Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Britain

In this June 28, 2016 file photo, members of protocol adjust the British and EU flags at EU headquarters in Brussels. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert, File)

BY DANICA KIRKA and JILL LAWLESS LONDON (AP) — Britain will begin divorce proceedings from the European Union on March 29, starting the clock on two years of intense political and economic negotiations that will fundamentally change both the nation ...
An image of Down syndrome toddler Lily Beddall, who is featuring as a model for British fashion and homeware retailer Matalan, is displayed in a Matalan store on Oxford Street in London, Friday, March 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

LONDON (AP) — A British clothing retailer is featuring a toddler girl with Down Syndrome as a model in its stores across the United Kingdom. Britain’s ITV reports that Lily Beddall’s picture is hanging on the walls of 217 Matalan ...
In this frame grab taken from video, the result of a vote on the Brexit Bill in the House of Lords, London, in the House of Commons, London, Monday, March 13, 2017. (PA via AP)

BY JILL LAWLESS LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Parliament has told Prime Minister Theresa May she can file for divorce from the European Union. She will send the formal letter by the end of March. Then comes the hard part — ...
Sinn Fein's party leader for Northern Ireland Michelle O'Neill celebrates with party members Francie Molloy, left, and Ian Milne, right, after toping the poll in Mid Ulster, Ballymena count centre, Northern Ireland, Friday, March 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

BY SHAWN POGATCHNIK DUBLIN (AP) — Sinn Fein enjoyed a potentially historic surge in support Friday as ballots were counted for seats in the Northern Ireland Assembly, a contest triggered by the Irish nationalist party in a bitter showdown with ...
British Prime Minister, Theresa May, leaves 10 Downing Street in London, to attend Prime Minister's Questions at the Houses of Parliament, Wednesday, March 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

BY PAN PYLAS LONDON (AP) — The president of one of Britain’s biggest business lobby groups is to warn of the economic damage the country would suffer if it leaves the European Union without securing a wide-ranging trade deal with ...
Martin Glenn, left, Chief Executive of the English Football Association gestures as he speaks to the media along side Gareth Southgate the newly confirmed England soccer team manager during a press conference in the headquarters of the English FA, at Wembley stadium London, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

LONDON (AP) — English soccer authorities are investigating whether clubs paid off victims of sexual abuse in return for their silence. English Football Association chief executive Martin Glenn said Thursday the body will take action against any club found guilty ...
Bank of England Governor Mark Carney holds a new plastic £5 note as he visits Whitecross Street market in London, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016.

LONDON (AP) — The times they have a-changed: Britain’s new money is plastic. The new 5-pound ($6.60) bill introduced Tuesday is strong polymer and can handle a trip through the washing machine without shredding like the paper cash it’s replacing. ...
In this Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016 photo, clay figures front role from right featuring Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May next to Chinese President Xi Jinping, and other G20 leaders made by a female artist Wu Xiaoli on display at a shop to mark the upcoming G20 Summit held in Hangzhou in east China's Zhejiang province.

BY LOUISE WATT BEIJING (AP) — On her first visit to China as Britain’s prime minister, Theresa May will try to reassure Beijing that she wants to strengthen ties despite her delay on a decision over whether to approve a ...
In this Friday, July 30, 2010 file photo, Boris Johnson Mayor of London, left, with the Chairman of Britain's Barclays Bank Marcus Agius as they poses for the media as a new cycle hire scheme starts in London.

BY GREGORY KATZ LONDON (AP) — Britain’s new top diplomat is shaggy-haired, Latin-spouting Boris Johnson, who in recent months has made insulting and vulgar comments about the presidents of the United States and Turkey. And those are just his recent ...
In this photo made available by Diamond Geezer, a man wearing an anti immigration T-shirt walks during Armed Forces Day Parade in Romford, England, Saturday 25 June 2016.

BY RAPHAEL SATTER and PHILIPPA LAW LONDON (AP) — Turkish tourists are heckled in the heart of London. An Eastern European family in Rugby finds dog excrement shoved through its mailbox. A Polish teenager in Gloucestershire is taunted with threats ...
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