Local lockdowns imposed in several cities as UK cases rise

LONDON (AP) — Cities around the U.K. imposed new coronavirus restrictions Friday as they raced to slow the spread of COVID-19 — with London at risk of following soon. Leeds, a city o...

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...

UK voters decide who they want to resolve Brexit impasse

LONDON (AP) — U.K. voters were deciding Thursday who they want to resolve the stalemate over Brexit in a parliamentary election seen as one of the most important since the end of World War II. ...

UK political leaders chase undecided voters on eve of vote

LONDON (AP) — British political leaders rose early Wednesday to pursue undecided voters on the eve of Britain's election, zigzagging the country in hopes that one last push will get the wavering to th...

UK ambassador to US quits after leaked cables enrage Trump

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s ambassador to the United States resigned Wednesday after being branded a fool and made a diplomatic nobody by President Donald Trump following the leak of the envoy...

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: ...

Crash outside parliament in London treated as terrorism

LONDON (AP) — A car crashed into pedestrians and cyclists near the Houses of Parliament in London Tuesday and police arrested a man on suspicion of terrorism, heightening tensions in a city that...

London hit by terrorist attacks

LONDON (AP) — Terrorism struck at the heart of London, police said Sunday, after a vehicle veered off the road and mowed down pedestrians on London Bridge and gunshots rang out amid reports of k...