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July 26, 2021, 4:25 PM

London cleans up after flash flooding drenches homes, subway

Londoners are cleaning up after torrential rain left homes, roads and several subway stations flooded, the second unseasonal inundation in as many weeks
July 26, 2021, 4:25 PM
London cleans up after flash flooding drenches homes, subway
July 20, 2021, 7:14 PM

Ex-aide launches new salvo against UK's Johnson over virus

A former top aide to Prime Minister Boris Johnson says the British leader was dismissive of the threat posed by surging coronavirus cases last year
July 20, 2021, 7:14 PM
July 17, 2021, 2:22 PM

Boris Johnson's coronavirus gamble as England set for full reopening

England is set to relax all coronavirus restrictions on July 19, even with cases rising.
July 17, 2021, 2:22 PM
England reopening has some questioning why
July 12, 2021, 5:17 PM

Johnson: England to lift last virus restrictions on July 19

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed that all remaining lockdown restrictions in England will be lifted in a week despite a sharp rise in coronavirus cases
July 12, 2021, 5:17 PM
July 12, 2021, 5:13 PM

Police investigate racist abuse of three England players

British police have opened investigations into the racist abuse of three Black players who failed to score penalties in England’s shootout loss to Italy in the European Championship final
July 12, 2021, 5:13 PM
July 12, 2021, 6:58 AM

Racist abuse targets 3 English players who missed penalties

Three Black players who missed penalty kicks for England in the decisive European Championship shootout against Italy were subjected to racist abuse online
July 12, 2021, 6:58 AM
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Man charged with assault of top UK medical officer

Police in London have charged a man with common assault after the harassment of England’s chief medical officer in a park in central London earlier this week
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UK urged to defer winding down of salary support program

Business leaders and unions have joined forces to urge the British government to maintain a salary subsidy program that is being wound down over the coming months
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Thousands of EU citizens may lose legal status to live in UK

Millions of Europeans have freely lived, worked and studied in the U.K. for decades, but Brexit means that those rights are no longer automatically granted
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Thousands of EU citizens may lose legal status to live in UK
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Police investigating harassment of top UK medical official

British police are investigating the circumstances around the seeming harassment and intimidation of England’s chief medical officer by two men in a park in central London
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Report: Classified UK defense papers found at bus stop

Sensitive documents containing details about British military reportedly found.
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Airlines say new UK travel rules cause vacation uncertainty

Airlines and holiday providers are expressing frustration with the U.K.’s plans to ease travel restrictions, saying uncertainty about how and when the new rules will be implemented make it difficult for people to book summer vacations
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UK health minister admits virus rules breach with embrace

Britain’s health minister has apologized for breaching social distancing rules after a newspaper ran pictures of him embracing a woman with whom he allegedly had an affair
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UK denies Russia fired warning shots at British warship near Crimea

UK denies claims that Russian warship and fighter jet fired warning shots at British warship near Crimea.
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UK denies Russia fired warning shots at British warship near Crimea
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Scotch whisky makers welcome suspension of costly US tariffs

Scotch whisky makers are breathing a sigh of relief after the United States agreed to suspend tariffs on one of Scotland’s main exports
1 month ago
Scotch whisky makers welcome suspension of costly US tariffs
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UK fends off demands to give workers more virus support help

Britain's government is fending off calls to provide more financial support to businesses and workers who will suffer financially from its decision to delay the relaxation of coronavirus restrictions in England by four weeks to July 19
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Rare seahorse spotted off UK coast

A conservationist had a close encounter with a rare long-snouted seahorse, also known as a spiny seahorse, off the coast of the U.K.
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Rare seahorse spotted off UK coast
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'Freedom Day' for England pushed back 4 weeks to July 19

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed that the next planned relaxation of coronavirus restrictions in England will be delayed by four weeks until July 19, as a result of the spread of the delta variant
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UK's health minister denies claim he lied during pandemic

British Health Secretary Matt Hancock has defended his handling of the coronavirus pandemic following a series of damaging allegations from Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s former top adviser
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English football picks first female leader in body's 158-year history

The English Football Association, soccer’s original national body that was founded in 1863, has nominated Debbie Hewitt to become its first ever female leader.
2 months ago
English football picks first female leader in body's 158-year history
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British police officer admits kidnapping, raping woman

A British police officer has pleaded guilty to the kidnap and rape of a woman as she walked home in south London and whose body was found a week later in woodland
2 months ago
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Queen Elizabeth II to meet with Joe Biden at Windsor Castle

Buckingham Palace says Queen Elizabeth II will meet U.S. President Joe Biden at Windsor Castle during his visit to the U.K. for the Group of Seven leaders' summit next week
2 months ago
Queen Elizabeth II to meet with Joe Biden at Windsor Castle
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UK halts trials of new tanks that vibrate and can't go fast

The British military paused trials of its new fleet of tanks after a newspaper reported the vehicles can’t travel safely at more than 20 miles an hour or reverse over obstacles more than 8 inches high
2 months ago
UK halts trials of new tanks that vibrate and can't go fast
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UK's Heathrow Airport opens terminal for high-risk travelers

