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Business chief concerned about UK parties’ economic policies

Nov. 17, 2019 9:33 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A senior British business leader has raised concerns about the economic policies of the two main parties in next month’s election, describing 2020 as the most important year in a generation due to uncertainty over Britain’s departure from the European Union. Confederation of...

UK media: Prince Andrew’s sex claims rebuttal a PR disaster

Nov. 17, 2019 9:01 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — British media on Sunday slammed Prince Andrew’s effort to rebut claims that he had sex with a teenager who says she was trafficked by Jeffrey Epstein, branding his televised interview a complete public relations disaster. In a rare interview with BBC Newsnight that was broadcast late...

Leaked Russian interference report raises UK vote questions

Nov. 17, 2019 3:56 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A senior Labour party official says leaks from a report on Russian interference in British politics raises serious questions about the security of next month’s election. The Sunday Times says the report from Parliament’s intelligence committee concludes that Russian interference...

Prince Charles and Camilla begin weeklong New Zealand trip

Nov. 16, 2019 9:57 PM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Britain’s Prince Charles and his wife Camilla arrived in New Zealand on Sunday for a weeklong trip, during which they plan to visit the city of Christchurch and the historic treaty grounds at Waitangi, where the nation’s founding document was signed. It is the...

Tsitsipas, Thiem set up title match at ATP Finals

Nov. 16, 2019 7:35 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The first time Dominic Thiem played at the ATP Finals, he was handed an unknown Greek teenager as a hitting partner in training. Three years later, Thiem is facing that same player in the final of the season-ending tournament. Thiem beat defending champion Alexander Zverev in the semifinals...

US businesswoman says Johnson ignored her amid controversy

Nov. 16, 2019 7:02 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The American businesswoman at the heart of a controversy over links to U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he has cast her aside like a “gremlin.” Jennifer Arcuri has told broadcaster ITV in an interview to be broadcast Sunday that Johnson ignored her when she tried to...

Prince Andrew denies claims of Epstein accuser in interview

Nov. 16, 2019 6:46 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Prince Andrew offered a detailed rebuttal Saturday to claims he had sex with a woman who says she was trafficked by Jeffrey Epstein, providing an alibi for one of the alleged encounters and questioning the authenticity of a well-known photograph that shows him posing with the woman. In a...

Germany, Netherlands, Austria, Croatia qualify for Euro 2020

Nov. 16, 2019 6:39 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany, the Netherlands, Austria and Croatia qualified for the 2020 European Championship on Saturday. For the Germans, it’s a record 13th straight time that they will appear at the tournament, continuing a run going back to 1972. The three-time champion advanced with a 4-0 win over...

Prince Andrew again denies having sex with Epstein victim

Nov. 16, 2019 10:30 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Britain’s Prince Andrew says he doesn’t remember a woman who has accused him of sexually exploiting her in encounters arranged by Jeffrey Epstein. Andrew told BBC Newsnight in an interview scheduled to be broadcast Saturday that he has “no recollection” of...

UK’s Labour Party hammering out election platform

Nov. 16, 2019 9:07 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Labour Party leaders are meeting Saturday to hammer out the details of their platform for next month’s U.K. election amid tensions over immigration, which has been central to the debate over Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union. Party leader Jeremy Corbyn refused to...