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UK gas stations run dry as trucker shortage sparks hoarding

Sep. 26, 2021 14:48 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Thousands of British gas stations ran dry Sunday, an industry group said, as motorists scrambled to fill up amid a supply disruption due to a shortage of truck drivers. The Petrol Retailers Association, which represents almost 5,500 independent outlets,...

Arsenal humiliates Spurs, seasons head in opposite direction

Sep. 26, 2021 14:37 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — However bad things have seemed for Arsenal over the last decade, beating Tottenham at the Emirates Stadium can usually be relied on. Just not usually as emphatically as Sunday's north London derby triumph — a 3-1 victory helping to clear the...

Police make 'significant' arrest in London teacher's death

Sep. 26, 2021 10:14 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British police said Sunday they have arrested a man on suspicion of murdering Sabina Nessa, a primary school teacher killed as she walked in a London park. Nessa’s death — as she went to meet a friend just a few minutes from her home — has fueled...

UK Labour politician defends calling government 'scum'

Sep. 26, 2021 09:19 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The deputy leader of Britain’s main opposition party refused Sunday to apologize for calling the governing Conservatives “scum.” Labour Party lawmaker Angela Rayner called members of the government a “bunch of scum — homophobic, racist,...

New champ Usyk heads for simple life, Joshua eyes rematch

Sep. 26, 2021 06:11 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Anthony Joshua was walking back to his dressing room, dazed, bedraggled — he could barely see out of his right eye — with sympathetic shouts coming from the crowd of 66,000 who’d just seen British boxing’s national treasure lose his world heavyweight titles again. ...

UK counts on vaccines, 'common sense' to keep virus at bay

Sep. 26, 2021 02:31 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britons are encouraged these days — though in most cases not required — to wear face coverings in crowded indoor spaces. But Prime Minister Boris Johnson regularly appears in the packed, poorly ventilated House of Commons cheek-by-jowl with other maskless Conservative...

Dominant Usyk ends Joshua's 2nd reign as heavyweight champ

Sep. 25, 2021 20:50 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Slumped helplessly on the ropes, Anthony Joshua greeted the final bell — and what he knew was the end of his second reign as world heavyweight champion — with a wry smile. Oleksandr Usyk knew it, too, dropping to his knees and looking to the sky. ...

UK looks abroad to ease trucker shortage amid run on gas

Sep. 25, 2021 17:30 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — In a U-turn, Britain said Saturday it will issue thousands of emergency visas to foreign truck drivers to help fix supply-chain problems that have caused empty supermarket shelves, long lines at gas stations and shuttered pumps. Prime Minister Boris...

City reasserts title credentials as rivals drop points

Sep. 25, 2021 16:25 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Manchester City reasserted its Premier League title credentials on a day all of its big rivals dropped points. City delivered a statement performance in a 1-0 win at Stamford Bridge on Saturday to move second in the league standings, level on points with...

Thunberg joins large German climate rally ahead of election

Sep. 24, 2021 15:43 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Tens of thousands of environmental activists staged a rally outside Germany's parliament Friday, two days before the country holds a national election, to demand that politicians take stronger action to curb climate change. The protest outside the...