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UK's Johnson, and his foes, await key 'partygate' report

Jan. 17, 2022 16:54 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — As he fights for his career, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has one constant refrain: Wait for Sue Gray. Gray is a senior but previously obscure civil servant who may hold Johnson’s political future in her hands. She has the job of investigating allegations...

UK leader's office apologizes for party before royal funeral

Jan. 14, 2022 15:46 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Boris Johnson's office apologized to the royal family on Friday for holding staff parties in Downing Street on the eve of Prince Philip's funeral last year — the latest in a catalogue of allegedly lockdown-breaching gatherings that are threatening to topple the British prime...

Mask rules get tighter in Europe in winter's COVID-19 wave

Jan. 14, 2022 08:15 AM EST

ROME (AP) — To mask or not to mask is a question Italy settled early in the COVID-19 outbreak with a vigorous “yes." Now the onetime epicenter of the pandemic in Europe hopes even stricter mask rules will help it beat the latest infection surge. Other countries are taking similar...

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's office apologizes to palace for holding staff party on eve of Prince Philip's funeral

Jan. 14, 2022 07:29 AM EST
LONDON (AP) — UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's office apologizes to palace for holding staff party on eve of Prince Philip's funeral.

UK ministers rally around embattled Boris Johnson, for now

Jan. 13, 2022 17:31 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — With varying degrees of enthusiasm, senior British government ministers on Thursday expressed support for Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson and rejected demands he resign for attending a garden party during the country’s first coronavirus lockdown. Many...

UK deputy medical chief Van-Tam to step down in March

Jan. 13, 2022 07:45 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — England’s deputy chief medical officer Jonathan Van-Tam, one of the scientists who led the U.K.’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, will leave his role in March, the government said Thursday. Van-Tam became a household name for his frequent appearances at the...

UK's Johnson apologizes for attending party during lockdown

Jan. 12, 2022 13:06 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson apologized Wednesday for attending a garden party during Britain’s first coronavirus lockdown, but brushed aside demands that he resign for breaching the rules his own government had imposed on the nation. The apology, which stopped...

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson apologizes for attending garden party during coronavirus lockdown

Jan. 12, 2022 07:06 AM EST
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson apologizes for attending garden party during coronavirus lockdown.

Lockdown party claims add to list of Boris Johnson scandals

Jan. 12, 2022 06:44 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Allegations that Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s staff held a “bring your own booze” garden party while Britain was in lockdown are just the latest claims of wrongdoing to rattle the leader. Cases of rule-bending and dishonesty have followed Johnson through his...

UK's Johnson accused of breaking lockdown with garden party

Jan. 11, 2022 11:57 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson faced a wave of public and political outrage on Tuesday over allegations that he and his staff flouted coronavirus lockdown rules by holding a garden party in 2020 while Britons were barred by law from meeting up with more than one person...