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UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 17, 2018, 8:21 p.m.

Nursery rhymes trigger nightmares: In UK town, spiders to blame for evening broadcast of ‘It’s raining, it’s pouring’

Floating in on the wind the sound of ‘It’s Raining, It’s Pouring’ being sung by a child on the creepiest siren in Britain. The Ipswich Star reports on what one …


UK leader: Talk of leadership during Brexit ‘irritating’

British Prime Minister Theresa May concedes that she gets “irritated” by the debate over her leadership during the difficult Brexit negotiations.


Russian suspects in poisoning: We were in UK as tourists

The two Russian men spun an unlikely tale of hapless tourists defeated by grim British weather: They traveled more than 1,000 miles to see England’s famed Salisbury Cathedral but were …


Britain charges 2 Russians over Novichok poisoning

Britain charged two alleged Russian military intelligence officers with the nerve agent poisoning of ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in the English city of Salisbury, officials said Wednesday, though …


Stormy Daniels drops out of U.K. reality show at last minute

Stormy Daniels, the adult film actress and nemesis of U.S. President Donald Trump, has pulled out of a British reality-TV show at the last minute after a dispute with producers.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 14, 2018, 3:34 p.m.

UK police treat Parliament crash as terrorism, man arrested

A car plowed into pedestrians and cyclists near the Houses of Parliament in London during the morning rush hour Tuesday, injuring three people in what police suspect is the latest …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 12, 2018, 7:34 p.m.

Steve Bannon weighs in on UK burqa debate, Boris Johnson

Republican strategist Steve Bannon weighed into British politics Sunday in a wide-ranging interview in which he defended former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson’s comments about Muslim face veils and praised a …


UK’s May faces down revolt over Brexit trade bill

British Prime Minister Theresa May faced down more rebellion Tuesday over her plans for the country’s exit from the European Union, as lawmakers narrowly rejected a measure that could have …


Victim’s son calls on Trump to raise UK poisoning with Putin

The 19-year-old son of a British woman who died after being exposed to a nerve agent first developed by the Soviet Union has called on U.S. President Donald Trump to …


Fact check: Trump’s European provocations

President Donald Trump shook things up every turn in his trip to Europe, making statements on NATO, Britain, Germany and more that were meant to provoke, and they did. Accuracy …


UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2018, 3:40 p.m.

U.K. demonstrators march against Trump, mock with giant balloon

A giant balloon depicting U.S. President Donald Trump as a screaming orange baby flew over London Friday as tens of thousands marched through the streets to protest the American leader’s …


UPDATED: Mon., July 9, 2018, 10:40 a.m.

Boris Johnson quits UK government in mounting Brexit crisis

British Prime Minister Theresa May dug in her heels Monday after the resignation of two top government ministers over Brexit negotiations whipped up a storm that threatened to topple her …


Theresa May: EU citizens might get preferred treatment post-Brexit

Prime Minister Theresa May touted the benefits of her latest Brexit proposal to create a partial free trade zone between the U.K. and the European Union, saying Saturday it is …


U.K. police race to find source of new nerve agent poisoning

British police scoured sections of Salisbury and Amesbury in southwest England on Friday, searching for a small vial feared to be contaminated with traces of the deadly nerve agent Novichok.


UPDATED: Wed., July 4, 2018, 5:14 p.m.

UK anti-terror police join ‘unknown substance’ probe

For the second time in four months, two people lie critically ill in England’s Salisbury District Hospital after being exposed to a military-grade nerve agent developed in the Soviet Union, …


Watchdog gets authority to assign blame in chemical attacks

Member nations of the global chemical weapons watchdog on Wednesday voted to give the organization the authority to apportion blame for attacks, expanding its powers following a bitter dispute between …


UK government wins Brexit skirmish by allowing concessions

The British government was rocked by a resignation and faced anger in Parliament Tuesday over its Brexit plans, but staved off defeat by offering concessions to lawmakers who want to …


UPDATED: Tue., June 5, 2018, 8:34 a.m.

UK culture secretary throws Murdoch a lifeline to Sky

Britain’s culture secretary threw Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox a lifeline Tuesday in its 11.7 billion-pound ($16.4 billion) bid to buy the 61 percent of the U.K. satellite broadcaster Sky …


UK slams Russian pranksters over Boris Johnson call

Britain’s Foreign Office on Thursday criticized “childish” Russian pranksters who phoned Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson posing as the leader of Armenia.


UPDATED: Fri., May 18, 2018, 8:52 a.m.

Poisoned ex-spy Sergei Skripal discharged from UK hospital

Former Russian spy Sergei Skripal has been discharged from a British hospital more than two months after he was poisoned with a nerve agent and left fighting for his life, …


Meghan Markle: Dad won’t attend wedding due to health issues

Ending days of speculation, Meghan Markle said Thursday that her father will not be able to attend her wedding to Prince Harry due to health problems. The news came as …


Neighbor to the queen no more, Rolls-Royce seeks cheaper HQ

Rolls-Royce Holdings plans to quit its headquarters in one of London’s swankiest districts for cheaper offices as the company seeks to bring down long-term expenses and cover the more immediate …


Britain hopes to address Trump concerns on Iran nuclear deal

Britain’s ambassador to the U.S. said Sunday his country believes it’s still possible to address President Donald Trump’s concerns about the Iran nuclear deal in time to prevent him from …


New UK interior minister vows to resolve immigration scandal

Britain’s new interior minister vowed Monday to sort out an immigration scandal shaking the government, saying that as the child of immigrants he was angered by the mistreatment of long-term …


UK interior minister quits over growing immigration scandal

Britain’s interior minister resigned Sunday amid a scandal over authorities’ mistreatment of long-term U.K. residents wrongly caught up in a government drive to reduce illegal immigration.


UPDATED: Thu., April 26, 2018, 11:18 a.m.

UK lawmakers call on Zuckerberg to appear before them

The U.K. parliament’s media committee demanded Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg appear before the panel after lawmakers said the senior executive who testified Thursday failed to fully answer their questions about …


UK judge to hold new hearing over sick toddler Alfie Evans

A British judge is set to hear a new appeal Tuesday from the parents of a terminally ill British toddler who want to take him to Italy for treatment – …


UPDATED: Tue., April 17, 2018, 7:13 p.m.

Man with 3 faces: Frenchman gets 2nd face transplant

In a medical first, a French surgeon says he has performed a second face transplant on the same patient – who is now doing well and even spent a recent …


UPDATED: Tue., April 17, 2018, 11:37 a.m.

Cambridge Analytica ex-CEO refuses to testify in UK

Cambridge Analytica’s ex-CEO, Alexander Nix, has refused to testify before the U.K. Parliament’s media committee, citing British authorities’ investigation into his former company’s alleged misuse of data from millions of …


Vatican: Parents, hospital must talk in UK sick toddler case

Pope Francis offered prayers after his traditional Sunday blessing in St. Peter’s Square for Alfie Evans, a terminally ill British toddler whose parents are locked with hospital officials in a …