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Yemen's Houthi rebels launch boat-borne bomb attack against Greek-owned ship in Red Sea

Jun. 13, 2024 00:13 AM EDT

ABOARD THE USS LABOON IN THE RED SEA (AP) — Yemen's Houthi rebels launched a boat-borne bomb attack against a commercial ship in the Red Sea on Wednesday, authorities said, the latest escalation despite a U.S.-led campaign trying to protect the vital waterway. The use of a boat...

Hong Kong invokes a new law to cancel passports of 6 overseas-based activists, including Nathan Law

Jun. 12, 2024 07:18 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The Hong Kong government on Wednesday canceled the passports of six overseas-based activists under the new national security law, stepping up its crackdown on dissidents who moved abroad. Among them were former pro-democracy lawmaker Nathan Law, unionist Mung...

UK economy flatlined in April in a blow to the governing Conservatives ahead of the July 4 election

Jun. 12, 2024 06:37 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British economy failed to grow in April, official figures showed Wednesday, in a blow to Prime Minister Rishi Sunak who has made the return of growth and a generally calmer economic backdrop a central pillar of the Conservative Party's election campaign. The...

A portrait of King Charles III was defaced in the latest act of activist vandalism

Jun. 11, 2024 22:47 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Animal rights activists pasted a cartoon image over a portrait of King Charles III on Tuesday at a London art gallery, the latest in a series of incidents at U.K. museums as campaigners use vandalism to publicize their causes. A group called Animal Rising shared a...

UK's glum Conservatives try to shift the mood with a promise of tax cuts as polling day nears

Jun. 11, 2024 10:09 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on Tuesday implored British voters, and his own party, to throw him a lifeline in the U.K.'s election, pledging to cut taxes and reduce immigration if his Conservative Party is reelected on July 4. With the Conservatives trailing the...

Today in History: June 11, more than 80 killed at Le Mans auto race

Jun. 11, 2024 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, June 11, the 163rd day of 2024. There are 203 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 11, 1955, in motor racing’s worst disaster, more than 80 people were killed during the 24 Hours of Le...

Oxford University to return bronze sculpture of Hindu saint to India

Jun. 10, 2024 10:25 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Oxford University has agreed to return a 500-year-old bronze sculpture of a Hindu poet and saint to India, the university's Ashmolean Museum said. The Indian High Commission in the U.K. made a claim four years ago for the bronze figure of Tirumankai Alvar that was...

Body of missing British TV presenter Michael Mosley found on Greek island

Jun. 09, 2024 12:51 PM EDT

ATHENS (AP) — The body of missing British TV presenter and author Dr. Michael Mosley was found on a Greek island Sunday morning after a days-long search, his family said. Mosley, who went missing on the island of Symi on Wednesday afternoon, was spotted among rocks on a rugged...

Paris Olympics: What to know and who to watch during the triathlon competition

Jun. 09, 2024 07:21 AM EDT

A roadmap to follow for the triathlon competition at the Paris Games: Athletes to Watch —Alex Yee, Britain: The silver medalist in Tokyo three years ago won a test event on the Paris course last August. He is a former 10,000-meter runner on the track. ...

Today in History: June 9, Donald Trump is indicted

Jun. 09, 2024 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, June 9, the 161st day of 2024. There are 205 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 9, 2023, a felony indictment said Donald Trump improperly stored in his Florida estate sensitive documents on...