Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain formally announced the start of parliament on Tuesday, drawing upon a tradition that stretches back centuries.
The Queen came to the State Opening of Parliament ceremony in a horse-drawn carriage, a jewel-encrusted crown atop her head, The Epoch Times says .
The new coalition government promised a raft of green initiatives in yesterday's Queen's speech that will see a radical overhaul of the country's housing stock and loans to allow more households to invest in measures such as solar panels.
Promising a new energy bill in the next parliament, the new government, led by David Cameron, wants to create a green investment bank that would loan individual households the money to invest in carbon-reducing measures, including insulation, The Guardian reports.
Bodies of military personnel with American and Polish chevrons on uniforms were found in Avdiivka, adviser to the head of the Donetsk People's Republic said