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Grim find: 39 dead in one of UK's worst trafficking cases

Oct. 23, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

GRAYS, England (AP) — Authorities found 39 people dead in a truck in an industrial park in England on Wednesday and arrested the driver on suspicion of murder in one of Britain's worst human-smuggling tragedies. Police were reconstructing the final journey of the victims as they tried to piece together...

The Latest: Truck with 39 dead came to England from Belgium

Oct. 23, 2019 2:55 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the death of 39 people in a truck container in southeastern England (all times local): 4:25 p.m. U.K. police are revising their theories about a truck found in southeast England with 39 bodies inside, saying it traveled from Belgium to England, not from Ireland as they thought...

UK police revise theory on truck with 39 dead, say it went from Belgium to England, not through Ireland

Oct. 23, 2019 11:22 AM EDT
LONDON (AP) — UK police revise theory on truck with 39 dead, say it went from Belgium to England, not through Ireland.

Paralympian Marieke Vervoort fulfills wish to take own life

Oct. 23, 2019 5:50 AM EDT

Paralympian Marieke Vervoort said when the day arrived, she had signed the euthanasia papers and was prepared to end her life. That day came Tuesday in her native Belgium, her death confirmed in a statement from the city of Diest. Vervoort, who was 40, won gold and silver medals in wheelchair racing at the 2012...

Andy Murray wins 1st ATP final since hip surgery

Oct. 20, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

ANTWERP, Belgium (AP) — Andy Murray claimed his first ATP tour title in more than 2 1/2 years at the European Open on Sunday in only his sixth singles tournament since returning from hip surgery in January. The 32-year-old Murray rallied to beat fellow three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka 3-6, 6-4,...

Murray reaches 1st final since hip surgery in Antwerp

Oct. 19, 2019 2:38 PM EDT

ANTWERP, Belgium (AP) — Andy Murray is back in an ATP tour final for the first time since March 2017 after beating Ugo Humbert 3-6, 7-5, 6-2 in the European Open semifinals. Murray will face fellow three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka, who beat Italian 18-year-old Janik Sinner 6-3, 6-2. For Murray,...

Marches and strikes rattle Catalonia amid separatist anger

Oct. 18, 2019 5:55 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Masses of flag-waving demonstrators demanding Catalonia's independence and the release from prison of separatist leaders jammed downtown Barcelona on Friday as the northeastern Spanish region endured its fifth straight night of unrest. Chaotic scenes of violence erupted after more...

The Latest: Protesters battle police in chaos-hit Barcelona

Oct. 18, 2019 5:05 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on the situation in Catalonia (all times local): 11 p.m. Police in the regional capital of Catalonia are using water cannons, tear gas and rubber bullets to repel masked youths who are throwing cobblestones and flammable bottles, building barricades and setting dozens of...

The Latest: Johnson seeks support for Brexit deal

Oct. 18, 2019 3:36 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 4:05 p.m. Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar has applied more pressure to British lawmakers to pass Boris Johnson's new Brexit deal, saying there is no guarantee European Union leaders would grant a further extension to the Oct. 31 deadline for Britain...

EU fails to launch membership talks with Balkans hopefuls

Oct. 18, 2019 9:49 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders failed Friday to agree on launching membership negotiations with Albania and North Macedonia in an embarrassing climb-down that could risk inflaming the volatile Balkans region. The two countries had expected to receive a green light to begin negotiations on joining...