Latest British armed forces News

UN urges public inquiry into abuse by British troops in Iraq

May. 17, 2019 11:15 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A U.N. committee is calling for an independent public inquiry to investigate allegations of unlawful killings and torture by British troops in Iraq. The findings deal with the period after the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003. The U.N.'s Committee Against Torture said in its report Friday...

Elephant kills UK soldier on anti-poaching duty in Malawi

May. 7, 2019 9:52 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A British soldier has been killed by an elephant while on anti-poaching operations in Malawi. Britain's Ministry of Defense says Guardsman Mathew Talbot of the 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards was on patrol in Liwonde National Park when he was killed on Sunday. His commanding officer, Lt. Col....

Nuclear sub service at Westminster Abbey draws peace protest

May. 3, 2019 11:13 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Royalty, politicians and military chiefs gathered at London's Westminster Abbey on Friday to mark half a century of Britain's seaborne nuclear arms program — though organizers insisted they were not thanking God for atomic weapons. Prince William, Defense Secretary Penny Mordaunt and...

Cyprus' British military bases 'eradicate' illegal gambling

Apr. 9, 2019 11:59 AM EDT

EPISKOPI, Cyprus (AP) — Police at a British military base in Cyprus said Tuesday they have successfully wrapped up a four-year campaign against illegal gambling by shutting down nine casinos that operated within their jurisdiction. Superintendent Dinos Petrou said the casinos generated hundreds of...

Probe after UK soldiers shooting at picture of Labour leader

Apr. 3, 2019 10:17 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's military said Wednesday it was investigating "totally unacceptable behavior" by some of its soldiers after they were filmed apparently using a picture of Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn for target practice. Footage posted on social media showed members of the Parachute Regiment in...

The Latest: US commander: IS fighters could 're-emerge'

Mar. 23, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — The Latest on the battle against the Islamic State group in Syria (all times local): 10:25 p.m. The U.S.-led coalition in Syria and Iraq says the victory of the Syrian Democratic Forces over the Islamic State's self-declared caliphate does not mean that violent extremism is over. The...

Europe offers UK a little more time for Brexit

Mar. 21, 2019 8:38 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Worn down by three years of indecision in London, European Union leaders on Thursday grudgingly offered the U.K. more time to ease itself out of the bloc, delaying by several weeks — but not eliminating — the threat of a chaotic British exit. After a meeting that stretched...