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New variant hits sports just as they were nearing normality

Nov. 26, 2021 15:15 PM EST

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Golf, cricket and rugby became the first major sports to be affected by the new COVID-19 variant on Friday, prompting fears of renewed travel restrictions and disrupted events just as they were returning to normal nearly two years into the pandemic. ...

Ethiopia expels Irish diplomats over Ireland's stance on war

Nov. 24, 2021 10:37 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Ethiopia has ordered four of six Irish diplomats working in Addis Ababa to leave the country because of Ireland’s outspoken stance over the ongoing conflict in Ethiopia, Ireland's government said Wednesday. The Department of Foreign Affairs said...

Tuesday's Scores

Nov. 23, 2021 23:58 PM EST

GIRLS PREP BASKETBALL= Akr. Hoban 78, Canfield S. Range 27 Amherst Steele 64, Elyria 25 Anna 35, W. Liberty-Salem 30 Antwerp 39, Holgate 24 Apple Creek Waynedale 47, Creston Norwayne 30 ...

WhatsApp pushes privacy update to comply with Irish ruling

Nov. 21, 2021 19:11 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — WhatsApp is adding more details to its privacy policy and flagging that information for European users, after Irish regulators slapped the chat service with a record fine for breaching strict EU data privacy rules. Starting Monday, WhatsApp's privacy...

Andrade stops Quigley in 2nd to keep WBO middleweight title

Nov. 20, 2021 00:28 AM EST

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Demetrius Andrade stopped Jason Quigley of Ireland in the second round Friday night to retain his World Boxing Organization middleweight title at Southern New Hampshire University Arena. The 33-year-old Andrade, from Providence, Rhode Island,...

EU awaits counterproposals from UK in Brexit standoff

Nov. 19, 2021 10:54 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Another week of Brexit negotiations still left the European Union awaiting a firm counterproposal from the United Kingdom on Friday to ease a standoff over how to deal with the country's departure from the bloc. Both sides are fighting over differences...

UK tones down threats in N Ireland trade spat with EU

Nov. 17, 2021 11:31 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s top Brexit official lowered the temperature in the U.K.’s trade feud with the European Union on Wednesday, saying he believes it is possible to reach agreement with the bloc. Chief U.K. negotiator David Frost said there were still “gaps”...

UK, EU keep talking but stay far apart in Brexit trade feud

Nov. 12, 2021 11:26 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The U.K. and the European Union inched away from a diplomatic cliff edge on Friday but remained miles apart in a post-Brexit spat that risks escalating into a cross-Channel trade war. Talks to resolve differences over Northern Ireland trade have dragged...

Leona Maguire thrives in star pairing for 62 to lead LPGA

Nov. 12, 2021 10:07 AM EST

BELLEAIR, Fla. (AP) — Solheim Cup star Leona Maguire thrived in a star grouping Thursday with an 8-under 62 for a two-shot lead over defending champion Sei Young Kim in the Pelican Women's Championship. Maguire played alongside Kim and Lexi Thompson. No one in the group...

The Latest: GOP, Democratic lawmakers visit climate talks

Nov. 06, 2021 17:01 PM EDT

The latest on the U.N. climate summit COP26 in Glasgow: GLASGOW — Glasgow became the site of a rare event Saturday -- a bipartisan U.S. congressional delegation attending a climate summit. Sen. Chris Coons, a Delaware Democrat, led the Republican...