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UK leader fires party chairman over tax bill allegations

Jan. 29, 2023 05:05 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak fired the chairman of his ruling Conservative Party Sunday over a “serious breach” of the ministerial code. Pressure had been building on Nadhim Zahawi amid allegations he settled a multimillion-dollar unpaid tax bill while he...

UK prime minister fires his party chairman, accused of settling settled an unpaid tax bill while he was Treasury chief

Jan. 29, 2023 04:22 AM EST
LONDON (AP) — UK prime minister fires his party chairman, accused of settling settled an unpaid tax bill while he was Treasury chief.

Flights canceled as UK airline Flybe sinks into bankruptcy

Jan. 28, 2023 05:48 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Struggling U.K. regional airline Flybe collapsed for the second time in three years Saturday, putting jobs on the line and leaving passengers stranded. The airline initially slumped into bankruptcy in March 2020, shedding 2,400 jobs, as coronavirus restrictions...

Sylvia Syms, 'Ice Cold in Alex,' and 'The Queen' star, dies

Jan. 27, 2023 12:16 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Actress Sylvia Syms, who starred in classic British films including “Ice Cold in Alex” and “Victim,” has died, her family said Friday. She was 89. Syms’ children said she “died peacefully” on Friday at Denville Hall, a London retirement home for actors...

FBI: 'American Taliban' Lindh meets with released extremist

Jan. 26, 2023 17:06 PM EST

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A northern Virginia man convicted nearly a decade ago of supporting the Islamic State group as a teenager has now been accused of violating his terms of release by meeting with convicted Taliban supporter John Walker Lindh. According to court documents, the...

US, Germany to send advanced tanks to aid Ukraine war effort

Jan. 25, 2023 16:42 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany and the United States announced Wednesday that they will send advanced battle tanks to Ukraine, offering what one expert called an “armored punching force” to help Kyiv break combat stalemates as the Russian invasion enters its 12th month. The announcement...

2 UK men working as volunteers killed in eastern Ukraine

Jan. 24, 2023 15:35 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Two British volunteers who had been reported missing in eastern Ukraine have been killed, according to a family statement released Tuesday. Andrew Bagshaw, 48, and Christopher Parry, 28, went missing earlier this month while heading to the town of Soledar, in the...

UK govt says scores of child asylum-seekers are missing

Jan. 24, 2023 11:46 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Opposition parties and children’s advocates accused the U.K. government on Tuesday of putting vulnerable young people in danger, after authorities said scores of children who arrived in Britain as asylum-seekers have disappeared. Immigration Minister Robert Jenrick...

Today in History: JAN 24, Ted Bundy executed

Jan. 24, 2023 00:02 AM EST

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Jan. 24, the 24th day of 2023. There are 341 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 24, 1984, Apple Computer began selling its first Macintosh model, which boasted a built-in 9-inch monochrome...

Senior UK Conservatives under fire over tax, finances

Jan. 23, 2023 11:36 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — U.K. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak opened an investigation Monday into allegations that the chairman of the governing Conservative Party settled a multimillion-dollar unpaid tax bill while he was in charge of the country’s Treasury. It’s one of multiple stories about...