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Independence not on ballot but on voters’ minds in Scotland

Dec. 6, 2019 6:04 AM EST

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — Ask voters in this picturesque university town in eastern Scotland how they're voting in next week's election, and they’re likely to transition seamlessly from talking about which candidate they want to send to Parliament to discussing whether or not they want another...

Independence not on ballot, but on voters’ minds in Scotland

Dec. 6, 2019 6:01 AM EST

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — Ask voters in this picturesque university town in eastern Scotland how they're voting in next week's election, and they’re likely to transition seamlessly from talking about which candidate they want to send to Parliament to discussing whether or not they want another...

Georgia university opens learning center in Ireland

Nov. 26, 2019 11:11 AM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia university has officially opened a learning center in Ireland. Savannah Morning News reports Georgia Southern University leaders traveled to Wexford last week for the ceremonial event. A news release from the university says the center stems from a long-time partnership...

Man pleads guilty in NYC punch that led to a fall and death

Nov. 21, 2019 9:21 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — An Irish man has pleaded guilty to assault for punching another man who fell and died outside a New York City bar. Court records show Steven O’Brien pleaded guilty Thursday in the encounter that led to John McGee’s death last Thanksgiving. The 21-year-old McGee went by Danny...

The Latest: North Macedonia detains 33 migrants near border

Nov. 21, 2019 11:06 AM EST

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The Latest on migrants in Europe (all times local): 6:05 p.m. Officials in North Macedonia say a police patrol has detained a group of 33 migrants found walking through the southern part of the country, near the border with Greece. Police said in a statement that the group consisted...

UK police say truck victims from Vietnam; 3 suspects held

Nov. 1, 2019 9:56 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — All 39 people found dead in a refrigerated container truck in England last week were Vietnamese nationals, British police said, as three more people were arrested in Ireland and Vietnam in the sprawling international investigation into what appears to be a people-smuggling tragedy. British...

The Latest: UK police believe 39 truck victims Vietnamese

Nov. 1, 2019 4:11 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on 39 bodies found in a truck in Britain. (all times local): 8 p.m. British police say they now believe all 39 people found dead in a container truck in southeast England last week were Vietnamese nationals. Detectives initially said the victims discovered near the port of Purfleet...

Conor McGregor fined in Ireland for assault

Nov. 1, 2019 11:54 AM EDT

DUBLIN (AP) — Conor McGregor has been fined 1,000 euros ($1,120) for assaulting a man in a pub. The retired mixed martial arts fighter from Ireland pleaded guilty to a charge of assault during an appearance at Dublin District Court. Video footage of the incident in April was played in the hearing. McGregor...

The Latest: Truck driver charged with 39 manslaughter counts

Oct. 27, 2019 2:09 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the deaths of 39 people in a truck in England (all times local): 5:25 p.m. UK police have charged a truck driver with 39 counts of manslaughter and conspiracy to traffic people in connection with 39 deaths in the back of the truck he was driving in southeastern England. Police...

Police in Ireland have arrested another person in the case of 39 people found dead in a truck in England

Oct. 26, 2019 11:00 AM EDT
LONDON (AP) — Police in Ireland have arrested another person in the case of 39 people found dead in a truck in England.