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London climate-change protesters to disrupt Heathrow Airport

Apr. 18, 2019 1:10 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Environmental protesters who have blocked London roads and bridges for more than three days said Thursday they plan to take their civil disobedience campaign to Heathrow, Europe's busiest airport, at the start of the Easter holiday weekend. The Extinction Rebellion group said it would mount a...

UK's Theresa May seeks respite from Brexit walking in Wales

Apr. 15, 2019 11:28 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May is getting a respite from Brexit with a walking holiday in Wales — but there is no pause for political rivals hoping to take over her job. The prime minister's Downing Street office said Monday that May and her husband, Philip, started a short...

Lawyer alleges Ecuador spread lies about WikiLeaks founder

Apr. 14, 2019 2:01 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A lawyer representing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange alleged Sunday that Ecuador's government has spread lies about his behavior inside its embassy in London, where Assange sought asylum in 2012. The Latin American country has claimed Assange actions deteriorated before his arrest Thursday...

UK pressured not to overlook Swedish claims to Assange

Apr. 13, 2019 3:17 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers are heaping pressure on the government to make sure that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange faces Swedish justice if prosecutors there reopen a rape investigation against him. There is mounting concern that Assange should not be allowed to sidestep the Swedish investigation...

UK citizens who go to conflict zones could be punished

Apr. 12, 2019 7:39 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British citizens who go to designated conflict zones could face up to a decade in prison under a new law. The Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Act 2019 is meant to address the threat of individuals who go overseas to take part in fighting. The measure won't allow prosecutions...

Facebook, Google face widening crackdown over online content

Apr. 8, 2019 7:13 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Tech giants like Facebook and Google came under increasing pressure in Europe on Monday when countries proposed stricter rules to force them to block extreme material such as terrorist propaganda and child porn. Britain called for a first-of-its-kind watchdog for social media that could fine...

5 mosques vandalized in central England

Mar. 21, 2019 8:25 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Counter-terrorism officers in central England are investigating attacks on five mosques in which windows were apparently shattered by a sledgehammer. The attacks in Birmingham are being treated as linked. No motive has been established. The incidents in Birmingham come just days after an...

UK studying how to get children of IS followers out of Syria

Mar. 10, 2019 10:32 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt says he is looking for ways to help the children of British citizens who joined the Islamic State group in Syria. Hunt told the BBC on Sunday that he and International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt are studying how the children could be brought to...

UK official criticized after baby of IS teen dies in Syria

Mar. 9, 2019 11:45 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — British Home Secretary Sajid Javid faced criticism Saturday after the death of a U.K. teenager's baby in a Syrian camp. Shamima Begum, who had left London as a 15-year-old in 2015 to join the Islamic State group, had pleaded with British authorities before her baby was born to let her return...

Official: Baby of British IS bride dies in Syria

Mar. 8, 2019 3:51 PM EST

OUTSIDE BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — The newborn son of U.K.-born teenager Shamima Begum who left her London home to join the Islamic State group in Syria died Friday in a refugee camp, an official said. Mustafa Bali, a spokesman for the Syrian Democratic Forces, confirmed that the infant died at a camp in north...