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Pope sends message to Mass remembering slain UK lawmaker

Nov. 23, 2021 11:28 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — British politicians came together Tuesday for a Mass to mourn the death of slain lawmaker David Amess, with Pope Francis sending a message calling for mourners to “combat evil with good.” Prime Minister Boris Johnson, three former prime ministers and...

UK govt vows to toughen rules for lawmakers after ethics row

Nov. 16, 2021 13:04 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday proposed a ban on lawmakers acting as “paid consultants” and promised to tighten ethics rules in response to scandals over lobbying and outside jobs that have tarnished U.K. politics. Johnson said...

Authorities call fatal stabbing of UK lawmaker terrorist act

Oct. 15, 2021 20:35 PM EDT

LEIGH-ON-SEA, England (AP) — A long-serving member of Parliament was stabbed to death Friday during a meeting with constituents at a church in England, in what police said was a terrorist incident. A 25-year-old man was arrested in connection with the attack, which united Britain's...

Today in History

Oct. 01, 2021 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, Oct. 1, the 274th day of 2021. There are 91 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 1, 2017, a gunman opened fire from a room at the Mandalay Bay casino hotel in Las...

UK Labour chief woos voters, tackles critics amid govt woes

Sep. 29, 2021 11:34 AM EDT

BRIGHTON, England (AP) — The leader of Britain’s opposition Labour Party took aim Wednesday at a Conservative government that has presided over empty gas pumps and one of Europe’s worst coronavirus death tolls — but still holds a lead over Labour in most opinion polls. ...

UK Labour politician defends calling government 'scum'

Sep. 26, 2021 09:19 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The deputy leader of Britain’s main opposition party refused Sunday to apologize for calling the governing Conservatives “scum.” Labour Party lawmaker Angela Rayner called members of the government a “bunch of scum — homophobic, racist,...

UK leader Johnson gambles on tax hike to pay for elder care

Sep. 07, 2021 12:17 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced Tuesday how he plans to keep a key election promise to grapple with the rocketing cost of long-term care for Britain’s growing older population. To do it, he broke another election vow: not to raise taxes. ...