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Today in History

Jun. 19, 2021 00:20 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, June 19, the 170th day of 2021. There are 195 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 19, 1865, Union troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, with news that the Civil War...

Leaders of Germany, France urge vigilance over virus variant

Jun. 18, 2021 18:33 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The leaders of Germany and France called for vigilance Friday to prevent the spread of a coronavirus variant that this week prompted Britain to delay the planned relaxation of pandemic restrictions in England. Chancellor Angela Merkel said that while...

UK's Conservatives suffer defeat in 'blue wall' seat

Jun. 18, 2021 12:16 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — In a surprising result, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party has been easily defeated in a special election for a seat that it has held for decades. The Liberal Democrats, which was in a coalition government with the Conservatives...

Virus rule extension endangers Euro 2020 final at Wembley

Jun. 18, 2021 08:39 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — UEFA is in talks with the British government about allowing foreign soccer fans to fly into London for games in the latter stages of the European Championship to avoid moving them from Wembley Stadium. The competition's organizers have a contingency plan...

The Latest: Nevada to disburse $5 million in vaccine effort

Jun. 17, 2021 20:45 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS — Nevada is distributing $5 million in cash prizes to residents who have been vaccinated as part of an effort to encourage more people to get shots. Gov. Steve Sisolak said Thursday that the new “Vax Nevada Days” initiative provided skeptics one more...

In trade row, UK asks EU to delay post Brexit 'sausage ban'

Jun. 17, 2021 15:28 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The European Union said Thursday that Britain has asked for a three-month delay in bringing in some post-Brexit trade checks that are causing tension between the two sides, and instability in Northern Ireland. The EU’s executive Commission said the U.K....

UK records over 10,000 virus cases for first time since Feb

Jun. 17, 2021 12:57 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The U.K.'s latest surge in coronavirus infections gathered pace Thursday with new confirmed cases rising above 10,000 for the first time in nearly four months as a result of the spread of the more contagious delta variant. Government figures showed another...

UK to require COVID-19 shots for nursing home workers

Jun. 16, 2021 14:54 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain will require COVID-19 vaccinations for nursing home workers in England, arguing that the need to protect vulnerable residents outweighed employees' right to choose whether to get the jab. Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced the new rules...

Ex-aide says Boris Johnson called health minister 'hopeless'

Jun. 16, 2021 09:49 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The former top aide to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson ramped up his criticism of the government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic on Wednesday, releasing what appeared to be private message exchanges in which Johnson branded his health...

Man charged after reporter hounded at anti-lockdown protest

Jun. 16, 2021 04:42 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — London police have charged a 57-year-old man with abusive behavior after a journalist was harassed and chased by anti-lockdown protesters. The Metropolitan Police force said Wednesday that Martin Hockridge was accused of using threatening, abusive or...