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Global stocks fall after UK's Truss defends tax cuts

Sep. 29, 2022 05:33 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — European stocks tumbled Thursday and Asian markets were mixed after British Prime Minister Liz Truss defended a tax-cut plan that rattled investors. London's market benchmark plunged 2.3% and Frankfurt lost 1.9% in early trading. Shanghai and Hong Kong also declined....

UK central bank intervenes in market to halt economic crisis

Sep. 28, 2022 13:28 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Bank of England took emergency action Wednesday to stabilize U.K. financial markets and head off a crisis in the broader economy after the government spooked investors with a program of unfunded tax cuts, sending the pound tumbling and the cost of government debt soaring. ...

Saints' Winston misses practice, expects to play in London

Sep. 28, 2022 13:11 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — New Orleans Saints quarterback Jameis Winston said he's preparing to start in the NFL’s first international game this year after being held out of practice on Wednesday with a back injury that has plagued him all season. “They told me I wasn't practicing. It...

World Cup Watch: European giants showing flaws before Qatar

Sep. 28, 2022 07:46 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — All roads now lead to Qatar. With the conclusion of the group stage of the Nations League, Europe's top soccer countries have played their final competitive games ahead of the World Cup. Here's how things are shaping up for a continent that has provided...

British pound stabilizes, but turmoil still roils UK economy

Sep. 27, 2022 13:18 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British pound stabilized Tuesday as U.K. authorities tried to ease investor concerns after the biggest tax cuts in 50 years sent the currency tumbling to a record low and prompted some businesses to predict a devastating combination of a weak currency and rising interest rates....

UK Labour leader accuses government of trashing economy

Sep. 27, 2022 12:19 PM EDT

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — The leader of Britain’s main opposition Labour Party accused the governing Conservatives on Tuesday of losing control of the economy, and promised to take the U.K. out of an “endless cycle of crisis” if his party regains power after more than a decade. ...

UK court to hold hearing for US woman in teen's road death

Sep. 26, 2022 15:06 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A court case against an American citizen who left Britain after being involved in a crash that killed a teenage motorcyclist more than three years ago will be heard this week, U.K. prosecutors said Monday. The Crown Prosecution Service said there will be a hearing in...

TV hit ‘Peaky Blinders’ expands story through dance show

Sep. 26, 2022 13:12 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Steven Knight looks astounded, almost lost for words. He’s just watched contemporary dance company Rambert run through scenes from the first act of their “Peaky Blinders” production, based on the hit TV show that he wrote and created. Watching the immediate...

The British pound has taken a tumble. What's the impact?

Sep. 26, 2022 12:22 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The pound is taking a pounding. The British currency has taken a plunge, sliding against the U.S. dollar to touch an all-time low. It's a sign of the alarm in financial markets over new Prime Minister Liz Truss' emergency budget measures unveiled last week aimed at...

12 arrested after clashes outside Iranian Embassy in London

Sep. 26, 2022 08:18 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British police said Monday that 12 people were arrested and at least five police officers were seriously injured after violent disorder broke out during protests outside the Iranian Embassy in London. Large crowds had gathered all week outside the compound to protest...