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A view of a  lunch box at the Pudding Pantry which they will be providing free, during half term for any child in need, who would normally get a free school lunch, after MPs voted to reject a motion to provide food to those in need during the school holidays, in Nottingham, England, Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. Pediatricians are urging the British government to reverse course and provide free meals for poor children during school holidays as the COVID-19 pandemic pushes more families into poverty. (Tim Goode/PA via AP)

UK doctors demand free meals for kids as COVID fuels hunger

Oct. 25, 2020 10:40 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Pediatricians are urging the British government to reverse course and provide free meals for poor children during school holidays as the COVID-19 pandemic pushes more families into poverty. Some 2,200 members of the Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health have written an open letter to...

This undated handout photo provided by the Metropolitan Police shows a stolen 15th century Chinese Ming Dynasty vase which has been recovered by the Metropolitan Police during a Specialist Crime operation. British police say they have recovered a 15th-century Chinese vase valued at 2.5 million pounds that was stolen in Switzerland last year. The Metropolitan Police force said Friday, Oct. 23, 2020 that they have arrested two men over the theft of the Ming Dynasty vase, which is thought to have been stolen from a Swiss collection in June 2019 by a London-based organized crime gang. (Metropolitan Police via AP)

UK police recover stolen Ming dynasty vase worth $3 million

Oct. 23, 2020 11:57 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British police say they have recovered a 15th-century Chinese vase valued at 2.5 million pounds ($3.3 million) that was stolen in Switzerland last year. The Metropolitan Police force said Friday that they have arrested two men over the theft of the Ming dynasty vase. It is thought to have...

The standard and uniform of the former British Governors of Hong Kong, are displayed at the exhibition

China may not recognize British-issued Hong Kong passports

Oct. 23, 2020 6:09 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China’s foreign ministry said Friday it may decide not to recognize British-issued passports for Hong Kong residents in retaliation for London’s moves to open a path to citizenship for those holding the documents. Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said that Britain had...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019 file photo the flag of the European Union and the British national flag are flown on poles during a demonstration by remain in the EU outside spporters the Palace of Westminster in London. It’s more than four years since Britain voted to leave the European Union, and almost a year since Prime Minister Boris Johnson won an election by vowing to “get Brexit done.”
Spoiler alert: It is not done. As negotiators from the two sides hunker down for their final weeks of talks on an elusive trade agreement, Britain and the EU still don’t know whether they will begin 2021 with an organized partnership or a messy rivalry.  (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)

AP Explains: Why are UK and EU still arguing over Brexit?

Oct. 23, 2020 2:48 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — It’s more than four years since Britain voted to leave the European Union, and almost a year since Prime Minister Boris Johnson won an election by vowing to “get Brexit done.” Spoiler alert: It is not done. As negotiators from the two sides hunker down for their final...

A currency trader watches monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Friday after President Donald Trump and his challenger former Vice President Joe Biden faced off in their second and final debate before the Nov. 3 election. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Asian shares, US futures gain after last Trump-Biden debate

Oct. 23, 2020 1:50 AM EDT

Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Friday after President Donald Trump and his challenger former Vice President Joe Biden faced off in their second and final debate before the Nov. 3 election. Stocks rose in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Seoul but fell in Shanghai. Sydney's benchmark ended flat. In their debate late...

Boris Becker leaves Southwark Crown Court in London, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. German tennis star Boris Becker is charged with 19 offences of failing to disclose money and property as part of bankruptcy proceedings. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Becker accused of failing to surrender Wimbledon trophies

Oct. 22, 2020 9:03 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Tennis great Boris Becker appeared in a London court on Thursday, accused of failing to surrender two of his Wimbledon trophies to be sold to settle his debts. The 52-year-old Becker, who was declared bankrupt in 2017, has also failed to turn over his two Australian Open trophies, according...

A member of staff poses in front of a work of art by Banksy entitled 'Show Me The Monet

Banksy artwork sells for almost $10 million at auction

Oct. 22, 2020 4:31 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Banksy’s playful take on a famous Impressionist painting has sold at auction for 7.6 million pounds ($9.8 million), the second-highest price ever paid for a work by the British street artist. “Show Me the Monet” sold to an unidentified bidder at Sotheby’s in London...

European Council President Charles Michel addresses the chamber on a report of last weeks EU summit during a plenary session at the European Parliament in Brussels, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. (Olivier Hoslet, Pool via AP)

UK-EU trade talks back on after bloc offers olive branch

Oct. 21, 2020 1:07 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Britain and the European Union will resume their stalled trade negotiations at an “intensified” pace, the British government said Wednesday, in hope of striking a deal within weeks to avoid a messy economic breakup at the end of he year. The announcement came five days after...

UK says post-Brexit trade talks with EU to resume in London later this week, days after it said they were over

Oct. 21, 2020 12:12 PM EDT
LONDON (AP) — UK says post-Brexit trade talks with EU to resume in London later this week, days after it said they were over.
Military personnel enter the Sudima Hotel in Christchurch, New Zealand, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020. A number of fishing crew who flew into New Zealand on chartered planes have the coronavirus. The crew members have been in quarantine at the Christchurch hotel since they arrived, and tested positive during routine testing, officials said. The news could deal a blow to New Zealand’s efforts to restart its fishing industry, which has struggled to find local workers to crew fishing vessels.  (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

The Latest: Imported workers test positive in New Zealand

Oct. 20, 2020 10:27 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Eighteen fishing crewmen who last week flew to New Zealand from Moscow have tested positive for the coronavirus, underscoring the difficulty New Zealand faces in trying to import needed workers while remaining virtually virus free. A total of 235 crew from Russia and Ukraine were...