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Free climber scales London skyscraper in climate stunt

Aug. 03, 2021 11:04 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A 21-year-old free climber who was imprisoned two years ago for climbing the U.K.'s tallest skyscraper has scaled another building in London, this time to draw attention to climate change. George King-Thompson climbed up the 36-story Stratosphere Tower, a...

Olympics Latest: Mawen qualifies 1st in sport climbing

Aug. 03, 2021 10:01 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ Mickael Mawem of France is the top men’s qualifier in sport climbing’s Olympic debut...

UK 'on your side', Johnson tells Belarus opposition leader

Aug. 03, 2021 09:58 AM EDT

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson met Tuesday with the Belarusian opposition leader at his office in London, saying the U.K. is “on her side" and committed to supporting human rights in her country. Johnson told Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya that Britain is “very much...

Rapper Dizzee Rascal charged with assault in London

Aug. 03, 2021 08:17 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Rapper Dizzee Rascal has been charged with assault after an incident in London that left a woman with minor injuries. The Metropolitan Police said late Monday that the 36-year-old, whose real name is Dylan Kwabena Mills, was charged after the incident at a...

UK eases travel restrictions as industry lobbies for more

Aug. 02, 2021 12:57 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain opened its borders to fully vaccinated travelers from the U.S. and the European Union on Monday as travel industry leaders urged the government to further ease restrictions and allow people to enjoy the benefits of a successful COVID-19 inoculation program. ...

UK Windrush victims demand compensation on Emancipation Day

Aug. 01, 2021 15:22 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Black people whose right to live in the U.K. was illegally challenged by the government marked the anniversary Sunday of the act that freed slaves throughout the British Empire, drawing a direct link between slavery and the discrimination they suffered. ...

UK prime minister's wife says she's pregnant again

Jul. 31, 2021 11:56 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s wife, Carrie, said Saturday that she is expecting the couple’s second child. Carrie Johnson announced her pregnancy in a post on Instagram in which she also revealed that she suffered a miscarriage earlier this...

Glimpses of bygone era in English seaside holiday village

Jul. 31, 2021 03:55 AM EDT

SHALDON, England (AP) — They are simple pleasures that hark back to analog, unplugged summer days: a book and a picnic blanket, a bucket and spade, fish and chips. They are also the traditional trappings of the great British seaside holiday that is making a comeback...

Man pleads guilty to assaulting England's top doctor in park

Jul. 30, 2021 12:17 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A man who accosted England’s Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty in a London park pleaded guilty Friday to assault and was ordered to pay the scientist 100 pounds ($140). Lewis Hughes, 24, and another man filmed themselves harassing Whitty, who has become...

Women's soccer trailblazer honored by English museum

Jul. 30, 2021 11:44 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Lily Parr, whose record-setting career was overlooked when the bosses of English soccer shunned the women’s game, is now the focus of a new permanent exhibition at the National Football Museum in Manchester. The display is part of an effort to mark the...