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UK Labour Party in turmoil over new anti-Semitism claims

Jul. 11, 2019 8:59 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's main opposition Labour Party was in turmoil Thursday after a television documentary renewed allegations that anti-Semitism is rife within its ranks. In the BBC program, former staff members of the left-of-center party recounted receiving anti-Semitic abuse and alleged that senior...

UK Tory contenders trade blows; Labour backs new Brexit vote

Jul. 9, 2019 4:58 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The two men vying to be Britain's next leader traded verbal blows in a televised debate Tuesday about who is more likely to break the country's Brexit deadlock and lead the U.K. out of the European Union. About 160,000 Conservative Party members are voting for a successor to Prime Minister...

The Latest: Finalists in UK leader vote trade Brexit barbs

Jul. 9, 2019 4:06 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on British politics and Brexit (all times local): 8:30 p.m. The two men vying to be Britain's next leader have traded verbal blows during a televised debate over which of them is more likely to deliver a successful exit from the European Union. Conservative Party politicians Boris...

Lawmakers demand Labour take anti-Semitism seriously

Jun. 27, 2019 10:51 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Some 90 senior members of Britain's opposition Labour Party have urged the group's leader Jeremy Corbyn to expel a lawmaker accused of being an apologist for anti-Semitism. The demand came soon after the party lifted its suspension of Chris Williamson, a lawmaker who had been filmed telling a...

10 candidates running in Brexit-dominated UK leadership race

Jun. 10, 2019 1:28 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Leading lawmakers from Britain's governing party battled over Brexit as the contest to become the next Conservative prime minister officially kicked off Monday with the declaration of 10 candidates for the top job. The choice of who will replace Prime Minister Theresa May affects all Britons,...

Brexit backer vying to lead UK talks getting tough with EU

Jun. 9, 2019 5:14 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British politician Boris Johnson, a Brexit supporter who is the current favorite to be the U.K.'s next prime minister, has stepped up his bid for support by challenging the European Union on the terms of the country's delayed departure. Johnson told the Sunday Times that if he succeeds Prime...

Police arrest 4 teens over homophobic attack on London bus

Jun. 7, 2019 2:55 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Police have arrested four teenagers on suspicion of attacking two women on a London bus because they were lesbians. Authorities didn't identify the victims in the attack, which took place at about 2:30 a.m. on May 30. But Melania Geymonat posted an image on her Facebook page showing her...

Trump eases up, makes nice with May before she steps down

Jun. 4, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Making nice at the end, President Donald Trump eased up Tuesday on his frequent criticisms of outgoing British Prime Minister Theresa May over her handling of the tortured Brexit deal, declaring that history will remember her fondly if the United Kingdom can successfully leave the European...

The Latest: Trump says he doesn't think Markle is 'nasty'

Jun. 4, 2019 4:13 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Europe (all times local): 9:09 p.m. President Donald Trump says he doesn't think Meghan Markle is "nasty" — just that the American-born Duchess of Sussex was "nasty about" him. Attempting to clean up a diplomatic spat during his UK state...

Trump baby blimp flies in London as protests greet president

Jun. 4, 2019 12:26 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Thousands of protesters greeted President Donald Trump's U.K. visit with anger and British irony Tuesday, crowding London's government district while the U.S. leader met Prime Minister Theresa May nearby. Feminists, environmentalists, peace activists, trade unionists and others demonstrated...