UK Conservative lawmaker charged with falsifying expenses

LONDON (AP) — A lawmaker from Britain's governing Conservative Party has been charged with making false expenses claims. The Crown Prosecution Service said Thursday that Christopher ...

The Latest: More women perform at slick UK music awards show

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the Brit Awards ceremony (all times local): 10:30 p.m. The U.K. music industry's Brit Awards have been handed out during a slick, surpri...

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___ Minutes show Fed officials noted number of rising threats WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve policymakers last month noted a number of increased threats to the U...

The Latest: UK asks EU to re-do Brexit border compromise

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on Brexit, Britain's impending departure from the European Union (all times local): 5:20 p.m. Britain's foreign secretary says London needs...

UK cybersecurity chief: oversight of Huawei is working

LONDON (AP) — The head of Britain's cybersecurity agency says government oversight of Huawei has proven it can flag up security problems, suggesting he doesn't think the Chinese company needs to be ba...

Britain urges Germany to ease curbs on arms sales to Saudi

BERLIN (AP) — Britain's top diplomat is demanding that Germany relax its ban on arms sales to Saudi Arabia because they are affecting UK sales of weapons to the oil-rich kingdom. Ger...

3 UK Conservative lawmakers defect to new independent group

LONDON (AP) — Three pro-European lawmakers have quit Britain's governing Conservatives to join a newly formed centrist group of independent legislators opposed to the government's conduct of Brexit. ...

UK regulator casts doubt on Sainsbury's-Asda merger

LONDON (AP) — British regulators say the proposed supermarkets merger between Sainsbury's and Walmart's Asda unit would push up prices and reduce quality for shoppers, casting doubt on a deal that wou...

China pushes Pacific island countries to pivot away from Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China is challenging Taiwan’s supremacy in the Pacific; one of the country’s last support strongholds. Australia’s ABC News reported last week that Ch...

UK expands no-fly zone for drones around airports

LONDON (AP) — Britain is extending the no-fly zone for drones around airports to 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) in an attempt to avert disruptions like the December groundings of flights at Gatwick Airport....

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Lawyer: Britain plans to strip IS teen of UK citizenship

LONDON (AP) — A lawyer for the family of Shamima Begum, who left London four years ago while still a minor to join the Islamic State group, says the U.K. government plans to revoke her British citizen...

A look at companies moving UK business in the age of Brexit

LONDON (AP) — Honda's decision to close a plant in Britain comes at a time when businesses are worrying about the potential impact of the country's looming departure from the European Union. ...

Chanel: Iconic couturier Karl Lagerfeld has died

PARIS (AP) — Chanel's iconic couturier, Karl Lagerfeld, whose accomplished designs as well as trademark white ponytail, high starched collars and dark enigmatic glasses dominated high fashio...

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. STATES SUE TO STOP EMERGENCY DECLARATION Sixteen states f...