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Journalist shot dead in Northern Ireland rioting

Apr. 19, 2019 9:03 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Police in Northern Ireland said Friday they are searching for multiple suspects in the fatal shooting of a journalist during overnight rioting in the city of Londonderry. The dissident republican group, the New IRA, was most likely responsible for killing Lyra McKee, police said after a clear...

Correction: Film-Monty Python-Anniversary story

Apr. 18, 2019 10:33 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — In a story April 17 about (topic), The Associated Press reported erroneously that Michael Palin is 65 and Terry Gilliam is 68. Palin is 75 and Gilliam is 78. A corrected version of the story is below: Monty Python celebrate 'Life of Brian,' honor ailing Jones Celebrations for the 40th...

UK inflation holds steady in March amid Brexit uncertainty

Apr. 17, 2019 7:47 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Official figures show that inflation in Britain unexpectedly held steady in March, with economists suggesting that Brexit uncertainty prompted retailers to keep prices lower than would otherwise have been the case. The Office for National Statistics said Wednesday that consumer prices were up...

The Latest: University of Notre Dame to donate $100,000

Apr. 16, 2019 2:25 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the fire that swept through Paris' Notre Dame cathedral (all times local): 8 p.m. The president of the University of Notre Dame said the school will donate $100,000 toward the renovation of Notre Dame cathedral following a devastating fire. The Rev. John Jenkins announced the...

UK's Theresa May seeks respite from Brexit walking in Wales

Apr. 15, 2019 11:28 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May is getting a respite from Brexit with a walking holiday in Wales — but there is no pause for political rivals hoping to take over her job. The prime minister's Downing Street office said Monday that May and her husband, Philip, started a short...

UK found to be hottest investment destination despite Brexit

Apr. 15, 2019 7:04 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Brexit may be causing all sorts of uncertainty in Britain but it doesn't seem to be putting off foreign investors. In a survey on corporate deal-making published Monday, consulting and accounting firm EY says Britain is the top investment destination in the world for the first time in the...

Shame, sadness in UK as Brexit reveals Parliament's flaws

Apr. 13, 2019 3:09 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — As a symbol of the woes of Britain's Brexit-era democracy, it could hardly be bettered. Lawmakers had to be sent home in mid-debate last week when water from a burst pipe began gushing into the House of Commons chamber. The image perfectly illustrates Parliament's problem as it tries to solve...

British envoy regrets 1919 colonial massacre of Indians

Apr. 13, 2019 3:45 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — The British envoy to India said Saturday that his country regrets a massacre of hundreds of Indians by British colonial forces in the northwest city of Amritsar 100 years ago and "will continue to do so." He spoke at a memorial marking the centenary of the attack at Jallianwala Bagh by...

UK's anti-EU Brexit Party launches EU election campaign

Apr. 12, 2019 12:00 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Pro-Brexit British politician Nigel Farage on Friday launched a campaign for an election that may never take place to an institution he routinely insults — the contest for U.K. seats in the European Parliament. Britain was supposed to have left the European Union before the European...

Brexhaustion: Long, grinding Brexit is stressing people out

Apr. 12, 2019 8:22 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Elly Wright can't sleep through the night. The Dutch native, who has lived in Britain for 51 years, keeps thinking about the black boots of Nazi soldiers marching by her basement window as they brought Jews to a nearby camp in her homeland. The flashbacks have been triggered by Britain's...