London climate-change protesters vow to continue blockades

LONDON – Protesters who have blocked London roads and bridges for more than three days say they will escalate their civil disobedience campaign if the British government doesn’t step up action against climate change. Hundreds of demonstrators have blocked sites including Waterloo Bridge over the River Thames and the Oxford Circus and Marble Arch intersections […]

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London mayor appears exasperated on knife crime questions, rolls eyes at reporter

London’s mayor Sadiq Khan has been under pressure to tackle the city’s rising knife crime problems. (The Associated Press) The mayor of London, facing tough questions in recent days regarding the rising knife crime plaguing his city – and the rest of the United Kingdom – showed his exasperation Thursday when he appeared to roll […]

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Father of UK toddler injured in 2018 acid attack sentenced to 16 years in prison

The father of a 3-year-old U.K. boy who suffered serious burns to his face and arms in an acid attack last summer has been sentenced to 16 years in prison. (West Mercia Police) The father of a 3-year-old British boy who suffered serious burns to his face and arms in an acid attack last summer […]

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Pakistan to resume search for 2 European climbers on Sunday

ISLAMABAD – A Pakistani mountaineering official says the country’s military is expected to resume a search for a pair of climbers from Italy and Britain who went missing on a Himalayan peak amid bad weather. Karrar Haidri, secretary of the Alpine Club of Pakistan, said Pakistan’s army could not send out search helicopters on Saturday […]

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UK court orders new trial for woman who killed husband

David Challen, son of Georgina Challen, known as Sally, speaks outside the High Court in London, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019. A British court has overturned the conviction of a woman serving a life sentence for murder for killing her husband. Sally Challen was convicted in 2011 of killing her husband Richard with a hammer. Three […]

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The Latest: UN court says UK should end control of islands

The Peace Palace, home of the International Court of Justice, in the Hague, Netherlands, Monday, Feb. 25, 2019. The United Nations’ highest court will deliver a non-binding opinion on the legality of British sovereignty over the Chagos Islands, in the Indian Ocean some 2000 Km (1250 miles) south of Sri Lanka, the largest of which, […]

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Kepa defies coach as Chelsea loses to City in final shootout

LONDON – Watching goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga appearing to struggle with cramp, and with a penalty shootout looming to settle the League Cup final, Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri summoned a substitute from the bench. Kepa was furious. Wildly gesticulating with his arms, the world’s most expensive goalkeeper forcefully indicated to Sarri he would be ready to […]

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EU Parliament election could upend politics across Europe

BRUSSELS – Across the European Union, a three-month campaign has begun ahead of May’s election for the European Parliament, a massive exercise in democracy that spans 27 nations and close to half a billion people. This year could be a tipping point in post-war European politics. Some traditional political powerhouses might start to crumble and […]

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