UK-based man charged with inciting attack in Germany

LONDON – A man living in northeast England has been charged under Britain’s terrorism laws with attempting to incite a car, knife and bomb attack in Germany. Fatah Mohammed Abdullah, a 33-year-old from Newcastle, was charged Monday with encouraging another person to plow a car into crowds in Germany, attack people with a meat cleaver […]

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EU projects center-right group to be top party in May vote

BRUSSELS – The European Parliament has projected which parties will get seats after the European Union-wide May election and says that the center-right Christian Democrat EPP group would remain the largest party ahead of the center-left Socialist S&D. The redesigned European Parliament is expected to have 705 seats total, which would include lawmakers from 27 […]

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Theresa May ‘to quit as British prime minister in the summer in bid to stop Boris Johnson getting the job: report

Theresa May (right) is preparing to resign as British Prime Minister as early as this summer, according to The Sun, in an attempt to make sure rival Boris Johnson (left) does not get the job (AP) Theresa May is preparing to resign as British prime minister this summer so she can influence who succeeds her, Cabinet ministers now believe. […]

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British economy slows down sharply amid acute Brexit unease

LONDON – Official figures show that the British economy slowed sharply in the last three months of 2018 as uncertainties over Brexit intensified. The Office for National Statistics said Monday that the British economy grew by a quarterly rate of only 0.2 percent during the fourth quarter, down from the 0.6 percent tick recorded in […]

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British woman jailed in Indonesia for slapping immigration officer

Auj-e Taqaddas is escorted by investigators after her trial in Bali, Indonesia, on Wednesday. (AP Photo) A British woman was sentenced to six months in jail by an Indonesian court on Wednesday after she slapped an immigration officer who asked her to pay a fine for overstaying her visa. Auj-e Taqaddas, 43, was at Bali’s […]

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Child takes live World War II-era explosive for show-and-tell

A child in Britain took a World War II-era shell, originally believed to be inert, to school for show-and-tell. It was later detonated by the military. (Royal Navy) Show-and-tell at a British school could have ended very differently after a student unknowingly took a live explosive device to show off to his classmates – which had to […]

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Porn star fined for filming threesome on London subway train

George Mason was sentenced to community service and fined $1,300 after he and two other men filmed themselves having sex on a London Underground train in front of commuters.  (AP) A porn performer was convicted of “outraging public decency” after he and two other men filmed themselves having sex on a London Underground train in […]

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UK Parliament shoots down bid to delay Brexit, says it could back May’s deal with changes

Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May reacts as she addresses the H<br> ouse of Commons Parliament during the debate on Britain’s Brexit European Union Withdrawal Act, in London, Tuesday Jan. 29, 2019.(Jessica Taylor/UK Parliament via AP) The British Parliament on Tuesday shot down an effort to delay Brexit in the event there was no deal with […]

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