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LONDON | Beckham family steals the show at London Fashion Week

LONDON (AP) — Victoria Beckham doesn’t need celebrities at her fashion shows — her A-list family provides more than enough star power. The designer’s husband, retired soccer superstar David Beckham, and the couple’s four children turned up as guests of honor Sunday to support her London Fashion Week show. The former Spice Girl was among … Continue reading LONDON | Beckham family steals the show at London Fashion Week

LONDON | Hundreds stranded as British airline Flybmi collapses

LONDON (AP) — Hundreds of passengers throughout Europe have been stranded by the abrupt collapse of the British regional airline Flybmi. British Midland Regional Limited, which operates as Flybmi, said it’s filing for administration — a British version of bankruptcy — because of higher fuel costs and uncertainty caused by Britain’s upcoming departure from the … Continue reading LONDON | Hundreds stranded as British airline Flybmi collapses

LONDON | London Fashion Week: Jasper Conran goes for monastic chic

LONDON (AP) — London Fashion Week is picking up pace with Alexa Chung, Jasper Conran and other designers offering catwalk shows Saturday, to be followed by the House of Holland and Simone Rocha. The spectacle is bringing much needed color and verve as gray London shakes off its winter blues amid the first hints of … Continue reading LONDON | London Fashion Week: Jasper Conran goes for monastic chic

LONDON | Fashion world descends on London for fashion week shows

LONDON (AP) — London is taking its turn in the style spotlight with the opening of London Fashion Week, an extravaganza that will feature up-and-coming young designers along with big names like Victoria Beckham, Vivienne Westwood and Burberry. More than 100 catwalk shows are scheduled along with countless crowded, fizzy parties and dozens of presentations. … Continue reading LONDON | Fashion world descends on London for fashion week shows

LONDON | Teen who fled UK to join Islamic State wants to come home

LONDON (AP) — A pregnant British teenager who ran away from Britain to join Islamic State extremists in Syria four years ago has said she wants to come back to London, but her path home is not clear. Shamima Begum told The Times newspaper in a story published Thursday that she is nine months pregnant … Continue reading LONDON | Teen who fled UK to join Islamic State wants to come home

LONDON | Another week, more UK jockeying over who controls Brexit

LONDON—Jan 27, 2019—  British Prime Minister Theresa May faces another bruising week in Parliament as lawmakers plan to challenge her minority Conservative government for control of Brexit policy. Amendments designed to change the course of Britain’s planned March 29 departure from the European Union escalated the political jockeying. Several would delay the exit or make … Continue reading LONDON | Another week, more UK jockeying over who controls Brexit

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

LONDON | UK intelligence chief outlines threats, urges more diversity

LONDON — Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service director used a rare public speech Monday to outline threats facing Britain and the need for more diversity in secret agent ranks. MI6 chief Alex Younger, known by the code name “C”, told students at his alma mater, the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, that Britain will fortify … Continue reading LONDON | UK intelligence chief outlines threats, urges more diversity

LONDON  | MI6 speaks: UK intelligence chief makes rare public speech

LONDON  — Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service director used a rare public speech Monday to outline threats facing Britain and the need for more diversity in secret agent ranks. MI6 chief Alex Younger, known by the code name “C”, told students at his alma mater, the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, that Britain will fortify … Continue reading LONDON  | MI6 speaks: UK intelligence chief makes rare public speech

LONDON | ‘Don’t Look Now’ director Nicolas Roeg dies at 90

LONDON — Nicolas Roeg, a director of provocative and otherworldly films who gave Mick Jagger and David Bowie enduring screen roles, has died. He was 90. The British director of “Don’t Look Now” and many other films died Friday night, his son, Nicolas Roeg Jr., told Britain’s Press Association. “He was a genuine dad,” Roeg … Continue reading LONDON | ‘Don’t Look Now’ director Nicolas Roeg dies at 90

