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January 24, 2021, 5:50 PM

Scotland's leader vows to push for second independence vote

Vow puts First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on a collision course with Boris Johnson
January 24, 2021, 5:50 PM
January 24, 2021, 2:41 PM

Britain's Boris Johnson presses Biden for new trade deal

British prime minister is eager to forge a new U.S.-U.K. trade deal.
January 24, 2021, 2:41 PM
January 16, 2021, 10:40 PM

UK chooses Cornish village as site for G-7 summit in June

The seaside resort of Carbis Bay will host the annual G-7 gathering.
January 16, 2021, 10:40 PM
January 6, 2021, 4:34 PM

UK police ram car to end pursuit

The driver was taken into custody and jailed for 22 months.
January 6, 2021, 4:34 PM
UK police ram car to end pursuit
January 1, 2021, 3:50 PM

UK abolishes 'sexist' tax on women's sanitary products

Britain has become the latest nation to abolish the so-called “tampon tax.”
January 1, 2021, 3:50 PM
UK abolishes 'sexist' tax on women's sanitary products
1 month ago

EU, UK unveil vast trade pact set to enter force on Jan. 1

The European Union and the United Kingdom have made public the vast agreement set to govern future trade and cooperation between them from Jan. 1
1 month ago
EU, UK unveil vast trade pact set to enter force on Jan. 1
1 month ago

Millions face new UK virus restrictions; border chaos eases

Tough new coronavirus restrictions have begun in the United Kingdom.
1 month ago
1 month ago

British army helps clear backlog of virus-stranded drivers

Around 1,000 British soldiers were spending Christmas Day trying to clear a huge backlog of truck drivers stranded in southeast England
1 month ago
British army helps clear backlog of virus-stranded drivers
1 month ago

Truckers finally leave UK after days of virus gridlock

Truckers and travelers stuck in a days-long gridlock at the English port of Dover have started heading to France after the country partially reopened its borders with Britain following international concern over a rapidly spreading coronavirus variant
1 month ago
No Christmas Eve joy for truckers stuck in UK virus gridlock
1 month ago

England to enter Christmas lockdown

Prime Minister Boris Johnson held an emergency broadcast to announce that the U.K. will be under lockdown starting Christmas Eve.
1 month ago
England to enter Christmas lockdown
1 month ago

Heathrow Airport wins court backing for third runway

Plans for a third runway at London’s Heathrow Airport have been given a new boost after the airport’s owner won a Supreme Court challenge Wednesday
1 month ago
Heathrow Airport wins court backing for third runway
1 month ago

UK sees record number of job losses during 3- month period

The number of people in the U.K. who lost their jobs hit a record high in the three months through October during the run-up to the planned ending of a government salary support scheme
1 month ago
UK sees record number of job losses during 3- month period
1 month ago

Berliner on trial for threat to blow up British hospital

A 33-year-old Italian man is on trial in Berlin on allegations he threatened to blow up a British National Health Service hospital unless he was paid off with 10 million pounds ($13.2 million) in crypto currency
1 month ago
Berliner on trial for threat to blow up British hospital
2 months ago

Protesters against tunnel close UK's prehistoric Stonehenge

The prehistoric monument of Stonehenge in southern England has been closed to visitors after dozens of protesters staged a trespass against the British government’s plans for a new tunnel near the World Heritage Site
2 months ago
'Mass trespass' closes UK heritage site of Stonehenge
2 months ago

Hollywood takeover of Wales soccer team promises to revive a struggling town's fortunes

ABC News traveled to Wrexham, in North Wales, where actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney have taken over the local soccer team, sparking hope in a struggling town.
2 months ago
Actors Ryan Reynolds, Rob McElhenney buy underdog soccer team, aid struggling town
2 months ago

UK, France agree new plan to curb Channel migrant crossings

The British government says it has agreed with France to double the number of police patrolling beaches in northern France in an attempt to stop people crossing the English Channel in small boats
2 months ago
2 months ago