A terminal at London's Heathrow Airport that was mothballed because of the coronavirus pandemic has been reopened for passengers arriving from high-risk countries
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Partner of British billionaire's son faces murder charges in Belize

Socialite Jasmine Hartin, 38, has been charged with manslaughter in the death of police superintendent Henry Jemmott.
2 months ago
Partner of British billionaire's son faces murder charges in Belize
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Reports: Boris Johnson, fiancée Carrie Symonds wed in London

U.K. newspapers are reporting that they married in a small private ceremony.
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UK magnate's daughter-in-law held in Belize police death

The daughter-in-law of a politically influential magnate is in custody in Belize
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London teenager charged in shooting of BLM activist

A teenager from south London appeared in court Saturday on charges that he was involved in the shooting of a prominent member of the Black Lives Matter movement
2 months ago
London teenager charged in shooting of BLM activist
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Boris Johnson defends virus record after ex-aide's attack

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has rejected claims by his former chief aide that he botched Britain’s coronavirus response and is unfit for office
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Boris Johnson defends virus record after ex-aide's attack

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has rejected claims by his former chief aide that he botched Britain’s coronavirus response and is unfit for office
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Big cheese no more: UK drug dealer caught out by cheese pic

A drug dealer in the English city of Liverpool thought he was the big cheese — until police got all the evidence they needed to arrest him from a picture he shared of himself holding a small block of creamy Stilton cheese
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Bereaved families slam ending of UK stadium disaster trial

Families of 96 Liverpool soccer fans who died in a stadium overcrowding disaster in 1989 slammed a British judge’s decision to end the trial of two former police officers and an ex-lawyer on charges of perverting the course of justice
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Ex-Johnson aide lambasts UK government over COVID failures

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s former chief aide has lashed out at the government he once served, saying people died “in horrific circumstances” during the coronavirus pandemic because of its failed response
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UK accused of reintroducing virus restrictions on the sly

The British government is facing accusations of reintroducing local lockdowns on the sly after it published new guidelines for eight areas of England that it says are hot spots for the coronavirus variant first identified in India
2 months ago
UK accused of reintroducing virus restrictions on the sly
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Boris Johnson’s former ally Cummings slams UK virus response

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is being accused of overseeing a chaotic government whose failure to act quickly against the coronavirus caused thousands of unnecessary deaths
2 months ago
Boris Johnson’s former ally slams UK virus response
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Londoners cautiously welcome COVID-19 restrictions ease

Londoners cautiously welcome the easing of most COVID-19 restrictions across Britain, but concern about the variant identified in India remains.
2 months ago
Londoners cautiously welcome COVID-19 restrictions ease
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UK apologizes for 1971 Belfast deaths; families want more

A U.K. government minister has stood before lawmakers and formally apologized.
2 months ago
UK apologizes for 1971 Belfast deaths; families want more
3 months ago

Boris Johnson's office says court debt order 'without merit'

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s office says an outstanding court order against Johnson over an allegedly unpaid debt is “totally without merit.”
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Boy dies after being hit by lightning in northern England

A 9-year-old boy died in northern England after being hit by lightning
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Hopes fade for minke whale stuck in River Thames near London

Hopes are fading for a young minke whale lost who became trapped in the River Thames near London
3 months ago
Minke whale far from home in Thames River
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UK standards watchdog looking into Johnson's Mustique stay

Britain’s parliamentary ethics watchdog has confirmed she is investigating Prime Minister Boris Johnson over a vacation in the Caribbean just before the coronavirus pandemic
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Sturgeon: Scotland independence vote matter of when, not if

Scottish National Party just won its fourth straight parliamentary election.
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Super Thursday: Britons vote in a bumper crop of elections

British voters are casting their ballots in local and regional elections that could have huge repercussions for the future of the United Kingdom
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British marines test out jet suit

The innovative suit could help marines get rapid access to vessels at sea.
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British marines test out jet suit
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Report: Boris Johnson's phone number was online for 15 years

The British government has downplayed allegations of a security risk after it was reported that Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s cellphone number was openly available on the internet for 15 years
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Curtains come down on UK PM Boris Johnson over Downing Street redecoration

There is growing anger in the U.K. over how Boris Johnson paid for a refurbishment of his Downing Street apartment.
3 months ago
Curtains come down on UK PM Boris Johnson over Downing Street redecoration
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Dad of 'hero' son who died in River Thames urges UK honor

The father of a 20-year-old man who died after jumping into the River Thames near London Bridge to save a woman has joined a campaign to get the British government to honor his son's brave and selfless act
3 months ago
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UK leader denies saying 1000s of bodies better than lockdown

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has denied a press report which quoted him as allegedly saying he would rather see “bodies pile high in their thousands” than impose a third national lockdown on the country
3 months ago
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'Britcoin' digital currency being considered by UK

British authorities are exploring the idea of creating a digital currency.
3 months ago
'Britcoin' digital currency being considered by UK
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Opposition accuses UK govt of sleaze amid lobbying scandal

A lobbying scandal swirling around former British Prime Minister David Cameron has deepened with claims that a senior civil servant held down a part-time job with a now-bankrupt financial firm that was awarded lucrative government contracts
3 months ago