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UK wakes up to virtual coronavirus lockdown, as PM Johnson declares 'moment of national emergency'

The British public are waking up to an effective coronavirus lockdown, with the most sweeping changes to British life in living memory taking effect.
March 28, 2020, 11:30 AM
UK enforces virtual coronavirus lockdown, as PM Johnson declares 'national emergency'

UK pubs shut, state steps in to pay wages in face of virus

The coronavirus pandemic has turned everything on its head in the global economy, not least in Britain where the center-right Conservative government effectively socialized large chunks of the private sector and shut down the pubs
March 25, 2020, 5:59 PM

UK interest rates cut, funds freed up to ease virus impact

The central bank said the move would help support business.
March 16, 2020, 4:50 AM
Bank of England cuts key interest rate to 0.25% due to virus

Sheikh of Dubai abducted 2 of his daughters, UK court says

A U.K. court ruled that the Sheikh of Dubai abducted two of his daughters.
March 5, 2020, 9:48 PM
Sheikh of Dubai abducted 2 of his daughters, UK court says

British leader Boris Johnson, girlfriend expecting baby

The patter of tiny feet is coming to Downing Street.
March 5, 2020, 3:12 PM

UK watchdog slams Save the Children over misconduct claims

Britain’s charity watchdog has accused Save the Children U.K. of bungling its response to sexual harassment allegations against senior staff
March 5, 2020, 12:40 PM
UK watchdog slams Save the Children over misconduct claims

Top British civil servant quits over treatment by minister

The most senior civil servant at the British government's Home Office has resigned and harshly criticized Home Secretary Priti Patel for her treatment of him
March 5, 2020, 11:11 AM
Top British civil servant quits over treatment by minister

UK court blocks Heathrow expansion over climate concerns

Whether to add a third runway to the airport has been bitterly disputed.
1 month ago
UK ruling due on Heathrow expansion amid climate concern

UK court blocks Heathrow expansion over climate concerns

A controversial third runway for the busy airport has been rejected.
1 month ago
Campaigners win court challenge to block Heathrow expansion

UK inflation jumps higher, reducing likelihood of rate cut

Consumer price inflation in Britain jumped higher in January
1 month ago
UK inflation jumps higher, reducing likelihood of rate cut

Storm-swollen rivers surge in UK, severe flood alerts issued

Residents in central England and Wales are piling up sandbags as rivers peaked after a weekend storm brought up to 6 inches (150 mm) of rain to an already waterlogged region
1 month ago
UK issues severe flood alerts as storm-swollen rivers surge

British MP who leads Kashmir group denied entry to India

Indian officials have denied a British lawmaker entry after she landed at New Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport
1 month ago
British MP who leads Kashmir group denied entry to India

Climate change protest brings flares to London Fashion week

Climate change activists have stolen the show on the opening day of London Fashion Week by stopping traffic with a street protest demanding the cancellation of the British capital's five-day style extravaganza
1 month ago
Climate change protest brings flares to London Fashion week

UK Treasury chief quits as Johnson shakes up Cabinet

Johnson is aiming to tighten his grip on government.
1 month ago
UK's Boris Johnson shakes up government with Cabinet shuffle

Ireland’s two-party system shaken by Sinn Fein surge

Irish elections are usually two-horse races — but that may be changing
2 months ago
Ireland’s two-party system shaken by Sinn Fein surge

Hurricane-force winds pound UK and Europe, upend travel

Storm Ciara has battered  the U.K. and northern Europe with hurricane-force winds and heavy rains
2 months ago
Trains, flights, ferries cancelled as high winds batter UK

The 6,000-mile journey: How scores of Vietnamese migrants are smuggled or trafficked into the UK each year

Thirty-nine Vietnamese migrants were found dead in a truck in the U.K. last October. Thousands more risk their lives embarking on the same journey every year.
2 months ago
Scores of Vietnamese migrants undergo this 6,000-mile journey each year. Here's why.

UK investigates after ex-PM bodyguard leaves gun on plane

London's Metropolitan Police are investigating after former Prime Minister David Cameron's bodyguard reportedly left his gun in an airplane bathroom in New York
2 months ago
Investigation underway after after ex-PM bodyguard leaves gun on plane

UK woman loses challenge aimed at restoring her citizenship

A U.K. woman who as a teenager ran away to join the Islamic State group has lost a legal challenge aimed at restoring her British citizenship
2 months ago
UK woman loses challenge aimed at restoring her citizenship

Britain to seek Canada-style free trade deal with EU

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will pursue a Canada-style free trade deal with the European Union now that Brexit has finally taken place
2 months ago
Commemorative Brexit coin sparks Oxford comma debate

In snub to US, Britain will allow Huawei in 5G networks

Britain has decided to let Huawei have a limited role in supplying new high-speed mobile gear to wireless carriers
2 months ago
In snub to US, Britain will allow Huawei in 5G networks

UK faces choice on Huawei with global implications

Britain faces a crucial choice over whether to allow China's Huawei Technologies to build its next-generation wireless networks
2 months ago
UK faces choice on Huawei with global implications

Britain's EU Journey: When the EU faced its biggest crisis

Britain officially leaves the European Union on Jan. 31 after a debilitating political period that has bitterly divided the nation since the 2016 Brexit referendum
2 months ago

