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May 18, 2022, 1:57 PM

Lawmaker's arrest is latest sex claim to roil UK Parliament

A U.K. Conservative lawmaker has been released on bail while police investigate allegations of rape and sexual assault against him
May 18, 2022, 1:57 PM
Lawmaker's arrest is latest sex claim to roil UK Parliament
May 18, 2022, 9:55 AM

UK inflation hits 40-year high amid Russia's war in Ukraine

Britain’s inflation rate has risen to the highest level in 40 years as Russia's war in Ukraine fueled further increases in food and fuel prices
May 18, 2022, 9:55 AM
UK inflation hits 40-year high amid Russia's war in Ukraine
May 15, 2022, 9:01 PM

UK's Johnson urges end to N Ireland deadlock, spars with EU

A political deadlock is preventing the formation of a regional administration.
May 15, 2022, 9:01 PM
May 14, 2022, 3:43 PM

Pub in Vogue, England rebuffs magazine's name-change request

The owner of a rural English pub says he was asked to change the bar’s name by a fashion magazine because of the village where it’s located: Vogue
May 14, 2022, 3:43 PM
Pub in Vogue, England rebuffs magazine's name-change request
May 12, 2022, 12:44 PM

London police: Over 100 fines issued in UK 'partygate' probe

London's Metropolitan Police force says the number of fines issued over breaches of coronavirus regulations at British government offices has expanded to more than 100
May 12, 2022, 12:44 PM
London police: Over 100 fines issued in UK 'partygate' probe
May 12, 2022, 11:27 AM

Years late, London's 'game-changer' subway line set to open

A new rail line that builders say will transform travel in London is to open.
May 12, 2022, 11:27 AM
Years late, London's 'game-changer' subway line set to open
May 11, 2022, 2:07 PM

UK ramps up threat to rewrite Brexit deal with the EU

Britain and the European Union are once again at loggerheads over Brexit
May 11, 2022, 2:07 PM
UK ramps up threat to rewrite Brexit deal with the EU
May 10, 2022, 6:08 PM

Queen delegates opening of Parliament for 1st time

Queen Elizabeth II’s long reign has entered new territory.
May 10, 2022, 6:08 PM
Queen delegates opening of Parliament for first time
May 10, 2022, 4:44 PM

'Wagatha Christie': Soccer spouses' libel battle opens in UK

One soccer spouse accuses another of libelling her by saying she leaked stories.
May 10, 2022, 4:44 PM
'Wagatha Christie': Soccer spouses' libel battle opens in UK
May 10, 2022, 1:58 PM

With pomp but no queen, UK govt sets out the year's agenda

Prime Minister Johnson trying to re-energize his scandal-tarnished administion.
May 10, 2022, 1:58 PM
UK Parliament opens with pomp, problems for Boris Johnson
May 9, 2022, 6:29 PM

Unionist party refuses to form new N Ireland government

Northern Ireland’s largest unionist party has refused to return to a power-sharing government, saying it will not do so until its demands over post-Brexit customs arrangements are met
May 9, 2022, 6:29 PM
UK official to press N Ireland leaders to form government
May 8, 2022, 7:08 PM

G-7 leaders mark VE Day stressing unity, support for Ukraine

Leaders from the Group of Seven developed democracies have pledged to phasing out or banning the import of Russian oil, as they met with Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to stress their support
May 8, 2022, 7:08 PM
UK pledges more aid to Ukraine as Europe marks VE Day
May 6, 2022, 11:43 AM

Britain pushes tough tech rules under new digital watchdog

Big tech companies like Google and Facebook parent Meta would have to comply with tough British rules under a new digital watchdog aimed at giving consumers more choice online
May 6, 2022, 11:43 AM
Britain pushes tough tech rules under new digital watchdog
May 6, 2022, 8:41 AM

UK Conservatives lose London strongholds, in blow to Johnson

Britain’s governing Conservatives suffered losses in their few London strongholds in local elections
May 6, 2022, 8:41 AM
UK Conservatives lose London strongholds, in blow to Johnson
May 5, 2022, 12:27 PM

Bank of England raises key rate to highest level in 13 years

The Bank of England has raised its key interest rate to the highest level in 13 years
May 5, 2022, 12:27 PM
Bank of England raises key rate to highest level in 13 years
April 27, 2022, 2:15 PM

