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As Hong Kong protests quiet down, what's next?

Jun. 18, 2019 11:49 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — All but a handful of protesters in Hong Kong have gone home, but the crisis that brought hundreds of thousands into the streets to oppose an extradition bill is far from over. The way forward for both Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam and her opponents is uncertain because of the limits...

Boris Johnson builds lead in race to be UK prime minister

Jun. 18, 2019 7:00 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson increased his lead in the race to become Britain's next prime minister Tuesday in a Conservative Party vote that eliminated one of his rivals and enabled upstart candidate Rory Stewart to defy expectations by remaining in the contest. Johnson, a...

England and Japan to meet in rematch of 2015 semifinal

Jun. 18, 2019 6:06 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — England was overjoyed to make it to the semifinals of the Women's World Cup four years ago, an overachievement the squad believed, so the eliminating loss to Japan wasn't a surprise or a bitter disappointment. Much has changed in mentality and quality of play since, and England no longer is...

Britain, Italy make joint bid to host 2020 UN climate talks

Jun. 18, 2019 5:39 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Britain and Italy are making a joint bid to host the U.N.'s global climate summit next year. The two countries said Tuesday they're proposing that Britain host the annual U.N. talks in late 2020 and for Italy to stage a preparatory meeting. They said their partnership would send "a strong...

Wash-out at Queens' Club means Murray's comeback delayed

Jun. 18, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Andy Murray's comeback has been delayed after rain washed out the entire day's play at the Queen's Club grass-court tournament for only the third time in 18 years on Tuesday. Murray, who is competing in the doubles alongside Feliciano Lopez as he makes a tentative return to action five months...

The Latest: UK candidates debate - what else - Brexit

Jun. 18, 2019 3:42 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the voting to elect Britain's next prime minister (all times local): 8:25 p.m. The five men competing to be Britain's next prime minister are taking part in a televised debate where they traded barbs about who will get Britain out of the European Union fastest. Front-runner...

Top-ranked Osaka gets 1st-round win in Birmingham on grass

Jun. 18, 2019 3:38 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — A day after saying she was "not really that comfortable" playing on grass, top-ranked Naomi Osaka needed three sets to get past her first-round opponent at the Birmingham Classic on Tuesday. Osaka lost the second set to Maria Sakkari of Greece before recovering to win 6-1, 4-6,...

EU fights to keep nuclear deal alive amid US, Iran pressure

Jun. 18, 2019 2:40 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — A year after the United States pulled out of the Iran nuclear agreement, the pact is at severe risk of collapse and the European Union is caught in the middle, struggling to keep supply lines open to the Islamic Republic's wilting economy under the threat of U.S. sanctions. With few real...

Who is still standing in the race to be UK prime minister?

Jun. 18, 2019 2:23 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The contest to be Britain's next prime minister shrank to five candidates on Tuesday, with Boris Johnson bolstering his substantial lead in the second round of voting by Conservative Party legislators. The ultimate victor will replace Prime Minister Theresa May, who resigned as party leader...

Boris Johnson increases lead in race to be next UK prime minister; five contenders left in contest.

Jun. 18, 2019 1:06 PM EDT
LONDON (AP) — Boris Johnson increases lead in race to be next UK prime minister; five contenders left in contest.   .