Nigerian couple charged with plotting to get child to UK to harvest organs

London Reuters — A Nigerian senator and his wife were remanded in custody in London on Thursday charged with plotting to have a 15-year-old boy brought into the United Kingdom to harvest his organs, police said. Ike Ekweremadu, 60, and Beatrice Nwanneka Ekweremadu, 55, were both charged with conspiracy to arrange travel of another person … Read more

Ethics adviser to scandal-hit UK leader Boris Johnson quits

LONDON — The ethics advisor to scandal-hit Prime Minister Boris Johnson has quit and accused the Conservative government of seeking to flout conduct rules, weeks after an investigator’s report criticized the British leader for overseeing a culture of government rule-breaking. Christopher Geidt stepped down late Wednesday with a terse statement saying “with regret, I feel … Read more

Which Conservatives could succeed UK’s Johnson if he falls?

LONDON — With British Prime Minister Boris Johnson dealing with a heavy blow after surviving a no-confidence vote from his own Conservative Party, questions already are being asked about who might succeed him if he was forced from office. Conservative lawmakers voted 211-148 to keep Johnson as leader Monday following revelations that he and his … Read more

Key report into Johnson’s ‘partygate’ to be published

A highly-anticipated report into the British government’s “partygate” scandal that could determine Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s political fortunes is set to be published this week after months of delay By SYLVIA HUI Associated Press May 22, 2022, 3:40 PM • 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article LONDON — A highly-anticipated report … Read more

Fugitive North Macedonian ex-premier gets 9-year sentence

North Macedonia’s fugitive former Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski has been handed a 9-year prison sentence for illegally ordering the 2011 demolition a multimillion-dollar complex owned by a former political ally turned opponent By KONSTANTIN TESTORIDES Associated Press May 21, 2022, 3:32 PM • 2min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article SKOPJE, North Macedonia … Read more

US lawmakers urge binding vote on Puerto Rico status

A group of mostly Democratic congress members is proposing a binding plebiscite to decide whether Puerto Rico should become a state or gain some sort of independence By DANICA COTO Associated Press May 20, 2022, 6:54 PM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A group … Read more

Costa Rica’s new leader takes over with a blast at the past

Rodrigo Chaves has begun a four-year term as Costa Rica’s new president, taking office with a lengthy list of reproaches for his predecessor and the country’s political class while promising great change By JAVIER CORDOBA Associated Press May 8, 2022, 7:14 PM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article SAN JOSE, … Read more

UK Conservatives lose London strongholds, in blow to Johnson

Britain’s governing Conservatives suffered losses in their few London strongholds in local elections By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press May 6, 2022, 8:05 AM • 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article LONDON — Britain’s governing Conservatives suffered losses in their few London strongholds in local elections, according to results announced Friday that … Read more

Neil Parish: UK Conservative politician resigns after admitting watching porn in Parliament

London CNN — A Member of Parliament in British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party, Neil Parish, said Saturday he will resign after admitting twice watching pornography in the House of Commons. Parish told the BBC the first time he viewed the explicit material was an accident after searching online for farm vehicles. The second … Read more

Johnson heads to India to meet Modi, escape ‘partygate’ flak

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is trying to set aside his political troubles and focus on economic ties and the war in Ukraine during an official trip to India By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press April 21, 2022, 12:19 AM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article LONDON — British Prime Minister … Read more