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NATO leader: Allies need to stand together amid sub flap

Sep. 21, 2021 14:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With some powerful NATO allies at odds over a submarine sale, the group's leader suggested Tuesday that members need to focus on “the big picture” and not let the dispute between France and the U.S. and Britain open an ongoing rift. A U.S. and...

France rallies EU as trust in US, UK and Australia wanes

Sep. 21, 2021 13:51 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — France’s European Union partners agreed Tuesday to put the country's festering dispute over a major Indo-Pacific defense deal between the U.S., Australia and Britain at the top of bloc’s political agenda, including at an EU summit next month. The...

UK minister sorry over Afghan interpreters' data breach

Sep. 21, 2021 13:48 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's defense minister apologized and his ministry suspended an official Tuesday after a “significant” data breach involving the email addresses of dozens of Afghan interpreters hoping to settle in the U.K. A Defense Ministry email to more than 250...

Biden pledges 'relentless diplomacy' on global challenges

Sep. 21, 2021 13:31 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Joe Biden summoned the world’s nations to forcefully address the festering global issues of the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change and human rights abuses in his first address before the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday. He decried military conflict and...

Defense official defends French submarine-making capability

Sep. 21, 2021 13:07 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France's Defense Ministry used Twitter to offer a robust defense of the country's submarine-making capabilities and to criticize Australia’s decision to choose the United States as a partner in a major defense deal. Defense Ministry spokesman Herve...

The Latest: Johnson praises new US position on climate

Sep. 21, 2021 13:01 PM EDT

The Latest on the U.N. General Assembly: ___ NEW YORK — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has praised the “very different mood in Washington” about the urgency of dealing with climate change since President Joe Biden replaced Donald Trump. ...

UK police charge 3rd Russian in 2018 poisoning of ex-spy

Sep. 21, 2021 11:35 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British police said Tuesday they are charging a third Russian suspect, a member of the country's military intelligence service, in the 2018 nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy in England. Prosecutors believe there is sufficient evidence to charge...

UK family settles damages in US diplomatic immunity case

Sep. 21, 2021 11:28 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A British couple who sought justice for their son after he died in a vehicle crash said Tuesday they have settled a civil lawsuit they filed in the United States against an American motorist involved in the collision. Harry Dunn, 19, died in August 2019...

European court: Russia responsible for Litvinenko killing

Sep. 21, 2021 09:56 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday backed the conclusion of a British inquiry that Russia was responsible for the killing of Alexander Litvinenko, a former Russian spy who died in London in 2006 after drinking tea laced with a radioactive material. ...

UK energy crisis: Government races to avert food shortages

Sep. 21, 2021 09:19 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government is racing to avert shortages of meat, poultry and packaged foods amid a crisis in the food processing industry triggered by soaring energy costs. Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng said Tuesday that he hopes to reach a deal with the...