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July 6, 2020, 5:43 AM

Naked men and drunks: England assesses the reopening of pubs

The reopening of pubs in England didn't overwhelm emergency services as many had feared before the biggest easing of Britain's coronavirus lockdown
July 6, 2020, 5:43 AM
Naked men and drunks: England assesses the reopening of pubs
July 2, 2020, 8:52 PM

British judge denies Maduro Venezuela's gold in London bank

A British judge has refused to give Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro control of nearly $2 billion in gold sitting in a Bank of England vault
July 2, 2020, 8:52 PM
British judge denies Venezuela access to gold in bank vault
July 1, 2020, 9:30 AM

Britain's top civil servant steps down from powerful role

Britain’s top civil servant and one of the most powerful people in the government announced he was stepping down
July 1, 2020, 9:30 AM
Britain's top civil servant steps down from powerful role
June 29, 2020, 1:07 PM

UK judge warns Assange on US extradition hearing attendance

A British judge says Julian Assange must attend his next court hearing unless he can provide medical evidence to support his absence
June 29, 2020, 1:07 PM
June 26, 2020, 5:41 PM

Teenager sentenced for tossing child from atop London museum

An 18-year-old will serve at least 15 years in custody for attempted murder after admitting he threw a 6-year-old boy from a 10th-floor viewing platform at London’s Tate Modern art gallery last summer
June 26, 2020, 5:41 PM
18-year-old sentenced for throwing child off Tate balcony
June 26, 2020, 5:04 PM

6 injured, including a police officer, during stabbing incident in Glasgow, Scotland

The multiple stabbings were not an act of terror, police said.
June 26, 2020, 5:04 PM
6 injured, including police officer, during stabbing incident in Scotland
June 22, 2020, 5:54 PM

American among three dead in stabbing attack in U.K.

Police have labeled the attack a terrorist incident.
June 22, 2020, 5:54 PM
American among three dead in stabbing attack in U.K.
June 22, 2020, 5:32 PM

American national died in UK terror stabbing, Ambassador confirms

An American national was among the three victims of a terrorist stabbing in the U.K. on Saturday night, Ambassador Woody Johnson confirmed.
June 22, 2020, 5:32 PM
American national died in UK terror stabbing, Ambassador confirms
June 22, 2020, 5:14 PM

3 dead in stabbing at UK park; 1 person in custody

Multiple people were stabbed in a park outside of London, police said.
June 22, 2020, 5:14 PM
3 dead in stabbing at UK park; 1 person in custody
June 20, 2020, 11:46 AM

Bank of England apologizes for past links to slavery

The Bank of England has apologized for the links past governors of the institution had with slavery
June 20, 2020, 11:46 AM
Bank of England apologizes for past links to slavery
June 17, 2020, 5:01 PM

Boris Johnson's car hit in fender-bender; no injuries

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been involved in a minor car crash after a protester ran in front of the vehicle as it left Parliament
June 17, 2020, 5:01 PM
June 17, 2020, 12:57 PM

UK unemployment expected to hit levels last seen in 1980s

Unemployment in the U.K. is widely expected to hit levels not seen since the 1980s over the coming months as the full cost of the coronavirus recession feeds through to the labor market
June 17, 2020, 12:57 PM
UK unemployment rising 'faster than Great Depression'
June 17, 2020, 8:35 AM

Pilot found dead after US Air Force fighter jet crashes into sea off the coast of England

An American fighter jet crashed into the North Sea off the coast of England on Monday morning, killing the only pilot on board, officials said.
June 17, 2020, 8:35 AM
Pilot found dead after US Air Force fighter jet crashes into sea off coast of England
June 14, 2020, 6:54 AM

UK economy shrinks 20% in a month to fall back to 2002 level

The coronavirus lockdown has hit the U.K.'s economy hard.
June 14, 2020, 6:54 AM
UK economy shrank by colossal 20.4% in April
June 13, 2020, 2:53 PM

Far-right activists scuffle with police by London monuments

Several hundred people protest despite warnings to stay home to contain virus.
June 13, 2020, 2:53 PM
Far-right activists gather in London despite police warning
1 month ago

London mayor seeks answers over Taser use on rapper's father

London’s mayor has called for an investigation after rapper Wretch 32 released a video of his father being tasered by a police officer
1 month ago
London mayor seeks answers over Taser use on rapper's father
1 month ago

UK lawmakers queue to vote as Parliament adjusts to COVID-19

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative government has faced a rebellion from some of its own legislators after it summoned members of Parliament back to London and scrapped a remote-voting system used during a nationwide coronavirus lockdown
1 month ago
UK lawmakers balk at order to return and end virtual voting
1 month ago

UK's Johnson struggles to shift attention from aide's trip

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's plans to announce further lockdown-easing measures are being overshadowed by an outcry over the movements of a senior aide
1 month ago
UK's Johnson struggles to shift attention from aide's trip
1 month ago

Under-fire UK government aide Cummings has Johnson's loyalty

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is battling to hang onto his top adviser, who is under fire for allegedly breaching lockdown rules
1 month ago
1 month ago

