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Manchester concert bombing suspect due in UK court Thursday

Jul. 18, 2019 3:28 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A key suspect in the 2017 Manchester Arena bombing that killed 22 people is scheduled to make his first court appearance Thursday. Hashem Abedi, the younger brother of suicide bomber Salman Abedi, is due in Westminster Magistrates' Court in London Thursday morning for what is likely to be a...

Boris Johnson, Jeremy Hunt make final pitch to Conservatives

Jul. 17, 2019 4:41 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The two men competing to be Britain's next leader have held their final televised event in front of Conservative Party members who will decide the winner. Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt, Britain's former and current foreign secretaries, spoke and answered questions Wednesday in front of...

UK leader May slams populist politics, Brexit 'absolutism'

Jul. 17, 2019 2:02 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday criticized the increasing intolerance and absolutism of world politics, a message that many will see as aimed at her successor as Britain's leader — and at President Donald Trump. May, who is due to leave office in a week after a...

Brother of Manchester Arena suicide bomber arrested in UK

Jul. 17, 2019 12:19 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A key suspect in the 2017 Manchester Arena bombing that killed 22 people was arrested Wednesday at a London airport after being extradited from Libya, British police said. Greater Manchester Police said Hashem Abedi, the younger brother of suicide bomber Salman Abedi, has been arrested for...

AP names Andrew Drake as deputy news director for Africa

Jul. 17, 2019 10:09 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Associated Press on Wednesday named an award-winning video producer with years of experience leading coverage in Africa as its deputy news director for Africa. Andrew Drake, who currently is a video assignment editor in London, will assume his new role next month. He will be based at the...

AP FACT CHECK: UK leadership contenders make wild promises

Jul. 17, 2019 9:40 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Promises have been flying thick and fast in Britain's Conservative leadership race, ranging from the plausible to the wild. Contenders Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt both say they will break the country's political deadlock over Brexit, take Britain out of the European Union, boost the economy...

Man who rammed people by UK Parliament guilty of murder bid

Jul. 17, 2019 7:41 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A driver whose car collided with several people before crashing outside Britain's Parliament has been convicted of attempted murder. Three people were injured when Salih Khater hit a pedestrian and cyclists before colliding with a security barrier guarded by police. The August 2018 incident...

Johnson, Hunt raise Brexit stakes with Irish border views

Jul. 16, 2019 8:44 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The two contenders to become Britain's next prime minister raised the Brexit stakes by saying they will discard a contentious part of the European Union divorce deal agreed by outgoing leader Theresa May. The pound fell to a 27-month low of $1.2408 Tuesday after Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt...

UK leadership contenders criticize Trump's lawmaker tweets

Jul. 15, 2019 4:41 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May and the two men competing to succeed her condemned U.S. President Donald Trump's berating of four female lawmakers of color but stopped short Monday of calling his remarks racist. Trump tweeted Sunday that the liberal Democrats should go back to the "broken...

Cricket, Tennis, F1: An epic day of sports in London

Jul. 15, 2019 4:21 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — An epic day of sports in London came down to two unprecedented endings a few minutes — and miles — apart. Novak Djokovic won the Wimbledon title in a brand new fifth-set tiebreaker just as England played the first Super Over in history to win the Cricket World Cup . Djokovic...