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Officials: BA suspending flights from London for 2 days

Jul. 20, 2019 2:46 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian officials say Cairo's international airport has been notified by British Airways that the airline is suspending flights to and from London for two days. Airport officials say the decision came after British official conducted regular security checks earlier this week at the airport....

Hack leads to strange tweets, web posts from London police

Jul. 20, 2019 9:08 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The official Twitter account of London's Metropolitan Police Service has been briefly hacked, leading to a number of unusual tweets from the force, also known as Scotland Yard. One of the posts on the Twitter account @metpoliceuk late Friday called for British rapper Digga D's release. The...

UK lawmakers warn of lost residency rights in no-deal Brexit

Jul. 19, 2019 8:18 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — British lawmakers met the European Union's chief Brexit negotiator on Friday, seeking an iron-clad guarantee that the 1.3 million U.K. citizens in the bloc won't have their rights removed and their lives disrupted if Britain leaves the EU without a deal. The rights of U.K. citizens living...

The Latest: Central Command says US intensifying air patrols

Jul. 19, 2019 7:34 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on developments related to tensions between the U.S and Iran (all times local): 2:10 a.m. U.S. Central Command says the U.S. has intensified air patrols over the Strait of Hormuz in response to the Iranian seizure of a British tanker. A Central Command spokesman, Lt. Col....

The Latest: McIlroy makes a late charge with 65

Jul. 19, 2019 3:25 PM EDT

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — The Latest on the British Open (all times local): 8:10 p.m. Rory McIlroy made a charge that delighted the hometown fans, but it may not have been enough to make the cut in the British Open. A day after he imploded with a 79 that began with his first tee shot going out of...

The Latest: Trump lauds Johnson as 'different kind of guy'

Jul. 19, 2019 2:34 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Britain's impending departure from the European Union (all times local): 8:00 p.m. U.S. President Donald Trump has waded back into British politics, expressing enthusiasm for the likelihood of Boris Johnson becoming the U.K.'s next prime minister and panning outgoing leader...

Gone rogue: At least 17 injured at UK 'car cruise' event

Jul. 19, 2019 5:16 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British police say 17 people have been injured in a crash at a "car cruise" event. Police said Friday that it appears there were no fatalities in the accident Thursday night. It happened at a gathering of car enthusiasts in Stevenage 32 miles (52 kilometers) north of London. Organizer Rix...

FIFA-backed students sent out to help run world sports

Jul. 19, 2019 1:41 AM EDT

NEUCHATEL, Switzerland (AP) — It's the Swiss finishing school that has prepared hundreds of post-graduate students to lead, manage and litigate world sports. Graduates have later headed campaigns to host soccer's World Cup, run Olympic sports federations, and prosecuted landmark cases in international...

Jet2 sends big bill to passenger for flight return to London

Jul. 18, 2019 1:25 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A passenger accused of severe misbehavior on a Jet2 flight that had to return to London's Stansted Airport in June has received a huge bill from the airline. The airline has accused Chloe Haines of "aggressive, abusive and dangerous behavior" on a flight and sent her a bill for 85,000 pounds...

Assange drops appeal of 50-week sentence for jumping bail

Jul. 18, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has dropped an appeal of his 50-week prison term for jumping bail in Britain. Court officials said Thursday that a hearing on the appeal set for next week had been cancelled. Assange is jailed in London's Belmarsh Prison at the same time as he fights...