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Opposition accuses UK govt of sleaze amid lobbying scandal

Apr. 14, 2021 13:58 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A lobbying scandal swirling around former British Prime Minister David Cameron has deepened, with claims that a senior civil servant held down a part-time job with a now-bankrupt financial firm that was awarded lucrative government contracts. It is the...

We need to plan: UK travel urges clarity from government

Apr. 14, 2021 13:24 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Leaders from Britain's aviation industry joined forces Wednesday to urge the British government to ensure that popular European destinations face the least onerous coronavirus travel restrictions when holidays are allowed again. Under the government's new...

EU throws weight behind Pfizer-BioNTech and new technology

Apr. 14, 2021 10:21 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — In a stinging rebuke to pharma giant AstraZeneca Wednesday, the European Union announced plans to negotiate a massive contract extension for Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine insisting the 27-nation bloc had to go with companies that had shown their value in the pandemic. ...

Bunny snatched: Record-holding giant rabbit stolen in UK

Apr. 13, 2021 14:22 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Police say one of the world’s biggest bunnies has been stolen from its home in central England. Darius, a Continental Giant rabbit, disappeared from his enclosure in a backyard in the village of Stoulton over the weekend, the West Mercia Police force...

UK hits vaccine target; Johnson warns of more virus deaths

Apr. 13, 2021 10:25 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain began offering coronavirus vaccinations to anyone over 45 on Tuesday after hitting its target of giving at least one dose to everyone over 50 by the middle of April. Despite the good news, Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned that the U.K. would...

William, Harry remember Prince Philip's wit, service to UK

Apr. 12, 2021 14:11 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Princes William and Harry paid tribute Monday to their grandfather, Prince Philip, remembering his wit, sense of duty and barbecue skills. The brothers issued separate statements amid a family rift that led to Harry's decision to step away from royal...

Rome judge orders arrest of Vatican suspect in London deal

Apr. 12, 2021 13:14 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — A Rome judge ordered the arrest Monday of an Italian businessman living in London who is a prime suspect in the Vatican’s two-year investigation into the Holy See’s 350-million-euro ($416 million) investment in a London real estate venture. Judge Corrado...

Chilly weather doesn't dampen UK joy at lockdown easing

Apr. 12, 2021 07:25 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — People across Britain flocked to shed shaggy locks and browse for clothes, books and other “non-essential” items as shops, gyms, hairdressers, restaurant patios and beer gardens reopened Monday after months of lockdown. British Prime Minister Boris...

Norway charges man over thwarted attacks in London, Denmark

Apr. 12, 2021 06:52 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A man has been charged in Norway for his alleged role in plans to carry out three extremist attacks in Denmark and in London, and for purportedly spreading Islamic State group propaganda on the internet. Authorities believe the 24-year-old...

Prince Philip vs Philip of 'The Crown': Fact and fiction

Apr. 12, 2021 03:06 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In “The Crown,” a dishy naval officer captures the heart of a future queen. But he chafes at playing royal second fiddle and crosses the boundaries of decorum and, maybe, fidelity. He eventually finds his way as a trusted partner and family patriarch. ...