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Sarah Jessica Parker, Sarah Snook, Andrew Scott vie for prizes at London's Olivier theater awards

Apr. 14, 2024 07:44 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Sarah Jessica Parker, Andrew Scott and Sarah Snook are among the stars battling for accolades Sunday at the Olivier Awards recognizing work on the London stage. The Oliviers — Britain's equivalent of Broadway’s Tony Awards — are celebrating a bumper year for new...

Emma Raducanu leads Britain into the Billie Jean King Cup Finals. US, Poland, Japan also advance

Apr. 13, 2024 20:54 PM EDT

LE PORTEL, France (AP) — Emma Raducanu wrapped up Britain's berth in the Billie Jean King Cup Finals by taking the last six points of a 4-6, 6-1, 7-6 (1) victory over Diane Parry of France on Saturday for an insurmountable 3-1 lead in the best-of-five-match qualifying round. Poland...

The US and UK restrict the trade of Russian-origin metals

Apr. 12, 2024 18:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and U.K. will begin restricting the trade of new Russian-origin metals — including aluminum, copper and nickel — on global metal exchanges and in derivatives trading. The announcement is meant to follow up on the Group of Seven nations' commitment in...

Prominent surgeon says he was denied entry to Germany for a pro-Palestinian conference

Apr. 12, 2024 14:06 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A prominent British-Palestinian surgeon who volunteered in Gaza hospitals during the first weeks of the Israel-Hamas war said he was denied entry to Germany Friday to take part in a pro-Palestinian conference — an event that police later ended early. Dr. Ghassan Abu...

EU, Britain and Spain say significant progress made in talks on post-Brexit status of Gibraltar

Apr. 12, 2024 11:26 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — British and Spanish foreign ministers said a new round of talks held Friday over the status of the disputed territory of Gibraltar following Britain’s exit from the European Union were productive and significant progress was made. The meeting was between Spain's...

Wife of Julian Assange says Biden's comments mean case could be moving in the right direction

Apr. 11, 2024 20:47 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The wife of Julian Assange said Thursday her husband’s legal case “could be moving in the right direction” after President Joe Biden confirmed the U.S. may drop charges against the imprisoned WikiLeaks founder. It came as supporters in several cities rallied to...

Steelworkers at the UK's largest production plant vote to strike over job losses

Apr. 11, 2024 12:01 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Steelworkers at Britain's largest steel production plant voted to strike for the first time in around 40 years to protest the planned loss of 2,800 jobs by Indian owner Tata Steel, union officials said Thursday. The Unite trade union said 1,500 of its members at the...

A major UK report says trans children are being let down by toxic debate and lack of evidence

Apr. 10, 2024 08:48 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Children who question their gender identity are being let down by lack of evidence and a toxic political debate, according to a report Wednesday from a senior doctor in England. Dr. Hilary Cass said there is “no good evidence on the long-term outcomes of...

Blinken and Cameron urge Congress to approve aid for Ukraine, calling it critical for world security

Apr. 09, 2024 14:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken and British Foreign Secretary David Cameron urged Congress on Tuesday to approve new military aid for Ukraine, saying the stalled funding is critical for U.S., European and world security. Speaking after a meeting at the State...

Today in History: April 9, Robert E. Lee surrenders to Ulysses S. Grant, ending the Civil War

Apr. 09, 2024 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, April 9, the 100th day of 2024. There are 266 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 9, 1865, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered his army to Union Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at...