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AP Interview: Scottish leader stresses independence, NATO

May. 17, 2022 15:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon said in an interview Tuesday that Europe's crisis over Russia's war in Ukraine only makes Scotland's drive for independence more important, and maintained Scotland should play its “full part” ensuring stability and security in Europe as an...

UK: Unnamed Conservative lawmaker held on suspicion of rape

May. 17, 2022 14:26 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Conservative Party said Tuesday it has asked one of its lawmakers to stay away from Parliament while he is under police investigation on suspicion of rape and sexual assault offenses. London's Metropolitan Police said the suspect, who was not identified,...

Prince Charles in Newfoundland to start Canadian tour

May. 17, 2022 13:35 PM EDT

ST. JOHN'S, Newfoundland (AP) — Prince Charles and Camilla, the duchess of Cornwall, arrived in St. John’s, Newfoundland on Friday, to begin a three-day Canadian tour to mark the 70th anniversary of his mother’s ascent to the throne. The royal couple’s itinerary includes...

UK raises stakes in EU feud with threat to break Brexit deal

May. 17, 2022 11:54 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government dramatically escalated a fight with the European Union on Tuesday by saying it will pass a law to scrap parts of the trade treaty signed by the two sides less than two years ago. Britain says its move to singlehandedly change the legally binding...

Prince William hopes gay players encouraged by Jake Daniels

May. 17, 2022 10:50 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Prince William expressed hope Tuesday that more soccer players will have the confidence to be open about their sexuality after Jake Daniels became the first active player in the English men's professional game to announce he is gay. The 17-year-old forward is just...

Queen makes surprise appearance to mark new subway line

May. 17, 2022 08:03 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II made a surprise visit Tuesday to a train station in central London to see a newly completed subway line named in her honor. The 96-year-old monarch, who has reduced most of her public engagements, appeared Tuesday at Paddington Station and beamed as...

Live updates | Russia-Ukraine War

May. 16, 2022 22:49 PM EDT

LVIV, Ukraine — The western Ukrainian city of Lviv has been rocked by number of very loud explosions. An Associated Press team in the city witnessed the glare of bright explosions which lit up the night sky to the west of the city shortly after midnight local time. Witnesses...

English soccer player Jake Daniels says he is gay

May. 16, 2022 20:02 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — English soccer player Jake Daniels said he is gay on Monday in a trailblazing moment for the European men's game. The 17-year-old forward made the announcement at the end of his first season as a professional player with second division club Blackpool. ...

'Disastrous': Arsenal loses again to damage top-4 bid in EPL

May. 16, 2022 18:54 PM EDT

NEWCASTLE, England (AP) — With his team's Champions League qualification ambitions in ruins, Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka felt it was time to deliver some home truths. “Disastrous” was how Xhaka summed up Arsenal's 2-0 loss to Newcastle on Monday that left Tottenham in...

Dempsey: Steffen, Turner should consider loans next season

May. 16, 2022 17:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Clint Demspey says he thinks American goalkeepers Zack Steffen and Matt Turner should consider going on loans for the start of next season to get sharp ahead of the World Cup if they are not going to be playing regularly for their Premier League clubs. Turner is...