Latest Wales News

New variant hits sports just as they were nearing normality

Nov. 26, 2021 15:15 PM EST

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Golf, cricket and rugby became the first major sports to be affected by the new COVID-19 variant on Friday, prompting fears of renewed travel restrictions and disrupted events just as they were returning to normal nearly two years into the pandemic. ...

Man sentenced for sending bomb hoax to UK vaccine plant

Nov. 24, 2021 08:07 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A man who sent a bomb hoax to a U.K. coronavirus vaccine factory and similar parcels elsewhere, including a laboratory in Wuhan, China, was sentenced to more than two years in prison on Wednesday. About 120 people had to be evacuated from a plant in Wales...

France, Belgium win to reach World Cup; Dutch slip to draw

Nov. 13, 2021 18:10 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — While Kylian Mbappe’s four goals in an 8-0 rout of Kazakhstan ensured defending champion France reached next year’s World Cup along with victorious Belgium, the Netherlands failed to join them Saturday after conceding two late goals. Belgium was less...

Frustration, defiance in village to be abandoned to the sea

Nov. 11, 2021 12:53 PM EST

FAIRBOURNE, Wales (AP) — Like many others who came to Fairbourne, Stuart Eves decided the coastal village in northern Wales would be home for life when he moved here 26 years ago. He fell in love with the peaceful, slow pace of small village life in this community of about 700 residents,...

UK eases travel, takes all countries off virus 'red list'

Oct. 28, 2021 13:37 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain on Thursday said it was removing the last seven countries on its travel “red list,” meaning travelers vaccinated against the coronavirus will no longer have to quarantine in a government-approved hotel after arriving in the U.K. The countries...

Aircraft operator found guilty in Emiliano Sala crash trial

Oct. 28, 2021 07:41 AM EDT

CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — The businessman who organized the flight that resulted in the death of Argentine soccer player Emiliano Sala was found guilty on Thursday of endangering the safety of an aircraft. Sala died after the single-engine Piper Malibu aircraft in which he...

British queen appears to show irritation at climate inaction

Oct. 15, 2021 03:47 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II has appeared to criticize the global lack of action on climate change in comments caught on microphone. The 95-year-old British monarch was filmed on a phone as she visited Cardiff to open the Welsh parliament on Thursday. ...

Hollywood makeover breathes new life into Welsh soccer club

Oct. 10, 2021 06:55 AM EDT

WREXHAM, Wales (AP) — It has been described as a “crash course in football club ownership” and the two Hollywood stars who bought a beleaguered team in English soccer's fifth tier with the lofty aim of transforming it into a global force are certainly learning on the job. ...

Woman with Down syndrome loses UK abortion law challenge

Sep. 23, 2021 09:23 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A woman with Down syndrome lost a court challenge against the British government Thursday over a law allowing the abortion up until birth of a fetus with the condition. Heidi Crowter, 26, and two others took the Department of Health and Social Care to...

UK approves vaccines for 12-15s, aims to avoid lockdowns

Sep. 13, 2021 16:42 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain decided Monday to follow other countries in offering coronavirus vaccines to children 12 and up, as the government gambled that expanded vaccination and mild tweaks to social behavior can avert the need for lockdowns in the winter. Vaccinations for...