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Baby Charlie Gard to die in hospice, parents seek more time with him


LONDON A British judge gave the parents of Charlie Gard until noon on Thursday to agree arrangements for his death with the hospital caring for him, failing which he would be transferred to a hospice where his ventilation tube would be removed.


Electric cars win? Britain to ban new petrol and diesel cars from 2040 4:34pm BST

LONDON Britain will ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2040 in an attempt to reduce air pollution that could herald the end of over a century of reliance on the internal combustion engine. | Video


Theresa May takes a break from Brexit politics on visit to northern Italy 25 Jul 2017

LONDON British Prime Minister Theresa May was photographed with her husband Philip on holiday in Italy on Tuesday, the first leg of a three week summer holiday.

British judge rejects legal challenge to counter-terrorism strategy 6:33pm BST

LONDON A British judge rejected on Wednesday a case brought against the government's counter-terrorism strategy, according to lawyers for the claimant, a Muslim activist.


UK lifts advisory against travel to most of Tunisia 4:40pm BST

LONDON Britain is no longer advising against travel to most of Tunisia, including Tunis and major tourist destinations, the foreign office said on Wednesday.


Six student buildings fail cladding fire safety tests 2:29pm BST

Cladding from six British student accommodations operated by Unite Group Plc have failed fire tests prompted by London's deadly Grenfell Tower fire last month.


England to ban the sale of new 'leasehold' houses 25 Jul 2017

LONDON Britain unveiled proposals on Tuesday to ban the sale of new leasehold houses which oblige the owner of the lease to pay ground rent to a freeholder, after concern some buyers are facing sharply increasing costs for years afterwards.

Man jailed for life after beating child to death over lost shoe 25 Jul 2017

LONDON A man who beat his girlfriend’s five-year-old son to death in a British park because the child had lost a shoe was sentenced to life imprisonment on Tuesday.

TV personality Edmonds demands $392 million compensation for Lloyds HBOS' unit fraud 25 Jul 2017

LONDON British TV presenter and former disc jockey Noel Edmonds has more than quadrupled the damages he is seeking from Lloyds Banking Group to 300 million pounds as he steps up a 12-year demand for compensation.


UK government to discuss Brexit implementation period later this year - minister 24 Jul 2017

BIRMINGHAM, England Britain's business minister said the government will discuss later this year how a transitional period after Brexit might work, a key demand for businesses worried about a cliff-edge exit at the end of two-year talks in March 2019.