Latest Wales News

Welsh street named steepest in world; New Zealand loses out

Jul. 16, 2019 7:43 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A street in Wales has been designated the steepest in the world after a successful campaign by residents. The title comes at the expense of a street in New Zealand, which has apparently been eclipsed in the steepness sweepstakes. Guinness World Records said Tuesday that the street of Ffordd...

UK: 2 rail workers killed by train in south Wales

Jul. 3, 2019 7:44 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Two rail workers were killed when they were hit by a train Wednesday morning in south Wales, British police said. Bill Kelly, route director for Network Rail Wales, said "two members of our team lost their lives today in an accident involving a train." The victims have not been named and the...

Man arrested in connection with death of soccer player Sala

Jun. 19, 2019 4:01 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Police investigating the death of Argentine soccer player Emiliano Sala arrested a man on Wednesday on suspicion of manslaughter. A single-engine aircraft carrying Sala and pilot David Ibbotson crashed in the English Channel on Jan. 21. The body of Sala, who had just signed for Cardiff City...

Charity watchdog condemns Oxfam for Haiti behavior

Jun. 11, 2019 11:03 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — England's charity watchdog condemned Oxfam GB on Tuesday for having a "culture of poor behavior," in connection with the sexual misconduct scandal involving its workers in Haiti following the 2010 earthquake. The Charity Commission for England and Wales issued an official warning following an...

Ex-Florida player charged with murder in wife's 2016 death

Jun. 9, 2019 9:57 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — A former University of Florida football player, Earl Antonio "Tony" Joiner, has been arrested and charged with killing his wife in a case dating to 2016, police said. A former safety at Florida under then-Coach Urban Meyer, Joiner was arrested Saturday on a charge of second-degree...

Italy, Belgium, Germany win Euro qualifiers; France loses

Jun. 8, 2019 6:31 PM EDT

Attack-minded Italy and Belgium won in style while Germany made it two wins from two games in 2020 European Championship qualifiers on Saturday. But Saturday was not an entirely good night for European powerhouses. In the biggest upset, Turkey contained France's offensive power to hand the world champion a shock...

Ford to close 'unsustainable' Wales plant that employs 1,700

Jun. 6, 2019 8:38 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A Ford engine plant in Wales that employs 1,700 people is "economically unsustainable" and will close next year, the carmaker announced Thursday. The company blamed declining sales of gasoline engines and the end of a contract with Jaguar Land Rover for the closure, due in September 2020....

UK's anxiety takes center stage at Hay ideas festival

Jun. 3, 2019 6:05 AM EDT

HAY-ON-WYE, Wales (AP) — At Britain's leading literary gathering, the word of the year was anxiety. Fifty shades of worry —about climate change, mental health and of course Brexit — dominated the Hay Festival this year. The event is an annual carnival of ideas held amid sheep-studded green...

Brexit Party wins, Conservatives bashed in UK's EU voting

May. 26, 2019 8:43 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's governing Conservative Party was all but wiped out in the European Parliament election as voters sick of the country's stalled European Union exit flocked to uncompromisingly pro-Brexit or pro-EU parties. The main opposition Labour Party also faced a drubbing in a vote that upended...