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UK hits vaccine target; Johnson warns of more virus deaths

Apr. 13, 2021 10:25 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain began offering coronavirus vaccinations to anyone over 45 on Tuesday after hitting its target of giving at least one dose to everyone over 50 by the middle of April. Despite the good news, Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned that the U.K. would...

William, Harry remember Prince Philip's wit, service to UK

Apr. 12, 2021 14:11 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Princes William and Harry paid tribute Monday to their grandfather, Prince Philip, remembering his wit, sense of duty and barbecue skills. The brothers issued separate statements amid a family rift that led to Harry's decision to step away from royal...

Rome judge orders arrest of Vatican suspect in London deal

Apr. 12, 2021 13:14 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — A Rome judge ordered the arrest Monday of an Italian businessman living in London who is a prime suspect in the Vatican’s two-year investigation into the Holy See’s 350-million-euro ($416 million) investment in a London real estate venture. Judge Corrado...

Chilly weather doesn't dampen UK joy at lockdown easing

Apr. 12, 2021 07:25 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — People across Britain flocked to shed shaggy locks and browse for clothes, books and other “non-essential” items as shops, gyms, hairdressers, restaurant patios and beer gardens reopened Monday after months of lockdown. British Prime Minister Boris...

Norway charges man over thwarted attacks in London, Denmark

Apr. 12, 2021 06:52 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A man has been charged in Norway for his alleged role in plans to carry out three extremist attacks in Denmark and in London, and for purportedly spreading Islamic State group propaganda on the internet. Authorities believe the 24-year-old...

Today in History

Apr. 12, 2021 00:16 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, April 12, the 102nd day of 2021. There are 263 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 12, 1945, President Franklin D. Roosevelt died of a cerebral hemorrhage in Warm...

Mourinho moans at Solskjaer as Tottenham's season unravels

Apr. 11, 2021 16:47 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A season that provided the flickers of a title challenge is now turning into the worst of Jose Mourinho's managerial career. Of all the managers to inflict Tottenham's 10th loss of the Premier League season, it was Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who replaced...

'Nomadland' wins 4 BAFTAs including best picture, director

Apr. 11, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Gig-economy Western “Nomadland” won four prizes including best picture on Sunday at the British Academy Film Awards, which were handed out during a pandemic-curbed ceremony that recognized a diverse array of screen talent. “Nomadland” filmmaker...

Religious leaders recall Prince Philip's spiritual curiosity

Apr. 11, 2021 08:44 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Churches in Britain held services Sunday to remember Prince Philip as people of many religions reflected on a man whose gruff exterior hid a strong personal faith and deep curiosity about others’ beliefs. Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby led a...

Charles: Royal family 'deeply grateful' for world's support

Apr. 10, 2021 15:53 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Prince Charles offered a heartfelt tribute to his “dear Papa" on Saturday as Buckingham Palace offered the broad outlines of a royal funeral that will be attended by the family and broadcast to the world. As Queen Elizabeth II and other...