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2 sets down, Djokovic wins 26th consecutive Wimbledon match

Jul. 05, 2022 17:53 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — It says a lot about Novak Djokovic that a two-sets-to-none hole at Wimbledon on a day he was hardly at his best never seemed insurmountable. Not to him. Not to anyone watching. Says a lot about his history of overcoming that sort of deficit. A lot about...

In major blow, 2 key ministers quit Boris Johnson government

Jul. 05, 2022 17:01 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was clinging to power Tuesday after two of his most senior Cabinet ministers quit, saying they had lost confidence in Johnson’s leadership amid shifting explanations about his handling of a sexual misconduct scandal. Treasury...

Profiles of Sunak and Javid, who quit Johnson's Cabinet

Jul. 05, 2022 15:59 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government faced a new crisis Tuesday after two of his most senior Cabinet ministers resigned within minutes of each other. Treasury chief Rishi Sunak and Health Secretary Sajid Javid quit, saying the government under Johnson's...

Wimbledon updates | Ons Jabeur advances to 1st GS semifinal

Jul. 05, 2022 14:40 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local): ___ 7:30 p.m. Third-seeded Ons Jabeur advanced to her first Grand Slam semifinal with a 3-6, 6-1, 6-1 victory over Marie Bouzkova on Centre Court at Wimbledon. The...

2 UK Cabinet ministers resign from Boris Johnson's government, putting further pressure on the prime minister

Jul. 05, 2022 13:21 PM EDT
LONDON (AP) — 2 UK Cabinet ministers resign from Boris Johnson's government, putting further pressure on the prime minister.

Ukrainian mathematician awarded prestigious Fields Medal

Jul. 05, 2022 13:04 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Ukrainian mathematician Maryna Viazovska was named Tuesday as one of four recipients of the prestigious Fields Medal, which is often described as the Nobel Prize in mathematics. The International Mathematical Union said Viazovska, who holds the chair in number theory...

European police target networks trafficking migrants to UK

Jul. 05, 2022 13:01 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Police in the U.K. and other European countries carried out a joint operation Tuesday targeting people suspected of smuggling migrants to Britain on small boats. Britain’s National Crime Agency said six people were arrested in the Docklands and Catford areas of...

British Airways cancels hundreds more summer flights

Jul. 05, 2022 12:54 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Airways said Tuesday it will cancel hundreds more summer flights, saying it was necessary after previously announced moves to cut back on scheduled flights proved insufficient to ease travel disruptions. The announcement will affect tens of thousands of...

PGA Tour and Europe get together in Scotland and Kentucky

Jul. 05, 2022 12:34 PM EDT

EUROPEAN TOUR AND PGA TOUR GENESIS SCOTTISH OPEN Site: North Berwick, Scotland. Course: The Renaissance Club. Yardage: 7,237. Par: 71. Prize money: $8 million. Winner's share: $1.44 million. Television: Thursday-Friday, 8:30...

UK climate protesters glue themselves to Constable frame

Jul. 05, 2022 07:28 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Two climate change protesters were arrested after they glued themselves to the frame of a famous John Constable painting hanging in Britain's National Gallery, the central London museum and police said. The two, from the protest group “Just Stop Oil,” stepped over...