor Castle, one of the official residences of Britain's Queen Elizabeth, is to open its East Terrace Garden to the public for the first time in more than 40 years. | Video

VIP waxworks socially-distance outside London's Madame Tussauds

Jul 30 2020

LONDON Madame Tussauds' most famous figures led by example and formed a socially distanced queue outside the soon-to-be reopened wax museum on Thursday, with Queen Elizabeth leading the way followed by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson then musician Taylor Swift. | Video

Rembrandt and Picasso entice life back to auctions after lockdown

Jul 24 2020

LONDON Works by Rembrandt, Miro and Picasso are being offered to entice life back to the auction world next week when Sotheby's holds its first face-to-face sale since the coronavirus in London with a line-up from the Renaissance to the European Avant Garde.

Italian tenor Bocelli to offer Easter 'prayer' in empty Milan cathedral

Apr 14 2020

MILAN Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli will sing to a Milan cathedral bare of worshippers on Easter Sunday, hoping to bring together people isolated during the coronavirus lockdown in a livestreamed broadcast he said would not be a concert but a prayer.

Designer Costelloe takes inspiration from London women heading to the gym

Feb 17 2020

LONDON Veteran Irish designer Paul Costelloe said he got the idea for his new collection as he watched women heading to the gym every morning in London, wearing trainers and other comfortable gear.

Designer Costelloe takes inspiration from London women heading to the gym

Feb 17 2020

LONDON, Feb 17 Veteran Irish designer Paul Costelloe said he got the idea for his new collection as he watched women heading to the gym every morning in London, wearing trainers and other comfortable gear.

Neon streetwear goes sustainable for Tommy Hilfiger's London show

Feb 17 2020

LONDON Neon leisure wear with high-topped trainers and glowing yellow laces opened American designer Tommy Hilfiger's latest show on Sunday, a collaboration with Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton and singer H.E.R. that put sustainability at the fore. | Video

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As UAE hails Israel accord, silence from Saudi Arabia

As media and people in the United Arab Emirates hailed the Gulf state's deal to normalise relations with Israel as a diplomatic victory that helps the Palestinians, silence reigned in Saudi Arabia, longtime figurehead of regional policy towards Israel.