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The Latest: UK Labour Party hit by large-scale cyberattack

Nov. 12, 2019 5:39 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's Dec. 12 election and the country's impending departure from the European Union (all times local): 10:30 a.m. Britain's Labour Party says it has experienced a "sophisticated and large-scale cyberattack" on its digital platforms. The main opposition party says the attack...

Clinton criticizes UK government for blocking Russian report

Nov. 12, 2019 4:59 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says she's "dumbfounded" the U.K. government has failed to release a report on Russian influence in British politics as the country prepares for national elections. Clinton told the BBC in an interview broadcast Monday that the public needs to...

Brexit Party shifts tactics, won't challenge Tories in vote

Nov. 11, 2019 2:24 PM EST

HARTLEPOOL, England (AP) — Brexit Party chief Nigel Farage changed course Monday, announcing that his party would not challenge Conservative candidates in nearly half of the U.K.'s districts, a tactical move that may make it easier for pro-Brexit forces to prevail in the Dec. 12 election. Farage said his...

Macron marks Armistice Day in homage to dead soldiers

Nov. 11, 2019 11:12 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron led Armistice Day commemorations on Monday by visiting the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier under Paris' Arc de Triomphe, as a giant tricolor flag flew overhead. Greeted by Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, Macron laid a wreath and inspected troops during the...

The Latest: Corbyn: Brexit Party move is a "Trump alliance"

Nov. 11, 2019 10:00 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's national election on Dec. 12 and its impending departure from the European Union (all times local): 2:55 p.m. Labour Party chief Jeremy Corbyn has denounced the decision by Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage not to challenge the Conservative Party in seats it won at the...

China-US trade uncertainty weighs on global stocks

Nov. 11, 2019 7:58 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Shares around the world fell Monday as hopes for a breakthrough in the trade war between the United States and China diminished after President Donald Trump said Washington had not agreed to gradually roll back tariffs as negotiations progress. Hopes were shaken when Trump on Friday dismissed...

UK avoids recession but economy growing at near decade lows

Nov. 11, 2019 7:45 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The British economy avoided falling into recession in the third quarter of the year, but annual growth is running at a near-decade low rate as a result of ongoing uncertainty related to Britain's departure from the European Union and a subdued global backdrop, official figures showed Monday....

Tech companies rush to fight misinformation ahead of UK vote

Nov. 10, 2019 10:05 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Facebook is opening up a war room to quickly respond to election hoaxes. Twitter is banning political ads. Google plans to crack down on bogus videos on YouTube. Social media platforms say they are mounting a vigorous campaign against misinformation in the lead up to next month's general...

650 seats, 46 million voters: The UK election in numbers

Nov. 10, 2019 9:46 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — There's just over a month to go until Britain's Dec. 12 election, and the country's political parties are battling over funding promises, policy priorities and Brexit plans. Here is a look at some key numbers in an election that could determine not only who governs Britain, but when, how...

Queen, politicians out in force as UK remembers its war dead

Nov. 10, 2019 7:30 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II joined Britons in remembering their war dead, as the country's political leaders paused campaigning for the Dec. 12 election to take part in a somber Remembrance Sunday service in London. The queen, dressed in black, watched from a balcony as her son and heir Prince Charles...