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EU, UK fail to resolve border row as Brexit deadline looms

Sep. 20, 2018 12:18 PM EDT

SALZBURG, Austria (AP) — Britain and its European Union partners failed on Thursday to secure a breakthrough in Brexit talks, largely because of seemingly intractable divisions over the best way to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland and how to deal with future trade. With Britain's departure from...

Fox-Comcast battle to buy Sky to be settled by auction in UK

Sep. 20, 2018 11:34 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Comcast and 21st Century Fox will settle their battle for control of broadcaster Sky through a rare auction designed to put an end to months of offers and counteroffers from the American media empires seeking a foothold in the European pay TV market. The auction will begin after the London...

Joshua back 'home' to face Povetkin for heavyweight titles

Sep. 20, 2018 11:34 AM EDT

This was supposed to be the week Anthony Joshua completed his whirlwind boxing journey from Olympic gold medalist to undisputed world heavyweight champion. Deontay Wilder should have been the opponent, Las Vegas potentially the venue. There was talk of $50 million being on the table. Instead, Joshua has to take a...

Meghan Markle takes mom to UK cookbook fundraiser

Sep. 20, 2018 10:35 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Meghan Markle was joined by her mother Thursday to launch a cookbook aimed at raising money for the victims of London's Grenfell Tower fire. The former actress from the United States, who married Prince Harry and is now the Duchess of Sussex, hosted the reception at Kensington Palace beside...

The Latest: May says hers is only serious plan on table

Sep. 20, 2018 10:05 AM EDT

SALZBURG, Austria (AP) — The Latest on Brexit talks at the European Union summit (all times local): 4 p.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May has said her Brexit plan is the "only serious and credible" proposal on the table, minutes after EU chief Donald Tusk said May's plan will not work. May says her...

UK's Theresa May says her Brexit plan is the 'only serious and credible' proposal on the table

Sep. 20, 2018 9:55 AM EDT
SALZBURG, Austria (AP) — UK's Theresa May says her Brexit plan is the 'only serious and credible' proposal on the table.

British police solve mystery of the 'Croydon Cat Killer'

Sep. 20, 2018 9:48 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — For years, police have sought a killer who was decapitating cats across a south London district. Now police say the Croydon Cat Killer has been identified — as a deadly but not homicidal combination of cars and foxes. Since 2015, police have received hundreds of reports of cats found...

Daisy Johnson, Rachel Kushner among Man Booker finalists

Sep. 20, 2018 7:21 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A novel in verse and a story about trees and the people who love them are among six finalists announced Thursday for the prestigious Man Booker Prize for fiction. U.K. poet Robin Robertson's verse novel about violence and social division in contemporary America, "The Long Take," and U.S....

Aston Martin valued at $6.7 billion in IPO pricing

Sep. 20, 2018 6:27 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Aston Martin Lagonda, the maker of James Bond's favorite sports car, plans to raise as much as 1.27 billion pounds ($1.67 billion) when it sells shares to investors for the first time. The luxury carmaker says it will sell a 25 percent stake for between 17.50 pounds and 22.50 pounds a share,...

Sluggish Tottenham under scrutiny after 3 straight losses

Sep. 20, 2018 6:14 AM EDT

Tottenham had more players in the World Cup semifinals than any other team. It also was the only Premier League club to not sign anyone in the European transfer window. As Mauricio Pochettino's sluggish side stumbles in the first busy period of the season, those factors might be starting to show. Tottenham has...