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UK readies for major reopening but new variant sparks worry

May. 16, 2021 17:30 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Travelers in England were packing their bags, bartenders were polishing their glasses and performers were warming up as Britain prepared Sunday for a major step out of lockdown — but with clouds of worry on the horizon. Excitement at the reopening of...

Arrests in UK over claims antisemitic abuse hurled from cars

May. 16, 2021 15:19 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British police arrested four people on Sunday over videos posted on social media that appeared to show violent antisemitic language being shouted from a convoy of cars driving through London. The footage appears to show several cars adorned with...

The Latest: Florida's amusement parks loosen mask wearing

May. 15, 2021 16:39 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. — Visitors to Walt Disney World and Universal Studios-Orlando were allowed Saturday to remove their masks when outdoors, except when on attractions, in line or riding transportation. Florida’s major theme parks are adjusting face mask policies after the...

Spotify co-owner Ek says Kroenkes reject bid to buy Arsenal

May. 15, 2021 16:08 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Spotify co-owner Daniel Ek says a bid to buy Arsenal has been rejected by the Kroenke family which owns the London-based Premier League club. The Swedish entrepreneur behind the music-streaming service first revealed his takeover interest last month after...

UK races to test, vaccinate as virus variant threatens plans

May. 15, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British health workers, aided by the army, distributed coronavirus tests door-to-door Saturday in two towns in northern England, seeking to contain a fast-spreading variant that threatens plans to lift all lockdown restrictions next month. Cases of a...

Police fire tear gas on banned Palestinian march in Paris

May. 15, 2021 14:53 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French riot police fired tear gas and used water cannons Saturday in Paris as protesters supporting Palestinians in the Gaza Strip defied a ban on marching in the French capital. Thousands of people marched peacefully in other cities in France and elsewhere...

UK eager for a big reopening thanks to vaccine success

May. 14, 2021 13:48 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — When London’s Science Museum reopens next week, it will have some new artifacts: empty vaccine vials, testing kits and other items collected during the pandemic, to be featured in a new COVID-19 display. Britain isn’t quite ready to consign the...

Johnson 'anxious' over rise of Indian virus variant in UK

May. 13, 2021 14:00 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson voiced anxiety Thursday about a rise in the U.K. of the coronavirus variant first identified in India, after a closely-monitored study of infections in England found it becoming more prevalent — just ahead of the next big easing of...

UK apologizes for 1971 Belfast deaths; families want more

May. 13, 2021 13:49 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The families of 10 civilians killed during a British military operation in Belfast half a century ago sharply criticized Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday after he sent a member of his Cabinet to Parliament to apologize for the deaths, instead of doing so himself. ...

'Vexatious' debt claim against UK PM Boris Johnson removed

May. 13, 2021 13:06 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A court order naming British Prime Minister Boris Johnson as owing an unpaid debt was no longer on the books Thursday, a day after Johnson’s office called it “totally without merit.” An October 2020 county court judgment uncovered by Private Eye...