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9 British students urged to leave Egypt after 2 detained

Oct. 11, 2019 1:14 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Britain's Edinburgh University says two of its students studying in Cairo were recently detained and subsequently released by Egyptian authorities. According to a statement emailed to The Associated Press on Friday by the university's press office, all nine of its students in the city were...

UK court: Boris Johnson's suspension of Parliament unlawful

Sep. 11, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A Scottish court dealt another blow to Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit plans Wednesday, ruling that his decision to suspend Parliament less than two months before the U.K. is due to leave the European Union was an unlawful attempt to avoid democratic scrutiny. The government immediately...

Brexit breathes life back into Scottish independence push

Sep. 4, 2019 10:03 AM EDT

STIRLING, Scotland (AP) — When Scotland voted in 2014 against independence, that seemed to settle the issue: The hauntingly rugged region where Britain's royal family spends its holidays at its vast Balmoral estate would remain with England, Wales and Northern Ireland in a United Kingdom governed from...

The Latest: Brexit: UK minister tours Calais port

Aug. 30, 2019 2:03 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 7 p.m. France's customs minister says that crossing the English Channel from Calais will be more difficult should there be a no-deal Brexit, but assured travelers that "there won't be dozens of kilometers of traffic jams." Gerald Darmanin spoke after...

UK's Boris Johnson faces mounting challenges to his plans

Aug. 30, 2019 1:03 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's decision to suspend Parliament for part of the run-up to the Oct. 31 Brexit deadline faces mounting legal and political challenges ahead of a weekend of planned street protests. There are three ongoing court tests to Johnson's plan, which he says is...