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Johnson's win may deliver Brexit but could risk UK's breakup

Dec. 14, 2019 11:50 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Leaving the European Union is not the only split British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has to worry about. Johnson’s commanding election victory this week may let him fulfill his campaign promise to “get Brexit done,” but it could also imperil the future of the United...

Ex-Scottish leader Alex Salmond denies sex assault charges

Nov. 21, 2019 12:25 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Former Scottish leader Alex Salmond, one of the country's best-known politicians, appeared in court on Thursday accused of sex crimes including attempting to rape a woman at the leader’s official residence. Salmond faces a total of 14 charges — one of attempted rape, 11 alleged...

Scottish court frees wanted Catalan ex-politician on bail

Nov. 14, 2019 11:31 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A Scottish court has ordered bail for a fugitive Catalan former politician whose extradition is sought by Spain on charges of sedition for her role in a secession drive by Catalonia. The Edinburgh Sheriff Court allowed Clara Ponsatí to go free Thursday while it continues to study...

Hearts, Bristol City start racism investigations

Oct. 20, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British soccer clubs Hearts and Bristol City have started investigations following allegations of racist abuse involving their fans during games over the weekend.  In the Scottish capital Edinburgh, Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos was alleged to have been targeted after scoring a...