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U.K. police open investigation into Mo Farah's child trafficking revelation

London's Metropolitan Police Service has opened an investigation into four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah's revelation that he was trafficked to the U.K. as a child.

Legendary distance runner Mo Farah reveals he was illegally brought to U.K. using another child's name

Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah says he was illegally brought to the U.K. as a young boy and forced to care for other children before he escaped a life of servitude through running.

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and Prince Andrew won't be on the balcony for Queen's Platinum Jubilee

Buckingham Palace on Friday answered one of the biggest remaining questions about Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee celebrations: saying that Prince Andrew, Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, won't be on the palace balcony when the monarch greets the public on June 2.

Ed Sheeran wins Shape of You copyright case, slams 'damaging' lawsuits

Grammy Award-winning songwriter Ed Sheeran won a U.K. copyright battle over his 2017 hit Shape of You on Wednesday, then slammed what he described as a "culture" of baseless lawsuits intended to squeeze money out of artists eager to avoid the expense of a trial.

Unions push back against abrupt firing of hundreds of U.K. ferry workers

Unions protested at British ports Friday, demanding the government step in to save jobs and protect key trade routes after major ferry operator P&O Ferries fired 800 U.K. crew members to replace them with cheaper contract staff.

Hundreds of U.K.-based ferry workers suddenly fired — many, via Zoom

A ferry operator owned by the government of Dubai sparked a furious response from workers and criticism from British authorities Thursday after firing 800 U.K.-based crew members without notice amid plans to replace them with cheaper staff.

Queen's representative says royals support Black Lives Matter movement

Queen Elizabeth II and the Royal Family back the Black Lives Matter movement, said one of her senior representatives in a television interview with Channel 4 News to be broadcast Friday.

England soccer player abused by racists slams social media giants

One of the England soccer players targeted with online racist abuse after his team's loss in the final of the European championship condemned social media companies Thursday for doing too little to block "hateful and hurtful" messages on their platforms.

Sun newspaper says J.K. Rowling article did not glorify domestic abuse

Britain's Sun newspaper said Friday it did not intend to glorify domestic violence by giving a platform to Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling's ex-husband just days after she revealed she had been a victim of domestic abuse.

Paul McCartney, J.K. Rowling, Ed Sheeran among Queen's birthday honourees

Sir Paul McCartney is being upgraded with a Companion of Honour award for services to music alongside J.K. Rowling for her services to literature and philanthropy, in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.