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Former Conservative Party lawmaker Charlie Elphicke arrives at Southwark Crown Court in London to be sentenced on three counts of sexual assault, Tuesday Sept. 15, 2020. Elphicke has been sentenced to two years in prison on Tuesday for sexually assaulting two women a decade apart. (Kirsty O'Connor/PA via AP)

Ex-UK lawmaker sentenced to 2 years in jail for sex assaults

Sep. 15, 2020 12:03 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A former British lawmaker was sentenced Tuesday to two years in prison for sexually assaulting two women a decade apart. Judge Philippa Whipple told Charlie Elphicke he was “a sexual predator who used your success and respectability as a cover.” The judge said Elphicke had told...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020 file photo, Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street to attend the weekly session of Prime Ministers Questions in Parliament in London. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has strongly defended his controversial plan to override sections of the Brexit deal that he negotiated with the European Union, arguing that the bloc has an “extreme” interpretation of the treaty that could jeopardize the future of the U.K. In a column Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020 in The Daily Telegraph, Johnson said the Internal Market Bill is required to end EU threats to impose a “blockade” in the Irish Sea that he argues could “carve up our country.”  (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, file)

UK's Johnson defends planned law, says EU 'unreasonable'

Sep. 14, 2020 5:50 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday defended his plan to unilaterally rewrite Britain’s divorce deal with the European Union as an insurance policy against the bloc's unreasonable behavior — even as his former attorney general joined the ranks of once-loyal lawmakers...

FILE - In this Friday, June 5, 2020 file photo, European Union's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier gives a news conference after Brexit talks, in Brussels, Belgium. The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator said Monday Sept. 7, 2020, he is going to seek “clarification” from his counterpart in the U.K. over reports that the British government may be planning to renege on commitments made ahead of its departure from the bloc earlier this year.  (Yves Herman, Pool Photo via AP, File)

As EU talks resume, UK says it could break international law

Sep. 8, 2020 12:03 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The U.K. indicated Tuesday that it was prepared to break an international agreement as post-Brexit trade discussions with the European Union resumed on an increasingly acrimonious tone. With concerns mounting that the talks could be just weeks from collapse, the U.K. urged the EU to show...

FILE - In this Tuesday, April 21, 2020 file photo, the sun shines above Britain's Houses of Parliament as the country is in lockdown to help curb the spread of coronavirus, in London. The conviction of a British lawmaker for sexual assault, and the arrest of another on rape allegations, are increasing pressure on Britain’s political leaders to confront a political culture that has often let abuse go unchecked. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)

Lawmaker arrest spotlights UK Parliament’s sex abuse problem

Aug. 3, 2020 10:40 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The weekend arrest of a British lawmaker accused of rape and the sexual assault conviction of a former legislator last week are increasing pressure on Britain’s political leaders to confront a political culture that has often let abuse go unchecked. A Conservative Party lawmaker who...

Former Conservative MP Charlie Elphicke leaves Southwark Crown Court in London, Thursday, July 30, 2020. A former Conservative lawmaker in Britain was convicted Thursday of sexually assaulting two women a decade apart. A jury at London’s Southwark Crown Court found Charlie Elphicke guilty of three counts of assault against two victims. One victim said Elphicke kissed her and groped her at his London home in 2007 before chasing her around his home chanting “I’m a naughty Tory.” (Kirsty O'Connor/PA via AP)

Ex-UK lawmaker convicted of sexually assaulting 2 woman

Jul. 30, 2020 11:39 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A former British lawmaker was convicted Thursday of sexually assaulting two women a decade apart. A jury at London’s Southwark Crown Court found Charlie Elphicke guilty of three counts of assault against two victims. One victim said Elphicke, 49, kissed her and groped her at his London...

Today in History

Jul. 24, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, July 24, the 206th day of 2020. There are 160 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 24, 1974, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled that President Richard Nixon had to turn over subpoenaed White House tape recordings to the Watergate special...