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UK readies soldiers to help ease gas shortages at pumps

Sep. 27, 2021 17:40 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government put dozens of soldiers on standby Monday to help easy fuel supply problems caused by a shortage of truck drivers, a situation that has spurred panic buying of gasoline across the country. As unions called for emergency workers to be...

London police charge man with murder of teacher Sabina Nessa

Sep. 27, 2021 16:12 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British police charged a 36-year-old man on Monday with the murder of Sabina Nessa, a primary school teacher killed as she walked to meet a friend in London. The Metropolitan Police force said Koci Selamaj, from Eastbourne on England's south coast, faced...

UK's Johnson finally agrees to meet COVID-bereaved group

Sep. 27, 2021 08:53 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will on Tuesday finally meet with members of the COVID-19 Bereaved Families for Justice campaigning group, who for more than a year have sharply criticized his handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Johnson's Downing...

UK gas stations run dry as trucker shortage sparks hoarding

Sep. 26, 2021 14:48 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Thousands of British gas stations ran dry Sunday, an industry group said, as motorists scrambled to fill up amid a supply disruption due to a shortage of truck drivers. The Petrol Retailers Association, which represents almost 5,500 independent outlets,...

Arsenal humiliates Spurs, seasons head in opposite direction

Sep. 26, 2021 14:37 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — However bad things have seemed for Arsenal over the last decade, beating Tottenham at the Emirates Stadium can usually be relied on. Just not usually as emphatically as Sunday's north London derby triumph — a 3-1 victory helping to clear the...

Police make 'significant' arrest in London teacher's death

Sep. 26, 2021 10:14 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British police said Sunday they have arrested a man on suspicion of murdering Sabina Nessa, a primary school teacher killed as she walked in a London park. Nessa’s death — as she went to meet a friend just a few minutes from her home — has fueled...

UK Labour politician defends calling government 'scum'

Sep. 26, 2021 09:19 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The deputy leader of Britain’s main opposition party refused Sunday to apologize for calling the governing Conservatives “scum.” Labour Party lawmaker Angela Rayner called members of the government a “bunch of scum — homophobic, racist,...

New champ Usyk heads for simple life, Joshua eyes rematch

Sep. 26, 2021 06:11 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Anthony Joshua was walking back to his dressing room, dazed, bedraggled — he could barely see out of his right eye — with sympathetic shouts coming from the crowd of 66,000 who’d just seen British boxing’s national treasure lose his world heavyweight titles again. ...

UK counts on vaccines, 'common sense' to keep virus at bay

Sep. 26, 2021 02:31 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britons are encouraged these days — though in most cases not required — to wear face coverings in crowded indoor spaces. But Prime Minister Boris Johnson regularly appears in the packed, poorly ventilated House of Commons cheek-by-jowl with other maskless Conservative...

Dominant Usyk ends Joshua's 2nd reign as heavyweight champ

Sep. 25, 2021 20:50 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Slumped helplessly on the ropes, Anthony Joshua greeted the final bell — and what he knew was the end of his second reign as world heavyweight champion — with a wry smile. Oleksandr Usyk knew it, too, dropping to his knees and looking to the sky. ...