UK News & Politics

LONDON - Auction house Bonhams said on Monday it was putting up for sale the world’s first non-fungible tokens (NFTs) for ballet, with Russian dancer Natalia Osipova in the starring role. The NFTs https://www..com/technology/what-are-nfts-2021-11-17 feature three performances by O...
PARIS - France is prepared to talk about migrants with Britain if it wants to hold serious discussions, French interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said on Monday. Seventeen men, seven women and three teenagers died on Wednesday when their dinghy deflated in the Channel. ...
LONDON - Britain on Monday reported 42,583 further cases of COVID-19 and 35 more deaths within 28 days of a positive test, according to official data. That compares with 37,681 cases and 51 deaths reported a day earlier. (Reporting by Andrew MacAskill...
LONDON - Britain will offer a COVID-19 booster vaccine to all adults and give second doses to children aged between 12 and 15, the UK's top vaccine advisers said on Monday, accelerating shots in light of concern about the spread of the Omicron variant. The Joint Committee on Vacci...
- Travel company TUI said on Monday all UK customers due to travel before Dec. 21 would be able to change to another date for free if they chose to, in light of new travel curbs to contain the spread of the Omicron coronavirus variant. The United Kingdom has restricted travel from...
- Manchester United have named German Ralf Rangnick as interim manager until the end of the season, the Premier League club announced on Monday, eight days after sacking Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. "Manchester United is delighted to announce the appointment of Ralf Rangnick as interim m...
By Luc Cohen NEW YORK - Opening statements in the Ghislaine Maxwell sex abuse case are expected to begin on Monday, as prosecutors try to convince a jury that the British socialite recruited and groomed girls for the late financier Jeffrey Epstein to abuse. U.S. pros...
By Luc Cohen NEW YORK - Opening statements in Ghislaine Maxwell's sex abuse trial are expected to begin on Monday, nearly 17 months after prosecutors alleged the British socialite recruited and groomed underage girls to give "sexualized massages" to deceased financier Jeffrey Epst...
By Luc Cohen NEW YORK - Opening statements are expected to begin on Monday in the sex abuse trial of Ghislaine Maxwell, the British socialite charged by U.S. prosecutors with helping recruit and groom underage girls for her longtime associate and former boyfriend, Jeffrey Epstein....
By Elizabeth Piper and David Milliken SUNDERLAND, England - When Britain left the European Union on Jan. 31 last year, Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his top ministers travelled to Sunderland for a special cabinet meeting and hailed "a new chapter in the United Kingdom's story." The post-industria...
LONDON - Six cases of the COVID-19 Omicron variant of concern have been identified in Scotland, the Scottish government said on Monday, adding that public health officials were working to establish the circumstances of the cases. "Public Health Scotland will undertake enhanced con...
LONDON - Britain is moving towards offering everyone a COVID-19 booster vaccine, a member of Britain's vaccine advisory committee said on Monday, ahead of an expected decision on whether to extend and speed up booster shots. "Inevitably, everybody will be offered a booster," Antho...
By Guy Faulconbridge and Brian Ellsworth BRIDGETOWN - Britain's Prince Charles flew to Barbados as the Caribbean nation prepared for a celebration on Monday marking the founding of a republic and the removal of the queen as sovereign, cutting imperial ties some 400 years after English ships first ar...
LONDON - Britain is set to unveil new guidance on speeding up and extending the rollout of COVID-19 booster shots on Monday, a junior health minister said, adding he was braced for more cases of the variant of concern Omicron. The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation has been asked to loo...
By Guy Faulconbridge BRIDGETOWN - Prince Charles's spokesman on Monday rejected a claim made in a book that the heir to the British throne had questioned what the skin tone of Prince Harry and Meghan's child would be. In the book, "Brothers And Wives: Inside The Private Lives of William, Kate, Harry...
By Simon Evans - Chelsea's lead at the top of the Premier League was cut to a point after they were held at home by Manchester United while rivals Manchester City beat West Ham United 2-1 on Sunday. Thomas Tuchel's Chelsea have 30 points from 13 games with City on 29...
- Britain said it will convene an urgent meeting of G7 health ministers on Monday to discuss developments on the new Omicron coronavirus variant. The British government announced new measures on Saturday to try to slow the spread of the new COVID-19 variant, toughening rules for people arriving in B...
LONDON -Britain needs France's cooperation to curb the flow of migrants escaping war and poverty over the English Channel from Europe, health minister Sajid Javid said on Sunday, defending a letter Prime Minister Boris Johnson wrote to the French president. Last week, Johnson wrote to President Emma...
- Former England captain Michael Vaughan deserves a second chance after being embroiled in the racism controversy involving former Yorkshire player Azeem Rafiq, the director of England men's cricket Ashley Giles has said. Rafiq alleged https://www..com/lifestyle/sports/englands-ra...
LONDON - Britain needs French cooperation to try to stop migrants from trying to cross the English Channel, health minister Sajid Javid said on Sunday, defending a letter Prime Minister Boris Johnson wrote to the French president. "It must stop. Now of course we can't just do it o...