The week at a glance...Europe
London Diamond Jubilee: Queen Elizabeth II, 86, celebrated her 60th anniversary on the throne with a four-day holiday for the country (see Best columns: Europe), featuring a massive parade of boats and an outdoor concert. Performers included stars the queen had knighted, such as Paul McCartney, Elton John, Tom Jones, and Cliff Richard—but the monarch, no pop music fan, wore earplugs as she watched the show. Some 12,000 people chosen by lottery attended the concert, while hundreds of thousands more partied along in the streets. The queen’s husband, Prince Philip, missed part of the festivities. After standing in the rain for hours during the Thames flotilla, the 90-year-old was hospitalized with a bladder infection.
Berlin Porn star murder suspect nabbed: The Canadian porn actor suspected of murdering his boyfriend in Montreal, then mailing his severed body parts to Canada’s political parties, was arrested in Germany this week. Luka Magnotta, 29, a gay prostitute, was Googling articles about himself in a Berlin cybercafé when the owner recognized him and called police. Authorities allege that Magnotta filmed himself murdering Jun Lin, a Chinese student he had been dating, and posted the video online. The video also shows what appears to be Magnotta dismembering the corpse, having sex with it, and eating a piece. After allegedly mailing a severed foot to the Conservative party and a hand to the Liberals last week—and perhaps other body parts to schools—Magnotta apparently fled to France by plane and then to Germany by bus.