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Officials: US fugitive faked death, found in UK with COVID

Jan. 14, 2022 17:17 PM EST

A Rhode Island man who is believed to have fled the U.S. and faked his own death to evade prosecution for rape and financial fraud has been arrested in Scotland after being hospitalized with COVID-19, authorities said. Nicholas Alahverdian, 34, who has been a vocal critic of Rhode...

James Sands loaned to Glasgow Rangers by New York City

Jan. 05, 2022 16:56 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — American midfielder and defender James Sands was loaned Wednesday to Glasgow Rangers from Major League Soccer champion New York City through the end of the 2023-24 Scottish Premier League season. Rangers have an option to acquire Sands at the end of the loan. ...

UK authorities ease COVID testing requirements amid surge

Jan. 05, 2022 12:44 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Health authorities across the U.K. simplified COVID-19 testing requirements on Wednesday, a move designed to cut isolation times for many people and that may ease the staffing shortages that are hitting public services from hospitals to garbage collection amid an omicron-fueled...

British PM: Health service under strain, but no new measures

Jan. 03, 2022 12:54 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned on Monday that the country's health system will remain under strain for weeks amid the current surge in coronavirus infections, but suggested there would be no tightening of measures soon to slow the spread. The highly...

UK makes omicron contingency plans for hospitals, schools

Jan. 02, 2022 13:28 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The U.K. government has been making contingency plans in case hospitals, schools and other workplaces are hit by major staff shortages amid the country's record-breaking spike in coronavirus infections. Public sector workplaces have been preparing for staff absences...

Party-goers urged not to travel across UK as omicron surges

Dec. 31, 2021 13:31 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Officials have warned revellers in Scotland and Wales to think twice before travelling to England to ring in the new year, highlighting how the four parts of the U.K. were again taking starkly different approaches to coronavirus restrictions amid record-high infections and soaring...

Live updates: 'Music Man' revival on hold as star infected

Dec. 28, 2021 17:32 PM EST

NEW YORK — The Broadway revival of “The Music Man” has been one of the hottest tickets in town and it has limped along without co-star Sutton Foster. But now the show is being shuttered until the new year because Hugh Jackman has tested positive for the coronavirus. Jackman...

Omicron less likely to put you in the hospital, studies say

Dec. 23, 2021 02:26 AM EST

Two new British studies provide some early hints that the omicron variant of the coronavirus may be milder than the delta version. Scientists stress that even if the findings of these early studies hold up, any reductions in severity need to be weighed against the fact omicron...

EU, UK reach fishing deal on their shared stocks

Dec. 22, 2021 08:36 AM EST

After months of wrangling, the European Union and the United Kingdom announced Wednesday that they have struck a fishing deal on their shared stocks — though environmentalists said fish will continue to be overexploited under the new post-Brexit rules. The agreement is separate...

Germany sees omicron dominant soon, pushes on vaccination

Dec. 22, 2021 08:10 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The omicron variant could be dominant in Germany in one to three weeks, a senior official said Wednesday, while the health minister called for vaccination centers to be kept open over the Christmas holidays to keep the country's booster campaign up to speed. The...