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UK government minister says "good news" that Chelsea and Manchester City "have seen sense" to abandon Super League

Apr. 20, 2021 16:24 PM EDT
LONDON (AP) — UK government minister says "good news" that Chelsea and Manchester City "have seen sense" to abandon Super League.

Chelsea, Man City leading exit from breakaway Super League

Apr. 20, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Chelsea and Manchester City were preparing to dramatically abandon plans to join a breakaway Super League on Tuesday, threatening to implode the project by a group of elite English, Spanish and Italian clubs less than two days after it was announced. ...

UK toughens its carbon target before Biden climate summit

Apr. 20, 2021 12:29 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The U.K. government on Tuesday set itself a tough new climate target, pledging to cut carbon emissions by more than three-quarters of their 1990 levels by 2035 while closing a loophole that had left much of the pollution from airplanes and ships out of the tally. ...

Johnson scraps Delhi trip; UK puts India on virus 'red list'

Apr. 19, 2021 11:19 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has called off a trip to New Delhi amid surging coronavirus cases in India, as the U.K. imposed a travel ban on most visitors from the vast Asian nation. The British and Indian governments said Monday that “in the...

UK to assess security implications of Nvidia takeover of Arm

Apr. 19, 2021 10:50 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government has asked regulatory authorities to investigate the proposed takeover of computer chip design firm Arm Holdings by the U.S. tech firm Nvidia, citing national security grounds as one of its concerns. In a statement Monday, Culture...

UN experts slam UK report for repackaging 'racist tropes'

Apr. 19, 2021 08:10 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A body of experts that advises the United Nations on human rights concerns has slammed a widely criticized British government-backed report that concluded there was no systemic racism in the country. The U.N. Working Group of Experts on People of African...

The Latest: Crowds line streets to pay respects to Philip

Apr. 17, 2021 13:47 PM EDT

WINDSOR, England — Hundreds of people have lined the streets outside Windsor Castle to pay their respects to Prince Philip. Some held Union flags and clutched flowers, while others wore custom face masks featuring the royal’s photo. People poured into the town of...

Order of Service for the funeral of Prince Philip

Apr. 17, 2021 04:28 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — This is the Order of Service for the funeral of Prince Philip on Saturday: ORDER OF SERVICE All stand. The Coffin is removed from the Land Rover and is carried to the West Steps where it rests at 3pm for the one minute National...

Order of Service for the funeral of Prince Philip

Apr. 16, 2021 17:46 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — This is the Order of Service for the funeral of Prince Philip on Saturday: ORDER OF SERVICE All stand. The Coffin is removed from the Land Rover and is carried to the West Steps where it rests at 3pm for the one minute National...

Philip's 'fortitude and faith' to be remembered at funeral

Apr. 16, 2021 17:34 PM EDT

WINDSOR, England (AP) — Prince Philip will be remembered as a man of “courage, fortitude and faith” at a martial but also personal funeral that will mark the death of a royal patriarch who was a beloved husband and father, and one of a dwindling number of World War II veterans. ...