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Scottish court frees wanted Catalan ex-politician on bail

Nov. 14, 2019 11:31 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A Scottish court has ordered bail for a fugitive Catalan former politician whose extradition is sought by Spain on charges of sedition for her role in a secession drive by Catalonia. The Edinburgh Sheriff Court allowed Clara Ponsatí to go free Thursday while it continues to study...

The Latest: Corbyn: Brexit Party move is a "Trump alliance"

Nov. 11, 2019 10:00 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's national election on Dec. 12 and its impending departure from the European Union (all times local): 2:55 p.m. Labour Party chief Jeremy Corbyn has denounced the decision by Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage not to challenge the Conservative Party in seats it won at the...

UK election boosts hopes of pro-independence Scottish party

Nov. 8, 2019 9:12 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Scottish National Party launched its campaign for Britain's Dec. 12 election on Friday, urging Scots to send its lawmakers to London in order to bring Scotland a step closer to independence. The party currently holds 35 of Scotland's 59 House of Commons seats, and hopes discontent about...

Hundreds of Brexit Party candidates will run in UK election

Nov. 4, 2019 12:05 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Nigel Farage unveiled hundreds of Brexit Party candidates for Britain's general election on Monday, and warned the governing Conservatives that the U.K. will never leave the European Union without his party's backing. All seats in the 650-seat House of Commons are up for grabs in the Dec. 12...

UK leader Boris Johnson sorry for missing Brexit deadline

Nov. 3, 2019 11:35 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain's election campaign heated up Sunday with Prime Minister Boris Johnson saying he would apologize to Conservatives for failing to take the U.K. out of the European Union by Oct. 31 and Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage saying he won't personally run for a seat in Parliament. Johnson's...

Heavy winds batter England; some ferries to France suspended

Nov. 2, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Heavy winds are battering parts of England and the stormy weather has forced the suspension of ferry service between the major ports of Dover and Calais, France. Police reported one fatality when a woman in her 60s died after a tree fell on her car in Dorset, 120 miles (193 kilometers)...

Brexit Party wants to team up with Tories; Johnson says no

Nov. 1, 2019 2:03 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Nigel Farage, the minor-party leader who played a major role in Britain's decision to leave the European Union, is trying to throw his weight around again in the U.K.'s Brexit-dominated election. Farage on Friday piled the pressure on British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, saying his Brexit...

New blow to Johnson's Brexit plan after vote on deal blocked

Oct. 21, 2019 3:38 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain faced another week of grinding political gridlock after Prime Minister Boris Johnson was denied a chance Monday to hold a vote by lawmakers on his Brexit divorce bill. With just 10 days before Britain's scheduled departure date, Johnson's government had sought a "straight up-and-down...

Study raises fresh dementia concerns from playing pro soccer

Oct. 21, 2019 12:54 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A study of former professional soccer players in Scotland finds that they were less likely to die of common causes such as heart disease and cancer compared with the general population but more likely to die from dementia. The results raise fresh concerns about head-related risks from playing...

The Latest: UK speaker deals new blow to govt Brexit plan

Oct. 21, 2019 10:43 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's impending departure from the European Union (all times local): 3:40 p.m. The speaker of Britain's House of Commons has turned down the government's bid for a new vote on its Brexit divorce deal, in a blow to Prime Minister Boris Johnson's plan to take the country out...