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American forward Hoppe loaned from Boro to Scotland's Hibs

Jan. 31, 2023 20:26 PM EST

American forward Matthew Hoppe was loaned to Hibernian of the Scottish Premier League for the rest of the season on Tuesday by Middlesbrough of England's first tier League Championship. A 21-year-old from Yorba Linda, California, Hoppe joined Middlesbrough from Spain's Mallorca last...

Today in History: JAN 31, US enters space age

Jan. 31, 2023 16:34 PM EST

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Jan. 31, the 31st day of 2023. There are 334 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 31, 1958, the United States entered the Space Age with its first successful launch of a satellite, Explorer...

Scotland vows to challenge UK in court over gender law veto

Jan. 17, 2023 12:48 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Scotland’s leader said Tuesday she will take the British government to court over its decision to block a Scottish law that makes it easier for people to change their gender on official documents. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said the Conservative U.K. government...

UK govt to veto Scotland's gender self-recognition law

Jan. 16, 2023 13:40 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The British government said Monday it will block a new law that makes it easier for people in Scotland to legally change their gender, sparking conflict with transgender rights advocates and the nationalist Scottish administration in Edinburgh. Secretary of State for...

Sunak pledges to work constructively with Scotland's leader

Jan. 13, 2023 05:34 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — U.K. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak pledged Friday to work constructively with Scotland’s leader despite tensions over her administration’s wish for a new independence referendum. Sunak held private talks with Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon during his first...

UK leader Sunak makes first visit to Scotland as PM

Jan. 12, 2023 13:13 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is expected to highlight the benefits of remaining in the U.K. when he meets with the Scottish leader on Thursday during his first visit to Scotland since taking office. Sunak will meet for private, informal talks with Scottish First...

UK trains disrupted again as workers stage fresh strikes

Jan. 03, 2023 07:55 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Commuters returning to work on Tuesday after the Christmas break were advised not to travel as tens of thousands of British rail workers stage a fresh round of strikes that will disrupt services all week. Around half of the U.K.'s railway lines are closed, and only...

Gender self-determination to be granted in Spain, Scotland

Dec. 22, 2022 12:13 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Spain's lower house of Parliament Thursday passed a law that allows people over 16 years of age to change their legally registered gender without any medical supervision. Under the Spanish law, drawn up by the center-left coalition government, minors ages 12and 13...

3-party coalition to form government on Faeroe Islands

Dec. 22, 2022 05:07 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The head of the Faeroe Islands’ social democrats said Thursday his party will form a majority coalition government after a parliamentary election was held in the semi-independent Danish territory in the North Atlantic. The head of the Equality Party,...

Scotland's move to simplify gender change stirs strong views

Dec. 21, 2022 09:42 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A plan by Scotland’s government to make it easier for people to change gender for legal purposes has sparked acrimonious debate, with lawmakers arguing inside the Edinburgh parliament and rival groups of protesters demonstrating outside. A bill introduced by the...