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October 21, 2020, 10:38 AM

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
October 21, 2020, 10:38 AM
UK warship seizes 450 kilograms of meth in Arabian Sea
October 16, 2020, 8:07 PM

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.
October 16, 2020, 8:07 PM
London wedding breaks COVID-19 rules
October 16, 2020, 1:22 PM

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
October 16, 2020, 1:22 PM
UK says Instagram to crack down on hidden influencer ads
October 12, 2020, 7:35 AM

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
October 12, 2020, 7:35 AM
English villages wake up to find they're Brexit's new border
October 11, 2020, 9:34 PM

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

Millions in northern England are waiting to hear of more COVID-19 restrictions
October 11, 2020, 9:34 PM
UK at 'tipping point': England braces for more restrictions
October 6, 2020, 11:28 AM

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
October 6, 2020, 11:28 AM
UK's Johnson to sink millions into wind power
October 3, 2020, 5:07 PM

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
October 3, 2020, 5:07 PM
UK's Johnson upbeat on EU trade deal before key talks
1 month ago

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

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

UK police arrest man over string of stabbings in Birmingham

There was a string of stabbings in a busy nightlife district in Birmingham.
1 month ago
UK police arrest man over string of stabbings in Birmingham
2 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.
2 months ago
2 months ago

Huge explosion engulfs industrial facility in UK

A massive fire broke out at an industrial building in Kent, causing a dramatic explosion near a marina.
2 months ago
Huge explosion engulfs industrial facility in UK
2 months ago

London expands road space for pedestrians, cyclists

City officials are making more space for bicycle lanes to help with social distancing during the COVID-19 outbreak.
2 months ago
London expands road space for pedestrians, cyclists
2 months ago

Police break up illegal rave in UK

Hundreds gathered for the event despite COVID-19 restrictions and five people were arrested, according to Norfolk police.
2 months ago
Police break up illegal rave in UK
2 months ago

London police arrest 65 people during climate demonstration

Police in London say 65 people have been arrested for public order offenses during climate change protests near Britain’s Houses of Parliament
2 months ago
UK climate activists stop traffic near Parliament
2 months ago

UK's Red Arrows jets perform surprise flyover of Edinburgh

The U.K.'s military aerobatic display team, the Red Arrows, performed a flyover of Edinburgh, Scotland's Royal Mile. The flyby had not been widely advertized.
2 months ago
UK's Red Arrows jets perform surprise flyover of Edinburgh
2 months ago

UK scraps exam grading system that enraged students, parents

The British government has scrapped an exam-grading policy that was set to deprive thousands of graduating high school students of places at universities
2 months ago
2 months ago

Thousands of Britons return from France to avoid quarantine

Thousands of British tourists scramble to avoid a mandatory 14-day quarantine
2 months ago
Thousands of Britons return from France to avoid quarantine
2 months ago

3 dead after train derails in Scotland

Three people have died following a train derailment in Stonehaven, Scotland, on Wednesday.
2 months ago
3 dead after train derails in Scotland
2 months ago

3 died in train derailment in Scotland

The victims have yet to be formally identified, but officers are in close contact with their families.
2 months ago
3 died in train derailment in Scotland
2 months ago

Train derails in northeast Scotland

There are "early reports of serious injuries" after a train derailed causing a fire, authorities said.
2 months ago
Train derails in northeast Scotland
2 months ago

UK govt, Ben & Jerry's in spat over treatment of migrants

Relations between the British government and ice cream maker Ben & Jerry’s have chilled in a spat about the treatment of migrants
2 months ago
UK govt, Ben & Jerry's in spat over treatment of migrants
2 months ago

UK flies air force plane over Channel amid migrant crossings

A Royal Air Force surveillance plane is flying over the English Channel as the British government tries to curb people crossing over from France in small boats
2 months ago
UK flies air force plane over Channel amid migrant crossings
2 months ago

UK military asked to help stem Channel migrant crossings

Britain’s military says it has been asked by the government to help prevent people from trying to reach the U.K. from France in small boats
2 months ago
UK military asked to help stem Channel migrant crossings
2 months ago

UK vows action after record-high migrant crossing of Channel

The British government says it will strengthen border measures after a record daily number of people crossed the English Channel to the U.K. in small boats
2 months ago
UK vows action after record-high migrant crossing of Channel
3 months ago

Lawmaker arrest spotlights UK Parliament’s sex abuse problem

The weekend arrest of a British lawmaker accused of rape and the sexual assault conviction of a former legislator last week are increasing pressure on Britain’s political leaders to confront a political culture that has often let abuse go unchecked
3 months ago
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Reports: UK lawmaker arrested on accusation of rape

Former parliamentary aide accused him of rape and sexual assault.
3 months ago
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Allegations against Trump envoy roil US Embassy in London

