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World remembers Holocaust as antisemitism rises in pandemic

Jan. 27, 2022 15:36 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Survivors recalled their agony to a world they fear is forgetting, Israel's parliamentary speaker wept in the German parliament and politicians warned of a resurgence of antisemitism on Thursday's International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The day falls on the...

England lifts COVID restrictions as omicron threat recedes

Jan. 27, 2022 11:48 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Most coronavirus restrictions, including mandatory face masks, were lifted in England on Thursday after Britain’s government said its vaccine booster rollout successfully reduced serious illness and COVID-19 hospitalizations. From Thursday, face coverings are no...

Feds accuse Texas man of selling gun used to take hostages

Jan. 26, 2022 18:37 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — A Texas man has been charged with a federal gun crime after authorities say he sold a gun to a man who held four hostages inside a Texas synagogue earlier this month before being fatally shot by the FBI, the Justice Department said Wednesday. Henry “Michael”...

Soto loaned to Livingstone by Norwich, recalled from Porto

Jan. 26, 2022 14:46 PM EST

American forward Sebastian Soto was loaned from England's Norwich to Scotland's Livingston for the rest of the season on Wednesday. The 21-year-old was recalled early from what was to have been a season-long loan to Portugal's Porto. A native of Carlsbad, California,...

UK government holds breath as it awaits 'partygate' report

Jan. 26, 2022 13:59 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson braced Wednesday for the conclusions of an investigation into allegations of lockdown-breaching parties, a document that could help him end weeks of scandal and discontent, or bring his time in office to an abrupt close. Senior civil...

UK's Bentley pouring billions into electric car overhaul

Jan. 26, 2022 06:04 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Luxury automaker Bentley said Wednesday it is pouring billions into upgrading manufacturing to accelerate its electric vehicle development plan, joining other auto brands shifting away from gasoline engines. U.K.-based Bentley Motors said that it's investing 2.5...

London police investigate Downing Street lockdown parties

Jan. 25, 2022 13:17 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The “partygate” scandal that threatens to derail U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s administration deepened Tuesday as police opened an investigation into gatherings at government offices that allegedly violated COVID-19 lockdown rules. London’s Metropolitan...

Consumer goods giant Unilever cutting 1,500 management jobs

Jan. 25, 2022 08:43 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Unilever, which makes Vaseline skin care products and Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, says it's laying off 1,500 staff as part of a company-wide restructuring. The proposed changes mean that senior management jobs will be cut by about 15% while junior management roles...

Children among 5 injured in London double-decker bus crash

Jan. 25, 2022 07:59 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A double-decker public bus crashed into a building in London on Tuesday, leaving five people, including three children, requiring hospital treatment, the ambulance service said. Police and emergency workers were called to Highams Park in northeast London after the...

London police say they are now investigating Downing Street parties during lockdown

Jan. 25, 2022 05:20 AM EST
LONDON (AP) — London police say they are now investigating Downing Street parties during lockdown.