Britain's Conservative government pushes tax cuts in hopes of bolstering electoral chances
Britain’s Conservative government has sought to regain the political initiative with a series of tax cuts for businesses and individuals that it hopes will boost its chances in a national election next year that opinion polls suggest it will lose.
King Charles welcomes South Korea's president with state banquet, mingles with K-pop band Blackpink
King Charles III has hosted South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol and his wife at a glittering banquet at Buckingham Palace, as Britain rolled out the red carpet for a formal state visit aimed at strengthening trade and defense ties between the two countries.
IBM, EU, Disney and others pull ads from Elon Musk's X as concerns about antisemitism fuel backlash
Advertisers are fleeing social media platform X over concerns about their ads showing up next to pro-Nazi content, hate speech on the site in general or billionaire owner Elon Musk’s own posts endorsing an antisemitic conspiracy theory.
London pro-Palestinian march passes off peacefully but police clash with far-right protesters
Supporters of the Palestinians have marched peacefully through central London as right-wing counter-protesters clashed with police after a week of angry debate over whether to permit the demonstration on a day when Britain honored its war dead.
Sunak says agreements at UK summit tip the balance in favor of humanity in fight against AI threats
British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak says achievements at the first international AI Safety Summit will “tip the balance in favor of humanity” in the race to contain the risks from rapid advances in cutting-edge artificial intelligence.
The UK's AI summit is taking place at Bletchley Park, the wartime home of codebreaking and computing
The AI Safety Summit is bringing politicians, computer scientists and tech executives to Bletchley Park in the United Kingdom, a site that's synonymous with codebreaking and the birth of computing during World War II.
UK PM Sunak warns against rush to regulate AI before understanding its risks
As authorities around the world scramble to draw up guardrails for artificial intelligence, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak warns against moving too fast on regulating the rapidly developing technology before it’s fully understood.
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 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.