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Emergency services attend to a large explosion at a warehouse in Bristol, England, Thursday Dec. 3, 2020. A local British emergency services department says there have been “multiple casualties” following a large explosion at a warehouse near the southwest England city of Bristol. (Ben Birchall/PA via AP)

Police: 4 die after explosion at UK waste water plant

Dec. 3, 2020 1:09 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Four people died following an explosion in a silo that holds treated biosolids at a waste water treatment plant near the southwest England city of Bristol, police said Thursday. Chief Inspector Mark Runacres of Avon and Somerset Police told a press briefing that three employees of Wessex...

UK police say four people died following an explosion at a waste water treatment plant near southwest city of Bristol

Dec. 3, 2020 12:19 PM EST
LONDON (AP) — UK police say four people died following an explosion at a waste water treatment plant near southwest city of Bristol.
European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier walks to the Conference Centre in London, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. With less than one month to go before the U.K. exits the EU's economic orbit, talks are continuing, and U.K. officials have said this is the last week to strike a deal. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Brexit broken record: Trade deal close but big issues remain

Dec. 3, 2020 9:07 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Much like a broken record, Brexit trade talks are rumored to be poised for success on the cusp of a deadline, only to face the same old fundamental differences on fishing rights, legal oversight and fair competition that have dogged the European Union and Britain for months. It was no...

A student checks the time as others wait for the start of the annual college entrance examination amid the coronavirus pandemic at an exam hall in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. South Korean officials are urging people to remain at home if possible and cancel gatherings as about half a million students prepare for a crucial national college exam. (Kim Hong-Ji/Pool Photo via AP)

The Latest: Young S. Koreans taking crucial university exam

Dec. 3, 2020 3:45 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea — Hundreds of thousands of masked students in South Korea, including 35 COVID-19 patients, are taking the country’s highly competitive university entrance exam despite a viral resurgence that has forced authorities to toughen social distancing rules. The Education Ministry says...

FILE - This May 4, 2020, file photo provided by the University of Maryland School of Medicine, shows the first patient enrolled in Pfizer's COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine clinical trial at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore.  Pfizer and BioNTech say they've won permission Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, for emergency use of their COVID-19 vaccine in Britain, the world’s first coronavirus shot that’s backed by rigorous science -- and a major step toward eventually ending the pandemic. (Courtesy of University of Maryland School of Medicine via AP, File)

Britain OKs Pfizer vaccine and will begin shots within days

Dec. 2, 2020 6:45 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain became the first country in the world to authorize a rigorously tested COVID-19 vaccine Wednesday and could be dispensing shots within days — a historic step toward eventually ending the outbreak that has killed more than 1.4 million people around the globe. In giving the...

In this Monday, Nov. 9, 2020 photo, the company sign of BioNtech stands in front of the companies headquarters in Mainz, Germany. Pfizer and BioNTech say they've won permission Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, for emergency use of their COVID-19 vaccine in Britain, the world’s first coronavirus shot that’s backed by rigorous science -- and a major step toward eventually ending the pandemic. (Arne Dedert/dpa via AP)

Who, when and how? A look at the UK's vaccination rollout

Dec. 2, 2020 2:21 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — British regulators have become the first to authorize the COVID-19 vaccine developed by American drugmaker Pfizer and Germany’s BioNTech for emergency use. Because trials of the vaccine have shown it has 95% efficacy, there is acute interest in how the U.K. plans to implement...

Pakistani court declares ex-PM Sharif fugitive from justice

Dec. 2, 2020 11:10 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A top Pakistani court on Wednesday declared the country’s ailing former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who lives in exile in London, a fugitive from justice after he failed to return home to face additional corruption charges. The move by the Islamabad High Court comes months after...

A woman walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. Asian markets are mixed after the U.S. benchmark S&P 500 set another record. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Asian shares mixed after S&P 500 sets fresh record high

Dec. 1, 2020 10:45 PM EST

Asian shares advanced Wednesday after Wall Street kicked off December with more milestones, as a broad rally pushed the S&P 500 and Nasdaq composite to new highs. Australia reported its economy expanded 3.3% in the July-September quarter as the country recovered from pandemic lockdowns. That lifted the...

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Brothers write a love letter to a food we all love — pizza

Dec. 1, 2020 6:35 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Let Thanksgiving have the turkey. Let Christmas have fruitcake. Every other day, it's got to be pizza. So argue Thom and James Elliot, brothers and pizza makers from England who have written a book celebrating the worldwide phenomenon of roundish dough cooked with toppings. In the 270-page...

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street to attend Parliament in London, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. Members of Parliament will vote later Tuesday on the proposed tier system as the country prepares to come out of lockdown. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

UK leader touts local virus rules but pubs are in distress

Dec. 1, 2020 2:50 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers voted Tuesday to approve new coronavirus restrictions in England to take effect within hours, but Prime Minister Boris Johnson faced substantial opposition from within his Conservative Party over the measures' economic impact. England’s current four-week national...