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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