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Travellers wait for the coronavirus test at the test center at the airport in Frankfurt, Germany, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. As of today, testing is mandatory for returnees from risk areas. (Thomas Frey/dpa via AP)

The Latest: Germany has travel warning for Bulgaria, Romania

Aug. 8, 2020 9:49 AM EDT

BERLIN — Germany’s Foreign Ministry has issued a travel warning for parts of Bulgaria and Romania because of regional spikes in coronavirus cases. The ministry says on its website that tourists should avoid unnecessary travel to Blagoevgrad, Dobrich and Varna in Bulgaria. Varna on the Black Sea...

A man walks past the closed Stag pub, after bars, cafes and restaurants were ordered to close as lockdown restrictions were reimposed due to a coronavirus cluster in the area, in Aberdeen, Scotland, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020.  A five-mile travel rule has been put in place and residents are being told not to enter each other's houses as First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said over 50 cases have now been reported. (Andrew Milligan/PA via AP)

Lockdown reimposed in Scottish city over virus 'cluster'

Aug. 5, 2020 10:34 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Officials in Scotland ordered bars, cafes and restaurants in the city of Aberdeen to close Wednesday, reimposing anti-virus restrictions after a cluster of 54 COVID-19 cases in the area was linked to a single bar. Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said the new cases raised wider alarm...

FILE - In this July 31, 2020 file photo, former Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson, left and  Scottish Conservative MP Douglas Ross pose for a photo, in Edinburgh. Scotland’s Conservative Party on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, appointed Ross as their new leader to fight an election next year against a dominant Scottish Nationalist Party. Ross was a minister in Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s U.K. government until he stepped down in May after Johnson adviser Dominic Cummings broke coronavirus lockdown rules by driving 250 miles (400 kilometers) to a family home. (Andrew Milligan/PA via AP, File)

Scottish Conservatives pick new leader as key election looms

Aug. 5, 2020 12:47 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Scotland’s Conservative Party appointed a new leader on Wednesday as it prepares to fight an election next year against the dominant Scottish Nationalist Party. Douglas Ross said the party’s first goal must be “earning the trust of people looking for a positive and...

Danielle Kang hits her tee-shot on the eighth hole during the first round of the LPGA Drive On Championship golf tournament at Inverness Golf Club in Toledo, Ohio, Friday, July 31, 2020. Kang finished in the early lead at six-under par. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

LPGA returns with Kang posting 66 at Inverness for the lead

Jul. 31, 2020 7:05 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Danielle Kang went more than six months without competing and looked as though she had never been away, playing bogey-free at Inverness Club for a 6-under 66 and a one-shot lead in the LPGA Drive On Championship. The LPGA Tour’s much-awaited return from the COVID-19 pandemic...

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, right, passes Woody Johnson the U.S. Ambassador to Britain as he walks to 10 Downing Street in London, for his meeting with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Tuesday, July 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Allegations against Trump envoy roil US Embassy in London

Jul. 23, 2020 3:38 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Allegations that President Donald Trump’s envoy to Britain made inappropriate remarks about women and minorities and may have violated federal ethics rules are roiling the U.S. Embassy in London. Current and former U.S. officials say the charges against U.S. Ambassador to the Court of...

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson holds crabs caught on the Carvela with Karl Adamson at Stromness Harbour in Stromness, Orkney, Scotland, during a visit to the Highlands and Northern Isles of Scotland, Thursday July 23, 2020. (Robert Perry/PA via AP)

Johnson stresses 'sheer might' of UK union on Scotland trip

Jul. 23, 2020 12:21 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson claimed Thursday that the United Kingdom’s response to the coronavirus pandemic has shown the country’s “sheer might,” seeking to underline the bonds that tie the nations of the U.K. together as polls indicate rising support for...

England's Lee Westwood tees off the 5th during day one of the British Masters at Close House Golf Club, near Newcastle, England, Wednesday July 22, 2020.  The European Tour resumes in earnest after its pandemic-induced shutdown with the British Masters starting Wednesday. (Mike Egerton/PA via AP)

David Law takes first-round lead at British Masters

Jul. 22, 2020 2:55 PM EDT

NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE, England (AP) — David Law of Scotland shot a 7-under 64 to take a one-stroke lead over Oliver Fisher, Garrick Porteous and Renato Paratore in the opening round of the British Masters at Close House Golf Course near Newcastle on Wednesday. Aaron Cockerill, Rasmus Hojgard, Lee Slattery...

Mick Hoffman, executive director of the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association, poses for a photo, Thursday, July 16, 2020, sitting in the empty stands of the Renton School District's Renton Memorial Stadium, which is used for high school football, soccer, and track events in Renton, Wash. Hoffman and other administrators across the country are facing difficult decisions regarding the overwhelming uncertainty of whether high school sports can go forward this fall as the clock ticks closer to the start of the 2020-21 school year with little clarity in place for an obvious and safe path moving forward for athletics. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

The Latest: Ironman World Championship cancelled

Jul. 21, 2020 9:47 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Ironman World Championship that previously had been rescheduled is now cancelled because of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. It’s the first time in the 43-year history of the triathlon event that it won’t be run....

In this photo taken on Thursday, June 11, 2020, grass roots soccer referees form a guard of honour and clap as the hearse carrying the coffin of  Jermaine Wright, a pharmacist and a referee of the Hackney Marshes grassroots football league, passes by, on the day of his funeral, in London. Wright, affectionately known as Mr. Hackney Marshes, served as both an on-field referee and a behind-the-scenes catalyst in the Hackney & Leyton Sunday Football League  — as vice chairman, schedule secretary, results secretary, press officer, and head official  before he died on April 27, 2020 from COVID-19. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Review into England's coronavirus death total amid questions

Jul. 17, 2020 12:18 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government ordered an urgent review Friday into how daily coronavirus death figures in England are calculated amid claims the current method overestimates the tally. The review was prompted by concerns raised over why England is still recording way more deaths than Scotland, Wales...

FILE - In this May 6, 2015, file photo , LPGA commissioner Mike Whan speaks during a press conference at The Players Championship golf tournament in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. The LPGA Tour is pushing back the restart of its season at least another month. The target now is a tournament in Michigan on July 15-18, and that depends on whether it's safe to return. Even three months away, LPGA commissioner Whan took note that next on the LPGA schedule were events in Michigan, Ohio and New Jersey, and said there would need to be improvement in the coronavirus situation for those tournaments to be played. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

LPGA Tour to resume with plenty of testing, maybe some fans

Jul. 15, 2020 6:16 PM EDT

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — The LPGA Tour is ready to get back to work for the first time in nearly six months with a plan that includes saliva testing for the coronavirus and no illusions the rest of the year will go smoothly. The LPGA Tour was last played on Feb. 16 when Inbee Park won the Women's Australian...