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New blow to Johnson's Brexit plan after vote on deal blocked

Oct. 21, 2019 3:38 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain faced another week of grinding political gridlock after Prime Minister Boris Johnson was denied a chance Monday to hold a vote by lawmakers on his Brexit divorce bill. With just 10 days before Britain's scheduled departure date, Johnson's government had sought a "straight up-and-down...

Study raises fresh dementia concerns from playing pro soccer

Oct. 21, 2019 12:54 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A study of former professional soccer players in Scotland finds that they were less likely to die of common causes such as heart disease and cancer compared with the general population but more likely to die from dementia. The results raise fresh concerns about head-related risks from playing...

The Latest: UK speaker deals new blow to govt Brexit plan

Oct. 21, 2019 10:43 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's impending departure from the European Union (all times local): 3:40 p.m. The speaker of Britain's House of Commons has turned down the government's bid for a new vote on its Brexit divorce deal, in a blow to Prime Minister Boris Johnson's plan to take the country out...

Hearts, Bristol City start racism investigations

Oct. 20, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British soccer clubs Hearts and Bristol City have started investigations following allegations of racist abuse involving their fans during games over the weekend.  In the Scottish capital Edinburgh, Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos was alleged to have been targeted after scoring a...

The Latest: EU lawmakers might not OK Brexit deal by Oct. 31

Oct. 17, 2019 3:27 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 9:20 p.m. The European Parliament's chief Brexit official says the EU legislature will take its full time to carefully examine and approve any divorce deal for Britain. Belgian lawmaker Guy Verhofstadt tells The Associated Press that could well spill...

As Japan braces for typhoon, rugby squad trains in the rain

Oct. 12, 2019 9:41 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Emergency crews were on high alert. Flights and trains were cancelled. Rugby stars here for the World Cup mostly heeded the same safety warnings as everyone else as Japan braced to be hit by a typhoon tipped to be its worst in six decades. Tokyo Disneyland was shut. Shops were closed, shelves...

Man seized in Scotland not French fugitive murder suspect

Oct. 12, 2019 7:04 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French police say a man was mistakenly arrested in Scotland on suspicion he was a French fugitive accused of killing his wife and four children eight years ago. A French police spokesman told The Associated Press that French and Scottish investigators determined Saturday that the fingerprints...

9 British students urged to leave Egypt after 2 detained

Oct. 11, 2019 1:14 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Britain's Edinburgh University says two of its students studying in Cairo were recently detained and subsequently released by Egyptian authorities. According to a statement emailed to The Associated Press on Friday by the university's press office, all nine of its students in the city were...

Rugby World Cup cancels 2 games ahead of expected typhoon

Oct. 10, 2019 9:53 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Well before a potentially devastating typhoon was expected to hit Japan, it ruined Italy's Rugby World Cup quarterfinal ambitions and the hopes of one of the sport's longest-serving veterans. It was still bright and sunny in Tokyo on Thursday when tournament organizers took the unprecedented...

The Latest: Samoa makes two changes for Ireland match

Oct. 10, 2019 2:51 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on Day 21 at the typhoon-affected Rugby World Cup (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Samoa has made two changes for its final Rugby World Cup Pool A game against Ireland in Fukuoka on Saturday. The changes from the lineup which lost 38-19 to Japan last Saturday are in the forwards, where...