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AP Interview: Scottish leader stresses independence, NATO

May. 17, 2022 15:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon said in an interview Tuesday that Europe's crisis over Russia's war in Ukraine only makes Scotland's drive for independence more important, and maintained Scotland should play its “full part” ensuring stability and security in Europe as an...

New ‘Doctor Who’ star is ‘Sex Education’ actor Ncuti Gatwa

May. 08, 2022 09:57 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Ncuti Gatwa will take the mantle from Jodie Whittaker on “Doctor Who,” the BBC announced Sunday, ending speculation over the iconic Time Lord's next regeneration. "Sometimes talent walks through the door and it’s so bright and bold and brilliant, I just stand...

Queen's home movies to be in new documentary for Jubilee

May. 08, 2022 08:45 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Previously-unseen home movies from Queen Elizabeth II's personal archive — including footage capturing the monarch as a young mother and her beaming at her engagement ring — will be shown in a new documentary, the BBC said Sunday. The queen granted the...

US defender Miles Robinson hurts leg in Atlanta United win

May. 07, 2022 23:37 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta defender Miles Robinson was carried off the field on a stretcher after collapsing to the artificial turf with a non-contact injury to his left leg Saturday in United's 4-1 win over the Chicago Fire. Atlanta coach Gonzalo Pineda said Robinson will have an MRI...

UK Conservatives lose London strongholds, in blow to Johnson

May. 06, 2022 16:02 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s governing Conservatives suffered local election losses Friday in their few London strongholds and other parts of the U.K. — results that will pile more pressure on Prime Minister Boris Johnson amid ethics scandals and a worsening economic picture. Voting...

Summer Preview: Emma Thompson wants to start a conversation

May. 06, 2022 12:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The summer movie season has not, traditionally speaking, been known for its nuanced attention to female sexuality. But smack in the middle of Hollywood’s high season of masculine thrill rides and sci-fi fantasies this year is “Good Luck to You, Leo Grande,” a...

Chris Mueller returns to MLS from Scotland with Chicago Fire

May. 05, 2022 18:57 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — American winger Chris Mueller is returning to Major League Soccer after just one-half of a season in Scotland, joining the Chicago Fire on Thursday in a free transfer from Hibernian. Mueller agreed to a four-year contract that included a team option for 2026. ...

UK votes in local polls dominated by cost-of-living crisis

May. 05, 2022 12:52 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — People in Britain voted Thursday in local elections that will decide the makeup of local authorities across the country — and possibly the fate of embattled Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Polling stations were open from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m. (2100GMT) in contests for...

Queen to miss traditional royal garden party season

May. 05, 2022 07:44 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II will miss the traditional royal garden party season, where she would normally meet with hundreds of people on the grounds of her residences in London and Edinburgh, palace officials said Thursday. The 96-year-old monarch will be represented instead...

Police speak to Scottish leader Sturgeon over mask slip-up

Apr. 18, 2022 12:35 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Police said Monday that they spoke to Scotland’s leader to remind her about sticking to coronavirus mask rules after she was filmed without a face covering indoors while on the election trail. Police Scotland said officers reminded First Minister Nicola Sturgeon of...