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UK, New Zealand approve trade deal; hope it opens more doors

Oct. 20, 2021 18:57 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain agreed to a trade deal with New Zealand on Wednesday, eliminating tariffs on a wide range of goods as the U.K. seeks to expand economic links around the world following its exit from the European Union. The deal was cemented in a conference call...

UK encourages booster jabs, resists new virus restrictions

Oct. 20, 2021 13:39 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Under pressure from rising infections and worried health experts, the British government on Wednesday urged millions of people to get booster vaccine shots but resisted calls to reimpose coronavirus restrictions such as mandatory mask-wearing. Health...

Bond and 'Willy Wonka' songwriter Leslie Bricusse dies at 90

Oct. 20, 2021 06:06 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Oscar-winning British songwriter Leslie Bricusse, whose work includes James Bond themes and Willy Wonka’s signature tune, has died. He was 90. Son Adam Bricusse said on Facebook that his father “passed away peacefully” on Tuesday. No cause of death...

Messi, Salah score 2 each in Champions League goal rush

Oct. 19, 2021 18:57 PM EDT

There was a goal rush in the Champions League on Tuesday and it was hardly a surprise to see Lionel Messi and Mohamed Salah among the scorers. By converting coolly taken penalties late in their games, Messi and Salah sealed 3-2 wins for Paris Saint-Germain and Liverpool,...

Puppet Little Amal arrives in UK after journey across Europe

Oct. 19, 2021 12:06 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A giant puppet of a Syrian refugee child created to symbolize millions of displaced children landed Tuesday on the coast of southeast England on the last leg of a 5,000-mile (8,000-kilometer) journey across Europe from the border of Syria. The 11.5-foot...

UK faces calls for ‘Plan B’ with virus cases high and rising

Oct. 19, 2021 11:49 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Life has returned to normal for millions in Britain since coronavirus restrictions were lifted over the summer. But while the rules have vanished, the virus hasn't. Many scientists are now calling on the government to reimpose social restrictions and speed...

UK courts green investment to fuel carbon-cutting plans

Oct. 19, 2021 11:15 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The United Kingdom announced plans Tuesday to stop installing home heating that uses fossil fuels by 2035 as the government hosted a meeting aimed at attracting billions of dollars in foreign investment for green projects in Britain. Prime Minister Boris...

BlackRock backs new hub for company climate data

Oct. 19, 2021 11:13 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Wall Street giant BlackRock announced Tuesday that it is backing a new London-based research hub which will provide asset managers with information on how the companies they invest in are addressing risks from climate change. BlackRock said it is joining...

UK terror-prevention program questioned after lawmaker slain

Oct. 19, 2021 10:59 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The killing of British lawmaker David Amess is once again fueling concern about a government program aimed at preventing at-risk young people from becoming radicalized, with critics saying change is urgently needed to ensure it works. Questions surfaced...

1-stop Asia trips for PGA in Japan, LPGA in South Korea

Oct. 19, 2021 10:14 AM EDT

PGA TOUR ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP Site: Chiba, Japan. Course: Accordia Golf Narashino CC. Yardage: 7,041. Par: 70. Prize money: $9.75 million. Winner's share: $1.791 million. Television:...