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Sale of Maradona's 'Hand of God' shirt sets sports memorabilia auction record

The shirt worn by Diego Maradona when he scored the controversial "Hand of God" goal against England in the 1986 World Cup has sold for 7.1 million pounds (about $11.34 million), the highest price ever paid at auction for a piece of sports memorabilia.

Unions push back against abrupt firing of hundreds of U.K. ferry workers

Unions protested at British ports Friday, demanding the government step in to save jobs and protect key trade routes after major ferry operator P&O Ferries fired 800 U.K. crew members to replace them with cheaper contract staff.

British PM's office apologizes to Queen for staff parties held the night before husband's funeral

Boris Johnson's office on Friday apologized to the Royal Family for holding staff parties in Downing Street on the eve of Prince Philip's funeral last year — the latest in a string of allegedly lockdown-breaching gatherings that are threatening to topple the British prime minister.

G7 warns Russia of 'massive consequences' if Ukraine invaded

The Group of Seven economic powers told Russia on Sunday to "de-escalate" its military buildup near the Ukrainian border, warning that an invasion would have "massive consequences" and inflict severe economic pain on Moscow.

English fans go from euphoria to despair following Euro heartache

It took just a few weeks to undo decades of pessimism for England fans, persuading millions that the team could defy decades of disappointment and win a major international soccer tournament for the first time since 1966.

Ex-royal staff will shed light on Meghan letter, says lawyer

A lawyer for the publisher of the Daily Mail newspaper said Wednesday that the Duchess of Sussex had no reasonable expectation of privacy for a letter she sent to her estranged father after her marriage to Prince Harry.

Meghan seeks court ruling over 'serious breach' of privacy by British newspaper

Lawyers for the Duchess of Sussex are asking a British judge to settle her lawsuit against a newspaper before it goes to trial.

Speedy Sir: Lewis Hamilton knighted in year-end royal honours

Lewis Hamilton received a knighthood Wednesday as part of Queen Elizabeth II's New Year's honours list, which also recognized British performers, politicians, public servants and people outside the limelight who worked to defeat the coronavirus and its devastating impacts.

John le Carré, master spy writer, dead at 89

Le Carré’s literary agency, Curtis Brown, said that he died on Dec. 12, 2020 after a short illness.

Scottish writer Douglas Stuart wins Booker Prize for Shuggie Bain

Scottish writer Douglas Stuart won the Booker Prize for fiction Thursday for Shuggie Bain, the story of a boy's turbulent coming of age in hardscrabble 1980s Glasgow.

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