LONDON | British film director Nicolas Roeg dies at age 90

LONDON  — Nicolas Roeg, the prominent British film director known for making provocative films and working with rock stars Mick Jagger and David Bowie over a six-decade career, has died. He was 90. The director of “Don’t Look Now” and many other films died Friday night, his son, Nicolas Roeg Jr., told Britain’s Press Association. … Continue reading LONDON | British film director Nicolas Roeg dies at age 90

LONDON | UK’s May faces more criticism for post-Brexit ties text

LONDON  — British Prime Minister Theresa May faced wide-ranging criticism from skeptical lawmakers Thursday as she sought to portray a draft agreement on a post-Brexit relationship with the European Union as a “good deal for our country.” Addressing the House of Commons after the publication of a 26-page draft political declaration with the EU on … Continue reading LONDON | UK’s May faces more criticism for post-Brexit ties text

LONDON | Man arrested trying to steal Magna Carta from UK cathedral

LONDON— A man suspected of trying to steal a Magna Carta from its display case at Salisbury Cathedral has been arrested after he was wrestled to the ground by cathedral employees, British authorities said Friday. Wiltshire Police said cathedral alarms sounded Thursday afternoon in the southwestern English city when a person armed with a hammer … Continue reading LONDON | Man arrested trying to steal Magna Carta from UK cathedral

CANBERRA, Australia | And baby makes three: Prince Harry and Meghan’s child on way

CANBERRA, Australia — They both wanted children. They knew it was time. Meghan had ended her acting career and moved to Britain to be a full-time royal. Prince Harry had stepped down from the military and wanted to settle down. Their marriage was a five-star glamour blowout: the spectacular Windsor Castle setting, the horse-drawn carriage … Continue reading CANBERRA, Australia | And baby makes three: Prince Harry and Meghan’s child on way

CANBERRA, Australia | Prince Harry and Meghan expecting their 1st child in spring

CANBERRA, Australia — Prince Harry and his wife, the Duchess of Sussex, are expecting their first child in the spring, Kensington Palace said Monday. The announcement came hours after Harry and the former Meghan Markle arrived in Sydney at the start of a 16-day visit to Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand. Hundreds of people … Continue reading CANBERRA, Australia | Prince Harry and Meghan expecting their 1st child in spring

BRUSSELS | Round of talks don’t resolve Brexit problems ahead of summit

BRUSSELS — A flurry of talks between Britain and the European Union ended Sunday without a Brexit agreement, leaving the two sides three days to close a gap in their positions before a make-or-break summit. An unscheduled, face-to-face meeting between EU negotiator Michel Barnier and British Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab, and a hastily scheduled meeting … Continue reading BRUSSELS | Round of talks don’t resolve Brexit problems ahead of summit

WINDSOR, England | Princess Eugenie weds her beau at Windsor Castle

WINDSOR, England — Princess Eugenie married tequila executive Jack Brooksbank in a solemn ceremony at St. George’s Chapel on the grounds of Windsor Castle Friday. The 28-year-old bride, granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II, is ninth in line to the British throne. She wore a gown by British designers Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos and … Continue reading WINDSOR, England | Princess Eugenie weds her beau at Windsor Castle

BRUSSELS | EU chief says British EU-Soviet comparison unwise, insulting

BRUSSELS — EU Council President Donald Tusk says a British official’s comparison of the European Union to the Soviet Union is “as unwise as it is insulting.” British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said over the weekend that the EU shouldn’t try to prevent a smooth Brexit because “it was the Soviet Union that stopped people … Continue reading BRUSSELS | EU chief says British EU-Soviet comparison unwise, insulting

LONDON | UK envoy urges EU to step back from the Brexit ‘abyss’

LONDON— Britain’s foreign secretary on Saturday urged European Union leaders to “step back from the abyss” and seek a compromise over stalled Brexit negotiations. Jeremy Hunt told the BBC that the EU should work with Britain to try to find a way to make British Prime Minister Theresa May’s “sensible, concrete proposals actually work” in … Continue reading LONDON | UK envoy urges EU to step back from the Brexit ‘abyss’