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  • Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrives for the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters, Monday, Sept. 23, 2019. (Craig Ruttle/AP)
    UK, France Germany blame Iran for Saudi oil attacks

    Britain, France and Germany joined the United States on Monday in blaming Iran for attacks on key oil facilities in Saudi Arabia, but the Iranian foreign minister pointed to claims of responsibility by Yemeni rebels and said: "If Iran were behind this attack, nothing would have been left of this refinery."

  • Iran's Revolutionary Guard patrols around the British-flagged tanker Stena Impero on July 21, 2019, as it was anchored off the Iranian port city of Bandar Abbas. (Hasan Shirvani/AFP via Getty Images)
    UK joins US in Strait of Hormuz naval security mission

    Britain said Monday that it would join a U.S.-led naval security mission in the Strait of Hormuz, where Iran’s seizure of merchant vessels has raised tensions with the West. Earlier, Iran’s foreign minister lambasted recent U.S. financial sanctions against him, calling the move a “failure” for diplomacy.

  • The European Union flag flies in front of the European Union mission in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, March 28, 2018. More than 20 nations have expelled over 150 Russian diplomats this week in a show of solidarity with Britain over the poisoning of a former Russian spy and Moscow has pledged to retaliate. (Pavel Golovkin/AP)
    Russia responds quid pro quo to diplomats' expulsions

    Russia on Thursday responded quid pro quo to the wave of Western expulsions of Russian diplomats over the poisoning of an ex-spy and his daughter in Britain, while a hospital treating the pair said the woman is improving rapidly and is out of critical condition.

  • Defence Secretary Michael Fallon arrives at Downing Street for the weekly cabinet meeting on July 18, 2017, in London. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
    UK defense secretary resigns amid allegations about behavior

    Britain’s defense minister resigned Wednesday after allegations emerged about inappropriate sexual behavior — the latest twist in a growing scandal over harassment and abuse in the country’s corridors of power.

  • UK leader: Islamic extremism must be contained after attack

    Prime Minister Theresa May Sunday called for tougher measures to fight Islamic extremism after attackers using a vehicle and knives killed seven people in a busy area of London and disrupted Britain's election campaign just days before a nationwide vote.

  • Islamic State group claims deadly Manchester concert bombing

    The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Tuesday for the suicide attack at an Ariana Grande show that left 22 people dead as young concertgoers fled, some still wearing the American pop star's trademark kitten ears and holding pink balloons.

  • Britain's prime minister to seek early election on June 8

    In a shock announcement, Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday called for an early general election to be held June 8 to seek a strong mandate as she negotiates Britain's exit from the European Union.