Sexism row erupts in UK Parliament over 'Basic Instinct' article

The Mail on Sunday has been criticized after an article appeared accusing MP Angela Rayner of using "Basic Instinct" tactics to "distract" Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
April 27, 2022, 2:15 PM
Sexism row erupts in UK Parliament over 'Basic Instinct' article
April 25, 2022, 2:48 PM

UK women slam sexism of 'Basic Instinct' slur on lawmaker

Women from across British politics called Monday for action to tackle misogyny.
April 25, 2022, 2:48 PM
UK women slam sexism of 'Basic Instinct' slur on lawmaker
April 25, 2022, 2:45 PM

Police: Man arrested after 4 people killed at London home

British police say four people were found stabbed to death at a home in south London
April 25, 2022, 2:45 PM
Police: Man arrested after 4 people killed at London home
1 month ago

Britain, India call for immediate cease-fire in Ukraine

India and Britain have urged Russia to declare an immediate cease-fire in Ukraine, as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced an expansion of economic and defense ties that could help India reduce its dependence on Moscow
1 month ago
Britain to offer next-generation defense weapons to India
1 month ago

UK lawmakers OK probe into PM Boris Johnson's alleged lies

British lawmakers have ordered a parliamentary investigation into Prime Minister Boris Johnson for allegedly lying about whether he broke coronavirus restrictions by attending illegal gatherings during the pandemic
1 month ago
UK lawmakers vote on whether to probe Johnson's alleged lies
1 month ago

UK's Boris Johnson faces wrath of lawmakers over partygate

Johnson was fined for breaching COVID rules.
1 month ago
UK's Boris Johnson faces wrath of lawmakers over partygate
1 month ago

Critics slam UK plan to send some migrants to Rwanda

Critics hit out the U.K. Home Office’s new plan to tackle illegal migration and clamp down on the criminal gangs of human trafficking.
1 month ago
UK plan to send migrants to Rwanda draws criticism
1 month ago

Man with knife confronts London police, is arrested

British police say a 29-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after he confronted military police in central London with a knife
1 month ago
Man with knife confronts London police, is arrested
1 month ago

Archbishop says UK's Rwanda migrants plan goes against God

The leader of the Anglican church has strongly criticized the British government’s plan to put some asylum-seekers on one-way flights to Rwanda
1 month ago
Archbishop says UK's Rwanda migrants plan goes against God
1 month ago

6 arrested in UK after oil tanker climate protest

British police say six people were arrested after climate change activists climbed onto an oil tanker in central London to protest investments in fossil fuel
1 month ago
6 arrested in UK after oil tanker climate protest
1 month ago

UK says Rwanda flights to start in weeks; critics slam plan

The U.K. plans to start putting asylum-seekers on one-way flights to Rwanda.
1 month ago
UK says Rwanda flights to start in weeks; critics slam plan
1 month ago

UK plan to fly asylum-seekers to Rwanda draws outrage

The plan has been sharply criticised by rights groups.
1 month ago
UK plan to send asylum-seekers to Rwanda draws criticism
1 month ago

IS supporter given life sentence for murdering UK lawmaker

An Islamic State supporter has been given a whole-life sentence for stabbing a British lawmaker to death in revenge for his voting in support for airstrikes on Syria
1 month ago
IS supporter given life sentence for murdering UK lawmaker
1 month ago

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson fined over COVID-19 lockdown breaches

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson fined over COVID-19 lockdown breaches
1 month ago
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson fined over COVID lockdown breaches
1 month ago

UK's Johnson says he paid a police fine for lockdown parties

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he paid a fine by police for breaching COVID-19 regulations following allegations of lockdown parties at government offices
1 month ago
Johnson, Treasury chief to be fined over lockdown parties
1 month ago

UK Treasury chief fights to save reputation in tax storm

He requests an investigation of his own conduct after a series of news reports.
1 month ago
1 month ago

UK economic growth slows amid declines in manufacturing

Britain’s economic growth slowed in February amid declines in the production of cars, computers and chemicals
1 month ago
UK economic growth slows amid declines in manufacturing
1 month ago

UK teacher's killer gets at least 36 years behind bars

A British judge has sentenced a sexual predator to at least 36 years in prison for the murder of Sabina Nessa, a primary school teacher killed as she walked to meet a friend in London
1 month ago
UK teacher's killer gets at least 36 years behind bars
1 month ago

