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Ex-Prime Minister David Cameron ‘sorry’ for creating Brexit divisions

The British prime minister who called the 2016 Brexit referendum and then saw the public vote to leave the European Union, creating the nation’s prolonged political crisis, says he is …

Police, protesters fill French beach resorts for G-7 summit

Thousands of French police are setting up checkpoints and combing Atlantic beaches to secure the southwestern coast for the world leaders who are coming for the G-7 summit this weekend.

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 19, 2019, 9:07 p.m.

UK to pressure social media companies to fight anti-vax info

Britain’s government plans to call a summit of social media companies to discuss what more they can do to fight online misinformation about vaccines following a spike in measles cases.

Could Boris Johnson’s ‘no-deal’ Brexit break up the United Kingdom?

LONDON – Boris Johnson was jeered during his first trip as prime minister to Scotland on Monday. He didn’t get the warmest reception from the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola …

Brexit, domestic drama and Trump drive UK leadership race

The race to become Britain’s next leader has been dominated by Brexit, but disrupted by domestic drama and Donald Trump.

UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 11 a.m.

Iran sees some progress on nuclear deal, but not enough

A meeting of the remaining partners in the Iranian nuclear deal produced some progress but not enough to satisfy Tehran’s demands, a senior Iranian official said Friday, offering little prospect …

UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 10:16 a.m.

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 …

Boris Johnson hones in on goal of leading UK

Boris Johnson once said he had as much chance of becoming Britain’s prime minister as of finding Elvis on Mars. It was typical Johnson: a joke to deflect attention from …

Irish prime minister says he’s listening, but not negotiating on Brexit

The British and Irish leaders were looking to mend fences after a week of Brexit tensions at a dinner in Dublin Friday. But Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar and his …

Britain’s Prince Philip, 97, recovers after Land Rover crash

Queen Elizabeth II’s husband Prince Philip was recovering at the royal Sandringham estate after the Land Rover he was driving rolled over in a collision with another vehicle.

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 16, 2019, 1:51 p.m.

May wins no-confidence vote, but is still beset by Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May survived a no-confidence vote in Parliament on Wednesday to remain in office – but saw more of her power ebb away as she battled to …

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 9:12 a.m.

UK’s May faces no-confidence vote after Brexit plan crushed

British lawmakers on Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s divorce deal with the European Union, plunging the Brexit process into chaos.

Uber fined nearly $1.2 million by Dutch, UK over data breach

The ride-hailing service Uber has been fined the equivalent of nearly $1.2 million by British and Dutch authorities for failing to protect customers’ data during a cyberattack in 2016.

Trudy Rubin: World notes Trump’s dangerous tweets

Even as he viciously attacks responsible news media, Trump has become the nation’s most dangerous purveyor of fake news.

Britain’s May optimistic on Trump visit, U.K.-U.S. trade deal

British Prime Minister Theresa May said Saturday that she’s looking forward to welcoming U.S. President Donald Trump to London, but both sides still are working to find a “suitable date.”

Tillerson says U.S. takes ‘full responsibility’ for leaks during Manchester probes

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Friday the close relationship between U.S. and British intelligence agencies would survive the strain of recent leaks as investigators seek to unravel a suspected …

UPDATED: Mon., April 24, 2017, 4:16 p.m.

Rare copy of Declaration of Independence found – in England

A rare second parchment copy of the Declaration of Independence has been found – in England.

UPDATED: Tue., April 18, 2017, 4:46 p.m.

UK leader seeks snap June 8 election to bolster Brexit hand

In a shock announcement, Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday called for an early general election to be held June 8 to seek a strong mandate as she negotiates Britain’s …

U.K. cost of living keeps rising due to Brexit impact

Britain says the consumer price inflation rate rose to 2.3 percent in February, from 1.8 percent the month before, as the pound’s drop since Britain’s vote to leave the European …

Obama, in podcast, appears to agree that Britain’s Labour Party has ‘disintegrated’

As his time as U.S. president comes to a close, Barack Obama has sparked an unlikely controversy across the pond – by appearing to agree that Labour, Britain’s left-wing opposition …

101-year-old British man convicted of child sex offenses

A 101-year-old man in Britain has been convicted of sexual offenses against children, becoming country’s oldest prison inmate.

UK leader introduces official definition of anti-Semitism

British Prime Minister Theresa May introduced an official definition for anti-Semitism on Monday in hopes of curbing attacks against Jewish people.

Snapchat maker expands in London ahead of public offering

The maker of Snapchat is taking some of its biggest steps to expand outside the U.S.

Britain’s pro-Brexit party picks new leader to replace Trump ally Nigel Farage

The British political party that helped carry the nation toward an exit from the European Union picked a former top deputy as its new leader Monday to replace the firebrand …

London girl’s remains cryogenically preserved in Michigan

The remains of a 14-year-old London girl whose dying wish was to be cryogenically preserved with the hope of someday being brought back to life are being kept at the …

British Prime Minister May acknowledges business warning over Brexit ‘cliff edge’

Prime Minister Theresa May acknowledged calls from Britain’s main corporate lobby group to avoid a “cliff edge” in which Britain leaves the European Union before sealing a fresh trade deal, …

U.K. rejects report that claims it has no Brexit plan

The British government on Tuesday strongly rejected claims in a leaked report that it is divided over leaving the European Union and has no coherent plan to extricate the U.K. …

May says U.K. will champion free trade in changing world

Prime Minister Theresa May says Britain will be a “global champion of free trade,” in a speech acknowledging that the election of Donald Trump and the U.K. vote to leave …

UK court brings Brexit plans screeching to halt

LONDON – Britain’s High Court brought government plans for leaving the European Union to a screeching halt Thursday, ruling that the prime minister can’t trigger the U.K.’s exit from the …

Britain exploring national internet filter, official says

The head of Britain’s newly formed cybersecurity agency says authorities are exploring the creation of a national internet filter to block malicious software and rogue websites, a proposal that has …