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...

British Academy Film Awards change rules to boost diversity

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s film academy is shaking up its membership and its awards voting rules in a review prompted by the glaring lack of diversity in the nominations. The British A...

As virus surges, critics say UK hasn't learned from mistakes

LONDON (AP) — Britain bungled its response to the coronavirus the first time around. Now many scientists fear it’s about to do it again. The virus is on the rise once more in the U.K...

UK says no-deal Brexit could see 7,000-truck border queues

LONDON (AP) — The British government says there could be lines of 7,000 trucks at the English Channel and two-day waits to get into France immediately after the U.K. makes its economic break from the ...

EU to UK: stop playing 'games' with Brexit trade talks

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is pleading with Britain to stop playing “games" as time is running out to clinch a free trade deal over the next month. The sides committed to a n...

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....

Ex-UK PM May slams Johnson's bid to break international law

LONDON (AP) — The British government on Monday won over some domestic political opponents of its plan to breach part of the Brexit divorce deal it agreed upon with the European Union — but not former ...

Meghan's lawyers deny she cooperated with royal book authors

LONDON (AP) — Lawyers for a British newspaper publisher that's being sued for invasion of privacy by the Duchess of Sussex argued Monday that she made personal information public by cooperating with t...

UK defends planned Brexit deal breach as Biden slams move

LONDON (AP) — The British government struggled Thursday to overcome American opposition to its plans to breach the Brexit withdrawal agreement with the European Union, after Democratic presidential ca...

Zimbabwean writer, Americans on diverse Booker Prize list

LONDON (AP) — A Zimbabwean writer who was arrested during anti-government protests is among six finalists announced Tuesday for the prestigious Booker Prize for fiction. Tsitsi Danga...

400 years later, a new Mayflower will sail without humans

PLYMOUTH, England (AP) — The Mayflower is taking to the water in Plymouth harbor. It’s not the ship that left this southwest England port 400 years ago carrying Pilgrim settlers to A...

US lawyer says Assange faces decades in prison if convicted

LONDON (AP) — An American lawyer told an extradition hearing in Britain for Julian Assange on Monday that the WikiLeaks founder faces decades in prison if he is convicted on spying charges in the Unit...

Ex-diplomat Darroch astounded by UK plan to break Brexit law

LONDON (AP) — Kim Darroch is astonished. Britain’s former U.S. ambassador, whose career ended abruptly when his frank views on President Donald Trump were leaked, spent 40 years as a...

Maggie O'Farrell's Shakespearean 'Hamnet' wins Women's Prize

LONDON (AP) — Maggie O’Farrell won the Women’s Prize for Fiction on Wednesday for “Hamnet,” a novel that explores the lives of William Shakespeare’s often-maligned wife and lost son. ...

Supporters gather for Assange court extradition showdown

LONDON (AP) — Lawyers for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and the U.S. government were squaring off in a London court on Monday at a high-stakes extradition case delayed by the coronavirus pandemic. ...