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African Union urges Britain to cede Chagos Islands, end ‘colonial’ rule

PORT LOUIS The African Union on Friday called on Britain to withdraw from the Chagos Islands and end its “continued colonial administration” there after...

Lorenzo-Vera extends lead as Fleetwood, Rahm boost Race to Dubai chances

France’s Mike Lorenzo-Vera carded a three-under-par 69 to grab a three-shot lead at the season-ending DP World Tour Championship on Friday, while Race to...

UK police arrest man in enquiry over Vietnamese truck deaths

LONDON British police arrested a 23-year old man from Northern Ireland on Friday as part of their enquiry into the deaths of 39 Vietnamese...

Brexit Party leader Farage promises to continue campaigning

LONDON The leader of Britain’s Brexit Party, Nigel Farage said on Friday he would go on campaigning for years to come, setting out an...

New Zealand jury convicts man of murdering British backpacker

SYDNEY A jury in New Zealand on Friday convicted a 27-year-old man of murdering a British woman backpacker, a case that shocked the country...

Conservatives to raise property purchase tax for non-UK residents

LONDON Foreign buyers of English properties will have to pay a levy of 3% of the purchase value under plans put forward by Prime...

UK businesses slip into deepest downturn since 2016 in Nov – flash PMIs

LONDON British business suffered its deepest downturn since mid-2016 this month as the approach of a national election exacerbated uncertainty about Brexit, according to...

Former Trump aide calls Ukraine meddling theory fiction; Trump would welcome Senate trial

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump’s former Russia adviser urged lawmakers in the House of Representatives impeachment inquiry on Thursday not to promote “politically driven falsehoods”...

PM Johnson’s Conservatives to raise property purchase tax for non-UK residents

LONDON Foreign buyers of English properties will have to pay a levy of 3% of the purchase value under plans put forward by Prime...

Former Trump adviser says Ukraine meddling theory is ‘fictional narrative’

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump’s former Russia adviser Fiona Hill urged lawmakers in the House of Representatives impeachment inquiry on Thursday not to promote “politically...

Netanyahu charged with corruption, says he won’t resign

JERUSALEM Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday he would not resign despite being charged with bribery, fraud and breach of trust in...

Simpson finishes strong to lead RSM Classic

American Webb Simpson birdied his last three holes to take a one-stroke lead in the first round of the RSM Classic in Georgia on...

Trump ex-adviser calls Ukraine election interference theory ‘fictional narrative’

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump’s former Russia adviser Fiona Hill urged lawmakers in the House of Representatives impeachment inquiry on Thursday not to promote “politically...

Netanyahu charged in corruption cases, deepening Israeli political disarray

JERUSALEM Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was charged with bribery, breach of trust and fraud on Thursday, a criminal indictment that plunged Israel deeper into...

Trump ex-Russia adviser Hill tells U.S. lawmakers to stop promoting ‘falsehoods’

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump’s former Russia adviser Fiona Hill urged lawmakers in the House of Representatives impeachment inquiry on Thursday not to promote “politically...

Israel’s attorney general indicts PM Netanyahu on corruption charges

JERUSALEM Israel’s attorney general indicted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on corruption charges on Thursday, heightening uncertainty over who will ultimately lead a country mired...

Labour unveils ‘radical’ plan to remake Britain

BIRMINGHAM, England Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn unveiled his party’s election manifesto on Thursday, setting out radical plans to transform Britain with public sector pay...

Northern Irish man challenges extradition over UK truck deaths

DUBLIN One of the two Northern Irish men charged with manslaughter over the deaths of 39 Vietnamese people found in the back of a...

Trump ex-Russia adviser Hill to tell U.S. lawmakers to stop promoting ‘falsehoods’

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump’s former Russia adviser Fiona Hill will warn lawmakers in the House of Representatives impeachment inquiry on Thursday against promoting falsehoods...

Labour unveils ‘radical and ambitious’ plan to remake Britain

BIRMINGHAM, England Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn unveiled his party’s election manifesto on Thursday, setting out radical plans to transform Britain with public sector pay...

Lorenzo-Vera defies illness to take early lead in Dubai

France’s Mike Lorenzo-Vera overcame a lung infection to shoot the lowest-ever round at the DP World Tour Championship on Thursday, while Bernd Wiesberger stayed...

British Airways flights delayed by technical issues

LONDON Some British Airways flights were delayed by a technical issue on Thursday, the airline said, in the latest setback for the British flag-carrier....

Ready for change? Britain’s Labour unveils ‘radical’ manifesto

BIRMINGHAM, England Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will unveil his opposition party’s election manifesto on Thursday, setting out how in government he plans to transform...

Ready for change? Labour unveils ‘radical’ manifesto

LONDON Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will unveil his opposition party’s election manifesto on Thursday, setting out how in government he plans to transform Britain...

U.S. diplomat says top levels of Trump administration in on Ukraine pressure

WASHINGTON A senior U.S. diplomat on Wednesday described broad involvement at the upper levels of the Trump administration in a pressure campaign against...

Prince Andrew halts public duties over sex scandal

LONDON Britain’s Prince Andrew stepped down from public duties on Wednesday, saying the controversy surrounding his “ill-judged” association with late U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein...

U.S. diplomat says he followed Trump orders on Ukraine, points to Pompeo and Pence

WASHINGTON A senior U.S. diplomat said on Wednesday that President Donald Trump expressly ordered him and others to help a pressure campaign against Ukraine,...

Johnson raises prospect of multi-billion pound payroll tax cut

LONDON British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday he planned a multi-billion-pound tax cut if he wins an election on Dec. 12,...

Prince Andrew steps down from public duties

LONDON Britain’s Prince Andrew stepped down from public duties on Wednesday, saying the controversy surrounding his ill-judged association with late U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein...

Koepka ruled out of Presidents Cup with injury

World number one Brooks Koepka pulled out of the U.S. Presidents Cup team due to a knee injury on Wednesday and was replaced with...