Michael Holden

UK PM Johnson will not face criminal action over links to U.S. businesswoman

21 May 2020

LONDON British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will not face criminal action following allegations of misconduct over his relationship with a U.S tech entrepreneur but he might have had an intimate relationship with her, the police watchdog said on Thursday.

UK says no new customs posts needed for post-Brexit N.Ireland border

20 May 2020

LONDON Britain said on Wednesday it saw no need for new customs infrastructure in Northern Ireland but checks would be made on some goods heading to the province from the mainland in its proposals for how the border will work from next year.

UK PM Johnson accepts public frustration with lockdown easing rules

17 May 2020

LONDON British Prime Minister Boris Johnson admitted on Sunday that there was public frustration with his government's measures to ease the coronavirus lockdown following widespread criticism of the new rules, which he admitted were more complex.

England tiptoes out of lockdown as economy withers

14 May 2020

LONDON England tentatively began easing its coronavirus lockdown on Wednesday, with some people who cannot do their jobs at home urged to return to work, as stark economic data showed the disastrous impact of the pandemic. | Video

'Never give up, never despair': Queen praises Britons on VE Day

09 May 2020

LONDON Britain's Queen Elizabeth honoured those who died in World War Two on Friday, the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day, and used the occasion to say she was proud of how people had responded to the coronavirus pandemic.

Queen tells Britain 'never give up' in tribute to WW2 generation

09 May 2020

LONDON Queen Elizabeth led tributes to veterans of World War Two recalling the "never give up, never despair" message of Victory in Europe Day 75 years ago as the coronavirus damped commemorations for the end of the war on the continent. | Video

Queen Elizabeth to address Britain as it commemorates VE Day

08 May 2020

LONDON, May 8 Britain's Queen Elizabeth will give a televised message to her nation on Friday to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day, as the coronavirus outbreak overshadows nationwide celebrations to commemorate the end of World War Two in Europe.

UK royal Archie celebrates first birthday with story from mum Meghan

07 May 2020

LONDON Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, the son of Britain's Prince Harry and his American wife Meghan, celebrated his first birthday on Wednesday, with his parents marking the occasion with a video of his mother reading him a story.

World News

Civil unrest flares in U.S. cities over Minneapolis killing

The full Minnesota National Guard was activated for the first time since World War Two after four nights of sometimes violent protests that have spread to other U.S. cities following the killing of a black man by a white Minneapolis police officer who knelt on his neck.