Labour wins 2 special elections, dealing blow to PM Sunak

By Jill Lawless | Associated Press LONDON — Beleaguered British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on Friday urged voters, and his restless party, to stick with him after two English districts elected opposition-party lawmakers in seats that Sunak’s Conservatives had held for years. The results will worsen fears among Conservatives that, after 14 years in power, … Read more

Britain’s King Charles, in first statement since cancer diagnosis, expresses “heartfelt thanks” for support

Latest on King Charles III’s diagnosis Latest on King Charles III’s diagnosis, Prince Harry reunion 02:49 London — Britain’s King Charles has issued his first statement since the public announcement of his cancer diagnosis.   In a statement issued by the British royal family Saturday, King Charles said he would like “to express my most heartfelt … Read more

UK in talks with Hitachi over Welsh nuclear power plant site: reports

The UK government is holding early-stage talks to buy a site in Wales to build a nuclear power plant, a move aimed at reviving Britain’s ageing nuclear fleet, the Financial Times newspaper reported. State-owned Great British Nuclear is said to be holding discussions with Hitachi to buy a site in Wylfa in Anglesey, an island … Read more

Israel-Gaza war: Palestinians hope Blinken visit can deliver truce before Rafah assault

State Department spokesman Matthew Miller said Blinken and the crown prince had discussed regional coordination to achieve “an enduring end” to the crisis. “The Secretary underscored the importance of addressing humanitarian needs in Gaza and preventing further spread of the conflict,” Miller said in a statement. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken meeting with Saudi … Read more

King Charles has cancer and is receiving treatment, Buckingham Palace says

Britain’s King Charles has been diagnosed with a form of cancer and has begun treatment, Buckingham Palace said on Monday. The palace says the cancer is not related to the king’s recent treatment for a benign prostate condition. It did not say what form of cancer the 75-year-old monarch has. UK’s King Charles and Princess … Read more

britain: UK PM Rishi Sunak talks of racism, says parents wanted him to speak without an accent to ‘fit in’

Rishi Sunak, the UK’s Indian-origin Prime Minister, has said that he experienced “racism” when he was a child and his parents sent him for extra drama lessons so that he could “speak properly” without an accent to “fit in”. In 2022, Sunak scripted history when he was appointed by King Charles III as Britain’s first … Read more

Britain could recognize Palestinian state before peace deal

By Fay Abuelgasim | Associated Press RIYAK, Lebanon — Britain’s top diplomat said Thursday that his country could officially recognize a Palestinian state after a cease-fire in Gaza without waiting for the outcome of what could be yearslong talks between Israel and the Palestinians on a two-state solution. Foreign Secretary David Cameron, speaking to The … Read more

British Museum reveals biggest treasure finds by public during record-breaking year

The British Museum released its annual tally of archaeological items found by the public — and the newest list is record-setting, the museum said this week.  Overall, 53,490 archaeological discoveries were recorded in 2022, and more than 1,300 of those finds were “treasure cases,” the British Museum said in a news release. Most of the … Read more

King Charles reportedly doing well after prostate treatment

By Danica Kirka | Associated Press LONDON — King Charles III is doing well after undergoing a “corrective procedure” for an enlarged prostate, Queen Camilla said Friday as she left the private hospital where he was being treated. The 75-year-old monarch was admitted to the London Clinic, where the Princess of Wales, his daughter-in-law, is … Read more

U.K. pauses trade talks with Canada, claims ‘progress is not being made’ – National

The United Kingdom is hitting pause on negotiations for a new free trade agreement with Canada, with the British government claiming “progress is not being made.” The statement shared by Susannah Goshko, the British high commissioner to Canada, on Thursday came less than a month before the next round of talks towards a permanent trade … Read more