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Veteran British left-wing disruptor George Galloway wins a special election dominated by war in Gaza

Mar. 01, 2024 15:40 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — A veteran left-wing British political disruptor has won a special election in a town in northern England with a big Muslim minority following a contest that was mired in chaos and controversy and dominated by the Israel-Hamas war. George Galloway's victory was...

British government watchdog says UK's Rwanda deportation plan could cost nearly 500 million pounds

Mar. 01, 2024 07:27 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The British government’s contentious plan to send some asylum-seekers on a one-way trip to Rwanda could cost nearly half a billion pounds, or about $630 million, plus hundreds of thousands for each deported person, a report said Friday. The National Audit Office...

An election in the UK is likely this year, we just don't know when. Here's what to know

Mar. 01, 2024 07:12 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The United Kingdom is poised to hold its first election in five years in a country battered by a cost-of-living crisis, fallout from the Israel-Hamas conflict and deep divisions over how to deal with migrants and asylum seekers crossing the English Channel from Europe on small...

The London police officer who killed Sarah Everard should never have been employed, an inquiry finds

Feb. 29, 2024 08:47 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — An off-duty police officer who abducted and murdered a 33-year-old woman in south London three years ago should never have been employed in the first place, with three police forces failing to spot clear signals of his unsuitability, an official inquiry revealed Thursday. ...

Nomad Foods: Q4 Earnings Snapshot

Feb. 29, 2024 07:20 AM EST

FELTHAM, Britain (AP) — FELTHAM, Britain (AP) — Nomad Foods Ltd. (NOMD) on Thursday reported earnings of $26.6 million in its fourth quarter. The Feltham, Britain-based company said it had net income of 16 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, came to 34...

Sunak says the UK is descending into mob rule. Critics accuse him of undermining protest rights

Feb. 29, 2024 06:34 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said Britain is descending into “mob rule” because of the pressures created by protests against the Israel-Hamas war — words criticized as alarmist by a human rights group. Sunak told a meeting of police leaders on Wednesday that there...

Dave Myers, TV chef known as one half of the "Hairy Bikers" duo, has died at 66

Feb. 29, 2024 06:29 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Dave Myers, best known as one half of Britain's adored “Hairy Bikers” TV chef duo, has died after a battle with cancer, his co-star and long-time friend Si King said Thursday. He was 66. Myers and King found fame in the U.K. and beyond with their “Hairy...

Today in History: February 29, Hattie McDaniel becomes first Black actor to win an Oscar

Feb. 29, 2024 00:08 AM EST

Today in History Today is Thursday, Feb. 29, the 60th day of 2024. There are 306 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On February 29, 1940, Hattie McDaniel became the first Black actor to win an Academy Award when she took best...

New York AG says meat producing giant made misleading environmental claims to boost sales

Feb. 28, 2024 18:05 PM EST

The giant meat producer JBS was accused of making misleading claims about its greenhouse gas emission goals to boost sales among environmentally conscious consumers in a lawsuit filed Wednesday by New York Attorney General Letitia James. The lawsuit filed in a state court in New York...

Farmers rally around Welsh capital in latest protest over proposed environmental rules

Feb. 28, 2024 13:59 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Tractors lined a road in the Welsh capital Wednesday as thousands of farmers and their supporters thronged the parliament to protest proposed environmental protections that would be required to receive subsidies. Protesters held signs reading, “No Farmers, No...