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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...

New Johnson scandal deepens with claims by ex-civil servant

Jul. 05, 2022 07:24 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The latest scandal to hit British Prime Minister Boris Johnson deepened Tuesday as a former top civil servant publicly said Johnson’s office wasn’t telling the truth about how he handled allegations of misconduct against a senior member of his government. Johnson...

Ukrainian mathematician awarded prestigious Fields Medal

Jul. 05, 2022 06:43 AM 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...

Wimbledon updates | Gauff, Sock into mixed doubles semis

Jul. 04, 2022 16:31 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local): ___ 9:20 p.m. American duo Coco Gauff and Jack Sock are into the semifinals of the mixed doubles tournament. The pair defeated the French team of Edouard...

Activists with Peng Shuai T-shirts searched at Wimbledon

Jul. 04, 2022 11:23 AM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Four activists wearing “Where is Peng Shuai?” T-shirts were stopped by security at Wimbledon on Monday and had their bags searched. Peng is a retired professional tennis player from China who last year accused a former high-ranking member of the...

Kellogg loses UK fight to block ban on sugary cereal promos

Jul. 04, 2022 11:43 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Breakfast food giant Kellogg Co. lost a legal bid Monday to block new anti-obesity measures in England banning the promotion of sugary cereals. The U.S. company that makes Coco Pops, Frosted Flakes, Frosties and Rice Krispies had challenged the U.K. government over...

Wimbledon appealing fine from women's tour over Russia ban

Jul. 04, 2022 08:33 AM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — The All England Club is appealing a fine levied by the WTA women’s professional tennis tour for banning Russian and Belarusian players from tournaments in Britain because of the war in Ukraine. The Lawn Tennis Association — the British federation for...

UK military investigates hacks on Army social media accounts

Jul. 04, 2022 07:35 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British military authorities are trying to find out who hacked the army’s social media accounts over the weekend, flooding them with cryptocurrency videos and posts related to collectible electronic art. The investigation was launched after authorized content on the...

World shares mostly higher ahead of July 4 holiday in US

Jul. 04, 2022 05:34 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — World shares are mostly higher while U.S. futures fell ahead of the July 4 holiday in the U.S. Benchmarks rose in London, Paris, Frankfurt and Tokyo but fell in Hong Kong and Seoul. Last week was the fourth losing week in the last five for Wall Street as investors...

Sainz wins 1st career F1 race with British GP victory

Jul. 03, 2022 21:05 PM EDT

SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — Carlos Sainz Jr. won his first career Formula One race on Sunday with a victory at the British Grand Prix — the most dramatic race so far this season. It began with a frightening first-lap crash and ended with intense wheel-to-wheel battles for the podium positions. ...