Politics Sep 12

Pallbearers carry the coffin of Britain's Queen Elizabeth, as the hearse arrives at St. Giles' Cathedral, in Edinburgh, Scotland, Britain September 12, 2022. Photo by Hannah McKay/REUTERS
Without a unifying queen, UK bonds could fray

Queen Elizabeth II has been likened to the invisible glue holding the United Kingdom together. Some think the reign of King Charles III will see those bonds come unstuck, giving new momentum to Scotland's push for independence.

Apr 10

The chaotic scenes have stirred memories of decades of Catholic-Protestant conflict, known as “The Troubles.” A 1998 peace deal ended large-scale violence but did not resolve Northern Ireland’s deep-rooted tensions. A look at the background to the new violence:…