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LONDON | The Latest: Pound slides after UK’s Brexit minister quits

LONDON  — The Latest on Britain’s departure from the European Union (all times local): 9:15 a.m. The pound has fallen sharply after Britain’s Brexit minister resigned from the government, saying he did not agree with the deal the country had struck with the European Union over the terms of its departure next March. The currency … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: Pound slides after UK’s Brexit minister quits

LONDON | Facebook requires UK political ad buyers to reveal identity

LONDON  — Facebook says anyone who takes out a British political ad on the social media platform will now be forced to reveal their identity, in a bid to increase transparency and curb misinformation. The company said Tuesday that it will also require disclaimers for any British political advertisements, which will be archived for seven … Continue reading LONDON | Facebook requires UK political ad buyers to reveal identity

The Latest: UK: Russia must ‘come clean’ on chemical weapons

LONDON/March 13, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —The Latest on the poisoning of a former Russian spy in Britain (all times local): 3:50 p.m. Britain’s representative to the global chemical weapons watchdog says Russia has “failed for many years to declare chemical weapons development programs which date from the 1970s” and London has demanded that Moscow now “come … Continue reading The Latest: UK: Russia must ‘come clean’ on chemical weapons

Lawmakers to question Oxfam on handling of abuse scandal

LONDON /February 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —British lawmakers are set to question officials of two anti-poverty charities Tuesday amid concern sex predators are targeting aid organizations because of the chaotic environments in which they work. Parliament’s International Development Committee called the urgent session amid fury over Oxfam’s handling of allegations that some of its staff in … Continue reading Lawmakers to question Oxfam on handling of abuse scandal