UK to build 8 nuclear reactors amid new energy strategy

Britain plans to build eight new nuclear reactors and expand production of wind energy as it seeks to reduce dependence on oil and natural gas from Russia and other foreign suppliers following the invasion of Ukraine
1 month ago
UK to build 8 nuclear reactors amid new energy strategy
1 month ago

More UK Easter flights disrupted amid COVID staff absences

British travelers faced more disruptions during the Easter holiday break as two major airlines, British Airways and easyJet, canceled about 100 flights Wednesday
1 month ago
More UK Easter flights disrupted amid COVID staff absences
1 month ago

As Ukraine war squeezes energy, UK looks again at fracking

The British government has ordered scientists to take a new look at the risks of fracking
1 month ago
As Ukraine war squeezes energy, UK looks again at fracking
1 month ago

Darwin notebooks missing for 20 years returned to Cambridge

Two of naturalist Charles Darwin’s notebooks that were reported stolen from Cambridge University have been returned, two decades after they disappeared
1 month ago
Darwin notebooks missing for 20 years returned to Cambridge
2 months ago

UK opens criminal probe into P&O Ferries over crew firings

Britain has launched a criminal investigation has begun into P&O Ferries after the company fired almost 800 U.K.-based crew without warning so they could be replaced by cheaper contract staff
2 months ago
UK opens criminal probe into P&O Ferries over crew firings
2 months ago

Britain withdraws its judges from Hong Kong top court

Britain says it's withdrawing its judges from Hong Kong’s top court because keeping them there would legitimize oppression in the former British colony
2 months ago
Britain to withdraw judges from Hong Kong top court
2 months ago

UK maternity scandal review finds 200 avoidable baby deaths

A review into a scandal-hit British hospital group has concluded that persistent failures in maternity care contributed to the avoidable deaths of more than 200 babies over two decades
2 months ago
UK maternity scandal review finds 200 avoidable baby deaths
2 months ago

UK Conservative lawmaker praised for coming out as trans

A lawmaker from Britain’s governing Conservative Party has been praised across the political spectrum for coming out as transgender
2 months ago
UK Conservative lawmaker praised for coming out as trans
2 months ago

UK police issue 20 fines over 'partygate' virus scandal

British police say they are have issued 20 fines over parties held by Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s staff during coronavirus lockdowns, though Johnson has not received one yet
2 months ago
UK police fine 20 people over 'partygate' virus scandal
2 months ago

UK Shark House owner dismayed at getting protected status

The shark sculpture was an anti-war, anti-nuke protest built in 1986.
2 months ago
UK Shark House owner dismayed at getting protected status
2 months ago

UK police fine 20 people over 'partygate' political scandal

British police say they are fining 20 people over parties held by Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s staff during coronavirus lockdowns
2 months ago
UK police fine 20 people over 'partygate' political scandal
2 months ago

UK relinquishes control of former Royal Bank of Scotland

The British government has relinquished control of the former Royal Bank of Scotland for the first time since it bailed out the lender during the global financial crisis almost 15 years ago
2 months ago
UK relinquishes control of former Royal Bank of Scotland
2 months ago

UK budget update disappoints consumers as inflation soars

Britain’s Treasury chief has announced a package of tax cuts and support payments that fell far short of what consumer advocates had demanded to shield working families from the soaring cost of living
2 months ago
Britain pledging to respond to war, cost-of-living crisis
2 months ago

UK's Johnson says ferry firm's mass firings likely broke law

The British government says a Dubai government-owned ferry operator at the center of a bitter U.K. labor dispute likely broke the law when it fired 786 crew members without notice to replace them with cheaper contract staff
2 months ago
UK's Johnson says ferry firm's mass firings likely broke law
2 months ago

British ferry operator faces deadline to explain mass firing

A U.K. ferry operator owned by the government of Dubai faces a Tuesday deadline to explain why it fired 800 workers without notice
2 months ago
British ferry operator faces deadline to explain mass firing
2 months ago

Bank of England raises rates as Ukraine war boosts inflation

The Bank of England has raised its key interest rate for the third time since December as it pushes ahead faster than other central banks in combating a global wave of inflation that is set to accelerate following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
2 months ago
Bank of England raises key interest rate to combat inflation
2 months ago

UK to end all COVID-19 travel rules ahead of Easter break

Britain says all remaining coronavirus measures for travelers, including passenger locator forms and the requirement for unvaccinated people be tested for COVID-19 before and after their arrivals, will end Friday
2 months ago
UK to end all COVID-19 travel rules ahead of Easter break