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Former British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks at the Global Women's Forum in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

Women in politics: Theresa May recounts 'sticky tape' moment

Feb. 17, 2020 8:38 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Former British Prime Minister Theresa May said Monday that early on in her political career, she vowed never to think that being a woman held her back. “Don't think that you don't get something because you're a woman,” she told an audience of mostly women...

A model wears a creation by designer Tommy Hilfiger at the Autumn/Winter 2020 fashion week runway show in London, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020.(Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)

Glamour, glitz at London Fashion Week despite stormy weather

Feb. 16, 2020 6:27 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Gale force winds and a deluge of rain may be causing havoc to much of Britain, but for the fashion crowd the show must go on. Storm Dennis didn't stop models, celebrities and fashion insiders from donning their finest to attend London Fashion Week on Sunday, which showcased new season styles...

Karen Pierce listens to questions from the media in New York on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020. Britain has appointed Pierce as the country's new ambassador to the United States. Pierce is currently ambassador to the United Nations and will be the first woman to hold the prestigious job.  (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey)

New UK envoy to US wants expanded ties and talks with Trump

Feb. 7, 2020 6:20 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s new ambassador to the United States said Friday she looks forward to expanding the traditional security and economic partnership between the two nations to new areas like artificial intelligence and to having talks with President Donald Trump, who has always been...

The Union flag is reflected in a puddle during an event called

Brexit reflections: A bumpy ride down a long, winding road

Jan. 31, 2020 6:40 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — So this is the way Britain’s European Union membership ends: Not with Big Ben’s bong, but with a whimper. The bell won't toll when the moment finally comes ; Parliament's famous clock tower is undergoing repairs because it is crumbling and age-worn. At this point, who...

FILE - In this Tuesday Dec. 10, 2019 file photo, Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson drives a JCB through a symbolic wall with the Conservative Party slogan 'Get Brexit Done' in the digger bucket, during an election campaign event at the JCB manufacturing facility in Uttoxeter, England. Johnson's Conservatives won an overwhelming majority in the election two days later and Britain is now scheduled to leave the European Union on Jan. 31, 2020. (Ben Stansall/Pool via AP)

Britain's EU Journey: When Johnson gambled to deliver Brexit

Jan. 29, 2020 5:17 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain officially leaves the European Union on Friday after a debilitating political period that has bitterly divided the nation since the 2016 Brexit referendum. Difficult negotiations setting out the new relationship between Britain and its European neighbors will continue throughout...

Mobile network phone masts are visible in front of St Paul's Cathedral in the City of London, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020.The Chinese tech firm Huawei has been designated a

In snub to US, Britain will allow Huawei in 5G networks

Jan. 29, 2020 1:47 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain decided Tuesday to let Chinese tech giant Huawei have a limited role supplying new high-speed network equipment to wireless carriers, ignoring the U.S. government's warnings that it would sever intelligence sharing if the company was not banned. Britain's decision is the first by a...

FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2020, file photo, Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi, right, receives a final report from Philippine diplomat Rosario Manalo, a member of the Independent Commission of Enquiry for Rakhine State, at the Presidential Palace in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. When Suu Kyi walked into the International Court of Justice in December, 2019, she gambled the remaining shreds of her hard-won international reputation on a rebuttal of accusations that her country's military committed genocide against minority Rohingya Muslims. (AP Photo/Aung Shine Oo, File)

Genocide charge dents halo of Myanmar's Suu Kyi

Jan. 25, 2020 6:17 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — When Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi walked into the International Court of Justice last month, she gambled the remaining shreds of her hard-won international reputation on a rebuttal of accusations that her country's military committed genocide against minority Rohingya Muslims. The court was...

FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 22, 1990, file photo, Britain's then Treasury chief John Major outside Parliament after he announced he would stand to replace Margaret Thatcher as prime minister. He won and sought to mend fences with the then European Community while still negotiating an opt-out to keep Britain out of the euro single currency. On Jan. 31, 2020, Britain is scheduled to leave what became known as the European Union after 47 years of membership. (AP Photo/Robin Nowacki, File)

Britain's EU Journey: When Major got an opt-out from euro

Jan. 24, 2020 5:09 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain officially leaves the European Union on Jan. 31 after a debilitating political period that has bitterly divided the nation since the 2016 Brexit referendum. Difficult negotiations setting out the new relationship between Britain and its European neighbors will continue throughout...

FILE - In this June 25, 1984 file photo, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher faces the camera at a summit of European leaders in Fontainebleau, France. At the summit, Thatcher got a financial rebate for Britain. Thatcher's 11-year premiership became increasingly dominated by her opposition to what later became known as the European Union. On Jan. 31, 2020, Britain is scheduled to leave the EU after 47 years. (AP Photo/File)

Britain's EU Journey: When Thatcher turned all euroskeptic

Jan. 23, 2020 5:15 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain officially leaves the European Union on Jan. 31 after a debilitating political period that has bitterly divided the nation since the 2016 Brexit referendum. Difficult negotiations setting out the new relationship between Britain and its European neighbors will continue throughout...

FILE - In this May 13, 1975 file photo, Edward Heath, former leader of the Conservative Party, center, with Jeremy Thorpe, leader of the Liberal Party, left, and Roy Jenkins, the Labour Party's Home Secretary at the first Britain in Europe press conference at the Waldorf Hotel in London. The referendum on Britain's membership of what was then called the European Economic Community saw a convincing majority in favor of remaining in the bloc. Following a different outcome in the referendum of June 2016, Britain is to leave what became the European Union on Jan. 31 after 47 years of membership. (AP Photo/File)

Britain's EU Journey: When it signed up, 16 years late

Jan. 22, 2020 5:17 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain officially leaves the European Union on Jan. 31 after a debilitating political period that has bitterly divided the nation since the 2016 Brexit referendum. Difficult negotiations setting out the new relationship between Britain and its European neighbors will continue throughout...