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Fans push soccer club to cancel Qatar game over human rights

Jun. 27, 2022 14:47 PM EDT

WATFORD, England (AP) — Fan groups said they persuaded English soccer club Watford on Monday to cancel a planned preseason game against Qatar over human rights issues. The supporter groups Proud Hornets, representing LGBT fans, and Women of Watford published a joint statement...

Djokovic makes more history with 1st-round win at Wimbledon

Jun. 27, 2022 13:55 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — These days, Novak Djokovic makes history just about every time he wins another match. On Monday, the top-ranked Serb did just that at Wimbledon. Djokovic, a six-time champion at the All England Club, beat Kwon Soon-woo 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 on Centre Court,...

Wimbledon Queue returns 3 years later after COVID-19 hiatus

Jun. 27, 2022 13:49 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — “They want to know if they can drink,” went the inquiry from one card distributor to a steward at Wimbledon Park as hundreds of tents in all hues dotted the still-green grass. “Drink? Like, ‘drink’ drink? Why not?” arrived the hushed reply,...

UK presses on with Brexit rules rewrite; EU calls it illegal

Jun. 27, 2022 12:48 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson signalled Monday that a plan to rip up parts of the post-Brexit trade deal he signed with the European Union could become law by the end of the year. Lawmakers began debating legislation that rewrites trade rules for Northern...

Wimbledon player comes to aid of fainting ballboy with candy

Jun. 27, 2022 11:45 AM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Quick reactions are a hallmark of being a professional tennis player, and Jodie Burrage showed the Wimbledon crowd she could respond to adversity quickly. The British player noticed a ballboy who was feeling faint on the sidelines during her match on...

Queen Elizabeth II travels to Scotland for week of events

Jun. 27, 2022 09:10 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II traveled to her official residence in Scotland on Monday to open a week of traditional events, starting with an ancient ceremony at the Palace of Holyroodhouse. The 96-year-old monarch, who has cut back on public appearances in recent months because...

Tale of 2 summits: 'America's back' to America's backsliding

Jun. 27, 2022 06:51 AM EDT

ELMAU, Germany (AP) — One year ago, Joe Biden strode into his first Group of Seven summit as president and confidently told the closest U.S. allies that “America is Back.” Now, many of them are worrying that America is backsliding. As Biden meets this week in the Bavarian Alps...

Lamar closes Glastonbury with call for women's rights

Jun. 27, 2022 08:07 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Rapper Kendrick Lamar has closed this year's Glastonbury Festival with a powerful headline set that saw him chant “Godspeed for women’s rights” as fake blood poured down his face from a crown of thorns. Lamar, 35, ended his new song “Savior” by chanting...

EXPLAINER: G7 provides forum for like-minded democracies

Jun. 27, 2022 04:44 AM EDT

ELMAU, Germany (AP) — In 1975, leaders of the world’s wealthy democracies gathered to deal with an energy crisis sparked by a war and rampant inflation. Those same sore points are bedeviling their successors representing 46% of the global economy at this week's Group of Seven summit, with high...

Biden urges Western unity on Ukraine amid war fatigue

Jun. 26, 2022 16:41 PM EDT

ELMAU, Germany (AP) — President Joe Biden and Western allies opened a three-day summit in the Bavarian Alps on Sunday intent on keeping economic fallout from the war in Ukraine from fracturing the global coalition working to punish Russia’s aggression. Britain’s Boris Johnson warned the...