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UK lawmaker claims she was fired over her Muslim faith

Jan. 23, 2022 11:34 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A former minister in Britain’s Conservative government says she was told her Muslim faith was a reason she was fired, a claim that has deepened the rifts roiling Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative governing party. Former Transport Minister Nusrat Ghani...

Russia rejects UK claim of trying to replace Ukraine leader

Jan. 23, 2022 11:23 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s Foreign Ministry on Sunday rejected a British claim that the Kremlin is seeking to replace Ukraine’s government with a pro-Moscow administration, and that former Ukrainian lawmaker Yevheniy Murayev is a potential candidate. Britain’s Foreign Office on...

City drops points, drone stops play on unusual day in EPL

Jan. 22, 2022 15:13 PM EST

Man City dropping points. Newcastle winning a game. A drone stopping play. There were plenty of unusual occurrences in the Premier League on Saturday, even if a late, late winner by Manchester United at Old Trafford felt ever so familiar. Few could have expected City...

UK lawmaker says he'll go to police with 'blackmail' claims

Jan. 22, 2022 10:16 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A British politician who accuses the government of blackmailing opponents of Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he will take his allegations to the police. William Wragg, a lawmaker from the governing Conservative Party, said legislators calling for a challenge to...

British Conservatives set to go for top job if Johnson falls

Jan. 22, 2022 02:19 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Revelations that Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his staff partied while Britain was in a coronavirus lockdown have provoked public outrage and led some members of his Conservative Party to consider ousting their leader. If they manage to push Johnson out — or if...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Jan. 21, 2022 14:38 PM EST

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Players not forced to drop out of...

Has rule-breaker Boris Johnson met his match in 'partygate'?

Jan. 21, 2022 10:54 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — For Boris Johnson, facts have always been flexible. The British prime minister’s career is littered with doctored quotes, tall tales, exaggerations and mistruths. When called out, he has generally offered an apologetic shrug or a guilty grin, and moved on. Plenty of...

Phone call shows brother pleading with Texas hostage-taker

Jan. 20, 2022 15:19 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — A British man who held four people hostage in a Texas synagogue ranted against Jews and American wars in countries like Afghanistan as his brother pleaded with him to give up and free the captives, a recording of the conversation shows. In the expletive-filled...

UK lawmaker says Johnson critics face government 'blackmail'

Jan. 20, 2022 12:52 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — A lawmaker from Britain’s governing Conservatives accused the government on Thursday of blackmailing opponents of Prime Minister Boris Johnson, as the party's internal rifts over its beleaguered leader deepened. William Wragg, a Conservative member of Parliament,...

EXPLAINER: How UK Conservatives can change their leader

Jan. 20, 2022 03:11 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Some Conservative lawmakers in Britain are talking about ousting their leader, Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who has been tarnished by allegations that he and his staff held lockdown-breaching parties during the coronavirus pandemic. If Johnson does not heed calls to...