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UK pushing ahead with plans for in person COP26

May. 14, 2021 06:56 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The U.K. official leading preparations for the COP26 climate conference reiterated Thursday the intention to hold the delayed summit in person despite the continuing problems caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Alok Sharma, the U.K.’s president-designate...

Johnson 'anxious' over rise of Indian virus variant in UK

May. 13, 2021 14:00 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson voiced anxiety Thursday about a rise in the U.K. of the coronavirus variant first identified in India, after a closely-monitored study of infections in England found it becoming more prevalent — just ahead of the next big easing of...

UK apologizes for 1971 Belfast deaths; families want more

May. 13, 2021 13:49 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The families of 10 civilians killed during a British military operation in Belfast half a century ago sharply criticized Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday after he sent a member of his Cabinet to Parliament to apologize for the deaths, instead of doing so himself. ...

Ex-UK PM Cameron grilled over links to bankrupt finance firm

May. 13, 2021 13:07 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Former British Prime Minister David Cameron said Thursday he never suspected that a financial services company he lobbied for would go under, threatening thousands of jobs at a steel firm it helped finance. Cameron was summoned to answer lawmakers’...

'Vexatious' debt claim against UK PM Boris Johnson removed

May. 13, 2021 13:06 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A court order naming British Prime Minister Boris Johnson as owing an unpaid debt was no longer on the books Thursday, a day after Johnson’s office called it “totally without merit.” An October 2020 county court judgment uncovered by Private Eye...

The Latest: Louisiana kids can start vaccinations Thursday

May. 12, 2021 19:43 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS — Children as young as 12 can expect to start getting Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine Thursday in Louisiana. The state health officer made the announcement Wednesday after federal advisers endorsed the vaccine for children aged 12 to 15. Dr. Joseph Kanter...

The Latest: Netanyahu raps 'anarchy' of Jewish-Arab fighting

May. 12, 2021 17:19 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on confrontations between Israelis and Palestinians as Israel signals a widening military campaign: ___ JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is condemning the “anarchy” of Jewish-Arab violence in...

UK apologizes for deaths of 10 civilians during 'Troubles'

May. 12, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson apologized Wednesday for the deaths of 10 civilians during military operations half a century ago in west Belfast, a day after a coroner’s court determined that they were innocent victims. Johnson told the first minister...

Boris Johnson's office says court debt order 'without merit'

May. 12, 2021 12:21 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s office said Wednesday that a court order against Johnson over an allegedly unpaid debt is “totally without merit.” Private Eye magazine uncovered an October 2020 county court judgment against Johnson for 535...

UK's Johnson urged to bring forward inquiry into pandemic

May. 12, 2021 12:19 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed Wednesday that an independent public inquiry into the handling of the coronavirus pandemic will start hearing evidence next year. While welcoming the announcement, a leading group representing the bereaved thinks it should begin...