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Russia 'largely stalled' in Bakhmut, shifting focus, UK says

Mar. 25, 2023 13:24 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The top commander of Ukraine's military said Saturday that his forces were pushing back against Russian troops in the long and grinding battle for the town of Bakhmut, and British military intelligence says Russia appears to be moving to a defensive strategy in eastern...

King Charles' state visit deflated as France leg canceled

Mar. 24, 2023 14:18 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — King Charles III’s international debut was deflated Friday when his trip to France was postponed indefinitely because of protests that threatened to mar events at high profile venues such as the Arc de Triomphe and the Palace of Versailles. While Charles will still...

Protesters greet Netanyahu as he meets UK leader in London

Mar. 24, 2023 13:48 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak held talks with Benjamin Netanyahu in London on Friday as protesters shouting “Shame!” in Hebrew demonstrated against the Israeli leader’s right-wing policies and his plans to overhaul the country’s judiciary. Netanyahu had...

French president's office says state visit by Britain's King Charles III is postponed amid mass strikes and protests

Mar. 24, 2023 06:39 AM EDT
PARIS (AP) — French president's office says state visit by Britain's King Charles III is postponed amid mass strikes and protests.

A look at the uranium-based ammo the UK will send to Ukraine

Mar. 23, 2023 21:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia threatened to escalate attacks in Ukraine after the British government announced it would provide to Ukraine a type of munition that Moscow falsely claims has nuclear components. The British defense ministry on Monday confirmed it would provide Ukraine...

No red carpet? French unrest impacts King Charles III's trip

Mar. 23, 2023 18:17 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Unrest in France is tarnishing the sheen of King Charles III's first overseas trip as U.K. monarch, with striking workers literally refusing to roll out a red carpet amid pension reform protests and calls for the visit to be canceled altogether. Charles is scheduled to...

Eager young Albanians risk everything for new future in UK

Mar. 23, 2023 16:00 PM EDT

BAJRAM CURRI, Albania (AP) — Monika Mulaj's son was in his second year of college in Albania, studying to become a mechanical engineer, when he resolved to make a daring change: He told his parents he would leave his lifelong home for a new future in Britain. “We had tried to...

Scotland's Sturgeon exits with pride, brickbats from critics

Mar. 23, 2023 11:32 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon addressed lawmakers for the last time as Scottish leader on Thursday, expressing pride in her government’s achievements to lessen poverty and inequality – but frustrated in her quest to make Scotland an independent country. ...

India police seek Sikh leader, arrest separatist supporters

Mar. 22, 2023 21:09 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian police are searching for a separatist leader who has revived calls for an independent Sikh homeland, stirring fears of violence in northwestern Punjab state where there's a history of bloody insurgency. Police have accused Amritpal Singh, a 30-year-old...

Sunak's Brexit deal clears Commons vote despite Tory revolt

Mar. 22, 2023 13:34 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers voted overwhelmingly Wednesday in favor of Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's deal with the European Union to rewrite the post-Brexit rules on Northern Ireland trade. The House of Commons voted 515-29 to back a key portion of the agreement, which is...