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A timeline of Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi's political life

Dec. 06, 2021 10:27 AM EST

Ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi is the daughter of the country’s independence hero, Gen. Aung San, who was assassinated in 1947, less than six months before the country, then called Burma, became independent from Britain. Suu Kyi, 76, moved to New Delhi in 1960 when her...

Nigeria slams UK's 'discriminatory' travel ban over omicron

Dec. 06, 2021 09:05 AM EST

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — A Nigerian official on Monday criticized a travel ban imposed on the West African nation by the British government amid fears about the new omicron coronavirus variant as “punitive, indefensible and discriminatory.” U.K. Health Secretary Sajid...

Maxwell family seek food, soap for sister as trial continues

Dec. 06, 2021 08:54 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The family of the British woman charged with helping the late sex offender Jeffrey Epstein exploit underage girls has asked the U.S. attorney general to improve the treatment she is receiving during her trial “in the interest of justice and common humanity.” ...

Nobel Prizes awarded in pandemic-curtailed local ceremonies

Dec. 06, 2021 08:20 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Winners of the 2021 Nobel Prizes began receiving their awards on Monday in scaled-down local ceremonies adapted for pandemic times. For a second year, COVID-19 has scuttled the traditional formal banquet in Stockholm attended by winners of the prizes in...

Scientist behind UK vaccine says next pandemic may be worse

Dec. 06, 2021 06:15 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — One of the scientists behind the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is warning that the next pandemic may be more contagious and more lethal unless more money is devoted to research and preparations to fight emerging viral threats. In excerpts released...

Tom Holland’s next dance: Playing Fred Astaire

Dec. 05, 2021 22:49 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Tom Holland is trading in his Spidey suit for some tap shoes. The “Spider-Man” star told The Associated Press Sunday that he plans to play Fred Astaire in an upcoming biopic. “Oh, I am playing Fred Astaire,” Holland said at an event in London....

New-manager bounce in full flow at Man United, Spurs, Villa

Dec. 05, 2021 13:53 PM EST

A 90-minute performance of off-the-ball intensity by Cristiano Ronaldo. A rare clean sheet. And something even more unlikely — a goal by Fred, off his weaker right foot. Ralf Rangnick is already working his magic at Manchester United. The...

Man City goes top of EPL after Chelsea loses at West Ham

Dec. 04, 2021 15:22 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Defending champion Manchester City is on top of the English Premier League for the first time this season. And if Pep Guardiola's team keeps playing like this, it could be difficult to knock City off its perch — even in a tight title race that saw three...

UK tightens travel testing rules amid omicron concerns

Dec. 04, 2021 14:34 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain's government tightened travel restrictions Saturday amid concerns about the spread of the omicron coronavirus variant, saying all travelers arriving in England will need to take a COVID-19 test before they board their flight. Health Secretary...

Police get complaints over U.K. leader's festive parties

Dec. 04, 2021 13:07 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain's opposition Labour Party has raised complaints to police about Christmas parties held by Prime Minister Boris Johnson's staff in his office last year in breach of coronavirus restrictions. The reports surfaced as many in the U.K. and elsewhere...