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A member holds a document inside the House of Lords as the European Withdrawal Agreement Bill is debated in London, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. Britain's House of Lords is considering the European Withdrawal Agreement Bill, which is due to pass through its final stages before returning to the House of Commons. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, pool)

UK lawmakers remove child-migrants promise from Brexit bill

Jan. 22, 2020 11:48 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers have overturned changes to the government’s flagship Brexit bill made by Parliament’s House of Lords, removing a promise to reunite child refugees with their families in the U.K. As the bill goes through its final stages before becoming law, the House of...

People are guided during a cellar tour of the Dewar’s Distillery in Aberfeldy, the Scottish Highlands, in 2018, where they have produced Scotch whisky since 1898, and offer traditional whisky tastings, and a whisky and chocolate tasting tour.  Many people now like to know more about their food and drink and where it comes from, leading to a boom in so-called

Spirit Tourism: Britain sees spike in visits to distilleries

Jan. 22, 2020 11:23 AM EST

Many people these days are thirsting not just for a drink but for knowledge about where it comes from. ``Spirit tourism’’ is booming across the United Kingdom, with artisanal brands and micro distilleries popping up and many global brands distilled here. Bombay Sapphire distillery, for example,...

FILE - In this Saturday, Aug. 21, 2010 file photo, Terry Jones arrives at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. Terry Jones, a member of the Monty Python comedy troupe, has died at 77. Jones's agent says he died Tuesday Jan. 21, 2020. In a statement, his family said he died “after a long, extremely brave but always good humored battle with a rare form of dementia, FTD.” (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, file)

'Naughty boy': Monty Python star Terry Jones dies at 77

Jan. 22, 2020 11:10 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Terry Jones, a founding member of the anarchic Monty Python troupe who was hailed by colleagues as “the complete Renaissance comedian" and “a man of endless enthusiasms,” has died at age 77 after suffering from dementia. Jones's family said he died Tuesday evening at his...

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam takes part in a panel discussion at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. A preliminary test on a traveller from Wuhan China shows a positive result on the coronavirus in Hong Kong. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

The Latest: Hong Kong chief in Davos as city mired in crises

Jan. 22, 2020 10:05 AM EST

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local): 4:05 p.m. Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam, who is facing multiple crises back home, has made an appearance at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, to talk about the Asian financial center's...

Academy Award-winning actress Tilda Swinton is photographed at Slade School of Fine Art, London, Wednesday Jan. 22, 2020, during the launch to urge art-lovers to contribute to an appeal to save the home of late British artist and filmmaker Derek Jarman for the public. (Ian West/PA via AP)

Tilda Swinton backs public appeal to buy Derek Jarman house

Jan. 22, 2020 9:15 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Academy Award-winning actress Tilda Swinton has urged art lovers to chip in and help save the home of the late British artist and filmmaker Derek Jarman for the public. Jarman, whose radical and experimental films included “Caravaggio” and “The Last of England,”...

FILE - In this May 13, 1975 file photo, Edward Heath, former leader of the Conservative Party, center, with Jeremy Thorpe, leader of the Liberal Party, left, and Roy Jenkins, the Labour Party's Home Secretary at the first Britain in Europe press conference at the Waldorf Hotel in London. The referendum on Britain's membership of what was then called the European Economic Community saw a convincing majority in favor of remaining in the bloc. Following a different outcome in the referendum of June 2016, Britain is to leave what became the European Union on Jan. 31 after 47 years of membership. (AP Photo/File)

Britain's EU Journey: When it signed up, 16 years late

Jan. 22, 2020 5:17 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain officially leaves the European Union on Jan. 31 after a debilitating political period that has bitterly divided the nation since the 2016 Brexit referendum. Difficult negotiations setting out the new relationship between Britain and its European neighbors will continue throughout...

FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2019, file photo, smartphone apps are shown, in Miami, USA.  Britain's Information Commissioner’s Office on Wednesday Jan. 22, 2020, released a new set of standards aimed at protecting children’s online personal details privacy for social media sites, games and other online services. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

UK lays out tough child data privacy rules

Jan. 22, 2020 4:52 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Social media sites, games and other online services won’t be allowed to “nudge” British kids into revealing personal details or lowering their privacy settings, under tough new rules drawn up by the country’s privacy regulator. The set of standards aimed at...

A Venezuelan security officer guards the entrance, after other officers entered the building where the offices of Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido are located, in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (AP Photo)

Office of Venezuela's Guaidó raided during his trip abroad

Jan. 21, 2020 6:58 PM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Intelligence police raided the office of Juan Guaidó on Tuesday, while the U.S.-backed opposition leader was travelling in Europe seeking to bolster support for his campaign to oust Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro. Masked officers from feared SEBIN intelligence...

Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster clears under pressure from Aston Villa's Indiana Vassilev during the English Premier League match at Villa Park, Birmingham, England, Tuesday Jan. 21, 2020. (David Davies/PA via AP)

Vassilev becomes 2nd-youngest American in Premier League

Jan. 21, 2020 5:17 PM EST

Forward Indiana Vassilev became the second-youngest American to play in England's Premier League when he appeared as a substitute in the second half at Brighton. Vassilev entered in the 67th minute of Saturday's 1-1 draw. At 18 years, 11 months, 2 days, he became the second-youngest behind defender Jonathan...

FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2020, file photo, Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex leave after visiting Canada House in London, after their recent stay in Canada. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are to no longer use their HRH titles and will repay £2.4 million of taxpayer's money spent on renovating their Berkshire home, Buckingham Palace announced Saturday, Jan. 18. 2020. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)

Prince Harry reunites with Meghan and Archie in Canada

Jan. 21, 2020 1:57 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Prince Harry has reunited with his wife Meghan in Canada as he steps back from royal duties. Video from Sky News shows Harry landing at Victoria's airport on Vancouver Island late Monday. The prince, Meghan and their 8-month-old son Archie were reportedly staying at at mansion on the island...