Left Green leader made head of Iceland’s new government
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Left Green leader made head of Iceland’s new government

LONDON (AP) — Katrin Jakobsdottir, the leader of Iceland’s Left Green Movement, was named as the Nordic island nation’s prime minister Thursday after three parties formed a broad governing coalition in hopes of moving the country out of the cycle of crises that triggered three elections in the past four years. The coalition, which includes … Continue reading

UK Cabinet minister quits over unauthorized Israel meetings
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UK Cabinet minister quits over unauthorized Israel meetings

LONDON (AP) — In a new blow to Britain’s beleaguered government, the U.K. international development secretary quit Wednesday over unauthorized meetings with Israeli politicians, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Priti Patel resigned after being ordered back from a trip to east Africa and summoned to 10 Downing St. by Prime Minister Theresa May. If she … Continue reading

Queen outlines UK government agenda in scaled-down speech
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Queen outlines UK government agenda in scaled-down speech

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II outlined the British government’s legislative program in a speech to Parliament on Wednesday after the prime minister promised “humility” in negotiating Britain’s exit from the European Union following a disastrous election that cost the ruling Conservative Party its majority. The 91-year-old monarch carried on with her royal duties at … Continue reading

The Latest: London mosque attack ‘clearly’ aimed at Muslims
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The Latest: London mosque attack ‘clearly’ aimed at Muslims

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on a van plowing into a crowd outside a London mosque (all times local): 2:15 p.m. London’s police commander says the van attack near Finsbury Park Mosque was clearly an attack on Muslims. Commander Cressida Dick, speaking Monday in the London neighborhood of Finsbury Park, says people in Muslim communities … Continue reading

Vehicle hits people near London mosque, causing casualties
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Vehicle hits people near London mosque, causing casualties

LONDON (AP) — A vehicle struck pedestrians outside a mosque in north London early Monday morning, causing several casualties, police said. One person has been arrested. The London Ambulance Service says the injured are being taken to hospitals. Eyewitnesses reported seeing police give emergency medical treatment to at least one of the injured. The Muslim … Continue reading

UK: London tower may have used banned siding in renovation
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UK: London tower may have used banned siding in renovation

LONDON (AP) — The new exterior cladding used in a renovation on London’s Grenfell Tower may have been banned under U.K. building regulations, two British ministers said Sunday as police continued their criminal investigation into the inferno that killed at least 58 people. Trade Minister Greg Hands said the government is carrying out an “urgent … Continue reading

Trump criticizes London’s mayor, again
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Trump criticizes London’s mayor, again

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump for a second day lashed out at London’s mayor on Twitter in the wake of a deadly terror attack in the city. Trump tweeted Monday morning that London Mayor Sadiq Khan had offered a “pathetic excuse” and “had to think fast on his ‘no reason to be alarmed’ statement.” … Continue reading

UK police find ‘significant’ evidence; May slams US on leaks
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UK police find ‘significant’ evidence; May slams US on leaks

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Home searches across Manchester and beyond have uncovered important items in a fast-moving investigation into the concert bombing that left 22 people dead, Manchester’s police chief said Thursday as a diplomatic spat escalated over U.S. leaks about the investigation to the media. Greater Manchester Police Chief Constable Ian Hopkins told reporters … Continue reading