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FILE  - In this Monday, June 8, 2020 file photo, passengers wearing face masks arrive at London's Heathrow Airport. The British government said Friday, July 3, 2020, it is scrapping a 14-day quarantine rule for arrivals from about 60 countries deemed “lower risk” for the coronavirus, including France, Spain, Germany and Italy — but not the United States.  (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)

UK scraps quarantine for some visitors as pubs set to reopen

Jul. 3, 2020 12:50 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Boris Johnson wants a haircut and a beer. Like millions of other Britons, the prime minister will be able to have a trim and a tipple on Saturday, when the country takes its biggest step yet out of coronavirus lockdown with the reopening in England of restaurants, pubs and hairdressers,...

The Latest: South Korea has 63 newly confirmed virus cases

Jul. 2, 2020 10:56 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea has reported 63 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 as health authorities scramble to mobilize public health tools to the southwestern city of Gwangju, where more than 50 people were found sickened over the past week. The figures announced by the Korea Centers for Disease Control...

Drinkers stand within rings marked on the grass to maintain their social distance outside a bar in Canary Wharf, East London as further coronavirus lockdown restrictions are lifted in England, on Wednesday, July 1, 2020. (Victoria Jones/PA via AP)

UK to end quarantine for travelers from 'low-risk' countries

Jul. 2, 2020 7:03 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government said Friday it is scrapping a 14-day quarantine rule for arrivals from a number of countries deemed "lower risk" for the coronavirus, including France, Spain, Germany and Italy. The change takes effect July 10, just over a month after the U.K. began requiring...

Jeorganna Barnes, a worker at Harrah's casino in Atlantic City, N.J., wipes slot machines with disinfectant Wednesday, July 1, 2020, as the casino prepared to reopen after 3 1/2 months of being shut down due to the coronavirus. Five of Atlantic City's casinos will reopen on Thursday, while three others, including Harrah's, will open Friday. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Alaska Airlines secures loans; casinos in NJ reopening

Jul. 2, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Thursday related to the national and global response, the work place and the spread of the virus. ________________________ TRANSPORTATION: Alaska Airlines has secured nearly $1.2 billion in...

Police and forensic officers at the scene where a man was shot by armed officers after another police officer was injured during an attack on Friday, in Glasgow, Scotland, Sunday June 28, 2020. (Andrew Milligan/PA via AP)

Police in Scotland name suspect in Glasgow stabbings

Jun. 28, 2020 1:25 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Police in Scotland have named the suspect in a stabbing frenzy last week at a hotel for asylum-seekers. Badreddin Abadlla Adam, 28, from Sudan, was shot dead by police in the attack Friday in Glasgow. Six people, including a police officer, were wounded in the stabbings. Authorities aren't...

Emergency services attend the scene of an incident in Glasgow, Scotland, Friday June 26, 2020. Police in Glasgow say emergency services are currently dealing with an incident in the center of Scotland's largest city and are urging people to avoid the area. (Andrew Milligan/PA via AP)

Police not treating Glasgow stabbings as terrorism

Jun. 26, 2020 2:13 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A male suspect stabbed and wounded a police officer before he was shot dead in Glasgow on Friday. Authorities are not treating the incident that left five other men wounded as terrorism, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said. The suspect died at a Glasgow hotel that appeared to be...

Police in Scotland say a stabbing incident in Glasgow that wounded several people not being treated as terrorism

Jun. 26, 2020 12:32 PM EDT
LONDON (AP) — Police in Scotland say a stabbing incident in Glasgow that wounded several people not being treated as terrorism.

Police in Scotland say individual shot by officers died and six people are in hospital, including a police officer

Jun. 26, 2020 10:36 AM EDT
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Police in Scotland say individual shot by officers died and six people are in hospital, including a police officer.
In this undated family handout, Margaret Payne poses for a photo on the stairs of her home in Sutherland, Scotland. Payne, the 90-year-old grandmother who launched an epic climb to raise money for charity completed her fundraiser Tuesday, June 23, 2020 scaling her home’s stairs the equivalent of 731 meters (2,398 feet). That's enough to reach the top of the iconic Scottish peak, Suilven. The feat took her 73 days and kept her busy for 10 weeks while the nation sheltered in lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  (Payne Family via AP)

Scottish grandmother climbs a mountain, one step at a time

Jun. 23, 2020 2:23 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — In the end, Margaret Payne scaled her mountain, one step at a time. The 90-year-old grandmother who launched an epic climb to raise money for charity completed her fundraiser Tuesday. Paybe scaled the stairs at her home the equivalent of 731 meters (2,398 feet) — enough to reach the...

People, most wearing protective masks against the spread of coronavirus, march to Britain's Parliament in central London, Saturday, June 20, 2020, during a protest organised by Black Lives Matter, in the wake of the killing of George Floyd by police officers in Minneapolis, USA last month that has led to anti-racism protests in many countries calling for an end to racial injustice. Anti-racism demonstrators are holding a fourth weekend of protests across the U.K. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

UK demonstrators hold fourth weekend of anti-racism protests

Jun. 20, 2020 1:17 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Anti-racism demonstrators held protests across the U.K. for a fourth weekend on Saturday, despite a ban on large gatherings because of the coronavirus pandemic. Demonstrations inspired by the Black Lives Matter campaign were taking place in cities including London, Manchester, Edinburgh and...