Britain approves new North Sea oil drilling in welcome news for the industry but not activists
Britain has given the go-ahead for a major oil and gas project in the North Sea, ignoring warnings from scientists and the United Nations that countries must stop developing new fossil fuel resources if the world is to avoid catastrophic climate change.
UK leader Sunak chides China after a report that a UK Parliament staffer is a suspected Beijing spy
Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has chastised China’s premier for what he called unacceptable interference in British democracy after a newspaper reported that a researcher in Parliament was arrested earlier this year on suspicion of spying for Beijing.
UK prime minister urged to speed up compensation for infected blood scandal victims
British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak says he is committed to paying out compensation swiftly to thousands of people affected by the country’s infected blood scandal, which saw more than 2,000 patients die after contracting HIV or hepatitis from transfusions of tainted blood in the 1970s and 1980s.
Public funding for King Charles III and royals has been recalculated due to windfarm deal profits
The U.K. Treasury says the amount of public funding for King Charles III and the royal family’s official duties has been recalculated for next year because of an unexpected profit boost from offshore wind farms on the monarch’s Crown Estate.
The UK's governing Conservatives are braced for a drubbing from voters in 3 special elections
Voters are going to the polls in three electoral districts of England, with the governing Conservative Party braced for a drubbing over a cost-of-living crisis and a morale-sapping string of political scandals.
Ukraine and the environment will top the agenda when Biden meets with UK politicians and royalty
A dash of pomp and a dose of politics are on the agenda during President Joe Biden's stopover visit to the U.K. He's due to discuss the environment with King Charles III and the war in Ukraine with Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.
Biden's upcoming European trip is meant to boost NATO against Russia as the war in Ukraine drags on
President Joe Biden will head to Europe at week’s end for a three-country trip intended to bolster the international coalition against Russian aggression as the war in Ukraine extends well into its second year.
Allies pledge billions for Ukraine rebuilding and seek big-business investment at London conference
Ukraine’s allies have pledged several billion dollars in non-military aid to rebuild the country’s war-ravaged infrastructure, cut corruption and help pave its road to eventual membership in the European Union.
Biden set for critical talks on Ukraine this week with Denmark's Frederiksen, UK's Sunak
President Joe Biden is welcoming Denmark and Britain’s prime ministers this week to Washington for talks that will focus heavily on the war in Ukraine—including the recently-launched effort to train, and eventually equip, Ukraine with F-16 fighter jets.
Leaders begin arriving in Japan for meeting of G-7 nations, with war in Ukraine high on the agenda
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida arrived in Hiroshima on Thursday as he prepared to welcome world leaders to the Group of Seven meeting in the western Japanese city that was the site of the world’s first atomic bomb attack.
Putin, Zelenskyy agree to meet with 'African leaders peace mission,' says South Africa president
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa says his Russian and Ukrainian counterparts have agreed to separate meetings with a delegation of African heads of state to discuss a possible plan to end the war in Ukraine.
Council of Europe summit in Iceland seeks to hold Russia to account for Ukraine war
Leaders from across the continent are heading toward Iceland for a rare summit of the 46-nation Council of Europe that will once more step up support for member state Ukraine and condemn expelled Russia for inflicting war on its neighbor.
In London, Brazil's Lula calls for efforts to free Assange
After attending the coronation of King Charles III in London, Brazil’s President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva denounced the lack of concerted efforts to free WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has spent four years in Britain’s Belmarsh Prison.
UK House of Commons backs controversial migration bill
British lawmakers have approved a sweeping bill that will dramatically curb migrants’ ability to seek asylum in the U.K. Members of the House of Commons voted by 289 to 230 Wednesday to back the Illegal Migration Bill, despite critics’ allegations that it breaks international law.
Australian leader plans meeting with Biden after India trip
Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese says he plans to meet with President Joe Biden in the United States following a trip to India this week, amid speculation the leaders will make an announcement on Australia’s plans to build nuclear-power submarines.
UK's Sunak set to say security guarantees need for Ukraine
British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is expected to call on world leaders to “double down” on support for Ukraine, saying arms and security guarantees are needed to protect the country and the rest of Europe from Russian aggression now and in the future.