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By Gregory Katz The Associated Press

May makes undiplomatic figure top UK diplomat

LONDON — Britain’s new top diplomat is shaggy-haired, Latin-spouting Boris Johnson, who in recent months has made insulting and vulgar comments about the presidents of the United States and Turkey.

And those are just his recent gaffes.

When Johnson returned to his London home after the appointment, a neighbour had placed a sign next to Johnson’s house saying: “SORRY WORLD.”

Britain prepares to mark queen’s official 90th birthday

LONDON — Bells rang in celebration from St. Paul’s Cathedral in London Friday to mark the start of the official celebration of Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday.

The queen’s milestone birthday is being marked with a three-day series of festivities that will include solemn religious events and street parties in many towns and cities.