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WikiLeaks’ Assange faces wait to find out whether he can challenge extradition to the US

Feb. 21, 2024 19:37 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange won't find out until next month at the earliest whether he can challenge extradition to the U.S. on spying charges, or if his long legal battle in Britain has run out of road. Two High Court judges said Wednesday they would take time...

An attempt by UK lawmakers to vote on a cease-fire in Gaza descended into chaos

Feb. 21, 2024 15:09 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — U.K. lawmakers called Wednesday for a cease-fire in the Israel-Hamas war — but only after dozens walked out of the House of Commons in protest at how the vote was handled. Lawmakers had been debating three separate resolutions related to the war. All were largely...

UK sanctions officials leading Russian penal colony where opposition leader Navalny died

Feb. 21, 2024 09:42 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain imposed sanctions Wednesday on six top officials at the Arctic penal colony where Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny died last week, saying they were responsible for the brutal treatment he suffered in the final months of his life. The six officials,...

UK lawmakers seek reassurances about nuclear deterrent after reports of a failed missile test

Feb. 21, 2024 07:28 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers are seeking reassurances about the nation’s nuclear deterrent after reports that a test of the system failed dramatically last month when an unarmed missile crashed into the sea near the submarine from which it was launched. The Sun newspaper...

Timeline of the Assange legal saga as he makes a final bid to avoid extradition to the US

Feb. 20, 2024 18:50 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been fighting for more than a decade to avoid extradition to the United States to face charges related to his organization's publication of a huge trove of classified documents. He has been in custody in a high-security London prison since 2019,...

WikiLeaks founder Assange faces his last legal roll of the dice in Britain to avoid US extradition

Feb. 20, 2024 15:59 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Julian Assange's lawyers opened a final U.K. legal challenge Tuesday to stop the WikiLeaks founder from being sent to the United States to face spying charges, arguing that American authorities are seeking to punish him for exposing serious criminal acts by the U.S. government. ...

Ransomware group LockBit is disrupted by a global police operation that includes 2 arrests

Feb. 20, 2024 14:51 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Law enforcement agencies have infiltrated and disrupted the prolific ransomware syndicate LockBit that has extracted $120 million from thousands of victims around the world, with two people arrested, British, U.S. and European officials said Tuesday. Britain's...

Russia is rebuilding capacity to destabilize European countries, new UK report warns

Feb. 20, 2024 12:36 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Russia is rebuilding its capacity to destabilize European countries and extend its influence in the Middle East and Africa, posing a strategic threat to NATO as its members focus on the war in Ukraine, a U.K.-based think tank said Tuesday. In a sweeping report,...

The UK's Prince William appeals for an end to the fighting in Gaza as soon as possible

Feb. 20, 2024 11:08 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Prince William, the heir to the British throne, called Tuesday for an end to fighting in the Gaza Strip as soon as possible. William stopped short of calling for an immediate cease-fire in Gaza as the House of Commons prepares for a vote on that issue on Wednesday....

Bank of England says UK recession is modest in historical terms and that upturn is probably underway

Feb. 20, 2024 10:42 AM EST

Bank of England Gov. Andrew Bailey said Tuesday that the U.K.’s economic recession that was confirmed last week is modest by historical standards and is probably over. In testimony to lawmakers, Bailey said the two successive quarters of negative growth recorded in the second half...