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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