UK retail empire of billionaire Philip Green teeters on edge

The owner of some of Britain’s best-known fashion chains like Topshop appears to be on the brink of collapse following the economic shock of the coronavirus pandemic
2 months ago
15,000 UK jobs in peril as retailer Arcadia weighs future
2 months ago

UK to launch new watchdog next year to police tech giants

Britain plans to create a new watchdog to police big tech companies including Google and Facebook to counter their market dominance and prevent them from exploiting consumers and small businesses
2 months ago
UK to launch new watchdog next year to police tech giants
2 months ago

UK to launch new watchdog next year to police tech giants

To prevent Google and Facebook from exploiting consumers and small businesses.
2 months ago
2 months ago

UK family loses court battle in US diplomatic immunity case

The parents of a British teen who was killed in a crash lost a court battle with the U.K. government Tuesday over whether an American woman involved in the collision had diplomatic immunity
2 months ago
UK family loses court battle in US diplomatic immunity case
2 months ago

UK's Johnson stands by minister found to have bullied staff

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is standing by his interior minister on Friday despite an investigator’s conclusion that she bullied members of her staff
2 months ago
UK's Johnson stands by minister found to have bullied staff
2 months ago

UK police release man arrested over 1974 pub bombings

Police have released a man arrested earlier this week in connection with the deaths of 21 people in a pair of pub bombings in Birmingham in 1974
2 months ago
UK police release man arrested over 1974 pub bombings
2 months ago

UK defense spending boost stokes concerns about overseas aid

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is touting the biggest investment in the U.K.’s armed forces since the end of the Cold War but brushed aside concerns that his government is about to abandon pledges on overseas aid spending in order to pay for it
2 months ago
UK to bolster defense spending by 'most since Cold War'
2 months ago

Ex-Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn reinstated to UK party

Ex-Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn will be reinstated in the party after a three-week suspension as Labour’s National Executive Committee sought to draw a line under years of tumultuous divisions over anti-Jewish prejudice
2 months ago
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UK's Johnson allegedly brands powers for Scotland a disaster

The comments have inflamed Scottish discontent.
2 months ago
UK's Johnson allegedly brands powers for Scotland a disaster
2 months ago

Boris Johnson to self-quarantine after contact with Parliament member

Plus, a look at how Europe is handling its second wave of the virus.
2 months ago
Boris Johnson to self-quarantine after contact with Parliament member
2 months ago

UK nurse accused in murder of 8 babies denied bail

Police have described the case as "highly complex and very sensitive."
2 months ago
2 months ago

Nurse charged with murder of 8 babies in UK held in custody

A nurse accused of killing eight babies and trying to kill another 10 at a hospital in northwest England has been remanded into custody
2 months ago
Nurse charged with murder of 8 babies in UK held in custody
2 months ago

UK economy bounces back in summer but faces wintry chills

The British economy remained nearly 10% smaller at the end of the third quarter despite posting a record bounceback in the summer, when many of the restrictions that had been placed on businesses to control the pandemic were lifted
2 months ago
UK economy saw bounceback in summer but remains smaller
2 months ago

UK to increase powers to block foreign investments

The British government plans to increase its power to block or modify foreign investment in the U.K. on national security grounds under legislation to be introduced Wednesday
2 months ago
3 months ago

World leaders, including close Trump ally Boris Johnson, move on as Trump resists conceding

World leaders, including close Trump ally U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, are moving on as the president resists conceding.
3 months ago
Close Trump ally, UK's Boris Johnson, has congratulatory call with Biden
3 months ago

Man rescued after attempting to climb cliff in England

The climber and a friend were attempting to scale Stair Hole, a small cove in Lulworth, when they got into difficulties.
3 months ago
Man rescued after attempting to climb cliff in England
3 months ago

England’s new lockdown underway

Scenes are quiet around London's Tower Bridge, on the first morning of a new national coronavirus lockdown.
3 months ago
England’s new lockdown underway
3 months ago