Ringing in Brexit? Plans to celebrate UK exit divide country

With Britain due to leave the European Union next week, the country is divided over how to mark a historic moment that some are relishing but others are dreading
2 months ago

UK looks to fast-growing Africa for trade ties after Brexit

The British prime minister and Prince Harry are hosting several African leaders as the U.K. prepares for post-Brexit dealings with the world
2 months ago
UK looks to fast-growing Africa for trade ties after Brexit

London man reports fake bomb threat to delay flight he was running late for: Police

London man reports a fake bomb threat to delay a flight he was running late for, police said.
2 months ago
Man reports fake bomb threat to delay flight he was running late for: Police

Astonishing video shows daring smash-and-grab raid in London jewelry store

London's Metropolitan police have released astonishing footage of a daring smash-and-grab raid in a jewelry store last year.
2 months ago
Robbers drive through store front and steal jewelry

SUV driven through front of jewelry store in dramatic smash and grab

Surveillance footage shows the dramatic moment an SUV smashed through the front of a jewelry store in London, England, before raiders took sledgehammers to glass display cases.
2 months ago
SUV driven through front of jewelry store in dramatic smash and grab

UK requests extradition of US diplomat's wife charged in death of British teen

A formal extradition request has been made for Anne Sacoolas, charged in the death of Harry Dunn.
2 months ago
US calls UK's extradition request of diplomat's wife 'highly inappropriate'

British officials request extradition of US diplomat's wife

A formal extradition letter was sent to the U.S. government after Anne Sacoolas was charged with causing death by dangerous driving.
3 months ago
British officials request extradition of US diplomat's wife

UK police say assault on prison guard was terrorist attack

British police say two inmates wearing fake suicide belts attacked and wounded a guard at a maximum-security prison in England in what detectives are treating as a terrorist attack
3 months ago

UK's most prolific rapist targeted men, gets life in prison

Britain's most prolific rapist has been jailed for life with release possible after 30 years
3 months ago
UK's most prolific rapist targeted men, gets life in prison

UK's Johnson: Iranian general 'threat to all our interests'

Prime Minister Boris Johnson continued his holiday despite Mideast tensions.
3 months ago

Unfit? Lack confidence? The British army wants you

The British army is targeting body-image obsessed young people, heavy drinkers, and Instagram addicts in its latest recruitment campaign.
3 months ago
Unfit? Lack confidence? The British army wants you

11 migrants rescued from small boat in English Channel

The group included 10 men and one woman who said they were from Iran.
3 months ago

UK police arrest 21-year-old man suspected of terrorism plan

British counter-terrorism police have arrested a 21-year-old man on suspicion of preparing an extremist act
3 months ago

UK's Johnson unveils legislative plan to end Brexit deadlock

Britain's era of Brexit deadlock looks to be over
3 months ago
UK's Johnson to unveil plans at lavish Parliament opening

Anne Sacoolas, wife of US diplomat, charged with dangerous driving in death of Harry Dunn

The US diplomat's wife Anne Sacoolas has been formally charged with dangerous driving in case of Harry Dunn.
3 months ago
US diplomat's wife charged in death of UK teen

UK inflation bolsters view central bank will not cut rates

Inflation in Britain held steady at 1.5% in the year to November, way below the Bank of England's target of 2%
3 months ago
UK inflation holds steady below Bank of England's target

Johnson's win may deliver Brexit but could risk UK's breakup

Scotland and Northern Ireland now may be drifting permanently away from London.
3 months ago
Johnson's victory may deliver Brexit but could risk breaking up the UK

Leaders scramble for final votes as UK's ugly election ends

Britain’s election has been like the country’s late-autumn weather: chilly and dull, with blustery outbursts
4 months ago
UK political leaders chase undecided voters on eve of vote

Conservatives win big in UK election

The Conservative Party headed by Prime Minister Boris Johnson won by a landslide in the UK general elections.
4 months ago
Conservatives win big in UK election

Boris Johnson wins UK election

Johnson's Conservative Party won a huge victory in the closely watched election.
4 months ago
Boris Johnson wins UK election

Boris Johnson wins UK general election

“The View” co-hosts questioned what the conservative U.K. prime minister’s landslide victory means for America.
4 months ago
Boris Johnson wins UK general election

UK election: Conservatives win landslide, triggering path to Brexit

Boris Johnson's Conservatives won a huge majority in UK election, which will significantly impact Brexit, US relations and Scottish independence.
4 months ago
UK election: Conservatives win landslide, triggering path to Brexit

Main UK election contenders prepare for last election debate

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is preparing to take on the main opposition Labour Party in the last major debate ahead of next week's general election
4 months ago
Main UK election contenders prepare for last election debate

Dog starts house fire after accidentally turning on microwave

A dog in the United Kingdom inadvertently started a kitchen fire when it somehow managed to turn on a microwave in its owner’s home.
4 months ago
Dog starts house fire after accidentally turning on microwave

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson replaced by block of melting ice at climate change debate

United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson was replaced by a block of melting ice at a climate change debate.
4 months ago
UK prime minister replaced by block of melting ice at climate change debate

Bodies of victims found in refrigerated truck in UK arrive in Vietnam

The bodies of some of the 39 Vietnamese nationals found dead in a tractor-trailer near London last month have been returned to their homeland.
4 months ago
Bodies of victims found in UK truck arrive in Vietnam where loved ones await