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Wimbledon expecting reduced attendance for 2021 tournament

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LONDON — Wimbledon organizers are working on the basis of having a reduced number of spectators for this year’s tournament because of coronavirus restrictions. ...

Kiwis accept Royal Yacht Squadron’s America’s Cup challenge

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Britain’s Royal Yacht Squadron Racing has been confirmed as the Challenger of Record for the 37th America’s Cup, meaning it will help determine the...

Scottish leader under fire after lawmakers fault testimony

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LONDON — Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon has dismissed suggestions that she misled lawmakers, saying opposition members of a legistlative panel had made up their...

Biden to mark St. Patrick’s Day, praise Good Friday accord

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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is marking St. Patrick’s Day as he recommits the U.S. to the Good Friday Agreement, which has come under...

Johnson’s ex-aide Cummings slams UK response to pandemic

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LONDON — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s former chief adviser has criticized the government’s response to the pandemic, comparing the health department to a...

UK foreign secretary: Democracy in retreat around the world

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LONDON — Democracy is “in retreat” globally and facing the greatest threat since the end of the Cold War, Britain’s Foreign Secretary said Wednesday...

Police protest response stokes outrage ahead of crime bill

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LONDON — The British government is under pressure to do more to protect women and ensure the right to protest as Parliament prepares to...

Britain imposes new sanctions on 6 members of Syrian regime

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LONDON — Britain said Monday it was imposing new sanctions on Bashar al-Assad’s regime, including asset freezes and travel bans on the Syrian dictator’s...

UK funds street lights, CCTV amid anger over woman’s killing

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LONDON — The British government plans to increase funding for street lighting and closed-circuit TV as part of a package of measures to help...

UK shifts policy focus toward India and Pacific post Brexit

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LONDON — Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday will unveil plans to shift Britain’s foreign policy focus toward India and the Pacific as the...