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UK police charge 3rd Russian in 2018 poisoning of ex-spy

UK police charge 3rd Russian in 2018 poisoning of ex-spy British police say they are charging a third Russian suspect in the 2018 nerve agent attack on a former Russian agent in England By SYLVIA HUI Associated PressSeptember 21, 2021, 3:35 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressFIle – In …

England simplifies COVID-19 travel rules bashed as confusing

England simplifies COVID-19 travel rules bashed as confusing The British government is simplifying its rules for international travel to England during the coronavirus pandemic, heeding complaints from travelers and businesses that the country’s regulations were cumbersome and ineffective By JILL LAWLESS Associated PressSeptember 17, 2021, 8:56 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this …

UK, France grapple with surge in migrant Channel crossings

UK, France grapple with surge in migrant Channel crossings Britain’s interior minister is meeting her French counterpart amid a surge in migrants trying to cross the English Channel in small smuggling boats By JILL LAWLESS Associated PressSeptember 8, 2021, 4:33 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressBritain’s Home Secretary Priti …

Pope, patriarch and Canterbury abbot issue climate appeal

Pope, patriarch and Canterbury abbot issue climate appeal The world’s top Christian leaders have issued a joint appeal for delegates at the upcoming climate summit to “listen to the cry of the Earth” and make sacrifices to save the planet By NICOLE WINFIELD Associated PressSeptember 7, 2021, 4:42 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to …

UK opens public inquiry into proposed new deep coal mine

UK opens public inquiry into proposed new deep coal mine The U.K. has opened a public inquiry into plans for the country’s first new deep coal mine in three decades amid complaints that permitting the project would send the wrong message as the government seeks to persuade other countries to give up coal By DANICA …

Raheem Sterling Honors Late Friend Steffie Gregg During England Football Match

Raheem Sterling honors his late friend Steffie Gregg during England and Hungary World Cup qualifying match today. Sterling, like so many other Jamaicans, is currently mourning the death of socialite Steffie Gregg, who is also the niece of record producer Rvssian. Her death sent shock waves through the local celebrity community on Tuesday when news …

Report: Child sex abuse found across major UK religions

Report: Child sex abuse found across major UK religions An inquiry investigating child sexual abuse in a wide range of religious organizations and settings in England has found “shocking failures” in how many religions handled abuse allegations By SYLVIA HUI Associated PressSeptember 2, 2021, 2:16 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article …

Huge factory blaze sends smoke over England town

Huge factory blaze sends smoke over England town A huge fire at an industrial park in the central England town of Leamington Spa is sending up dramatic plumes of dark smoke that can be seen for miles ByThe Associated PressAugust 27, 2021, 12:38 PM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article0:58 Rare seahorse …

UK killings suspect got seized gun, license back last month

UK killings suspect got seized gun, license back last month Britain’s police watchdog says it has launched an investigation into why a 22-year-old man who fatally shot five people in southwestern England was given back his confiscated gun and gun license By SYLVIA HUI Associated PressAugust 14, 2021, 4:07 PM• 5 min readShare to FacebookShare …

UK police confirm several die in Plymouth firearms incident

UK police confirm several die in Plymouth firearms incident Police in southwest England say there have been “a number of fatalities” in the city of Plymouth after what they termed a “serious firearms incident.” ByThe Associated PressAugust 12, 2021, 8:57 PM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article LONDON — Police in southwest …

Bank of England hints at rate rise amid buoyant UK recovery

Bank of England hints at rate rise amid buoyant UK recovery The Bank of England has kept its main interest rate unchanged at the record low of 0.1% and says it expects the British economy to reach its pre-pandemic level by the end of the year By PAN PYLAS Associated PressAugust 5, 2021, 2:42 PM• …

London cleans up after flash flooding drenches homes, subway

London cleans up after flash flooding drenches homes, subway Londoners are cleaning up after torrential rain left homes, roads and several subway stations flooded, the second unseasonal inundation in as many weeks ByThe Associated PressJuly 26, 2021, 4:24 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article3:20 On Location: July 26, 2021 Catch up …

UK’s summer getaway takes off but nothing like pre-COVID

UK’s summer getaway takes off but nothing like pre-COVID With all British schools now closed for the summer, airports and airlines are looking a tad more normal, though the number of families heading off for warmer climes remains way down from before the coronavirus pandemic By PAN PYLAS Associated PressJuly 24, 2021, 2:41 PM• 3 …

Ping pong: Spat over tracing app as shelves empty in England

Ping pong: Spat over tracing app as shelves empty in England Retailers in England are warning of barren supermarket shelves as more and more store employees get “pinged” to self-isolate because of contact with someone who has the coronavirus By PAN PYLAS Associated PressJuly 22, 2021, 6:39 PM• 5 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail …

UK government ups pay rise for health staff in England to 3%

UK government ups pay rise for health staff in England to 3% The British government has tripled its pay increase offer for more than a million National Health Service employees in England By PAN PYLAS Associated PressJuly 21, 2021, 8:17 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressNurses hold placards outside …