UK raises terror threat level to severe after Europe attacks

Britain has raised its terror threat level to severe, its second-highest level, following recent attacks in Austria and France
3 months ago
UK raises terror threat level to severe after Europe attacks
3 months ago

Johnny Depp loses UK libel case over 'wife-beater' claims

Johnny Depp has lost his high-stakes libel case against The Sun tabloid newspaper for labelling him a “wife beater.”
3 months ago
UK court rules against Johnny Depp in 'wife beater' libel action
3 months ago

UK's Johnson defends lockdown amid criticism of delay

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has defended his decision to impose a second national lockdown 40 days after scientific advisers recommended such a move
3 months ago
UK's Johnson faces opposition from his own party on lockdown
3 months ago

Heathrow loses claim to being Europe's biggest airport

London’s Heathrow Airport says it has lost its place as Europe’s busiest air hub to Paris Charles de Gaulle after the COVID-19 pandemic grounded flights and Britain failed to approve passenger testing that could scale back quarantine requirements
3 months ago
3 months ago

UK doctors demand free meals for kids as COVID fuels hunger

Pediatricians are urging the British gov't to provide meals to hungry children
3 months ago
UK doctors demand free meals for kids as COVID fuels hunger
3 months ago

UK-US trade pact opposed with Trump, cows and pigs as props

Demonstrators dressed as chickens, a cow and President Donald Trump.
3 months ago
3 months ago

UK warship seizes 450 kilograms of meth in Arabian Sea

A British royal navy vessel has seized 450 kilograms of methamphetamine in the northern Arabian Sea in the largest-ever bust by a joint maritime operation in the region
3 months ago
UK warship seizes 450 kilograms of meth in Arabian Sea
3 months ago

London wedding breaks COVID-19 rules

Police in London break up a wedding reception with 100 guests, which violated COVID-19 restrictions on public gatherings.
3 months ago
London wedding breaks COVID-19 rules
3 months ago

UK says Instagram to crack down on hidden influencer ads

British regulators said Friday that Instagram will clamp down on “hidden advertising” by social media influencers
3 months ago
UK says Instagram to crack down on hidden influencer ads
3 months ago

English villages wake up to find they're Brexit's new border

In the corner of Britain known as the Garden of England, Brexit is literally taking concrete form
3 months ago
English villages wake up to find they're Brexit's new border
3 months ago

England to have 3-tier lockdown system amid 'tipping point'

Millions in northern England are waiting to hear of more COVID-19 restrictions
3 months ago
UK at 'tipping point': England braces for more restrictions
4 months ago

UK government to invest millions on wind power, Johnson says

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has pledged that every home in the country will be powered by offshore wind in a decade
4 months ago
UK's Johnson to sink millions into wind power
4 months ago

UK, EU leaders urge intensified talks on elusive trade deal

The prime minister of Britain and the chief of the European Union told their chief negotiators Saturday to get back together and push “intensively” to strike a post-Brexit trade deal before time runs out in a matter of weeks
4 months ago
UK's Johnson upbeat on EU trade deal before key talks
4 months ago

UK's Johnson urges 'spirit of togetherness' to combat virus

British PM Johnson slammed the brakes on the country’s return to offices.
4 months ago
UK's Johnson slams brakes on reopening as COVID cases surge
5 months ago

Man charged over stabbings in English city of Birmingham

A 27-year-old man has appeared in court via videolink to face murder and attempted murder charges after a series of stabbings in the central England city of Birmingham
5 months ago
5 months ago

UK police arrest man over string of stabbings in Birmingham

There was a string of stabbings in a busy nightlife district in Birmingham.
5 months ago
UK police arrest man over string of stabbings in Birmingham
5 months ago

Anti-immigrant protesters scuffle with police in UK's Dover

Far-right protesters have clashed with police in the English port of Dover.
5 months ago