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US, UK leaders raise fresh alarms about Chinese espionage

Jul. 06, 2022 12:12 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The head of the FBI and the leader of Britain’s domestic intelligence agency raised alarms Wednesday about the Chinese government, warning business leaders that Beijing is determined to steal their technology for competitive gain. FBI Director Christopher Wray...

EXPLAINER: How UK Conservatives can change their leader

Jul. 06, 2022 11:57 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's beleaguered Prime Minister Boris Johnson is fighting for his political future after two of his top Cabinet ministers walked out of their jobs and a string of more junior ministers resigned Wednesday following months of political chaos. A growing number of...

UK's Johnson battles to stay in job after top ministers quit

Jul. 06, 2022 11:54 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A defiant British Prime Minister Boris Johnson battled to remain in office Wednesday, shrugging off calls for his resignation after two top ministers and a slew of junior officials said they could no longer serve under his scandal-tarred leadership. Members of the...

Microsoft's Activision Blizzard bid faces UK antitrust probe

Jul. 06, 2022 08:44 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Microsoft's acquisition of game publisher Activision Blizzard faces antitrust scrutiny in the U.K., where competition regulators said Wednesday they've opened an initial inquiry into the $69 billion deal. The Competition and Markets Authority said it has started...

39 suspects arrested over migrant smuggling on boats to UK

Jul. 06, 2022 08:24 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The suspected ringleader of a network that smuggled as many as 10,000 people on small boats across the English Channel to Britain has been arrested along with 38 others in a vast police operation across Europe. In addition to the arrests, authorities said Wednesday...

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson vows to keep going, intends to stay in the job

Jul. 06, 2022 07:24 AM EDT
LONDON (AP) — UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson vows to keep going, intends to stay in the job.

Amazon faces UK investigation over anti-competitive concerns

Jul. 06, 2022 07:19 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's competition watchdog is investigating whether Amazon is harming competition and hurting consumers by giving an unfair advantage to merchants that pay for extra services. The Competition and Markets Authority's formal investigation said Wednesday that it...

Timeline of crises that have rocked UK's Boris Johnson

Jul. 06, 2022 05:28 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been dealt a major blow with the resignation of two of his most senior Cabinet ministers, who said they had lost confidence in Johnson’s leadership. The departures of Treasury chief Rishi Sunak and Health Secretary Sajid...

Asian benchmarks mostly lower after tepid Wall St session

Jul. 06, 2022 00:29 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower Wednesday after tepid trading on Wall Street amid worries about a global recession. Major benchmarks fell across Asia. Oil prices recouped some lost ground after plunging on Monday. Analysts said markets were focusing on a variety of...

Today in History: July 6, Richard III is crowned

Jul. 06, 2022 00:14 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, July 6, the 187th day of 2022. There are 178 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 6, 1944, an estimated 168 people died in a fire that broke out during a performance in the main tent of...