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UK leader denies breaking lobbying rules with texts to Dyson

Apr. 21, 2021 08:51 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Wednesday that he did nothing wrong when he exchanged text messages with a wealthy industrialist and promised he would “fix” the tax rules for him. The BBC reported that it had seen messages between Johnson and...

Queen Elizabeth expresses thanks for 'support and kindness'

Apr. 21, 2021 07:34 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II has expressed her thanks for all the “support and kindness” shown following the death of her husband, Prince Philip. In a statement Wednesday posted on social media on her 95th birthday and which she personally signed off as...

Liverpool owner leads Super League sorrow as fan anger grows

Apr. 21, 2021 07:28 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — After the aborted attempt to form a European Super League, Liverpool owner John Henry attempted to regain the trust of fans with an apology video on Wednesday. The same public contrition was yet to come from all six of the Premier League clubs who faced...

Super League collapses after the 6 English clubs withdraw

Apr. 21, 2021 03:35 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Super League collapsed before a ball was kicked in the European breakaway competition after being abandoned by the six English clubs, leaving the Spanish and Italian participants stranded. Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester...

Many hail verdict in Floyd death, say much work remains

Apr. 20, 2021 20:28 PM EDT

The nation watched as former Minneapolis Officer Derek Chauvin went on trial for pinning George Floyd to the pavement with his knee, and news of his conviction on charges of murder and manslaughter rippled across the globe. Many hailed the outcome as a step toward...

UK toughens its carbon target before Biden climate summit

Apr. 20, 2021 12:29 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The U.K. government on Tuesday set itself a tough new climate target, pledging to cut carbon emissions by more than three-quarters of their 1990 levels by 2035 while closing a loophole that had left much of the pollution from airplanes and ships out of the tally. ...

Asia Today: Indian opposition leader positive for COVID-19

Apr. 20, 2021 09:47 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Rahul Gandhi, an opposition Congress party leader and scion of India’s Nehru-Gandhi family, says he has tested positive for COVID-19 after experiencing mild symptoms. Gandhi, 50, said in a tweet on Tuesday that “All those who’ve been in contact...

Biden's virtual climate summit: Diplomacy sans human touch

Apr. 20, 2021 05:27 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — There will be no hands to shake or backs to slap, no way to look a foreign leader in the eye. The small human moments that define statecraft will be reduced to images on a screen. President Joe Biden, a most hands-on politician, this week will host a...

Winners and losers in Super League plan for European soccer

Apr. 19, 2021 17:26 PM EDT

MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) — The plan for a Super League is shaping up as perhaps the most polarizing idea in European soccer in more than a generation. The project announced early Monday by 12 breakaway clubs would make winners and losers worldwide if it overcomes...

India's capital to lock down amid explosive virus surge

Apr. 19, 2021 17:20 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — New Delhi imposed a weeklong lockdown Monday night to prevent the collapse of the Indian capital's health system, which authorities said had been pushed to its limit amid an explosive surge in coronavirus cases. In scenes familiar from surges elsewhere,...