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British wild-card Jack Draper wins again at Queen's Club

Jun. 16, 2021 15:02 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Wild-card entry Jack Draper pulled off another surprising win on Wednesday at The Queen’s Club grass-court tournament, topping Kazakhstan’s Alexander Bublik 7-6 (5), 7-6 (0) in a second-round matchup. It was just the second ATP Tour match win for...

CoCo Vandeweghe advances at Birmingham grass tournament

Jun. 16, 2021 15:01 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Former top 10 player CoCo Vandeweghe continued her resurgence on Wednesday, rallying to defeat Australian Ajla Tomljanovic 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 at the Birmingham grass-court tournament. Tomljanovic had upset top-seeded Elise Mertens in a grueling...

UK to require COVID-19 shots for nursing home workers

Jun. 16, 2021 14:54 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain will require COVID-19 vaccinations for nursing home workers in England, arguing that the need to protect vulnerable residents outweighed employees' right to choose whether to get the jab. Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced the new rules...

UK: Met Police chief defends force after corruption charges

Jun. 16, 2021 14:26 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The head of Britain’s Metropolitan Police said Wednesday she has no intention of resigning after a damning report accused the force of institutional corruption. Cressida Dick defended the London police force — Britain’s biggest — after an...

England-Scotland: Rivalry that started international soccer

Jun. 16, 2021 13:17 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Unimaginable now, especially with tickets in short supply during the coronavirus pandemic, but when England and Scotland first decided to play each other in a soccer match they weren't sure if there would be much demand. How wrong they were. The West of...

Ex-aide says Boris Johnson called health minister 'hopeless'

Jun. 16, 2021 09:49 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The former top aide to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson ramped up his criticism of the government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic on Wednesday, releasing what appeared to be private message exchanges in which Johnson branded his health...

China offers glimpse of Tibetan life without the Dalai Lama

Jun. 16, 2021 07:19 AM EDT

LHASA, China (AP) — A brisk wind ruffles yellow prayer flags as dozens of Tibetans, some on crutches, circle a shrine in a time-honored Buddhist ritual. Across the street, a red banner spells out a new belief system, one being enforced with increasing fervor, of China's ruling Communist...

Man charged after reporter hounded at anti-lockdown protest

Jun. 16, 2021 04:42 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — London police have charged a 57-year-old man with abusive behavior after a journalist was harassed and chased by anti-lockdown protesters. The Metropolitan Police force said Wednesday that Martin Hockridge was accused of using threatening, abusive or...

Mings hopes taking a knee informs critics like UK minister

Jun. 15, 2021 13:21 PM EDT

BURTON-ON-TRENT, England (AP) — Taking a knee has now pitted a British government official against the England team in their campaign against racial injustice. Home Secretary Priti Patel has directly opposed players taking part in the anti-racism gesture before games at...

Robotic ship sets off to retrace the Mayflower's journey

Jun. 15, 2021 12:44 PM EDT

SWANSEA, Wales (AP) — Four centuries and one year after the Mayflower departed from Plymouth, England, on a historic sea journey to America, another trailblazing vessel with the same name has set off to retrace the voyage. This Mayflower, though, is a sleek, modern...