United Kingdom

People swim in the elevated pool, called Sky Pool, in London, Monday, July 18, 2022. Britain’s first-ever extreme heat warning is in effect for large parts of England as hot, dry weather that has scorched mainland Europe for the past week moves north, disrupting travel, health care and schools. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

UK breaks record for highest temperature as Europe sizzles

Weather has disrupted travel, health care and schools

  • Jul 19, 2022

 

FILE - Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II smiles while receiving the President of Switzerland Ignazio Cassis and his wife Paola Cassis during an audience at Windsor Castle in Windsor, England, April 28, 2022. Buckingham Palace says Queen Elizabeth II will not attend the opening of Parliament on Tuesday amid ongoing mobility issues. The palace said in a statement Monday, May 9 that the decision was made in consultation with her doctors and that the 96-year-old monarch had “reluctantly’’ decided not to attend.(Dominic Lipinski/Pool Photo via AP, file)

Queen delegates opening of Parliament for first time

Delegating her role to Charles could be seen by the public as evidence a transition is underway

 

Destroyed vehicles and buildings are seen in the town of Trostsyanets, Ukraine, Monday, March 28, 2022. Trostsyanets was recently retaken by Ukrainian forces after being held by Russians since the early days of the war. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

Bombing of Ukraine brings back memories for Central Alberta second World War suvivors

‘For a while during the Battle of Britain, it was pretty unclear who was going to win that campaign’

 

British trade secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan poses for a photo after an interview in Ottawa on Wednesday, March 23, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle

Beef emerging as sticking point in free trade talks between Canada and Britain

Trade secretary says UK will not compromise on allowing hormone-treated Canadian beef into Britain

British trade secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan poses for a photo after an interview in Ottawa on Wednesday, March 23, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle
Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during a media briefing in Downing Street, London, Monday Feb. 21, 2022, to outline the Government’s new long-term COVID-19 plan. (Tolga Akmen/Pool via AP)

England ends all COVID restrictions, including isolation law

Some other European countries also recently lifted all COVID-19 restrictions

  • Feb 24, 2022
Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during a media briefing in Downing Street, London, Monday Feb. 21, 2022, to outline the Government’s new long-term COVID-19 plan. (Tolga Akmen/Pool via AP)
FILE - A Royal Mail Post Office is seen in London, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013. A public inquiry begins Monday, Feb. 14, 2022 to examine the wrongful convictions of hundreds of British postal workers who were accused of theft, fraud or false accounting because of a faulty computer system. Between 2000 and 2014, more than 700 postal workers were wrongfully accused, with some convicted and sent to prison. The mistakes represented one of the biggest miscarriages of justice in British legal history. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, file)

UK Post Office inquiry hears from workers wrongfully accused

Defective computer accounting system installed in 1999

  • Feb 14, 2022
FILE - A Royal Mail Post Office is seen in London, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013. A public inquiry begins Monday, Feb. 14, 2022 to examine the wrongful convictions of hundreds of British postal workers who were accused of theft, fraud or false accounting because of a faulty computer system. Between 2000 and 2014, more than 700 postal workers were wrongfully accused, with some convicted and sent to prison. The mistakes represented one of the biggest miscarriages of justice in British legal history. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, file)
FILE - Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson pauses during a coronavirus media briefing in Downing Street, London, Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022. (Jack Hill, Pool Photo via AP, File)

UK’s Johnson apologizes for attending lockdown party

Conservatives have a history of ousting leaders if they become a liability

  • Jan 12, 2022
FILE - Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson pauses during a coronavirus media briefing in Downing Street, London, Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022. (Jack Hill, Pool Photo via AP, File)
FILE - A man looks at tributes placed near Grenfell Tower in London, June 14, 2020. The British government says on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022 property developers must bear the cost of removing dangerous cladding that has left scores of apartment buildings at risk of fire, and thousands of residents facing steep bills to make their homes safe. The risk posed by some kinds of aluminum composite cladding was exposed when fire engulfed London high-rise Grenfell Tower in June 2017, killing 72 people. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

UK developers told they must foot bill for unsafe cladding

Low-rise dwellings haven’t been able to get government funding to remove cladding

