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London police deploy face scan tech, stirring privacy fears

London police started using facial recognition cameras on Tuesday to automatically scan for wanted people, as authorities adopt the technology that has raised concerns about increased surveillance and erosion of …


Brother of Manchester Arena bomber goes on trial for murder

The younger brother of the suicide bomber who killed 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester is just as guilty as the attacker, a British prosecutor said Tuesday, …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 1, 2020

Brexit: Day 1 brings talk of EU unity, with trade talks ahead

Britain’s first day outside the European Union passed without any obvious change but tough trade talks lie ahead.


History-making tunnelers look beyond Brexit

DOVER, England – One tunneling from France, the other digging from Britain, the two men smashed with pummeling jackhammers through the last slivers of rock separating their nations. Through the …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 24, 2020

London police to use face scan tech, stoking privacy fears

London police will start using facial recognition cameras to pick out suspects from street crowds in real time, in a major advance for the controversial technology that raises worries about …


UK treasury chief: Some businesses may hurt after Brexit

The British government is planning celebrations to mark the U.K.’s delayed departure from the European Union on Jan. 31 but the country’s treasury secretary has warned that some businesses will …


‘Most prolific rapist’ in Britain sentenced to life for assaulting 48 men

A graduate student from Indonesia living in Manchester, England, was sentenced Monday to life in prison for raping or sexually assaulting 48 men.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 31, 2019

Man charged after Picasso painting damaged in London gallery

A 20-year-old man is being held in custody pending his next court hearing after being charged with damaging a Picasso painting at the Tate Modern gallery in London.


UK’s Johnson claims Brexit mandate as Tories secure majority

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says the largest Conservative majority since the 1980s shows that getting Brexit done has now proved to be the will of the British people.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 9, 2019

British leaders tour country in final push before election

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and opposition leaders are pushing for the finish line in Britain’s election campaign, dashing through multiple constituencies in the final 72 hours before polling day.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 3, 2019

NATO chief seeks to shore up unity as rows roil allies

With questions raised over NATO’s credibility, the Western military alliance struggled to present a united front Tuesday as some of its biggest member countries traded barbs over their visions for …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 15, 2019

Prince Andrew again denies having sex with Epstein victim

Britain’s Prince Andrew says he doesn’t remember a woman who has accused him of sexually exploiting her in encounters arranged by Jeffrey Epstein.


At NATO summit, Trump to stress US allies’ defense spending

President Donald Trump will try to convince U.S. allies that they should increase defense spending when he attends a meeting of NATO leaders next month in London, the White House …


3 arrested in Vietnam, Ireland over truck deaths in Britain

Police in Vietnam and Ireland made three new arrests Friday in the sprawling investigation into the deaths of 39 people found in a refrigerated truck container in southeast England last …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 25, 2019

4th suspect arrested as UK truck deaths case probe deepens

A fourth person was arrested in connection with the deaths of 39 people found in the back of a container truck in southeastern England, British police said Friday as the …


Grim find: 39 dead in 1 of UK’s worst trafficking cases

Police were reconstructing the final journey of 39 people found dead Wednesday in a truck container in an industrial park in England, attempting to piece together one of Britain’s worst …


For fans, Harry Potter charms on two continents

My 10-year-old daughter, Chloe, squared her feet, raised her arm toward the dark, diamond-paned windows and waved her wand in a triangle pattern as she shouted an incantation into the …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 8, 2019

Climate activists block roads, camp out in global protests

Hundreds of climate change activists camped out in central London on Tuesday during a second day of world protests by the Extinction Rebellion movement to demand more urgent actions to …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 16, 2019

Noise but no breakthrough as Johnson, Juncker talk Brexit

Boris Johnson was booed by protesters and berated by Luxembourg’s leader on a visit to the tiny nation Monday for his first face-to-face talks with European Union chief Jean-Claude Juncker …


UPDATED: Sat., July 6, 2019

Sweden beats England 2-1, takes third at Women’s World Cup

Kosovare Asllani and Sofia Jakobsson each scored and Sweden beat England 2-1 Saturday night to take third place in the Women’s World Cup.


England’s Karen Carney to retire after third-place playoff

England faces Sweden on Saturday in the Women’s World Cup looking to secure a second straight bronze medal. The Lionesses found themselves in the third-place game after losing a dramatic …


UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019

After more semifinal pain, England seeks to wipe away tears

England coach Phil Neville is already looking ahead after his team lost to the United States in a Women’s World Cup semifinal. He’s already starting to think about winning bronze …


UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019

Alex Morgan’s goal, Alyssa Naeher’s save lifts U.S. over England, into Women’s World Cup final

The top-ranked United States defeated England 2-1 on Tuesday in Lyon, France, and will face the winner of Wednesday’s semifinal between the Netherlands and Sweden in the Americans’ third straight …


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019

British baseball strictly minor league despite proud history

Baseball has deep roots in England even though it has never been as big as soccer or cricket. The arrival of the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox in …


Phil Neville relaxed going into England’s quarterfinal vs Norway

The quarterfinals of the Women’s World Cup open with England playing Norway. England finished third at the tournament four years ago when Norway only made it to the round of …


Summer solstice: 10,000 watch sunrise at Stonehenge

Dancers, musicians and revelers have watched the sun flicker over the horizon at Stonehenge, celebrating the summer solstice at the Neolithic stone circle.


UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019

England beats Japan 2-0 to clinch top spot in Group D

England remained undefeated at the Women’s World Cup and clinched top spot in its group with a 2-0 victory over Japan. Ellen White scored both goals against Japan and has …


Phil Neville’s compassion for players shows new England culture

England coach Phil Neville’s compassion for two players who were grieving their mothers is an illustration of the close bonds he has forged with his team. With his players gathered …


UPDATED: Fri., June 14, 2019

Jodie Taylor puts England in World Cup last 16 with game to spare

Jodie Taylor scored her first international goal in 14 months to send England into the second round of the Women’s World Cup in a 1-0 victory over Argentina. The Argentines …


UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019

Netherlands beats England 3-1 to reach UEFA Nations League final

The Netherlands took advantage of two sloppy defensive mistakes by England in extra time to earn a 3-1 win in the semifinals of the Nations League on Thursday. An own …