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Prince Harry loses a court challenge over being stripped of a UK security detail. He plans to appeal

Feb. 28, 2024 11:56 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry 's fight for publicly funded protection was rejected Wednesday by a London judge who said the U.K. government didn't act irrationally when it stripped him of security privileges after he quit working as a member of the royal family and moved to the United States. Harry...

Northern Ireland judge rules that amnesty law for 'the Troubles' breaches human rights

Feb. 28, 2024 11:21 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A new law that gives immunity from prosecution for most offenses committed during Northern Ireland's decades of sectarian violence is not compliant with human rights, a judge in Belfast ruled Wednesday. The British government's Legacy and Reconciliation Bill, passed...

The UK is stepping up lawmakers' security as tensions flare over the Israel-Hamas war

Feb. 28, 2024 10:05 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The British government said Wednesday that it is stepping up security for lawmakers after politicians reported threats and intimidation connected to the Israel-Hamas war. The Home Office said a 31 million-pound ($40 million) fund will give every lawmaker a...

London judge rules that UK government had the right to strip Prince Harry of security detail during visits to Britain

Feb. 28, 2024 06:07 AM EST
LONDON (AP) — London judge rules that UK government had the right to strip Prince Harry of security detail during visits to Britain.

Rocket fire reported off Yemen in Red Sea in a new suspected attack by Houthi rebels

Feb. 28, 2024 02:05 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A rocket exploded late Tuesday night off the side of a ship traveling through the Red Sea off the coast of Yemen, authorities said, the latest suspected attack to be carried out by Yemen's Houthi rebels. The attack comes as the Houthis continue a...

Jacob Rothschild, financier from a family banking dynasty, dies at 87

Feb. 26, 2024 21:21 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Financier and philanthropist Jacob Rothschild, of the renowned Rothschild banking dynasty, has died at 87, his family said Monday. Rothschild began his career in the family bank, NM Rothschild & Sons, in 1963, before breaking away to start businesses and...

UK's Sunak criticizes a Conservative’s attack on London mayor and denies Islamophobia accusations

Feb. 26, 2024 12:32 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said on Monday that a Conservative lawmaker was wrong to say the mayor of London is controlled by Islamists, and denied his party tolerates anti-Muslim prejudice. Sunak was pressured to condemn Islamophobia after the comments by Lee...

US and British strikes on Houthi sites in Yemen answer militants’ surge in Red Sea attacks on ships

Feb. 25, 2024 12:28 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and Britain struck 18 Houthi targets in Yemen, answering a recent surge in attacks by the Iran-backed militia group on ships in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden, including a missile strike this past week that set fire to a cargo vessel. According to U.S....

UK Conservatives suspend a lawmaker after he accused London's mayor of being controlled by Islamists

Feb. 24, 2024 12:20 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The U.K.’s governing Conservative Party has suspended ties with one if its lawmakers after he accused London Mayor Sadiq Khan of being controlled by Islamists, as tensions over the Israel-Hamas war roil British politics. The party said on Saturday that Lee Anderson...

WWII-era bomb safely detonated at sea after one of the largest peacetime evacuations in UK history

Feb. 24, 2024 05:53 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A World War II-era bomb whose discovery prompted one of the largest peacetime evacuations in British history has been detonated at sea, the Ministry of Defense said on Saturday. The 500-kilogram (1,100-pound) explosive was discovered Tuesday in the backyard of a home...