  • Jan 10, 2022
FILE - A man looks at tributes placed near Grenfell Tower in London, June 14, 2020. The British government says on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022 property developers must bear the cost of removing dangerous cladding that has left scores of apartment buildings at risk of fire, and thousands of residents facing steep bills to make their homes safe. The risk posed by some kinds of aluminum composite cladding was exposed when fire engulfed London high-rise Grenfell Tower in June 2017, killing 72 people. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
FILE - A woman wears a face mask while walking crossing a road outside the Bank of England, in the financial district, known as The City, in London, Monday, Dec. 13, 2021. With prices rising at the fastest pace in a decade in the run-up to Christmas, households up and down the United Kingdom could do without an increase in their loans and mortgages if the Bank of England decides to raise interest rates Thursday Dec. 16, 2021. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali, File)

UK interest rate hike is 1st in a top economy amid pandemic

U.S. Federal Reserve announced speeds up its tightening of credit

  • Dec 16, 2021
FILE - A woman wears a face mask while walking crossing a road outside the Bank of England, in the financial district, known as The City, in London, Monday, Dec. 13, 2021. With prices rising at the fastest pace in a decade in the run-up to Christmas, households up and down the United Kingdom could do without an increase in their loans and mortgages if the Bank of England decides to raise interest rates Thursday Dec. 16, 2021. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali, File)
Barbados’ new President Sandra Mason, center right, awards Prince Charles with the Order of Freedom of Barbados during the presidential inauguration ceremony in Bridgetown, Barbados on Tuesday Nov. 30, 2021. Barbados stopped pledging allegiance to Queen Elizabeth II on Tuesday as it shed another vestige of its colonial past and became a republic for the first time in history.(AP Photo / David McD Crichlow)

Barbados bids farewell to British monarchy, becomes republic

Island will remain a member of the Commonwealth Realm

  • Nov 30, 2021
Barbados’ new President Sandra Mason, center right, awards Prince Charles with the Order of Freedom of Barbados during the presidential inauguration ceremony in Bridgetown, Barbados on Tuesday Nov. 30, 2021. Barbados stopped pledging allegiance to Queen Elizabeth II on Tuesday as it shed another vestige of its colonial past and became a republic for the first time in history.(AP Photo / David McD Crichlow)
China’s President Xi Jinping remotely addresses the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly in a pre-recorded message, Tuesday Sept. 21, 2021, at UN headquarters.(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, Pool)

MI6 spy chief says China, Russia, Iran top UK threat list

Beijing conducts ‘large-scale espionage operations,’ says head of Secret Intelligence Service

  • Nov 30, 2021
China’s President Xi Jinping remotely addresses the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly in a pre-recorded message, Tuesday Sept. 21, 2021, at UN headquarters.(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, Pool)
Thousands of shipping containers at the Port of Felixstowe, south east England, Wednesday Oct. 13, 2021. A logjam at the U.K.’s busiest commercial port ratcheted up concerns Wednesday that the country could see an array of shortages in the crucial Christmas trading period, including of toys and food. (Joe Giddens/PA via AP)

Logjam at busiest UK commercial port adds to Christmas fears

Potential that some items may not be available nearer to Christmas, including toys and food

  • Oct 13, 2021
Thousands of shipping containers at the Port of Felixstowe, south east England, Wednesday Oct. 13, 2021. A logjam at the U.K.’s busiest commercial port ratcheted up concerns Wednesday that the country could see an array of shortages in the crucial Christmas trading period, including of toys and food. (Joe Giddens/PA via AP)
A view of empty shelves at a supermarket in London, Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. Retailers, manufacturers and food suppliers have reported disruptions due to a shortage of truck drivers linked to the pandemic and Britain’s departure from the European Union, which has made it harder for many Europeans to work in the U.K. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

UK energy crisis: Government races to avert food shortages

Britain’s food processing industry among the most visible impacts of spike in natural gas prices

