LONDON — Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday that there will be “effectively a diplomatic boycott” of the 2022 Beijing Olympic Games by Britain, which joined the United States and others on Wednesday in a decision to pull its top officials from attendance of the Winter Games. The boycottContinue Reading

As the number of confirmed cases of the Omicron coronavirus variant rose to 160 in Britain, the government on Saturday announced further tightening of travel restrictions to combat its spread. Beginning Tuesday, travelers will be required to take a coronavirus test within 48 hours of traveling to Britain regardless ofContinue Reading

LONDON — James Mason was on duty in a North London police station when a young woman came in to report that she had just been mugged on a city street. Already shaken, the woman became even more unnerved by Mr. Mason’s questions: What clothes did she wear to work?Continue Reading

LONDON — The British police on Thursday charged a 25-year-old man with murder in the killing of David Amess, a lawmaker who was stabbed in a town east of London last week. The attack has rattled the British political establishment and intensified concerns over the security precautions for members ofContinue Reading

LONDON — As anger grew in Britain last week over the justice system’s approach to violence against women, the public discourse has turned to a new question: Should misogyny be considered a hate crime? The debate comes amid a broader national outcry over gender-based crimes after the murder of SarahContinue Reading

LONDON — The police officer who pleaded guilty to the abduction, rape and murder of Sarah Everard — a 33-year-old London woman whose death inspired national calls for better protections for women — was sentenced on Thursday to life in prison by Britain’s top criminal court. The sentence was announcedContinue Reading

LONDON — A police officer found guilty of the murder of Sarah Everard in London earlier this year used the false pretense that she was violating Covid-19 regulations to abduct her before he raped and killed her, a prosecutor told a London courtroom on Wednesday. Her abduction and murder inContinue Reading

LONDON — A suspect has been arrested in the killing of Sabina Nessa, a 28-year-old teacher whose body was discovered in a London park last week, reigniting outrage over violence against women in Britain. A vigil is planned Friday night in London to remember Ms. Nessa and demand better protectionsContinue Reading

LONDON — England on Monday was facing the possibility of serious disruption to its transportation networks as temperatures were poised to creep to unprecendented new highs. Temporary speed restrictions were in place over large portions of the network, including on London’s tube system. Entire lines preemptively canceled service over fearsContinue Reading