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Europe, you're up! Yankees top Blue Jays 8-7, head to London

Jun. 26, 2019 8:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey, the pubs and the double-decker buses, there's plenty to see in London. To Aaron Judge, there's an even more enticing sight: The 385-foot fence in center field at the soccer stadium where his New York Yankees will play this weekend. "I don't mind that...

Prince William says he'd be 'absolutely fine" with gay child

Jun. 26, 2019 10:25 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Prince William says it would be "absolutely fine" if one of his children came out as gay though he'd worry about how the public would respond. William made the comment on Wednesday while visiting a London nonprofit group that works with young LGBT people who are homeless or living...

Bank of England's Carney hints at stimulus in no-deal Brexit

Jun. 26, 2019 9:47 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The governor of the Bank of England gave his biggest hint yet that he'd back a stimulus package for the British economy if the country crashes out of the European Union at the end of October with no deal. In testimony to lawmakers on Wednesday, Mark Carney said the response from the bank's...

'Baby Trump' blimp now a world traveler, rallying point

Jun. 25, 2019 1:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — He was born in a London pub and now his clones are floating all over the U.S. — quite literally. President Donald Trump increasingly is being tailed and trolled by an angry diaper-clad caricature armed with a cell phone. He's Baby Trump, the blimp who has become synonymous with...

Boris Johnson fails to answer questions on private quarrel

Jun. 25, 2019 12:59 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Boris Johnson failed to shut down questions about his private life Tuesday as a round of media appearances served only to bog him down further in questions about character and trust. Johnson, who is running to be the next leader for both the Conservative Party and the nation, has refused to...

Global stocks sink ahead of Trump-Xi meeting at G-20 summit

Jun. 25, 2019 7:50 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets fell Tuesday as traders looked ahead to a meeting between the American and Chinese presidents amid hopes for renewed trade talks. Benchmarks in London, Frankfurt, Tokyo and Shanghai declined and Wall Street drifted toward a lower open. Traders looked ahead to a meeting...

Man who pushed pensioner onto subway tracks convicted

Jun. 24, 2019 12:37 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A British judge has sentenced a paranoid schizophrenic to at least 12 years in custody for pushing a 91 year-old man onto the subway tracks in London. Paul Crossley shoved Robert Malpas, a former Eurotunnel executive, onto the rail line at Marble Arch station on April 27, 2018. Earlier the...

Correction: D-Day-Britain-Veteran's Duty story

Jun. 24, 2019 9:30 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — In a May 24 story about D-Day, The Associated Press erroneously reported the number of Allied troops killed on D-Day. It was 4,414. A corrected version of the story is below: 75 years later, D-Day veteran still feels the pull of duty 75 years after George Skipper splashed ashore on Gold...

Hunt steps up attacks on Johnson in UK leadership contest

Jun. 24, 2019 7:06 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt stepped up his attacks Monday on front-runner Boris Johnson in the race to become Britain's next prime minister, challenging him to face public scrutiny amid the fallout from a reported quarrel with his girlfriend that prompted a police visit. Writing in the...

UK: Police visit incident dogs Johnson's leadership campaign

Jun. 23, 2019 11:47 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The leading contender to become Britain's next prime minister was under pressure Sunday to address a visit police officers made to his London apartment after a reported quarrel with his girlfriend. Political rivals questioned Boris Johnson's refusal to comment on the incident that brought...