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UK govt approves sale of Chelsea by sanctioned Abramovich

May. 25, 2022 02:36 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Roman Abramovich’s 19 years as Chelsea owner is closer to ending after the British government approved the sale of the Premier League club by the sanctioned Russian oligarch to a consortium fronted by Los Angeles Dodgers part-owner Todd Boehly. The government had to...

London mayor seeks police answers over 'partygate' fines

May. 24, 2022 13:32 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The mayor of London asked the city’s police chief on Tuesday to explain how decisions were made about issuing fines for lockdown-breaking government parties, after photos were published of Prime Minister Boris Johnson drinking at an event in his office in 2020. Some...

Victims groups slam UK plan for amnesty over Troubles crimes

May. 24, 2022 12:42 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Relatives of people killed during Northern Ireland’s decades of violence protested in London and Belfast on Tuesday, urging the government to drop plans to grant immunity to perpetrators of crimes committed during “the Troubles.” The British government says its...

Tottenham owners to give club cash boost of $188 million

May. 24, 2022 11:33 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The owners of Premier League club Tottenham plan to give the club a cash injection of up to 150 million pounds ($188 million), amid calls from manager Antonio Conte to reinforce the squad following qualification for the Champions League. Majority shareholder ENIC...

WHO chief Tedros reappointed to second five-year term

May. 24, 2022 11:27 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was reappointed to a second five-year term on Tuesday by the U.N. health agency’s member countries. No other candidate challenged Tedros for the post amid the ongoing difficulties of responding to the devastating...

EXPLAINER: What is monkeypox and where is it spreading?

May. 24, 2022 10:22 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Health authorities in Europe, North America, Israel and Australia have identified more than 100 cases of monkeypox in recent days. Officials around the world are keeping watch for more cases because, for the first time, the rare disease appears to be spreading among...

More turn to UK food banks as food and fuel bills soar

May. 24, 2022 08:20 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — For many struggling families, older people and the homeless, Michelle Dornelly’s food hub in east London has been a lifeline. Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit Britain, she has been collecting surplus groceries from supermarkets and distributing them to people who can't afford to...

South Asia's intense heat wave a 'sign of things to come'

May. 24, 2022 04:17 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — The devastating heat wave that has baked India and Pakistan in recent months was made more likely by climate change and is a glimpse of the region's future, international scientists said in a study released Monday. The World Weather Attribution group analyzed...

UK lawmakers criticize 'absence' of Afghan evacuation plan

May. 24, 2022 04:05 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s withdrawal from Afghanistan was a “disaster and betrayal” hampered by a lack of leadership from senior politicians and civil servants, the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee said in a report released Tuesday. The committee criticized the...

Today in History: May 24, first major league night game

May. 24, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, May 24, the 144th day of 2022. There are 221 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 24, 1844, Samuel F.B. Morse transmitted the message “What hath God wrought” from Washington to Baltimore...