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World Aug 18UK’s Johnson accused of complacency over Afghanistan retreat
In a packed and emotional session of Parliament, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson faced accusations Wednesday of needlessly abandoning Afghanistan to the whims of the Taliban and of undermining Britain's position in the world.
World Jul 12Johnson says England will lift last virus restrictions on July 19 despite rise in cases
He said although risks of the pandemic remain, legal restrictions will be replaced by a recommendation that people wear masks in crowded places and on public transport.
World Jul 08Johnson confirms most British troops have left Afghanistan
The prime minister declined to give details about the troop withdrawal, citing security reasons. But he said that "all British troops assigned to NATO's mission in Afghanistan are now returning home," adding that "most of our personnel have already left."…
World Mar 14London police under pressure over clashes at women’s protest
London’s Metropolitan Police force was under heavy pressure Sunday to explain its actions during a vigil for a woman whom one of the force’s own officers is accused of murdering.
Politics Mar 09Piers Morgan quits talk show after comments about Meghan
The U.K.'s media watchdog said earlier Tuesday it was launching an investigation into the show under its harm and offense rules after receiving more than 41,000 complaints about Morgan's comments on Meghan.
World Jan 04England to start new virus lockdown until mid-February
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced a new national lockdown for England until at least mid-February to combat a fast-spreading new version of the coronavirus.
World Dec 20Several EU nations halt UK flights, fearing virus variant
Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Austria and Italy all announced restrictions on U.K. travel, hours after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that Christmas shopping and gatherings in southern England must be canceled because of rapidly spreading infections blamed on the…
World Dec 19UK nixes Christmas gatherings, shuts London shops over virus
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson imposed a new, stricter level of coronavirus restrictions on London and much of southern England on Saturday to curb rapidly spreading infections. In announcing the more restrictive category, Johnson said that a fast-moving new variant…
World Oct 12U.K. unveils 3-level lockdown plan, Liverpool at highest risk
The British government carved England into three tiers of coronavirus risk on Monday in a bid to slow a resurgent outbreak, putting the northern city of Liverpool into the highest-risk category and shutting its pubs, gyms and betting shops.
World Jun 13More global protests emerge over racism, police actions
Tensions were high in cities around the globe, nearly three weeks after George Floyd, a black man, died after a white Minneapolis police officer pressed a knee to his neck.