Holiday rom-com 'Love, Actually' inspires UK election memes

LONDON (AP) — “Love, Actually” is all around this year in Britain’s pre-Christmas election. The 2003 romantic comedy about the love lives of assorted Londoners over the holiday seaso...

Rule-breaker Boris Johnson faces toughest test in election

LONDON (AP) — Boris Johnson defies political gravity. Britain’s prime minister has failed to deliver on his core promise -- to take the country out of the European Union by Oct. 31. ...

Banksy's latest work features homelessness in Birmingham

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The satirical artist Banksy has launched his latest work in the central UK city Birmingham, one that puts homelessness in the spotlight. Banksy posted a video on Insta...

UK parties in final push for votes ahead of Thursday's vote

LONDON (AP) — Britain's political candidates embarked Sunday on a final push ahead of this week's general election, making last-ditch appeals to shore up support and persuade their backers to go to th...

Reddit bans accounts linked to leaked Brexit trade dossier

LONDON (AP) — The social media platform Reddit says a dossier leaked days before Britain's general election is linked to a Russian campaign, banning 61 accounts suspected of violating policies against...

Ex-British consulate employee from Hong Kong shadowed in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — During his stay in Taiwan, the former employee of the British consulate in Hong Kong who has accused China of torturing him was shadowed by an unknown foreign national, re...

Israeli foreign minister says he hopes Corbyn isn’t elected

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s foreign minister says he hopes the leader of Britain’s Labour Party doesn’t get elected in the country’s upcoming vote. Israel Katz told Israeli Army Radio ...

Google bans Conservative Party YouTube ad with BBC material

LONDON (AP) — Google has taken down a U.K. Conservative Party ad on YouTube that used BBC news footage, days after Facebook took similar action on grounds that it infringed intellectual property right...

More pressure on Prince Andrew after alleged victim on TV

LONDON (AP) — Prince Andrew will be missing when his mother Queen Elizabeth II hosts NATO leaders at Buckingham Palace Tuesday evening, but he is the focus of renewed scrutiny as allegations of wrongd...

Roger Federer first living man on Swiss franc

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer will become the first living Swiss to have a coin bearing his image, BBC reported on Monday (Dec. 2). The Federal Mint, Sw...

Prince Andrew’s accuser asks UK public for support

LONDON (AP) — The woman who says she was a trafficking victim made to have sex with Prince Andrew when she was 17 is asking the British public to support her quest for justice. Virgi...

Facebook removes Conservative Party ad with BBC presenters

LONDON (AP) — Facebook says it has removed a Conservative Party ad that used BBC news footage on the grounds that it infringed on intellectual property rights. The BBC had complained...

Playing catch up: Premier League round to air live in UK

LONDON (AP) — Before Clive Tyldesley clambers up to the Old Trafford gantry and picks up his microphone to be part of a landmark week in Premier League broadcasting, he reminisces about being silenced...

Londoners fought back to curtail carnage in bridge attack

LONDON (AP) — Even in times of shared, senseless tragedy, an uplifting moment sometimes emerges. On Saturday, shocked and saddened Londoners dealing with the return of terrorism to t...

Chinese diplomat clashes with BBC over definition of freedom

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China's ambassador to the U.K., Liu Xiaoming (劉曉明), said there are no political prisoners in China during a Tuesday (Nov. 26) interview with the BBC. On the BBC tal...