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UK’s Johnson shakes up government with eye on early election

Sep. 16, 2021 13:07 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was finishing a major shakeup of his government on Thursday, shuffling his team of middle-ranking and junior ministers after making big changes at the top. Johnson appointed multiple women to ministerial jobs, a day...

At London's Old Vic, 'Camp Siegfried' probes American Nazis

Sep. 16, 2021 03:54 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — What could be more American than summer camp? It has fresh air, sailing, cookouts — and, in Bess Wohl’s new play, swastikas. “Camp Siegfried” is based on a real-life camp on Long Island in the 1930s that indoctrinated young German-Americans into...

UK's Johnson replaces foreign secretary in Cabinet shake-up

Sep. 15, 2021 13:23 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson demoted his top diplomat and fired his education minister in a major government shakeup Wednesday, as he tried to move on from a series of political missteps and revive his promise to “level up” prosperity across the U.K. ...

Ex-jihadi bride asks UK for forgiveness, aims to return home

Sep. 15, 2021 04:59 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A British woman who ran away from home at age 15 to join the Islamic State group in Syria has asked for forgiveness and appealed to Prime Minister Boris Johnson to let her come home. Shamima Begum was one of three east London schoolgirls who traveled to...

Third shot: UK to offer COVID booster jabs to over 50s

Sep. 14, 2021 17:24 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The U.K. announced Tuesday it will offer a third dose of coronavirus vaccine to everyone over 50 and other vulnerable people to help the country ride out the pandemic through the winter months. The booster shots, which will be rolled out beginning next...

US authors Lockwood, Powers, Shipstead up for Booker Prize

Sep. 14, 2021 12:43 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Novels that explore historical injustices, the nature of consciousness and the dizzying impact of the internet are among six finalists for the prestigious Booker Prize for fiction. Three books by American authors are on the shortlist announced Tuesday for...

Charlotte Johnson Wahl, mother of Boris Johnson, dies at 79

Sep. 14, 2021 02:52 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Painter Charlotte Johnson Wahl, the mother of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, has died aged 79. Wahl died “suddenly and peacefully” at a London hospital on Monday, according to a death notice in The Times of London. Boris...

UK approves vaccines for 12-15s, aims to avoid lockdowns

Sep. 13, 2021 16:42 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain decided Monday to follow other countries in offering coronavirus vaccines to children 12 and up, as the government gambled that expanded vaccination and mild tweaks to social behavior can avert the need for lockdowns in the winter. Vaccinations for...

Voyeuristic British policeman admits secretly filming models

Sep. 13, 2021 14:36 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A former British counter-terrorism officer pleaded guilty Monday to 19 voyeurism offenses that involved him posing as a pilot to secretly film naked models using spy cameras after arranging fake photo shoots. Metropolitan Police Detective Inspector Neil...

Adapt or else: Downtown businesses cope with new reality

Sep. 13, 2021 10:33 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Downtown businesses in the U.S. and abroad once took for granted that nearby offices would provide a steady clientele looking for breakfast, lunch, everyday goods and services and last-minute gifts. As the resilient coronavirus keeps offices closed and workers at home, some...