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LONDON | UK’s Labour Party seeks ‘frank’ debate on Brexit impasse

LONDON —Jan 19, 2019— Britain’s opposition Labour Party is calling for an “open and frank debate” on the government’s stalled Brexit plan and an increased role for Parliament in managing Britain’s departure from the European Union but still won’t meet with Prime Minister Theresa May. Keir Starmer, the party’s Brexit spokesman, used a speech Saturday … Continue reading LONDON | UK’s Labour Party seeks ‘frank’ debate on Brexit impasse

LONDON | UK honors cave rescue divers, Twiggy, Monty Python’s Palin

LONDON— British divers who rescued young soccer players trapped in a flooded cave in Thailand are among those being recognized in Britain’s New Year’s Honors List, along with 1960s model Twiggy and Monty Python star Michael Palin. Twiggy, a model who shot to stardom during the Beatles era, will become a “dame” — the female … Continue reading LONDON | UK honors cave rescue divers, Twiggy, Monty Python’s Palin

SANDRINGHAM, England | Queen Elizabeth II riffs on wisdom, family’s busy year

SANDRINGHAM, England — Queen Elizabeth II wove personal reflections into the latest edition of her annual Christmas message, saying she hoped her long life brought a measure of wisdom and noting her grandchildren’s contributions to Britain’s royal family. The 92-year-old queen, the world’s longest-reigning living monarch, also included the customary tribute to military personnel and … Continue reading SANDRINGHAM, England | Queen Elizabeth II riffs on wisdom, family’s busy year

LONDON | Police ‘unequivocally’ affirm London airport drone sightings

LONDON — Chagrined county police in England insisted Monday that drone sightings over London’s Gatwick Airport were authentic, while a local man who was arrested and cleared as a suspect in the aerial mystery that brought days of travel havoc said he felt “completely violated.” The Sussex Police department deemed the affirmation necessary after a … Continue reading LONDON | Police ‘unequivocally’ affirm London airport drone sightings

LONDON | If Brexit changes are off the table, time for ‘reassurances’

LONDON— Britain’s prime minister concedes Parliament won’t approve her Brexit plan without changes. The European Union says no changes are possible. So what’s a politician to do? Play with words. A day after Prime Minister Theresa May canceled a Brexit vote she was sure to lose, leaders on both sides of the Channel sought Tuesday … Continue reading LONDON | If Brexit changes are off the table, time for ‘reassurances’

LONDON | UK court rules that Indian tycoon should face extradition

LONDON — A British court has ordered that charismatic Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya should face extradition to India on financial fraud allegations. Judge Emma Arbuthnot said Monday she would send the case to Britain’s Home Secretary for review and action. She said there were substantial misrepresentations in Mallya’s characterizations of his financial dealings that gave … Continue reading LONDON | UK court rules that Indian tycoon should face extradition

LONDON | UK round-the-world sailor being rescued after losing mast

LONDON— A British woman sailing solo in a round-the-world race is being rescued after losing her mast and being knocked unconscious in a vicious storm in Southern Ocean. Golden Globe Race officials said Thursday on the race website that they have been in regular radio contact with Susie Goodall since she regained consciousness. Goodall is … Continue reading LONDON | UK round-the-world sailor being rescued after losing mast

LONDON | UK’s Boris Johnson reprimanded for failing to report income

LONDON — A British parliamentary committee reprimanded former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Thursday for failing to report income within time limits set by Parliament. Johnson has acknowledged his mistake and taken steps to prevent it from recurring, the committee said. Johnson was found to have failed to make timely income reports on nine recent … Continue reading LONDON | UK’s Boris Johnson reprimanded for failing to report income