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Dreamy, confident shows mark London Fashion Week

Sep. 15, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Fashion devotees basked in sunny weather and strong, sometimes whimsical collections as London Fashion Week neared its climax Sunday with runway shows by Roland Mouret, Victoria Beckham, Simone Rocha and others throughout the city. A fleet of black chauffeured Mercedes whisked VIPs from venue...

Boris Johnson likens himself to the Hulk in Brexit fight

Sep. 15, 2019 3:02 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has compared himself to the Hulk in a newspaper interview emphasizing his determination to take Britain out of the European Union next month. Johnson faces considerable legal and political hurdles but told the Mail on Sunday he will meet the Oct. 31...

British prime minister's aide divides, but will he conquer?

Sep. 15, 2019 2:53 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — To some, he's a strategic genius. Others call him a mayhem-loving anarchist. Everyone seems to have an opinion about Dominic Cummings. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's most powerful aide — dubbed "Boris' brain" by some — is an enigmatic backstage operator who shuns media...

Model Naomi Campbell takes spotlight at London Fashion Week

Sep. 14, 2019 8:18 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Model Naomi Campbell took center stage at London Fashion Week on Saturday night with a gala charity benefit at the impressive setting of the world famous British Museum. The gala capped a warm day filled with shows and presentations, including runway offerings by Alexa Chung and House of...

Solid gold toilet stolen from Winston Churchill's birthplace

Sep. 14, 2019 2:38 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A unique solid gold toilet that was part of an art exhibit was stolen early Saturday from the magnificent home in England where British wartime leader Winston Churchill was born. The toilet, valued at roughly 1 million pounds ($1.25 million), was the work of Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan....

London Fashion Week: Extravaganza kicks off with gala shows

Sep. 13, 2019 4:48 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Styles fans in high heels, skinny jeans and dragon-themed jackets have descended on London with Friday's start of Fashion Week. The opening of London Fashion Week was marked by protests — fashion doesn't pay enough attention to climate change, the activists said — and warnings...

The Latest: UK leader will meet with EU's Juncker on Brexit

Sep. 13, 2019 2:51 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 7:45 p.m. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will hold talks next week to try to break the Brexit impasse as both sides seek to avert what could be a disastrous "no-deal" departure. Johnson says...

Johnson, Juncker to meet in a bid for a Brexit breakthrough

Sep. 13, 2019 12:14 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will hold talks next week to try to break the Brexit impasse as both sides seek to avert what could be a disastrous "no-deal" departure. "There is the rough shape of the deal to be done," Johnson said...

London Stock Exchange rejects Hong Kong takeover bid

Sep. 13, 2019 11:43 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The London Stock Exchange on Friday rejected an unsolicited takeover bid from its Hong Kong counterpart, citing "fundamental concerns" about the offer. The London Stock Exchange Group said strategic and regulatory problems were among the reasons it turned down the unexpected proposal by Hong...

Hong Kong festival marked with pro-democracy messages

Sep. 13, 2019 11:42 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of Hong Kong people carried lanterns with pro-democracy messages and formed human chains on two of the city's peaks during mid-autumn festival celebrations Friday night, sustaining months-long protests for democratic reforms in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. Activists and...