Queen Elizabeth II celebrates Diamond Jubilee – 60 years on throne!!!

WINDSOR CASTLE, UK (CBS)- Monday's an important day for Queen Elizabeth. It's the 60th Anniversary of the day she became Britain's monarch. And starting tomorrow, a new photo exhibit shows this stoic figure at work and at play. Queen Elizabeth the Second is about to open the doors of Windsor Castle to the public on display a royal collection of candid photographs. PHOTO Name: Queen Elizabeth II Full Name: Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Born: April 21, 1926 at 17, Bruton Street, … [Read more...]

Canada-United Kingdom – “A Stronger Partnership for the 21st Century”

Canada-United Kingdom joint declaration “A Stronger Partnership for the 21st Century”       September 22, 2011 Ottawa, Ontario We, the Prime Ministers of Canada and of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, met in Ottawa on September 22, 2011, and have together endorsed this second Joint Declaration between our two countries. Our meeting today reinvigorates our strategic partnership. The bond between our countries has been … [Read more...]

Amnesty International Annual Report 2011 – United Kingdom

  Amnesty International Annual Report 2011 - United Kingdom   Head of state: Queen Elizabeth II Head of government: David Cameron (replaced Gordon Brown in May) Death penalty: abolitionist for all crimes Population: 61.9 million Life expectancy: 79.8 years Under-5 mortality (m/f): 6/6 per 1,000 An inquiry into allegations of UK involvement in torture and other human rights violations of people held overseas was announced. Key counter-terrorism powers were under review. The … [Read more...]

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