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Bank of England predicts recession at the end of the year

LONDON (AP) — The Bank of England announced its biggest interest rate increase in 27 years on Thursday as it forecast that the war in Ukraine would fuel further inflation and tip the U.K. economy into...

UK leadership election rules changed over security fears

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s governing Conservative Party said Wednesday that it has delayed sending out ballots for the party’s leadership election after a warning from the U.K. intelligence services abou...

UK leadership favorite Truss stumbles over plan to slash pay

LONDON (AP) — British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, front-runner in the race to succeed Prime Minister Boris Johnson, was forced into a policy U-turn Tuesday, dropping a proposal to cut some public sec...

UK, Irish leaders at funeral for peacemaker David Trimble

LONDON (AP) — The leaders of Britain and Ireland joined scores of mourners on Monday for the funeral of politician David Trimble, who shared the Nobel Peace Prize for helping to end decades of violenc...

Sunak tries to close the gap on rival in UK leadership race

LONDON (AP) — Rishi Sunak, one of the two contenders to replace British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, on Monday defended his decision to quit the government and help end Johnson’s scandal-tarnished le...

Maggie's legacy: Divisive Thatcher looms over UK Tory race

LONDON (AP) — Two people are running to be Britain’s next prime minister, but a third presence looms over the contest: Margaret Thatcher. The late former prime minister dominated Bri...

British PM wishes England good luck in women's soccer final

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson sent a good luck message to England ahead of its Women’s European Championship final against Germany, saying on Saturday the team has shown that socc...

Truss surges ahead, wins key backers in UK leadership race

LONDON (AP) — U.K. Foreign Secretary Liz Truss cemented her place as front-runner in the race to replace Prime Minister Boris Johnson, winning endorsement Saturday from an influential former rival for...

Justice Alito mocks foreign critics of abortion reversal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Samuel Alito mocked foreign leaders’ criticism of the Supreme Court decision he authored overturning a constitutional right to abortion, in his first public comments since la...

Economy eclipses other issues in UK Conservative contest

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s next prime minister will take office amid turmoil: galloping inflation, a war in Ukraine, souring relations with China, a changing climate. But not all those ...

Shell posts record earnings again as energy prices soar

LONDON (AP) — Shell posted record profits Thursday for a second straight quarter as the energy giant benefited from soaring prices of oil and natural gas fueled by Russia's war in Ukraine. ...

How England's national team became a power in women's soccer

There have been messages of support and praise from the royal family and Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The coverage is widespread, across the rolling news channels and both the front...

Saudi crown prince: First EU visit since Khashoggi killing

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in Greece Tuesday on his first trip to a European Union country since the killing in 2018 of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi that ...

UK's Johnson gives Churchill award to Ukraine's Zelenskyy

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday presented Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy with the Sir Winston Churchill Leadership Award, drawing comparisons between the two lea...

UK Conservative debate abandoned after host faints on air

LONDON (AP) — A televised debate between the candidates to become Britain's next prime minister had to be abandoned on Tuesday after the host fainted on air. Rishi Sunak and Liz Trus...