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UK-EU Brexit spat over N Ireland clouds G7 leaders summit

Jun. 12, 2021 11:35 AM EDT

FALMOUTH, England (AP) — Turbulence from the divorce between the U.K. and the European Union provided an unwanted distraction at the Group of Seven summit taking place in southwest England, with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson saying Saturday that post-Brexit agreements will fail if...

EU vows a firm response as Brexit tensions rise anew

Jun. 10, 2021 05:45 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Top European Union officials vowed Thursday to use all measures available to ensure that the United Kingdom respects the terms of its Brexit agreement with the bloc as tensions rise over trade involving Northern Ireland. “It is paramount to implement...

EU warns of retaliation as post-Brexit talks with U.K. stall

Jun. 09, 2021 13:36 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A top European Union official said Wednesday that Britain could face retaliatory tariffs or other sanctions after talks failed to resolve an increasingly heated dispute over implementation of their post-Brexit trade deal in Northern Ireland. Maros...

Indonesia court sentences firebrand cleric to 8 months' jail

May. 27, 2021 07:54 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian court sentenced a politically influential firebrand cleric to eight months in prison on Thursday for violating health protocols by holding gatherings attended by thousands of supporters during the coronavirus outbreak. The panel...

Phillies catcher Realmuto back from COVID-19 IL after 1 day

May. 14, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Philadelphia Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto is back in the starting lineup one day after being placed on the COVID-19-related injured list. Realmuto was cleared to return by Major League Baseball, and was the designated hitter and batting fourth on...

Ex-staffer sues Rep. Lamborn alleging lax COVID-19 protocols

May. 14, 2021 15:54 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A former aide to U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn of Colorado alleges in a lawsuit that the Republican congressman disregarded coronavirus safety protocols in his Washington office even after he and staff members were infected, let one of his sons live in the basement of the U.S....

Putin says school shooting in Kazan 'has shaken all of us'

May. 13, 2021 09:58 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said that the deadly school shooting in Kazan “has shaken” the country and ordered the government to revise school security protocols and tighten control over civilian gun ownership. “The tragedy has...

NHL's Canadian teams likely to keep COVID-19 protocols

May. 10, 2021 18:54 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Life is starting to shift back to normal in the National Hockey League — just not for players in Canada. The NHL eased some of its COVID-19 health and safety protocols over the weekend for clubs that have been fully vaccinated. But because of the...

Nishikori raises questions about holding the Tokyo Olympics

May. 10, 2021 10:50 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Japanese tennis player Kei Nishikori has doubts about whether the IOC and local organizers are doing enough to plan for a worst-case scenario of “hundreds” or “thousands” of coronavirus cases at the Tokyo Olympics. Or whether it’s even still...

NHL relaxing virus protocols for vaccinated playoff teams

May. 08, 2021 16:48 PM EDT

Just in time for the playoffs, the NHL is relaxing virus protocols for teams that reach a vaccination threshold. The changes take effect once 85% or more of the traveling party has been fully vaccinated, the league announced Saturday. For a team with 56 members in its...