UK pressured not to overlook Swedish claims to Assange
LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers are heaping pressure on the government to make sure that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange faces Swedish justice if prosecutors there reopen a rape investigation...
UK citizens who go to conflict zones could be punished
LONDON (AP) — British citizens who go to designated conflict zones could face up to a decade in prison under a new law.
The Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Act 2019 is meant to address...
LONDON (AP) — Tech giants like Facebook and Google came under increasing pressure in Europe on Monday when countries proposed stricter rules to force them to block extreme material such as...
5 mosques vandalized in central England
LONDON (AP) — Counter-terrorism officers in central England are investigating attacks on five mosques in which windows were apparently shattered by a sledgehammer.
LONDON (AP) — British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt says he is looking for ways to help the children of British citizens who joined the Islamic State group in Syria.
LONDON (AP) — British Home Secretary Sajid Javid faced criticism Saturday after the death of a U.K. teenager's baby in a Syrian camp.
Shamima Begum, who had left London as a 15-year-old in...
SUNAMGANJ, Bangladesh (AP) — The father of a British teenager who ran away to join the Islamic State group in Syria said his daughter's citizenship should not be revoked and that she should return...
Family of IS teen appeals to UK to help bring her child home
LONDON (AP) — The family of a U.K. teenager who ran away to join the Islamic State group begged the British government on Friday to help bring her newborn son to Britain.
UK official signs order to extradite tycoon Mallya to India
LONDON (AP) — A British official has signed an order that paves the way for tycoon Vijay Mallya's extradition to India to face financial fraud allegations.
The government office that oversees immigration and other issues said in a statement issued on Monday that Home Secretary Sajid Javid "carefully considered all relevant matters" before signing the extradition order.
UK makes 2 arrests in migrant Channel crossings
LONDON (AP) — British officials say two men have been arrested on suspicion of smuggling migrants from France to England by sea.
The National Crime Agency said late Wednesday that a 33-year-old Iranian citizen and a 24-year-old British man were arrested in Manchester.
The men are being questioned but have not been charged or identified. They are suspected of smuggling migrants across the English Channel in small boats.
UK minister questions asylum claims by migrants from the sea
LONDON (AP) — Britain's Home Secretary has questioned whether migrants trying to enter England from France by taking small boats across the English Channel are genuine asylum-seekers.
Minister Sajid Javid said Wednesday during a visit to the coastal city of Dover that almost all the migrants who make the risky crossing seek asylum in Britain even though they are coming from France. He noted that France is regarded as a safe location.
12 migrants found on beach as UK mulls more Channel patrols
LONDON (AP) — Police picked up a group of 12 migrants found on a beach in southwestern England as top British officials met Monday to discuss the increasing numbers of people attempting to cross the English Channel from France to England.
6 Iranians found on English beach as Channel crossings mount
LONDON (AP) — The governments of France and Britain scrambled to respond Sunday to a mounting number of migrants attempting to cross the English Channel, a trend illustrated by six Iranian men who turned up on a beach in southeastern England.
The recent increase in migrants departing France in small boats with England as their destination led to an urgent telephone call Sunday between French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner and British Home Secretary Sajid Javid.
The Latest: UK warns about surge of migrant crossings
MADRID (AP) — The Latest on migrants and asylum-seekers in Europe (all times local):
Britain's Home Secretary Sajid Javid says a recent increase in small boats trying to cross from France to England should be treated as a "major incident."
The Home Office said Friday it is "only a matter of time before people lose their lives" trying to cross the English Channel, which has major commercial shipping lanes and can be very rough in winter.
Lawyer: UK trying to appease Trump govt in British IS case
LONDON (AP) — Lawyers for the mother of an alleged jihadi say Britain has decided to cooperate with American prosecutors without getting assurances that the men would be spared the death penalty for fear of upsetting the Trump administration.
Britain, Pakistan to join efforts to curb corruption, terror
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Britain's home secretary says on a visit to Pakistan that the eradication of corruption is a priority for both countries and announced a new partnership between them that would strive for "justice and accountability."
Home Secretary Sajid Javid, a son of Pakistani immigrants, met Prime Minister Imran Khan and other Pakistani officials on Monday in Islamabad.
UK says it will nab poisoning suspects if they leave Russia
LONDON (AP) — Britain's interior minister says the U.K. will nab two men accused of using a nerve agent in the English city of Salisbury if they ever set foot outside Russia.
Britain has charged two alleged agents of Russia's GRU military intelligence agency in absentia with the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia.
Britain blames the Russian state for the attack, a claim Moscow denies.
UK says 80,000 people pose online sexual threat to children
LONDON (AP) — Britain's home secretary says up to 80,000 people pose an online sexual threat to children, and warned that major internet companies could face new laws and regulations forcing them to ramp up efforts to protect children.
Sajid Javid said Monday that Facebook, Microsoft, Google, Twitter and others should fight child abuse with the intensity used to remove extremist material from the internet.
Javid says the threat to children has evolved more quickly than the industry's response.
UK apologizes to deported, detained residents from Caribbean
LONDON (AP) — The British government apologized Tuesday to 18 long-term U.K. residents from the Caribbean who were deported or detained because they could not produce documents to prove their right to live in the country.
Home Secretary Sajid Javid said their treatment was "completely unacceptable," and issued a personal apology. He said those affected would get "the support and compensation they deserve."
9-year-old chess prodigy wins fight to stay in Britain
LONDON (AP) — A 9-year-old India-born chess prodigy whose fight to stay in Britain drew international attention can remain in the country, the U.K. government said Friday.
Shreyas Royal, who came to Britain with his family when he was 3 years old, has competed internationally and came fourth in the World Cadets competition in Brazil last year. But his family faced having to leave the U.K. when his father's work visa expires next month.
LONDON (AP) — A furor has erupted over leaked documents showing that British officials are not requiring their U.S. counterparts to provide assurances that two alleged British jihadis linked to the Islamic State group will not be executed if they are eventually put on trial in the United States.
LONDON (AP) — The British government announced Tuesday it would move to lift its ban on cannabis-based medicines, amid mounting criticism over the denial of treatment to severely epileptic children. But it rejected calls to legalize marijuana for recreational use.
LONDON (AP) — The British government changed course Saturday in a case concerning cannabis oil, saying an epileptic boy can be treated with it after his mother said he needed it to survive severe seizures.
LONDON (AP) — Britain plans to strengthen counter-terrorism laws to make prosecutions easier and to instruct its security services to share some intelligence data about potential extremists with local authorities.
The approach spelled out Monday by Home Secretary Sajid Javid in his first major speech is designed to make earlier intervention possible in a bid to thwart extremist attacks posed by Islamic States adherents and UK-based rightwing groups.