UK to impose tougher COVID-19 measures amid case spike

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will announce new restrictions on social interaction Tuesday as the government tries to slow the spread of COVID-19 before it spirals out of control....

UK imposes new restrictions for 4 million amid virus spread

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s health secretary defended the government’s abrupt re-imposition of restrictions on social life across a swath of northern England on Friday, saying it was important to clamp do...

'Chariots of Fire,' 'Lord of the Rings' actor Ian Holm dies

LONDON (AP) — Ian Holm, a versatile British actor whose long career included roles in “Chariots of Fire” and “The Lord of the Rings” has died. He was 88. Holm died peacefully Friday ...

Royal courtiers chart path for Prince Harry's independence

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II has moved quickly to take control of the crisis surrounding the decision by Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, to distance themselves from the royal famil...

Who is still standing in the race to be UK prime minister?

LONDON (AP) — The contest to be Britain's next prime minister shrank to five candidates on Tuesday, with Boris Johnson bolstering his substantial lead in the second round of voting by Conservative Par...

Boris, Jeremy, Sajid: Who is running to be next UK leader?

LONDON (AP) — Britain is set to get a new prime minister, but only members of the Conservative Party have a say in the decision. The Conservatives are holding an election to replace Prime Minister The...

What Next? EU gives UK an extension but impasse remains

LONDON (AP) — Following the decision early Thursday by the European Union to delay the U.K.'s departure for a second time, not much is clear about Brexit bar the certainty that the divisions in Britis...

Explaining the 'backstop,' a sticking point in Brexit debate

LONDON (AP) — Much of the opposition to Prime Minister Theresa May's divorce deal with the European Union is about the "backstop" — a provision designed to prevent the reintroduction of border control...

A look at Brexit as UK prime minister cancels the big vote

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday postponed a parliamentary vote on the Brexit deal between her government and the European Union. Brexit explained: ...

British lawmakers tweet about parliament attack

LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers were the first to tell the nation, and the world, about a deadly terror attack Wednesday, with members of Parliament tweeting about events unfolding on their doorstep w...

Murdoch's 21st Century Fox gets Sky backing for bid

LONDON (AP) — Rupert Murdoch took a big step toward consolidating his power base in British media after his U.S. media group Twenty-First Century Fox agreed Thursday to buy the shares it doesn't alrea...