Bank of England sets itself ‘stretching’ diversity targets

Bank of England sets itself ‘stretching’ diversity targets The Bank of England has set new targets to increase ethnic diversity within its ranks and the number of women in senior management By PAN PYLAS Associated PressJuly 21, 2021, 3:45 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressFILE – In this file …

UK government backs Guaidó claim in Venezuelan gold fight

UK government backs Guaidó claim in Venezuelan gold fight The British government is seeking to prevent Venezuelan leader Nicolás Maduro from gaining access to nearly $2 billion in gold held by the Bank of England By DANICA KIRKA Associated PressJuly 19, 2021, 7:39 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressFILES …

UK govt plan to end virus orders queried as cases top 50,000

UK govt plan to end virus orders queried as cases top 50,000 The U.K. has recorded more than 50,000 new coronavirus cases for the first time in six months amid a warning from the British government’s top medical adviser that the number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 could get “quite scary” levels within weeks By …

‘A new chapter:’ Merkel aims for UK-Germany relations reset

‘A new chapter:’ Merkel aims for UK-Germany relations reset German Chancellor Angela Merkel made her final visit to Britain on Friday before she steps down later this year, laying out her hope that relations between the two countries can be reset following years of Brexit-related tensions By PAN PYLAS Associated PressJuly 2, 2021, 4:28 PM• …

Man charged with assault of top UK medical officer

Man charged with assault of top UK medical officer Police in London have charged a man with common assault after the harassment of England’s chief medical officer in a park in central London earlier this week ByThe Associated PressJuly 2, 2021, 11:39 AM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article3:16 On Location: July …

Report: Classified UK defense papers found at bus stop

Report: Classified UK defense papers found at bus stop Sensitive defense documents containing details about the British military have reportedly been found at a bus stop in England By SYLVIA HUI Associated PressJune 27, 2021, 5:09 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressFILE – In this Saturday, June 26, 2021 …

UK’s Conservatives suffer defeat in ‘blue wall’ seat

UK’s Conservatives suffer defeat in ‘blue wall’ seat British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party has lost a special election for a Parliament seat it held for decades By PAN PYLAS Associated PressJune 18, 2021, 4:16 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressSarah Green of the Liberal Democrats smiles after …

Inquiry slams security faults before Manchester Arena attack

Inquiry slams security faults before Manchester Arena attack A public inquiry into a mass attack at a 2017 Ariana Grade concert in northwest England has found that “serious shortcomings” by venue operators, security staff and police helped a suicide bomber who killed 22 people carry out his “evil intentions.” By JILL LAWLESS Associated PressJune 17, …

G-7 leaders agree on vaccines, China and taxing corporations

G-7 leaders agree on vaccines, China and taxing corporations Leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy nations have staked their claim to leading the world out of the coronavirus pandemic and other crises By JILL LAWLESS, SYLVIA HUI, DANICA KIRKA and JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated PressJune 13, 2021, 5:21 PM• 7 min readShare to FacebookShare to …

UK-EU Brexit spat over N Ireland clouds G7 leaders summit

UK-EU Brexit spat over N Ireland clouds G7 leaders summit Turbulence from the divorce between the U.K. and the European Union has provided an unwanted distraction at the Group of Seven summit By JILL LAWLESS Associated PressJune 12, 2021, 3:35 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressBritain’s Prime Minister Boris …

UK economy edges to pre-pandemic levels as lockdown eased

UK economy edges to pre-pandemic levels as lockdown eased The easing of lockdown restrictions in April helped the British economy grow at its fastest rate since July 2020 and recoup further ground lost during the coronavirus pandemic By PAN PYLAS Associated PressJune 11, 2021, 7:29 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe …

UK PM Boris Johnson marries fiancee in private ceremony

UK PM Boris Johnson marries fiancee in private ceremony British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his fiancée Carrie Symonds are newlyweds By DANICA KIRKA Associated PressMay 30, 2021, 12:56 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article3:10 On Location: May 28, 2021 Catch up on the developing stories making headlines.The Associated Press LONDON …

UK: Anti-immigration protest blocks traffic in port of Dover

UK: Anti-immigration protest blocks traffic in port of Dover Anti-immigration demonstrators protesting the rising numbers of people attempting to reach the U.K. by crossing the English Channel in small boats have blocked trucks traveling to a cargo terminal ByThe Associated PressMay 29, 2021, 4:39 PM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated …

Queen Elizabeth II visits navy carrier ahead of deployment

Queen Elizabeth II visits navy carrier ahead of deployment Queen Elizabeth II has made a quick visit to the Royal Navy’s flagship aircraft carrier that bears the name of her eponymous 16th-century predecessor as it prepares for its maiden operational deployment By PAN PYLAS Associated PressMay 22, 2021, 4:42 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare …

UK backs plans for in-person COP26 climate meeting

UK backs plans for in-person COP26 climate meeting The U.K. official leading preparations for the U.N.’s COP26 climate conference says Britain hopes to host the delayed summit in person in November despite the coronavirus pandemic By MIKE FULLER Associated PressMay 14, 2021, 2:47 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressPresident …