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UK Parliament case opens at Supreme Court as Brexit nears

Sep. 17, 2019 7:40 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A lawyer urged Britain's Supreme Court on Tuesday to rule that Prime Minister Boris Johnson illegally suspended Parliament just weeks before the country is due to leave the European Union for the "improper purpose" of dodging scrutiny of his Brexit plans. The country's highest court is...

American cancer survivor swims England Channel 4 times

Sep. 17, 2019 6:43 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — An American cancer survivor has succeeded in her remarkable quest to swim across the English Channel four times in a row. Sarah Thomas, who is from Colorado, completed the feat Tuesday morning after more than 54 hours of swimming. The 37-year-old completed treatment for breast cancer last...

The Latest: European Parliament group: No Brexit progress

Sep. 17, 2019 5:51 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's plan to leave the European Union (all times local): 10:45 a.m. The leader of the European Parliament's biggest party group says no progress is being made in Brexit talks, around six weeks before Britain is due to leave the European Union. The president of the...

Is Parliament's suspension illegal? UK's top court to decide

Sep. 17, 2019 3:06 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Brexit battle is heading to the country's top court. The Supreme Court is set to decide whether Prime Minister Boris Johnson broke the law when he suspended Parliament on Sept. 9, sending lawmakers home until Oct. 14 — just over two weeks before the U.K. is due to leave the...

Noise but no breakthrough as Johnson, Juncker talk Brexit

Sep. 16, 2019 5:36 PM EDT

LUXEMBOURG (AP) — Boris Johnson was booed by protesters and berated by Luxembourg's leader on a visit to the tiny nation Monday for his first face-to-face talks with the European Union chief about securing an elusive Brexit deal. On a day of commotion and conflicting signals, Johnson pulled out of a news...

Burberry, Christopher Kane show new collections in London

Sep. 16, 2019 5:00 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — There were glittery runway shows Monday as London Fashion Week showcased some of its top stars including Burberry and Christopher Kane. Venues were packed as designers tried to build on past successes and break new ground with daring collections. There was a breathless pace to the shows in...

The Latest: Johnson says he can see 'shape' of a Brexit deal

Sep. 16, 2019 11:02 AM EDT

LUXEMBOURG (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 5 p.m. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said after a meeting with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker that "there is a good chance" of a Brexit deal with the European Union. Johnson says "I can see the shape" of an agreement,...

Chelsea cashes out with ATM: English youngsters make impact

Sep. 16, 2019 10:45 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Chelsea is collecting a rare currency from its "ATM": Goals from young English academy graduates. Abraham, Tomori and Mount. They have scored all 11 goals in Chelsea's five Premier League games so far. The trio — all under the age of 21 — might only be getting its chance in the...

Brexit: EU commission says still no concrete proposals from Britain, remains open to discussion

Sep. 16, 2019 8:22 AM EDT
BRUSSELS (AP) — Brexit: EU commission says still no concrete proposals from Britain, remains open to discussion.

Dreamy, confident shows mark London Fashion Week

Sep. 15, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Fashion devotees basked in sunny weather and strong, sometimes whimsical collections as London Fashion Week neared its climax Sunday with runway shows by Roland Mouret, Victoria Beckham, Simone Rocha and others throughout the city. A fleet of black chauffeured Mercedes whisked VIPs from venue...