UK to supply tanks to Ukraine as Russian missiles hit Kyiv

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on Saturday promised to provide tanks and artillery systems to Ukraine, amid renewed missile attacks by Moscow targeting the Ukrainian capital and other cities. Sunak’s Downing Street office said in a statement that he made the pledge to provide Challenger 2 tanks and other artillery systems after … Read more

UK palace allies push back against Prince Harry’s claims

LONDON (AP) — Allies of Britain’s royal family pushed back Saturday against claims made by Prince Harry in his new memoir, which paints the monarchy as a cold and callous institution that failed to nurture or support him. Buckingham Palace hasn’t officially commented on the book. But British newspapers and websites brimmed with quotes from … Read more

Dead man found in wheel of jet flown from Gambia to England

SERREKUNDA, Gambia — A dead man was found in the wheel bay of an airplane that flew from Gambia to Britain, Gambian authorities said this week. The unidentified body of a black male was found on a jet operated by TUI Airways — a British charter airline — that had flown from Gambia’s capital of … Read more

Climate protesters throw soup on Van Gogh painting – Washington Post

Climate protesters throw soup on Van Gogh painting  Washington Post Anti-oil environmentalists pour tomato soup on van Gogh ‘Sunflowers’ painting  Fox News Two protesters arrested after throwing soup on Van Gogh’s Sunflowers  The Independent Watch: Climate Activists Cover Van Gogh’s Priceless Sunflowers In Soup  NBC News View Full Coverage on Google News

Report: US Coast Guard ship denied port call in Solomons

BANGKOK — A U.S. coast guard cutter conducting patrols as part of an international mission to prevent illegal fishing was recently unable to get clearance for a scheduled port call in the Solomon Islands, according to reports, an incident that comes amid growing concerns of Chinese influence on the Pacific nation. The cutter Oliver Henry … Read more

Russia warns Britain against planned spy plane overflight

MOSCOW — Russia’s Defense Ministry warned Britain Tuesday against a planned spy plane flight over Russian territory, saying the country’s air force has been given orders to prevent an intrusion. The tough statement comes amid tensions between Russia and the West over Moscow’s action in Ukraine. The ministry said that Britain has sent a notice … Read more

UK warship seizes advanced Iranian missiles bound for Yemen

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A British Royal Navy vessel seized a sophisticated shipment of Iranian missiles in the Gulf of Oman earlier this year, officials said Thursday, pointing to the interdiction as proof of Tehran’s support for Yemen’s Houthi rebels in the embattled country. The British government statement was striking in that it provided … Read more

Big crowds take to London streets to protest soaring costs

LONDON — Thousands of people marched through central London on Saturday in a protest over the soaring cost of living in Britain. Huge crowds flooded into the British capital for the rally to demand that the government do more to help people faced with bills and other expenses that are rising more quickly than their … Read more