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UK lawmakers say conditions for Channel migrants 'shocking'

Jul. 30, 2021 06:01 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers say they found “shocking conditions” at a facility for people arriving in England on small boats, with babies and small children among dozens packed into a small room in the port town of Dover. Parliament’s Home Affairs Committee...

Group overseen by British military says it has received report of ship being attacked off coast of Oman in Arabian Sea

Jul. 29, 2021 22:54 PM EDT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Group overseen by British military says it has received report of ship being attacked off coast of Oman in Arabian Sea.

World pledges $4B in push to repair COVID's education damage

Jul. 29, 2021 12:44 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — International governments and companies have pledged more than $4 billion to educate 175 million children around the world and prevent a generation’s chances being blighted by the coronavirus pandemic. The commitments came Thursday at a conference in...

UK to build national Holocaust memorial beside Parliament

Jul. 29, 2021 10:46 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government on Thursday approved plans to build a national Holocaust memorial beside Parliament, rejecting claims by campaigners that the location was unsuitable. The government said building the Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre in...

Britain ends quarantine for vaccinated visitors from US, EU

Jul. 28, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Fully vaccinated travelers from the United States and much of Europe will be able to enter Britain without quarantining starting next week, U.K. officials said Wednesday — a move welcomed by Britain’s ailing travel industry. The British government said...

UK ex-military chiefs urge more help for Afghan interpreters

Jul. 28, 2021 07:48 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Dozens of former military commanders are calling on the U.K. government to relocate more of the Afghans who worked with British troops over the last 20 years, arguing that they are likely to be murdered by the Taliban as foreign forces pull out. Retired...

UK lawmakers slam government for failing Windrush victims

Jul. 27, 2021 06:25 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers excoriated the government Tuesday for failing victims of the Windrush scandal, accusing officials of ignoring the plight of those whose lives were torn apart when the authorities improperly questioned their right to be in the U.K. ...

Report: UK military failing to protect women from abuse

Jul. 25, 2021 07:32 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Around two-thirds of female veterans in the British armed forces have experienced bullying, harassment or discrimination in their careers, a parliamentary report said Sunday. The report also said that women who reported serious sexual offences are...

Europe's summer tourism outlook dimmed by variants, rules

Jul. 25, 2021 02:24 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Chaos and confusion over travel rules and measures to contain new virus outbreaks are contributing to another cruel summer for Europe’s battered tourism industry. Popular destination countries are grappling with surging COVID-19 variants, but the...

US pilot thanks British man who guaranteed a happy landing

Jul. 23, 2021 16:18 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — U.S. Air Force Maj. Grant Thompson thanked a British photographer the best way he knew how - by ripping the flight patch from his shoulder and handing it to the man whose quick action last week ensured he landed safely after an engine in his F-15E Strike Eagle malfunctioned. ...