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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...

FILE - In this file photo dated Wednesday, May 8, 2019, Britain's National Security Adviser Mark Sedwill shakes hands with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, right, in Beijing.  Britain’s top civil servant Mark Sedwill announced Sunday June 28, 2020, he will resign from his role as Cabinet Secretary, national security adviser and head of the Civil Service in September 2020.  (Florence Lo/Pool FILE via AP)

Britain's top civil servant steps down from powerful role

Jun. 28, 2020 3:10 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s top civil servant and one of the most powerful people in government announced Sunday that he would step down, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson prepared to shake up the the country’s civil service. Mark Sedwill said Sunday he would resign from his roles as Cabinet...

UK equality body to review government over Windrush scandal

Jun. 11, 2020 7:01 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s official equality human rights watchdog said Friday it would use its statutory powers to assess the U.K.'s Home Office over tough new rules that from 2012 aimed at creating a “hostile environment” for illegal immigrants. The Home Office's strategy, which was...