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Man who pushed pensioner onto subway tracks convicted

Jun. 24, 2019 12:37 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A British judge has sentenced a paranoid schizophrenic to at least 12 years in custody for pushing a 91 year-old man onto the subway tracks in London. Paul Crossley shoved Robert Malpas, a former Eurotunnel executive, onto the rail line at Marble Arch station on April 27, 2018. Earlier the...

Correction: D-Day-Britain-Veteran's Duty story

Jun. 24, 2019 9:30 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — In a May 24 story about D-Day, The Associated Press erroneously reported the number of Allied troops killed on D-Day. It was 4,414. A corrected version of the story is below: 75 years later, D-Day veteran still feels the pull of duty 75 years after George Skipper splashed ashore on Gold...

Hunt steps up attacks on Johnson in UK leadership contest

Jun. 24, 2019 7:06 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt stepped up his attacks Monday on front-runner Boris Johnson in the race to become Britain's next prime minister, challenging him to face public scrutiny amid the fallout from a reported quarrel with his girlfriend that prompted a police visit. Writing in the...

UK: Police visit incident dogs Johnson's leadership campaign

Jun. 23, 2019 11:47 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The leading contender to become Britain's next prime minister was under pressure Sunday to address a visit police officers made to his London apartment after a reported quarrel with his girlfriend. Political rivals questioned Boris Johnson's refusal to comment on the incident that brought...

2 finalists in UK leadership race make pitch to Tory members

Jun. 22, 2019 2:53 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The two finalists in the race to lead Britain's governing Conservative Party — and become the country's new prime minister — made their first formal pitches to party members Saturday, both vowing to be the right man to deliver Brexit. Ex-foreign secretary and former London mayor...

Police called to home of UK leadership hopeful Boris Johnson

Jun. 21, 2019 3:52 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British police were called to the London home of prime ministerial contender Boris Johnson after a neighbor reported an altercation. The Metropolitan Police force says officers were called in the early hours of Friday to the home Johnson shares with partner Carrie Symonds by someone...

UK lawmaker suspended after ejecting protester from gala

Jun. 21, 2019 9:57 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May's office suspended Foreign Office Minister Mark Field on Friday while an investigation takes place into his treatment of a climate change protester at the gala Mansion House dinner. The City of London Police, the Cabinet Office and the governing Conservative...

The Latest: UK official faces probe after ejecting protester

Jun. 21, 2019 6:51 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the handling of a climate change protester in London (all times local): 11:45 a.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May's office says Foreign Office Minister Mark Field will be suspended while an investigation takes place into his treatment of a protester at the gala Mansion House...

Bank of England chief dismisses Johnson's Brexit trade claim

Jun. 21, 2019 6:43 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The head of the Bank of England on Friday dismissed suggestions from Boris Johnson, favorite to become Britain's next prime minister, that tariffs on trade with the European Union can be avoided even if the country leaves the bloc without a withdrawal agreement. Johnson, who is expected to...

Who will choose the next UK leader? Mostly older white men

Jun. 21, 2019 6:26 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — There's an election underway to choose Britain's next prime minister, but only one in 400 people gets a vote. And most of those are well-off older white men. The country's next leader will be chosen by about 160,000 members of the governing Conservative Party in a runoff between two...