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De la Fuente under pressure early as Spain’s new coach

Mar. 29, 2023 06:09 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Two games in, and the Luis de la Fuente era in Spain is already being questioned. A lackluster win and a disappointing loss were enough to put the new coach under the spotlight. Spain needed two late goals in a hard-fought 3-0 win over Norway to open...

Muslim leader for Scotland a sign of UK political diversity

Mar. 28, 2023 12:09 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Humza Yousaf was confirmed as first minister of Scotland on Tuesday, becoming the first person of color to head the Scottish government, and the first Muslim national leader in any Western democracy. The milestone comes five months after the U.K. got its first Hindu...

Scotland to get 1st Muslim leader as SNP elects Humza Yousaf

Mar. 27, 2023 12:41 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Scotland’s governing party elected Humza Yousaf as its new leader on Monday, making him the first person of color and the first Muslim to lead the country of 5.5 million people. Yousaf narrowly defeated rival Kate Forbes after a bruising five-week contest that...

Humza Yousaf elected to head Scottish National Party, will be Scotland’s first leader of color

Mar. 27, 2023 09:16 AM EDT
LONDON (AP) — Humza Yousaf elected to head Scottish National Party, will be Scotland’s first leader of color.

Scotland's Sturgeon exits with pride, brickbats from critics

Mar. 23, 2023 11:32 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon addressed lawmakers for the last time as Scottish leader on Thursday, expressing pride in her government’s achievements to lessen poverty and inequality – but frustrated in her quest to make Scotland an independent country. ...

Ship dislodges, tips over in Scotland dry dock; 25 injured

Mar. 22, 2023 10:37 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A large ship tipped over while dry-docked in Scotland, injuring 25 people Wednesday, emergency workers said. Police and emergency services were called to the Imperial Dock in Edinburgh after receiving reports that a ship had become dislodged from its holding. ...

Scottish independence at crossroads in testy SNP leader race

Mar. 19, 2023 11:14 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Scottish National Party is finding Nicola Sturgeon a hard act to follow. Scotland’s governing party is holding an acrimonious contest to replace Sturgeon, a leader who came to dominate Scottish politics, but hit an impasse in her fight for independence from the...

Nurses, paramedics reach pay deal to end England strikes

Mar. 16, 2023 14:53 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Unions representing more than a million health care workers in England, including nurses and paramedics — but not doctors — reached a deal Thursday to resolve months of disruptive strikes for higher wages. The announcement came as early-career physicians spent a...

MLS pushing for temporary substitutes for head injuries

Mar. 07, 2023 16:23 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Soccer will keep on pushing the sport's international rules-makers to allow a trial of temporary substitutes for players suspected of concussions. The International Football Association Board, which decides rules, said Saturday that it will continue...

MLS union criticizes FIFA, league over concussion subs

Feb. 24, 2023 15:27 PM EST

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — The union for Major League Soccer players criticized FIFA, its rules-making body and the league for failing to allow trials of temporary substitutes to replace players suspected of sustaining concussions. The International Football Association Board said Jan....