  • Sep 21, 2021
A view of empty shelves at a supermarket in London, Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. Retailers, manufacturers and food suppliers have reported disruptions due to a shortage of truck drivers linked to the pandemic and Britain’s departure from the European Union, which has made it harder for many Europeans to work in the U.K. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
A man walks past a souvenir shop opposite the Houses of Parliament during the debate in the House of Commons on the EU (Future Relationship) Bill in London, Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020. The European Union’s top officials have formally signed the post-Brexit trade deal with the United Kingdom, as lawmakers in London get set to vote on the agreement. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Court rules UK surveillance breached European rights law

Judges unanimously agreed there wasn’t enough independent scrutiny

  • May 25, 2021
A man walks past a souvenir shop opposite the Houses of Parliament during the debate in the House of Commons on the EU (Future Relationship) Bill in London, Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020. The European Union’s top officials have formally signed the post-Brexit trade deal with the United Kingdom, as lawmakers in London get set to vote on the agreement. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
A man wearing a mask against coronavirus walks past an NHS advertisement about COVID-19 in London, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021. British health authorities plan to test tens of thousands of people in a handful of areas of England in an attempt to stop a new variant of the coronavirus first identified in South Africa spreading in the community. The Department of Health says a small number of people in England who had not travelled abroad have tested positive for the strain. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

UK tests house-to-house in hunt for new COVID-19 variant

10,000 people will be tested in Kent as part of door-to-door testing

  • Feb 2, 2021
A man wearing a mask against coronavirus walks past an NHS advertisement about COVID-19 in London, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021. British health authorities plan to test tens of thousands of people in a handful of areas of England in an attempt to stop a new variant of the coronavirus first identified in South Africa spreading in the community. The Department of Health says a small number of people in England who had not travelled abroad have tested positive for the strain. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during a media briefing on coronavirus, COVID-19, in Downing Street, London, Thursday Jan. 7, 2021. (Tolga Akmen/Pool via AP)

UK police break up lockdown-flouting wedding with 400 guests

Weding venue was a school

  • Jan 22, 2021
Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during a media briefing on coronavirus, COVID-19, in Downing Street, London, Thursday Jan. 7, 2021. (Tolga Akmen/Pool via AP)
FILE - In this file photo dated Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak leaves Downing Street in London. Treasury chief Sunak has committed to ending the widely unpopular tax on women’s sanitary products, but the change could only take effect Friday Jan 1, 2021, after Britain had finally left the economic orbit of the EU.(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, FILE)

UK abolishes ‘sexist’ tax on women’s sanitary products

Move widely praised by women’s rights advocates

  • Jan 1, 2021
FILE - In this file photo dated Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak leaves Downing Street in London. Treasury chief Sunak has committed to ending the widely unpopular tax on women’s sanitary products, but the change could only take effect Friday Jan 1, 2021, after Britain had finally left the economic orbit of the EU.(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, FILE)
Trucks are parked on the M20 motorway as part of Operation Stack, whilst the Port of Dover remains closed, in southern England near the Channel Tunnel and Dover, Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020. Trucks waiting to get out of Britain backed up for miles and people were left stranded as dozens of countries around the world slapped tough travel restrictions on the U.K. because of a new and seemingly more contagious variant of the coronavirus in England. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Isolation of UK eases but backlog could take days to clear

Stranded truckers and travellers desperate to get home for Christmas

  • Dec 23, 2020
Trucks are parked on the M20 motorway as part of Operation Stack, whilst the Port of Dover remains closed, in southern England near the Channel Tunnel and Dover, Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020. Trucks waiting to get out of Britain backed up for miles and people were left stranded as dozens of countries around the world slapped tough travel restrictions on the U.K. because of a new and seemingly more contagious variant of the coronavirus in England. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
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Artist and social commentator Grayson Perry is shown in a handout photo from the series “Big American Road Trip.” BBC says it will launch a new streaming service called BBC Select in Canada early next year. The ad-free subscription platform will focus on “culture, politics and ideas” programming.THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-BBC Studios

BBC to launch new subscription streaming service BBC Select in Canada next year

Specializing in ‘culture, politics and ideas’ programming

Artist and social commentator Grayson Perry is shown in a handout photo from the series “Big American Road Trip.” BBC says it will launch a new streaming service called BBC Select in Canada early next year. The ad-free subscription platform will focus on “culture, politics and ideas” programming.THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-BBC Studios