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UPDATED: Mon., June 29, 2020

UK city of Leicester awaits lockdown fate after virus spike

Residents of the central English city of Leicester waited Monday to hear whether lockdown restrictions will persist for their area for two weeks longer following a spike in coronavirus infections.


UPDATED: Wed., May 20, 2020

UK pledges June 1 rollout of contact-tracing amid criticism

The British government has pledged to have a “test, track and trace” program for the coronavirus in place by June 1, and also sought to bring as many lawmakers as …


UPDATED: Sat., April 11, 2020

UK boosts help for abuse victims during virus lockdown

The British government has launched a campaign to help domestic violence victims during the coronavirus lockdown following an increase in the number seeking assistance


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.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 29, 2020

Brexit deal cleared by EU Parliament; UK set to leave Friday

The European Union grudgingly let go of the United Kingdom with a final vote Wednesday at the EU’s parliament that ended the Brexit divorce battle and set the scene for …


Ringing in Brexit? Plans to celebrate UK exit divide England

With Britain due to leave the European Union next week, the country is divided over how to mark a historic moment that some are relishing but others are dreading.


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 …


U.K. watchdog set to challenge Google, Facebook ad dominance

Britain’s competition watchdog on Wednesday signaled its willingness to push for stricter rules to counter Google and Facebook’s dominance of online advertising.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 25, 2019

Uber loses license in London over safety, vows to appeal

London’s transit authority on Monday refused to renew Uber’s operating license over concerns about impostor drivers, with the ride-hailing company vowing to appeal the decision as it struggles to secure …


Brexit ballot: UK lawmakers back December 12 election

Britons will be heading out to vote in the dark days of December after the House of Commons backed an early election that could break the country’s political impasse over …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 24, 2019

UK’s Johnson seeks Dec 12 election to break Brexit impasse

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Thursday that the only way to break Britain’s Brexit impasse is a general election, and he will ask Parliament to approve a national poll for …


UK court rules Johnson’s suspension of Parliament unlawful

In a blow to Britain’s PM, a Scottish court rules Johnson’s decision to suspend Parliament less than two months before the U.K. is due to leave the European Union was …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 9, 2019

Johnson to suspend UK Parliament after latest Brexit defeat

The simmering showdown between Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Britain’s Parliament over Brexit came to a head as lawmakers delivered three defeats to the government’s plans for leaving the European …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 3, 2019

Major defeat for British PM as lawmakers seize Brexit agenda

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson suffers big defeat in Parliament as rebels seize control of Brexit agenda.


UK prime minister tells lawmakers to back his Brexit plan

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson shot down the notion that he wanted an early election to secure Brexit, insisting Monday that it wasn’t the way to get a deal done.


Boris Johnson chosen as new UK leader, now faces Brexit test

Boris Johnson has been chosen as Britain’s next prime minister, with a resounding mandate from the Conservative Party but conflicting demands from a divided country.


UPDATED: Fri., May 24, 2019

Theresa May announces she will quit her job as prime minister

Theresa May ended her failed three-year quest to lead Britain out of the European Union on Friday, announcing that she will step down as Conservative Party leader June 7 and …


UPDATED: Mon., April 15, 2019

U.K. proposes banning social media ‘likes’ for children

Britain’s privacy regulator wants to stop kids from being able to “like” posts on Facebook and other social media sites as part of tough new rules it’s proposing to protect …


UK’s May asks the EU to delay Brexit until June 30

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday sought to delay Brexit until June 30 to avoid a chaotic withdrawal from the European Union in one week, but a key leader …


UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019

May: UK to seek further Brexit delay, try to break logjam

With Britain racing toward a chaotic exit from the European Union within days, Prime Minister Theresa May veered away from the cliff-edge Tuesday, saying she would seek another Brexit delay …


UK lawmakers reject government’s Brexit deal

U.K. lawmakers on Friday rejected the government’s divorce deal with the European Union for a third time, leaving the date and terms of the U.K.’s departure from the bloc uncertain.


UK leader meets Cabinet as she fights to stay in power

British Prime Minister Theresa May was under intense pressure Monday to resign as the price of breaking the country’s Brexit impasse and winning support for her unloved EU divorce deal.


UK Prime Minister Theresa May faces heavy pressure to step down, save Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May is facing increased pressure from her own Conservative Party to either resign or to set a date for stepping down in order to build support …


UK’s May asks a wary EU to delay Brexit until June 30

Prime Minister Theresa May formally asked the European Union on Wednesday to postpone Britain’s departure from the bloc – due in nine days – until June 30. But an exasperated …


UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019

Counterterror police examine 3 explosive devices in London

Three small explosive devices in plastic mailing bags arrived at offices for two London airports and at a train station Tuesday, and Irish police said they were helping British counterterrorism …


U.S. ambassador to UK slams critics of American agriculture

The U.S. ambassador to Britain has attacked what he described as a “smear” campaign against American agriculture by interests with a protectionist agenda.


Net migration into UK from EU falls to near-decade low

Net migration into Britain from the other 27 European Union countries has fallen to near-decade lows, suggesting Brexit uncertainty has made the country a less attractive destination for the bloc’s …


Brexit sparks showdown between UK Parliament and government

As Brexit enters its endgame, the big divide is not between the U.K. and the European Union, but between Britain’s government and its Parliament.


Manchester stabbings: UK police raid house, quiz suspect

Police in the English city of Manchester are quizzing a suspect and searching a house for clues about the “terror-related” stabbings of three people at a train station on New …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 25, 2018

Queen Elizabeth II riffs on wisdom, family’s busy year

Queen Elizabeth II wove personal reflections into the latest edition of her annual Christmas message, saying she hoped her long life brought a measure of wisdom and noting her grandchildren’s …