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Plan for large salmon farm going ahead in Belfast, Maine

May. 22, 2020 1:10 AM EDT

BELFAST, Maine (AP) — The developers of a planned salmon farm in Belfast said they're awaiting permits from the state to move ahead with the project. Nordic Aquafarms, which is based in Norway, wants to build the farm to produce tens of millions of pounds of salmon per year. The Maine Board of...

A directional arrow on a street points to the Signal Iduna Park, Germany's biggest stadium of Borussia Dortmund in Dortmund, Germany, Thursday, May 14, 2020. Bundesliga will now restart on May 16, 2020 when Borussia Dortmund will play the derby against FC Schalke 04 at home without spectators due to the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

The Latest: Aussie rules football to kick off on June 11

May. 15, 2020 12:12 AM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Aussie rules football will kick off again on June 11, with the second round of the Australian Football League to be played almost three months after the competition was suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic. Australian...

FILE - In this Feb, 28, 2016 file photo, Sinn Fein party leader Gerry Adams talks to members of the media after being elected TD for Louth at the count centre in Dundalk, Ireland. Britain’s Supreme Court on Wednesday May 13, 2020 quashed Irish nationalist politician Gerry Adams’ convictions for trying to break out of prison in the 1970s, handing a long-awaited legal victory to the former Sinn Fein leader. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison, file)

Top UK court quashes Gerry Adams' prison break convictions

May. 13, 2020 7:03 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Supreme Court on Wednesday quashed Irish nationalist politician Gerry Adams’ convictions for trying to break out of prison in the 1970s, handing a long-awaited legal victory to the former Sinn Fein leader. The U.K.’s top court said Adams’ two 1975...

In this grab taken from video issued by Downing Street on Sunday, May 10, 2020, Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson delivers an address on lifting the country's lockdown amid the coronavirus pandemic. (Downing Street via AP)

UK's Johnson lays out road map for easing virus lockdown

May. 10, 2020 6:06 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday outlined a “conditional plan” for reopening British society in the coming months, including the possible return to school for some young children at the start of June, as well as some easing of the coronavirus lockdown in England. In a...

FILE - In this Wednesday Oct. 23, 2019 file photo, forensic police officers attend the scene after a truck was found to contain a large number of dead bodies, in Grays, South England. A truck driver accused in the deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants whose bodies were found inside a refrigerated container in England has pleaded guilty to manslaughter. Maurice Robinson, 25, of Craigavon in Northern Ireland, entered the plea at Central London Criminal Court on Wednesday, April 8, 2020.  (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, file)

UK truck driver pleads guilty in deaths of 39 Vietnamese

Apr. 8, 2020 11:35 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A truck driver accused in the deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants whose bodies were found inside a refrigerated container that had been hauled to England pleaded guilty to manslaughter Wednesday. Maurice Robinson, 25, of Craigavon in Northern Ireland, entered the plea at Central London Criminal...