UK leader Johnson stands by aide over 250-mile lockdown trip

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he won't fire his chief aide for allegedly violating the national coronavirus lockdown rules that he helped to create
1 month ago
Calls grow for UK leader's aide to quit over lockdown trip
1 month ago

British leader's aide denies 250-mile trip broke virus rules

The British government is digging in to defend Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s top adviser, Dominic Cummings, for traveling more than 250 miles (400 kms) to his parents’ house during a nationwide lockdown
1 month ago
Boris Johnson's top aide accused of flouting lockdown rules
2 months ago

UK jobless claims surge by record amount as pandemic hits

Jobless claims surged by 856,000 to 2.1 million in April.
2 months ago
UK unemployment claims surge 69% as pandemic takes hold
2 months ago

100-year-old veteran to be knighted

Tom Moore’s mission was to walk 100 laps around his yard before his 100th birthday, but he raised $40 million in the process. ABC News' Will Ganss reports on how the Queen now plans to honor him.
2 months ago
100-year-old veteran to be knighted
2 months ago

UK on course for 'significant' recession after March slump

The British economy shrank 2% in the first quarter of the year from the previous three-month period, the biggest quarterly decline since the global financial crisis of 2008 even though it included just one week of the coronavirus lockdown
2 months ago
UK on course for 'significant' recession after March slump
2 months ago

UK Prime Minister clarifies phased plan to ease England out of lockdown

Boris Johnson's statement comes one day after he announced his modifications to the lockdown, which were roundly criticized as lacking clarity.
2 months ago
UK Prime Minister clarifies phased plan to ease England out of lockdown
2 months ago

UK govt minister quits over 'threats' to member of public

A British government minister has resigned after an inquiry ruled he misused his position to intimidate someone who was in a business dispute with his father
2 months ago
2 months ago

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announces birth of baby boy with his fiancee Carrie Symonds

The UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his partner, Carrie Symonds, announced the birth of a baby boy, their first child together. It brings to an end a turbulent month.
2 months ago
Boris Johnson announces birth of baby boy with fiancee Carrie Symonds
2 months ago

Over 4 million UK jobs furloughed under government scheme

The British government says more than 4 million jobs have been saved in the U.K. as a result of a government scheme aimed at making sure firms hold onto staff during the coronavirus lockdown
2 months ago
2 months ago

UK govt under fire over virus advice as deaths pass 20,000

Britain has become the fifth country in the world to report at least 20,000 deaths in the coronavirus pandemic
2 months ago
Boris Johnson aide attended key science meetings on virus
3 months ago

UK Parliament to hold virtual debates amid virus lockdown

Britain’s Parliament has returned to work and the political authorities have a message for lawmakers: Stay away
3 months ago
UK Parliament to hold virtual debates amid virus lockdown
3 months ago

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson thanks staff for 'saving his life' after spell in hospital, but doubts remain over coronavirus policy

Prime Minister Boris Johnson thanked healthcare staff for saving his life, but his government came under fresh criticism over the coronavirus crisis.
3 months ago
PM Boris Johnson thanks staff for 'saving his life' after spell in hospital
3 months ago

With Boris Johnson in the ICU, who's leading the UK?

As U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson remains in the ICU battling COVID-19, a plan for emergency leadership succession is murky.
3 months ago
With Boris Johnson in the ICU, who's leading the UK?
3 months ago

Keir Starmer picked to lead UK Labour amid virus crisis

Britain’s main opposition Labour Party has elected lawyer and lawmaker Keir Starmer as its new leader, after a contest thrown into turmoil by the coronavirus outbreak
3 months ago
Starmer picked to lead UK Labour amid virus crisis
3 months ago

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.
3 months ago
UK enforces virtual coronavirus lockdown, as PM Johnson declares 'national emergency'
3 months ago

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
3 months ago
4 months ago

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

The central bank said the move would help support business.
4 months ago
Bank of England cuts key interest rate to 0.25% due to virus
4 months ago

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.
4 months ago
Sheikh of Dubai abducted 2 of his daughters, UK court says
4 months ago

British leader Boris Johnson, girlfriend expecting baby

The patter of tiny feet is coming to Downing Street.
4 months ago
4 months ago

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
4 months ago
UK watchdog slams Save the Children over misconduct claims
4 months ago

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
4 months ago
Top British civil servant quits over treatment by minister
4 months ago

UK court blocks Heathrow expansion over climate concerns

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

UK court blocks Heathrow expansion over climate concerns

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

UK inflation jumps higher, reducing likelihood of rate cut

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

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
5 months ago
UK issues severe flood alerts as storm-swollen rivers surge
5 months ago

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
5 months ago
British MP who leads Kashmir group denied entry to India
5 months ago

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
5 months ago
Climate change protest brings flares to London Fashion week
5 months ago

UK Treasury chief quits as Johnson shakes up Cabinet

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

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

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

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
5 months ago
Trains, flights, ferries cancelled as high winds batter UK
5 months ago

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.
5 months ago
Scores of Vietnamese migrants undergo this 6,000-mile journey each year. Here's why.