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United Kingdom

Hannah McKay

Amid COVID testing chaos, UK says: We're trying to fix it

16 Sep 2020

SOUTHEND-ON-SEA, England Amid growing anger over a bottleneck in Britain's creaking coronavirus testing system, the government promised on Wednesday to do whatever it takes to boost laboratory capacity that has left people across the land with no way to get a COVID-19 test.

Back home: the premature baby born during UK's COVID crisis

24 Jun 2020

BURNLEY, England At the peak of Britain's coronavirus outbreak in April when hundreds were dying each day from COVID-19, Kirsty Anderson was rushed to hospital to give birth to her baby son who had not been due to arrive for another three months.

Rhodes Must Fall - Oxford protesters target statue of colonialist

09 Jun 2020

OXFORD, England More than 1,000 protesters converged on a college at Oxford University on Tuesday, chanting "take it down" and "shame on you" to demand the removal of a statue of 19th century British colonialist Cecil Rhodes. | Video

Factbox: News and quotes from Julian Assange's extradition hearing

25 Feb 2020

LONDON Julian Assange appeared before a British court on Monday to fight an extradition request from the United States which wants to put the 48-year-old on trial for hacking government computers and violating an espionage law.

Factbox: News and quotes from Julian Assange's extradition hearing

24 Feb 2020

LONDON Julian Assange appeared before a British court on Monday to fight an extradition request from the United States which wants to put the 48-year-old on trial for hacking government computers and violating an espionage law.

Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth's husband, leaves hospital in time for Christmas

24 Dec 2019

LONDON Britain's Prince Philip, the 98-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth, was released from a London hospital on Tuesday and joined other members of the royal family for their Christmas celebrations. | Video

On a London high street, Brexit fatigue sets in

25 Oct 2019

LONDON For Bill Elliott, who has sold flowers on the streets of London since he was 13, the promise of Brexit is fading.

Driver arrested after 39 found dead in truck near London

23 Oct 2019

GRAYS, England British police found the bodies of 39 people inside a truck at an industrial estate near London on Wednesday and said they had arrested the driver on suspicion of murder. | Video

PM favourite Johnson reiterates desire for October 31 Brexit

23 Jun 2019

BIRMINGHAM, England Boris Johnson, the favourite to be the next British Prime Minister, reiterated his desire to leave the European Union in October with or without a deal as he avoided questions at a campaign event on Saturday about a police visit to his home.

It's a boy! Meghan, wife of Prince Harry, gives birth

07 May 2019

WINDSOR, England Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex and wife of Britain’s Prince Harry, gave birth to a boy on Monday, the seventh-in-line to the throne and described by his proud father as "absolutely to die for". | Video

World News

Trump, Biden in final full week of campaigning as virus looms large

President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden on Monday are down to the final full week of campaigning before the Nov. 3 election, as surging coronavirus cases and a COVID-19 outbreak within Vice President Mike Pence's staff keep the focus of the race on the pandemic.