Allegations President Donald Trump's envoy to Britain made inappropriate remarks about race and gender and may have violated federal ethics rules are roiling the U.S. Embassy in London
3 months ago
UK ambassador defends reputation amid racist remark claims
3 months ago

UK to open citizenship path to Hong Kongers from January

Britain’s government says it will open a new special pathway to obtaining U.K. citizenship for up to 3 million eligible Hong Kongers as of January
3 months ago
UK to open citizenship path to Hong Kongers from January
3 months ago

US, UK end 'anomaly' allowing diplomatic immunity for American accused of running over British teen

The U.S. and U.K. have agreed to end an "anomaly" that allowed the wife of an American diplomat accused of running over a British teenager to claim diplomatic immunity.
3 months ago
Diplomatic immunity laws changed between US and UK after death of British teen
3 months ago

UK looks to new laws on spies after critical intel report

Britain’s government has faced heated questions on national security after a damning intelligence committee report on Russian meddling in the nation’s politics concluded the U.K. should examine allegations of interference in the European Union referendum
3 months ago
UK looks to fresh laws on spies after critical intel report
3 months ago

Report: UK officials 'avoided' looking into Russian meddling

A long-awaited report on Russian influence in British politics criticized the British government for its slow response to Russian interference in the 2016 Brexit referendum
3 months ago
Report on Russian meddling in UK politics to be published
3 months ago

UK suspends extradition arrangements with Hong Kong

The UK gov't is considering suspending its extradition treaty with Hong Kong
3 months ago
UK considers suspending extradition treaty with Hong Kong
3 months ago

EU leaders extend summit as they haggle over budget, virus

European Union leaders have extended their summit for an extra day on Sunday in the hope they are finally closing in on a deal for an unprecedented 1.85 trillion euro ($2.1 trillion) EU budget and coronavirus recovery fund
3 months ago
No deal in sight; EU leaders haggle over budget, virus fund
3 months ago

Lawyer seeks London police apology over Black man's arrest

The lawyer for a Black man filmed being pinned down by a London police officer who appeared to kneel on his neck says that the force should apologize to his client
3 months ago
Lawyer seeks London police apology over Black man's arrest
3 months ago

Blaze on pier at English resort destroys fairground ride

Firefighters have put out a blaze at one of the piers in the northwest England seaside resort of Blackpool
3 months ago
Blaze at pier at English resort of Blackpool under control
3 months ago

UK accuses 'Russian actors' of meddling in 2019 election

The British government has accused “Russian actors” of seeking to interfere in the U.K.'s last general election
3 months ago
UK committee to release sensitive Russia report within days
3 months ago

Cat interrupts UK Parliament session

The face of Parliament member John Nicolson was blocked by his cat’s tail during a virtual session.
3 months ago
Cat interrupts UK Parliament session
3 months ago

Statue of Black protester replaces toppled UK slave trader

An artist has erected a statue of a Black Lives Matter protester atop the plinth in the English city of Bristol once occupied by the toppled statue of a slave trader
3 months ago
Statue of Black protester replaces toppled UK slave trader
3 months ago

Chinese UK ambassador says Huawei decision 'unfair'

China’s ambassador to the UK has questioned whether Britain can offer a fair business environment following its decision to ban Huawei from taking part in the country’s high-speed wireless network
3 months ago
Chinese UK ambassador says Huawei decision 'unfair'
3 months ago

WWII-era planes make flyby in honor of late singer Vera Lynn

World War II-era aircraft have flown over the late singer Vera Lynn’s village in southeastern England in a final tribute to the “Forces’ Sweetheart” who buoyed the morale of Britain during the conflict and beyond
3 months ago
WWII-era planes make flyby in honor of late singer Vera Lynn
3 months ago

1 dead after 65-foot crane collapses onto house in London, search and rescue underway

A search and rescue operation is underway after a 65 feet crane collapsed onto an under development apartment block on Wednesday.
3 months ago
1 dead in London crane collapse
4 months ago

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
4 months ago
Naked men and drunks: England assesses the reopening of pubs
4 months ago

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
4 months ago
British judge denies Venezuela access to gold in bank vault
4 months ago

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
4 months ago
Britain's top civil servant steps down from powerful role
4 months ago

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
4 months ago
4 months ago

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
4 months ago
18-year-old sentenced for throwing child off Tate balcony
4 months ago

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

The multiple stabbings were not an act of terror, police said.
4 months ago
6 injured, including police officer, during stabbing incident in Scotland
4 months ago

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

Police have labeled the attack a terrorist incident.
4 months ago
American among three dead in stabbing attack in U.K.
4 months ago

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.
4 months ago
American national died in UK terror stabbing, Ambassador confirms