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Floyd verdict sparks hope, inspiration for activists abroad

Apr. 21, 2021 10:34 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The guilty verdict in the trial over George Floyd's death was not just celebrated in America. It signaled hope for those seeking racial justice and fighting police brutality on the other side of the Atlantic, where Black Lives Matter has also become a rallying cry. ...

Atlético, Inter, AC Milan, Juventus drop out of Super League

Apr. 21, 2021 09:29 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Atlético Madrid, Inter Milan, AC Milan and Juventus all dropped out of the Super League on Wednesday, leaving the new competition essentially extinct before it even started. Only Spanish clubs Real Madrid and Barcelona are still officially involved. ...

UK leader denies breaking lobbying rules with texts to Dyson

Apr. 21, 2021 08:51 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Wednesday that he did nothing wrong when he exchanged text messages with a wealthy industrialist and promised he would “fix” the tax rules for him. The BBC reported that it had seen messages between Johnson and...

UK court rules in 'unhappy' Russian family divorce saga

Apr. 21, 2021 08:12 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's high court ruled Wednesday that the son of a Russian billionaire conspired with his father to prevent his mother from getting her hands on what is believed to the country's biggest ever divorce award, worth a tad more than 450 million pounds ($625 million). ...

Queen Elizabeth expresses thanks for 'support and kindness'

Apr. 21, 2021 07:34 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II has expressed her thanks for all the “support and kindness” shown following the death of her husband, Prince Philip. In a statement Wednesday posted on social media on her 95th birthday and which she personally signed off as...

Liverpool owner leads Super League sorrow as fan anger grows

Apr. 21, 2021 07:28 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — After the aborted attempt to form a European Super League, Liverpool owner John Henry attempted to regain the trust of fans with an apology video on Wednesday. The same public contrition was yet to come from all six of the Premier League clubs who faced...

Pandemic 'exposed' UK households' finances, report finds

Apr. 21, 2021 07:13 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Households in Britain, especially poorer ones, are far more likely to have suffered a severe income shock during the coronavirus pandemic over the past year than their counterparts in France and Germany, a well-respected British-based think tank said Wednesday. ...

Super League collapses after the 6 English clubs withdraw

Apr. 21, 2021 03:35 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Super League collapsed before a ball was kicked in the European breakaway competition after being abandoned by the six English clubs, leaving the Spanish and Italian participants stranded. Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester...

New Zealand remembers Prince Philip at national service

Apr. 21, 2021 03:29 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Prince Philip was remembered in New Zealand on Wednesday as frank, engaging and willing to meet people from all walks of life during his 14 visits to the country. New Zealand lowered its flags and held a national memorial service for...

Today in History

Apr. 21, 2021 00:22 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, April 21, the 111th day of 2021. There are 254 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 21, 1836, an army of Texans led by Sam Houston defeated the Mexicans at San...