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Namibian President Hage Geingob laid to rest at Heroes' Acre cemetery after state funeral

Feb. 25, 2024 13:19 PM EST

WINDHOEK, Namibia (AP) — Namibian President Hage Geingob was laid to rest in the country's Heroes' Acre cemetery on Sunday following a state funeral attended by African leaders, the German president and Princess Anne, the sister of Britain's King Charles III. Geingob died earlier...

US and British strikes on Houthi sites in Yemen answer militants’ surge in Red Sea attacks on ships

Feb. 25, 2024 12:28 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and Britain struck 18 Houthi targets in Yemen, answering a recent surge in attacks by the Iran-backed militia group on ships in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden, including a missile strike this past week that set fire to a cargo vessel. According to U.S....

US and Britain strike more than a dozen Houthi targets in Yemen, responding to the militants' surge in ship attacks

Feb. 24, 2024 16:15 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — US and Britain strike more than a dozen Houthi targets in Yemen, responding to the militants' surge in ship attacks.

UK Conservatives suspend a lawmaker after he accused London's mayor of being controlled by Islamists

Feb. 24, 2024 12:20 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The U.K.’s governing Conservative Party has suspended ties with one if its lawmakers after he accused London Mayor Sadiq Khan of being controlled by Islamists, as tensions over the Israel-Hamas war roil British politics. The party said on Saturday that Lee Anderson...

WWII-era bomb safely detonated at sea after one of the largest peacetime evacuations in UK history

Feb. 24, 2024 05:53 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A World War II-era bomb whose discovery prompted one of the largest peacetime evacuations in British history has been detonated at sea, the Ministry of Defense said on Saturday. The 500-kilogram (1,100-pound) explosive was discovered Tuesday in the backyard of a home...

IS bride stuck in Syrian refugee camp loses her appeal over the removal of her UK citizenship

Feb. 23, 2024 16:31 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — A woman who traveled to Syria as a teenager to join the Islamic State group lost her appeal Friday against the British government's decision to revoke her U.K. citizenship, with judges saying that it wasn't for them to rule on whether it was “harsh” to do so. ...

So many sanctions on Russia. How much impact do they really have?

Feb. 23, 2024 15:00 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — So many sanctions. Once again, the United States, United Kingdom and European Union are hitting Russia with a new wave of sanctions over Moscow's invasion of Ukraine. This time, they come in response to the death of noted Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, who died in an Arctic...

A World War II bomb prompted an evacuation in England before being taken to sea to be blown up

Feb. 23, 2024 13:45 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — An unexploded World War II bomb was safely transported Friday through the eerily empty streets of the southwestern English port city of Plymouth before being placed on a boat for its next and final journey to sea where it will be blown up by naval divers. In what...

UK and EU agree to cooperate on tackling illegal immigration as post-Brexit relations thaw further

Feb. 22, 2024 19:10 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain and its former partners in the European Union have struck a deal to cooperate more on tackling illegal migration, in the latest sign of a thawing in relations between the two sides following Brexit. The British government said in a statement Friday that U.K....

UK withdraws from Energy Charter Treaty, following similar moves by EU countries

Feb. 22, 2024 17:22 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain's government said Thursday it is withdrawing from a controversial international energy treaty after efforts to modernize it ended in stalemate. The U.K.'s move followed similar announcements by France, Germany and other European Union countries to quit the...