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Parents of UK militant in Syria spared jail for sending cash

A couple from Oxford whose son converted to Islam and traveled to Syria to support the Islamic State group were found guilty Friday and given suspended sentences for trying to …


UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019, 4:24 p.m.

Boris Johnson builds lead in race to be UK prime minister

Boris Johnson increased his lead Tuesday in the race to become Britain’s next prime minister as one of his rivals was eliminated in a party vote, leaving a five-strong field.


UK man fined for hurling milkshake at Brexiteer Nigel Farage

A 32-year-old man has been sentenced to community service for dousing pro-Brexit politician Nigel Farage with a milkshake.


US extradition case against Assange set for next year

A British court has set a date early next year for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to face a U.S. extradition attempt over his role in revealing classified government and military …


Boris Johnson takes strong lead in race for next UK leader

The flamboyant, divisive Boris Johnson took a commanding lead Thursday in the contest to become Britain’s next prime minister, winning by far the largest share of support in the first …


UK House of Commons rejects bid to rule out no-deal Brexit

British opposition lawmakers failed Wednesday in their latest attempt to ensure the U.K. can’t leave the European Union without a divorce deal.


Boris Johnson builds momentum in UK Conservative race

Boris Johnson solidified his front-runner status in the race to become Britain’s next prime minister on Tuesday, gaining backing from leading pro-Brexit lawmakers.


10 candidates running in Brexit-dominated UK leadership race

Leading lawmakers from Britain’s governing party battled over Brexit as the contest to become the next Conservative prime minister officially kicked off Monday with the declaration of 10 candidates for …


Undone by Brexit, May steps down as Conservative leader

British Prime Minister Theresa May’s time as Conservative Party leader ended Friday, not with a bang but a whimper.


UPDATED: Tue., June 4, 2019, 3:58 p.m.

Trump eases up, makes nice with May before she steps down

Making nice at the end, President Donald Trump eased up Tuesday on his frequent criticism of outgoing British Prime Minister Theresa May over her handling of the tortured Brexit deal, …


Trump meets queen, escalates feud with London mayor

Mixing pageantry and political pugilism, President Donald Trump opened a state visit to Britain on Monday by drawing a smile from Queen Elizabeth II and stepping up a long-running feud …


Contenders to be next UK leader divided over no-deal Brexit

The race to succeed Prime Minister Theresa May is becoming a battle over whether Britain should leave the European Union without a divorce agreement – or whether that would cause …


UPDATED: Mon., May 27, 2019, 4:29 p.m.

Farage claims pro-Brexit momentum after divisive UK vote

British euroskeptic Nigel Farage said Monday that his new Brexit Party’s victory in the European election should spur Britain to leave the European Union even without a divorce deal – …


UPDATED: Thu., May 23, 2019, 6:09 p.m.

Dutch, UK voters kick off 4-day European Parliament vote

Dutch and British voters on Thursday kicked off four days of elections across the European Union for the bloc’s Parliament, a vote that pits supporters of close European integration against …


UPDATED: Thu., May 23, 2019, 6:05 p.m.

Britain’s May hunkers down as premiership enters final stage

British Prime Minister Theresa May was hunkered down with close allies Thursday as she considered whether to give in to relentless pressure to resign, or fight on to save her …


UK, Japan mobile operators suspend Huawei 5G phone launches

British and Japanese mobile phone companies said Wednesday they’re putting on hold plans to sell new devices from Huawei, in the latest fallout from U.S. tech restrictions aimed at the …


UPDATED: Wed., May 22, 2019, 2:49 p.m.

Last days of May? UK leader in peril as Brexit offer slammed

British Prime Minister Theresa May dug in Wednesday against a growing push by both rivals and former allies to remove her from office as her attempts to lead Britain out …


Jamie Oliver’s UK restaurant chain collapses into insolvency

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver’s British restaurant chain filed for bankruptcy protection on Tuesday, partly due to increased competition and escalating rents in local commercial districts.


Seeking Brexit support, May offers vote on new referendum

In a major concession, British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday offered U.K. lawmakers the chance to vote on whether to hold a new referendum on the country’s membership in …


UPDATED: Fri., May 17, 2019, 12:10 p.m.

Uncertainty looms over UK as Brexit compromise talks fail

Talks between Britain’s Conservative government and the opposition Labour Party seeking a compromise over Brexit broke down without agreement Friday, plunging the country back into a morass of uncertainty over …


UK’s May agrees to give timetable next month for her exit

British Prime Minister Theresa May fended off pressure Thursday from Conservative Party lawmakers demanding she set a date for her resignation, buying herself a few more weeks to try to …


Britain warns US-Iran conflict could break out ‘by accident’

Britain warned Monday that armed conflict might be sparked “by accident” amid rising tensions between the United States and Iran, as U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held talks with …


UK concedes it must hold EU election amid Brexit delay

The British government on Tuesday acknowledged for the first time that the country will definitely take part in the European Parliament elections this month because there’s no chance that a …


UPDATED: Mon., May 6, 2019, 11:09 a.m.

Ecstatic Prince Harry says Meghan has ‘healthy’ baby boy

A beaming Prince Harry said his wife Meghan gave birth to a baby boy early Monday morning.


UPDATED: Wed., May 1, 2019, 3:23 p.m.

UK defense secretary fired over Huawei leaks

British Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson was summarily fired Wednesday after an investigation into leaks from a secret government meeting about Chinese telecoms firm Huawei.


UPDATED: Wed., April 24, 2019, 12:17 p.m.

Conservatives reject move to topple PM Theresa May, for now

British Prime Minister Theresa May’s job is safe, for now, after Conservative lawmakers decided against enabling a new challenge to her leadership.


Scottish leader aims to hold new independence vote by 2021

Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon says she wants to hold a new referendum on independence from the U.K. by 2021 if Britain leaves the European Union, though she acknowledges she lacks …


UK police say 1,065 climate protesters arrested in last week

British police say more than 1,000 people have been arrested since mass climate change protests began in London one week ago.


UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019, 11:35 a.m.

Notre Dame fire raises fears for UK’s crumbling Parliament

For some Britons who watched Notre Dame burn so fiercely in Paris, the horror was mixed with apprehension. What happened to the French landmark this week could easily befall the …


UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 12:33 p.m.

UK climate protesters block roads, glue themselves to train

Climate change protesters glued themselves to a train and blocked major London intersections Wednesday, on the third day of a civil disobedience campaign.