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Prince William charity invests with bank tied to dirty fuels

Aug. 19, 2022 13:14 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The conservation charity founded by Prince William, second in line to the British throne and who launched the Earthshot Prize, keeps its investments in a bank that is one of the world's biggest backers of fossil fuels, The Associated Press has learned. The Royal...

Alex Ferguson called as character witness for Giggs in trial

Aug. 19, 2022 11:05 AM EDT

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United coaching great Alex Ferguson was called Friday as a character witness for Ryan Giggs in a court case involving the former soccer star. Giggs is on trial on charges of assault and use of coercive behavior against an ex-girlfriend. ...

No Tube: London subway hit by strike, day after rail walkout

Aug. 19, 2022 07:30 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A strike by London Underground workers brought the British capital’s transit network to a grinding halt on Friday, a day after a nationwide walkout by railway staff. Another rail strike is scheduled for Saturday as the U.K. endures a summer of action by workers demanding pay...

Trains paralyzed again in UK as unions stage more strikes

Aug. 18, 2022 11:40 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Thousands of train workers in Britain staged a new round of strikes Thursday, paralyzing rail service across the country in an escalating dispute over pay and working conditions exacerbated by a deepening cost-of-living crisis. Only around one in five trains ran...

Saudi doctoral student gets 34 years in prison for tweets

Aug. 18, 2022 11:34 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Saudi court has sentenced a doctoral student to 34 years in prison for spreading “rumors” and retweeting dissidents, according to court documents obtained Thursday, a decision that has drawn growing global condemnation. Activists and lawyers...

First drought, now downpours as storms slam France, England

Aug. 17, 2022 14:41 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — After a summer of drought, heat waves and forest fires, violent storms are whipping France and neighboring countries and have flooded Paris subway stations, snarled traffic and disrupted the president’s agenda. Winds over 100 kph (60 mph) were recorded at the top of...

Ronaldo gets police caution for incident at Everton match

Aug. 17, 2022 12:23 PM EDT

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo has received a police caution after footage was posted online of the Manchester United forward appearing to knock a phone out of an Everton fan’s hand at a Premier League match in April. Merseyside Police said Wednesday that “the...

Musk tweet joking about buying Manchester United causes stir

Aug. 17, 2022 08:29 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Elon Musk caused a stir by tweeting that he was buying the English soccer team Manchester United — whose current owners are opposed by many fans — then saying several hours later that it was a joke. It comes as the billionaire Tesla CEO faces a legal battle in the...

UK man in court over threat to 'kill queen' with crossbow

Aug. 17, 2022 07:38 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A man who got into the grounds of Windsor Castle armed with a crossbow told police he wanted to “kill the queen,” prosecutors said during a court hearing Wednesday. Jaswant Singh Chail, 20, is charged under the Treason Act with intending to “injure the person of...

Lawsuit alleges CIA got phone contents from Assange visitors

Aug. 16, 2022 18:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two lawyers and two journalists are suing the CIA, saying the agency violated their constitutional rights when it obtained copies of the contents of their electronic devices and helped enable the recording of their meetings with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange during the latter...