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Egyptians call on British Museum to return Rosetta Stone

Nov. 30, 2022 02:33 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — The debate over who owns ancient artifacts has been an increasing challenge to museums across Europe and America, and the spotlight has fallen on the most visited piece in the British Museum: The Rosetta Stone. The inscriptions on the dark grey granite slab became the...

England advances after beating Wales 3-0 at World Cup

Nov. 29, 2022 18:33 PM EST

AL RAYYAN, Qatar (AP) — Marcus Rashford dropped to his knees and pointed up to the sky. The England forward had just scored against Wales at the World Cup, starting off a 3-0 victory that sent his team into the round of 16. His celebration, he said, was in tribute to...

Bale makes early exit for Wales against England at World Cup

Nov. 29, 2022 17:58 PM EST

AL RAYYAN, Qatar (AP) — If it was Gareth Bale ’s final game for Wales, it ended rather unceremoniously. The Wales captain was substituted at halftime of the team's match against England at the World Cup on Tuesday because of a hamstring injury. While it was...

England and Wales players take a knee in World Cup match

Nov. 29, 2022 15:29 PM EST

AL RAYYAN, Qatar (AP) — The players for both England and Wales took a knee before their final World Cup group game on Tuesday. The teams made the gesture as a sign of solidarity in the fight against discrimination. England and Wales were among seven European nations...

Man arrested in UK over deaths of 27 during Channel crossing

Nov. 29, 2022 12:10 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — British police on Tuesday arrested a man over the deaths of at least 27 people who drowned while trying to cross the English Channel in a dinghy last year. The U.K.’s National Crime Agency said Harem Ahmed Abwbaker, 32, was detained in the town of Cheltenham in...

Census: Christians a minority in England; non-religious grow

Nov. 29, 2022 11:59 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Fewer than half the people in England and Wales consider themselves Christian, according to the most recent census — the first time a minority of the population has followed the country's official religion. Britain has become less religious — and less white — in...

UK's Rishi Sunak says 'golden era' with China over

Nov. 28, 2022 17:58 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak declared Monday that the U.K.'s “golden era” of ties with China was over in his first major speech on foreign policy, describing China's growing authoritarianism as a “systemic challenge to our values and interests." But Sunak...

World Cup Viewer's Guide: US and Iran pulled into politics

Nov. 28, 2022 13:39 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The American and Iranian soccer teams are the only ones putting politics aside as the sides meet in a match to determine if either nation continues in this World Cup. The two met at the 1998 World Cup in France when memories of the 1979 Islamic Revolution were...

Could World Cup be Bale's goodbye to the global stage?

Nov. 28, 2022 13:16 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — With Wales on the verge of World Cup elimination, Gareth Bale was dismissive when asked if Tuesday’s game against England could be the last for his country. “Nope,” was his one-word answer. He chose not to elaborate. While questions hang...

Ukraine first lady attends London meeting on sexual violence

Nov. 28, 2022 13:04 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Russian soldiers must be held accountable for raping Ukrainian women and committing other acts of sexual violence during Russia's war in Ukraine, the country's first lady, Olensa Zelenska, told an international conference on preventing sexual violence in conflicts Monday. ...