Latest Wales News

Activist loses UK court case on police facial recognition

Sep. 4, 2019 11:59 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A British court ruled Wednesday that a police force's use of automated facial recognition technology is lawful, dealing a blow to an activist concerned about its implications for privacy. Existing laws adequately cover the South Wales police force's deployment of the technology in a trial,...

Soccer star Sala exposed to harmful carbon monoxide in plane

Aug. 14, 2019 1:26 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Argentine soccer player Emiliano Sala and his pilot were exposed to dangerous levels of carbon monoxide before their small plane crashed in the English Channel, killing them both, British accident investigators said Wednesday. A single-engine Piper Malibu aircraft carrying Sala and pilot...

Column: Boxing pays price chasing dollars in Saudi Arabia

Aug. 13, 2019 4:34 PM EDT

There's nothing new about those who make their living in sports chasing every dollar they can. NFL owners do it every time they threaten to devastate a city by moving a team to greener pastures. Baseball does it by signing lucrative broadcast agreement that make it more expensive — and sometimes impossible...

Pro-EU party wins, cuts Johnson's UK Parliament margin to 1

Aug. 2, 2019 9:23 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit-backing Conservative Party lost a special election Friday to a pro-EU opposition candidate, leaving Johnson with only a one-vote majority in Parliament as the U.K.'s departure from the European Union looms. In the Conservatives' first electoral...

Boris Johnson's Conservatives face test in special election

Aug. 1, 2019 11:15 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — After a first week in office that saw him booed in Scotland and berated in Belfast, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was facing his first electoral test on Thursday — a special election that could see his Conservative government's working majority in Parliament cut to just one...

Boris Johnson visits Belfast as Brexit woes hurt UK economy

Jul. 31, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — New British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday finished his rocky debut tour of the U.K. in Northern Ireland, where he faces a doubly difficult challenge of restoring the collapsed Belfast government and finding a solution for the Irish border after Brexit. Since he took office a week...

Pound slumps as PM Boris Johnson's Brexit rhetoric toughens

Jul. 30, 2019 12:49 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson visited Wales on Tuesday on a national tour to reassure voters that his push to leave the European Union "come what may" won't hurt the economy and rip apart the U.K. The move failed to persuade currency markets, where the pound slid to a new 28-month low...

Boris Johnson heads to Scotland amid Brexit disagreement

Jul. 28, 2019 6:10 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Boris Johnson is making his first official visit as British prime minister to Scotland, pledging to boost "the ties that bind our United Kingdom" amid opposition from Scottish leaders to his insistence on pulling Britain out of the European Union with or without a deal. Johnson will announce...