The United Kingdom is going after what it calls the "lavish lifestyles" of the daughters of Russia's president and foreign minister.
Detaining the yacht, named Phi, is "a clear and stark warning to Putin and his cronies," Britain's transport secretary said. Officials said the yacht's ownership is "deliberately well hidden."
The U.K. announced new economic sanctions against Russia and sanctioned more oligarchs and politicians. Government officials say they've designated more than 1,000 entities since the invasion began.
The Russian billionaire faces an asset freeze and travel ban, just a week after he announced plans to sell the club. The U.K. government aims to shield players and fans from the sanctions' impact.
"Covid will not suddenly disappear," Prime Minister Boris Johnson told Parliament on Monday, adding that "restrictions pose a heavy toll on our economy, our society, our mental well-being."
Johnson apologized on Wednesday for attending a "bring your own booze" party in the garden of the prime minister's Downing Street office and residence in May 2020.
The variant has spread through South Africa with remarkable speed — and been detected in at least 60 other countries. Specialists are trying to figure out the next stage for this unwelcome variant.
A rare Roman mosaic is the latest discovery from a crack team of British archaeologists.
A town in northern England wants to open a coking coal mine to create jobs. But while hosting the U.N. climate summit, Prime Minister Boris Johnson is urging countries to slash greenhouse gases.
A new coronavirus variant — known as delta plus — has cropped up in the U.K. There's concern it could be more dangerous than the highly contagious delta variant. What does the science actually show?