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UK watchdog probes police stop of sprinter dos Santos

Aug. 16, 2022 06:15 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s police watchdog is investigating after armed officers pulled over Portuguese sprinter Ricardo dos Santos' car in London two years after a traffic stop of the athlete led to accusations of racial profiling. The Metropolitan Police force said officers on a...

London Calling: Cubs-Cardinals set for London in June 2023

Aug. 04, 2022 14:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball plans to return to London next year for the first time since 2019. The league announced Thursday that the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs will play a two-game series on June 24-25, 2023, at London Stadium. The NL Central rivals were...

UK weather turmoil spurs calls to adapt to climate change

Jul. 20, 2022 13:51 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s record-breaking heatwave has spurred calls for the government to speed up efforts to adapt to a changing climate, especially after wildfires created the busiest day for London firefighters since bombs rained down on the city during World War II. The...

Sunak, Truss in runoff to replace Boris Johnson as UK leader

Jul. 20, 2022 12:47 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Conservative Party on Wednesday chose former Treasury chief Rishi Sunak and Foreign Secretary Liz Truss — a fiscal moderate and a low-tax crusader — as the two finalists in a party election to replace departing Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The result...

UK breaks record for highest temperature as Europe sizzles

Jul. 19, 2022 14:39 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain shattered its record for highest temperature ever registered Tuesday amid a heat wave that has seared swaths of Europe, as the U.K.'s national weather forecaster said such highs are now a fact of life in a country ill-prepared for such extremes. The typically...

UK gets ready for travel disruptions as temps may hit 104 F

Jul. 16, 2022 12:08 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government held an emergency response meeting Saturday to plan for record high temperatures next week after weather authorities issued their first-ever “red” warning for extreme heat. The alert covers large parts of England on Monday and Tuesday, when...

UK Olympic great Mo Farah says he was trafficked as a child

Jul. 12, 2022 13:20 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Olympic great Mo Farah -- the winner of four gold medals and one of Britain’s greatest and best-loved athletes -- has been carrying a secret burden all these years: He was illegally brought to the U.K. as a youth and forced to care for other children before he escaped a life of...

UK appoints counterterror cop to head troubled London police

Jul. 08, 2022 12:29 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Veteran counterterrorism police officer Mark Rowley will be the new chief of London’s troubled Metropolitan Police force, the British government said Friday. Rowley, who was head of counterterrorism at the force between 2014 and 2018, becomes commissioner of...

Pride parade returns in London on 50th anniversary

Jul. 02, 2022 14:51 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people turned out on the streets of London on Saturday to mark the 50th anniversary of the U.K.'s first Pride parade, filling the streets of the British capital with color. A vibrant crowd turned out to either take part in or watch the...

'In our hearts': London remembers 72 Grenfell fire victims

Jun. 14, 2022 16:42 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Prince William and British politicians joined in memorial services Tuesday to mark five years since 72 people died in London's Grenfell Tower blaze, the worst domestic fire on British soil since World War II. William and his wife, Kate, participated in a multi-faith...