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AP FACT CHECK: Leaders’ questionable claims in U.K. election

Nov. 22, 2019 7:55 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Claims of ruinous spending sprees and twisted truths are flying in during campaigning for Britain’s Dec. 12 election, in which all 650 seats in the House of Commons are up for grabs. The main parties are touting ambitious spending plans while warning of the alleged economic damage that...

The Trump impeachment hearings highlight immigrants’ stories

Nov. 22, 2019 7:36 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — One came from northeast England. Another came from the former Soviet Union. A third was born in Canada to parents who’d fled the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany. Several witnesses who testified in the House impeachment inquiry this week chose to highlight their immigrant backgrounds,...

UK police make new arrest over people-smuggling truck deaths

Nov. 22, 2019 6:34 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — British police arrested a 23-year-old man from Northern Ireland on Friday over the deaths of 39 people from Vietnam whose bodies were found in a refrigerated container truck last month. The Essex Police force said the man was detained on a highway northwest of London on suspicion of...

Former White House aide Hill is no-nonsense Russia analyst

Nov. 22, 2019 4:12 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — They heard the measured testimony of career diplomats and the mind-boggling account of a first-time ambassador who declared he was in charge of President Donald Trump’s Ukraine policy. On Thursday, House impeachment investigators got straight talk from Fiona Hill, a no-nonsense...

UK Labour party vows radical changes if it wins Dec. 12 vote

Nov. 21, 2019 12:24 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s main opposition Labour Party promised Thursday to radically expand public spending and state ownership if it wins the Dec. 12 election, trying to close a persistent opinion-poll gap with the governing Conservatives. The party said a Labour government would nationalize...

UK Conservatives under fire for Twitter deception in debate

Nov. 20, 2019 12:03 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Conservative Party was accused Wednesday of trying to deceive voters by changing the name of its press office Twitter account to “factcheckUK” during a televised election debate, raising concerns that political parties’ online trickery is undermining...

No clear champ as Johnson, Corbyn spar in UK election debate

Nov. 19, 2019 5:54 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn attacked each other’s policies on Brexit, health care and the economy Tuesday in a televised election debate that likely failed to answer the question troubling many voters: Why should we trust you? The two...

Book about Jack the Ripper’s victims wins nonfiction prize

Nov. 19, 2019 5:16 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — A book that seeks to restore the humanity of the women murdered by Jack the Ripper has won Britain’s leading nonfiction literary award. Historian Hallie Rubenhold was awarded the 50,000-pound ($65,000) Baillie Gifford Prize on Tuesday for “The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women...

Dutch authorities give medical assistance to stowaways

Nov. 19, 2019 3:24 PM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch emergency services gave medical assistance Tuesday night to a group of 25 stowaways found on board a ship that was heading to England. The stowaways were discovered night in a refrigerated container on board the ship, emergency coordination organization Rijnmond Veilig...

A timeline of Julian Assange's legal saga

Nov. 19, 2019 9:58 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The investigation into an alleged rape by Julian Assange, the founder of anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks, was dropped Tuesday, nine years after an arrest warrant was issued by Swedish prosecutors. A look at key events in the legal saga: — August 2010: Swedish prosecutors issue arrest...