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Midfielder Samuel Shashoua switches to US from England

Jan. 24, 2022 23:13 PM EST

Samuel Shashoua, a 22-year-old midfielder on Spain's Tenerife, was approved or a change of affiliation to the United States from England by FIFA on Monday. Shashoua was born in London to an American father and played for Tottenham's academy. He was loaned to...

'Snowhio': US trains for World Cup qualifier in Columbus

Jan. 24, 2022 21:09 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Twenty U.S. players trained on a whitened field in 22-degree (minus-6 Celsius) weather the team dubbed “Snowhio” on Monday as the United States began preparations for this week's chilly World Cup qualifier against El Salvador. Christian Pulisic, Tyler...

Lawmaker's claim of anti-Muslim bias is new blow to UK govt

Jan. 24, 2022 14:36 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday ordered an investigation into a Conservative lawmaker’s claim that she was fired from a government job in part because of her Muslim faith — the latest allegation of wrongdoing that is shaking the Conservative government and...

UK to lift travel test requirements for the vaccinated

Jan. 24, 2022 13:06 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The British government announced Monday that it is scrapping coronavirus travel testing requirements for the vaccinated, news hailed by the travel industry as a big step back to normality. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that “to show that this country is open for...

Assange wins first stage in effort to appeal US extradition

Jan. 24, 2022 09:13 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Monday won the first stage of his effort to overturn a U.K. ruling that opened the door for his extradition to U.S. to stand trial on espionage charges. The High Court in London gave Assange permission to appeal the case to the U.K....

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been granted an appeal in UK in his bid to avoid extradition to US

Jan. 24, 2022 06:04 AM EST
LONDON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been granted an appeal in UK in his bid to avoid extradition to US.

UK court to rule on Assange bid to prevent US extradition

Jan. 24, 2022 02:39 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s High Court is set to rule Monday on whether WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange can take his fight against U.S. extradition to the U.K. Supreme Court. The decision is the latest step in Assange’s long battle to avoid being sent to the United States to face...

Russia rejects UK claim of trying to replace Ukraine leader

Jan. 23, 2022 18:20 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s Foreign Ministry on Sunday rejected a British claim that the Kremlin is seeking to replace Ukraine’s government with a pro-Moscow administration, and that former Ukrainian lawmaker Yevheniy Murayev is a potential candidate. Britain’s Foreign Office on...

Chelsea shakes off blues with customary win over Tottenham

Jan. 23, 2022 14:38 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Once Hakim Ziyech's curling, dipping strike landed in the Tottenham goal, Chelsea never looked back. Sure, it took until two minutes into the second half to break the deadlock and the Moroccan was justified in ranking it “10 out of 10." But the space gifted for...

UK lawmaker claims she was fired over her Muslim faith

Jan. 23, 2022 11:34 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A former minister in Britain’s Conservative government says she was told her Muslim faith was a reason she was fired, a claim that has deepened the rifts roiling Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative governing party. Former Transport Minister Nusrat Ghani...