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The 1975, Calvin Harris, Dua Lipa are winners at Brit Awards

Feb. 20, 2019 6:07 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Pop-rockers The 1975, DJ Calvin Harris and singer-songwriter Dua Lipa won major prizes at the U.K. music industry's Brit Awards on Wednesday during a slick, surprise-free ceremony that set out to celebrate female talent after past allegations of neglect. Manchester quartet The 1975 was named...

The Latest: More women perform at slick UK music awards show

Feb. 20, 2019 6:05 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the Brit Awards ceremony (all times local): 10:30 p.m. The U.K. music industry's Brit Awards have been handed out during a slick, surprise-free ceremony that set out to celebrate female talent after past allegations of neglect. Manchester quartet The 1975 was named best British...

UK's May, EU chief call latest Brexit talks 'constructive'

Feb. 20, 2019 4:05 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — After the resignations of three of her party's lawmakers over Brexit, British Prime Minister Theresa May came away from more talks on preventing the U.K. from crashing out of the European Union with both she and the EU's chief deeming their meeting "constructive" Wednesday. No breakthrough...

The Latest: Casino company to complete Macao Lagerfeld hotel

Feb. 19, 2019 7:34 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the death of fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld (all times local): 7 p.m. Macao casino company SJM, which is building a hotel in the Chinese casino capital designed by Karl Lagerfeld, says it's "deeply saddened" by news of his death. SJM Holdings Ltd. said in a statement that it was...

Lawyer: Britain plans to strip IS teen of UK citizenship

Feb. 19, 2019 3:16 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Shamima Begum, a London teenager who left Britain four years ago to join the Islamic State group, is to be stripped of her U.K. citizenship by the government, her family's lawyer said Tuesday. Attorney Tasnime Akunjee tweeted that the family is "very disappointed with the Home Office's...

Honda to shut plant in Brexit-shaken Britain

Feb. 19, 2019 10:50 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Japanese carmaker Honda plans to close its car factory in western England in 2021, a fresh blow to the British economy as it struggles with the uncertainty associated with leaving the European Union next month. The company announced the decision, which will imperil 3,500 jobs and possibly...

Maurizio Sarri isolated at Chelsea after fans turn on him

Feb. 19, 2019 10:37 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The volley of abusive chants from Chelsea supporters were aimed in a different direction this time. Toward the sideline at Stamford Bridge. Players were spared on Monday, there was no need to dig out the "rats" banners from 2015, and supporters seem just fine with Eden Hazard and Co....

HSBC reports net profit at $12.6B in 2018

Feb. 19, 2019 1:17 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Europe's biggest bank has reported its net profit jumped 30 percent in 2018 from the previous year to $12.6 billion. London-based HSBC, whose profit is mainly from Asia, said its revenue rose 5 percent from a year earlier to $53.8 billion. Pre-tax profit rose 16 percent to $19.9 billion, but...

Lord Mayor of London: Brexit a 'short-term' issue

Feb. 19, 2019 12:18 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Brexit is a "short-term frustrating issue" that will be overcome in time, the Lord Mayor of London said Tuesday during a visit to Hong Kong to tout the British capital's attractiveness for business even with the looming threat of Britain leaving the European Union without a deal. Despite...

Christopher Kane celebrates sensuality in London show

Feb. 18, 2019 2:11 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The final full day of London Fashion Week featured a stellar show by Christopher Kane, who embraced his favorite theme — sensuality. Pringle of Scotland returned to the London stage with its signature luxury knitwear, while Erdem showed dramatic, full-length dresses and shorter cape...