In the middle of one of the more politically perilous weeks of Boris Johnson’s tenure, the British prime minister’s office said on Thursday that his wife, Carrie Johnson, had given birth to the couple’s second child. Mr. Johnson’s office provided no other details. Britain’s Press Association reported that a spokeswomanContinue Reading

LONDON — Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain on Wednesday announced major new restrictions to curb the fast-spreading Omicron variant, reversing course on a long-held policy at a moment of acute political peril for him, with his staff accused of flouting the rules by holding an office party during lastContinue Reading

LONDON — For a week, Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain has denied damaging claims that his staff broke lockdown rules by holding a party last Christmas when such festivities were banned under government-imposed coronavirus restrictions. Late Tuesday, the government’s story weakened when a video surfaced of senior staff membersContinue Reading

new video loaded: U.K. Ministers Won’t Attend Beijing Winter Olympics, Johnson Says transcript Back transcript U.K. Ministers Won’t Attend Beijing Winter Olympics, Johnson Says Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain said the government would not send ministers to attend the 2022 Winter Olympics, joining the United States and other nationsContinue Reading

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

Behold the fearsome Tyrannosaurus rex — all swaddled in a cozy Christmas sweater. The replica T. rex at the Natural History Museum in London is an enormous, ferocious-looking beast that was built to scale, standing about 60 percent the size of the 40-foot-long prehistoric creature. The animatronic attraction, which featuresContinue Reading

On Sunday, officials in Britain said they were still gauging the potential impact of the new variant. But increasing the uptake of vaccines and boosters would be the “surest defense,” Dominic Raab, Britain’s deputy prime minister, said to the BBC. “Our message is this: Enjoy Christmas this year. The vaccineContinue 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

The ruling also let Meghan off the hook for misleading the court in denying that she engaged with the authors of a flattering book about the couple. Her apology for that erroneous statement, which she blamed on a faulty memory, was a public relations embarrassment, but the decision on ThursdayContinue Reading

LONDON — At almost every step of the pandemic, Britain has been a coronavirus renegade. It locked down later than its European neighbors in March 2020, rolled out vaccines faster than almost any major country earlier this year, and threw off virtually all restrictions last summer in an audacious bidContinue Reading