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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson, wearing a face mask, talks with paramedic Cindy Fu during a visit to the headquarters of the London Ambulance Service NHS Trust in London, Monday July 13, 2020. (Ben Stansall/Pool via AP)

Brexit is back: UK aims to prepare public for Jan 1 EU break

Jul. 13, 2020 12:02 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government told individuals and businesses Monday to get ready for new costs and red tape — but also an exciting “new start” — when the U.K. leaves the European Union's economic embrace in less than six months. The government unveiled details of new...

A man wearing a face mask to protect against coronavirus walks in downtown Belgrade, Serbia, Monday, July 13, 2020. Health authorities are warning that Serbian hospitals are almost full due to the latest surge. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

The Latest: WHO warns that pandemic is worsening globally

Jul. 13, 2020 11:23 AM EDT

LONDON — The head of the World Health Organization has warned that the COVID-19 pandemic is worsening globally and things won’t return to “the old normal” for some time. At a press briefing Monday, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that “there will be no return to the old normal...

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson, wearing a face mask, boards an ambulance during a visit to the headquarters of the London Ambulance Service NHS Trust in London, Monday July 13, 2020. (Ben Stansall/Pool via AP)

Time to make masks mandatory? It's not just a US debate

Jul. 13, 2020 10:34 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Amid pervasive backsliding on social distancing, Britain and France are weighing whether to require people to wear masks in public places. Scientists say the two countries' governments should have done so ever since they started easing lockdowns — like many other European nations did...

FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020 file photo, participants wave British and U.S. flags during a rally demanding electoral democracy and call for boycott of the Chinese Communist Party and all businesses seen to support it in Hong Kong. Only five years ago, former British Prime Minister David Cameron was celebrating a “golden era” in U.K.-China relations, bonding with President Xi Jinping over a pint of beer at the pub and signing off trade deals worth billions. Those friendly scenes now seem like a distant memory, with hostile rhetoric ratcheting up this week over Beijing’s new national security law on Hong Kong. China has threatened “consequences” after Britain offered refuge to millions in the former colony. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, file)

UK-China ties freeze with debate over Huawei, Hong Kong

Jul. 13, 2020 3:09 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Only five years ago, then-British Prime Minister David Cameron was celebrating a “golden era” in U.K.-China relations, bonding with President Xi Jinping over a pint of beer at the pub and signing off on trade deals worth billions. Those friendly scenes now seem like a distant...

FILE - In this Thursday, May 21, 2020 file photo, a woman and child wearing face masks past a coronavirus related artwork displayed on screens in the window of the Flannels clothing store on Oxford Street, in central London. People in England won't have to wear masks in shops, a British official suggested on Sunday, in comments that caused confusion after Prime Minister Boris Johnson indicated a tougher line was needed for face coverings indoors. Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove encouraged people to use masks while inside but stopped short of endorsing their mandatory use in England, saying he trusted people to use “common sense.” (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, file)

UK official suggests masks won't be required in shops

Jul. 12, 2020 9:17 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — People in England won't be required to wear masks in shops, a British official suggested on Sunday, comments that caused confusion after Prime Minister Boris Johnson earlier indicated a tougher line was needed for face coverings indoors. Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove encouraged people...

Women lean on a gravestone in Potocari, near Srebrenica, Bosnia, Saturday, July 11, 2020. Nine newly found and identified men and boys were laid to rest as Bosnians commemorate 25 years since more than 8,000 Bosnian Muslims perished in 10 days of slaughter, after Srebrenica was overrun by Bosnian Serb forces during the closing months of the country's 1992-95 fratricidal war, in Europe's worst post-WWII massacre. (AP Photo/Kemal Softic)

Leaders, survivors mark 25 years since Srebrenica massacre

Jul. 11, 2020 1:03 PM EDT

SREBRENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Virtually joined by world leaders, the survivors of Bosnia's 1995 Srebrenica massacre on Saturday remembered the victims of Europe's only acknowledged genocide since World War II and warned of the perpetrators' persistent refusal to fully acknowledge their...

FILE - Feb. 15, 1995 file photo of Ireland soccer team manager Jack Charlton. Jack Charlton, who won the World Cup with England in 1966, has died it was announced on Saturday July 11, 2020. He was 85. (PA via AP)

England World Cup winner Jack Charlton dies at 85

Jul. 11, 2020 9:13 AM EDT

Jack Charlton, an uncompromising central defender who won the 1966 World Cup with England alongside his brother, Bobby, before coaching Ireland to its first major tournaments, has died. He was 85. Nicknamed “Big Jack,” and celebrated for his earthy “beer and cigarettes” image,...

Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak visits the Worcester Bosch factory to promote the initiative, Plan for Jobs, in Worcester, England, Thursday July 9, 2020. (Phil Noble/Pool via AP)

UK reopens gyms, pools, as Treasury chief warns of recession

Jul. 9, 2020 2:02 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The U.K.'s Treasury chief acknowledged Thursday that the country faced unprecedented economic times, entering one of the most severe recessions it has ever seen as it emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic. A day after revealing his spending plans to boost the economy in a mini-budget, Rishi...

British Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak leaves number 11 Downing Street, to deliver a financial announcement to the Houses of Parliament in London, Wednesday, July 8, 2020. British Treasury chief Rishi Sunak on Wednesday is set to announce a 2-billion-pound ($2.5 billion) program to create jobs for young people as the government tries to revive an economy battered by the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

UK gets creative: Job bonus and eating out schemes announced

Jul. 8, 2020 1:46 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government unveiled a raft of measures Wednesday it hopes will limit an anticipated spike in unemployment as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Most noteworthy were a new bonus plan aimed at getting firms to retain workers that have been idle for months, as well as tax cuts for...

FILE - In this May 25, 2020, file photo, Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro, wearing a face mask amid the coronavirus pandemic, stands among supporters as he leaves his official residence of Alvorada palace in Brasilia, Brazil. Bolsonaro said Tuesday, July 7, he tested positive for COVID-19 after months of downplaying the virus's severity while deaths mounted rapidly inside the country. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)

Brazil's president, infected with virus, touts malaria drug

Jul. 8, 2020 1:13 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who said he is infected with the coronavirus, on Wednesday defended his government's handling of the pandemic that has killed tens of thousands of Brazilians and touted his use of a contentious anti-malaria drug. Bolsonaro posted a photo of himself...