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UK's Johnson to urge climate action over 4-day trip to US

Sep. 19, 2021 11:53 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was travelling to the United States on Sunday with senior Cabinet officials to urge world leaders attending the U.N. General Assembly to take urgent action on climate change ahead of this fall's COP26 climate summit in Scotland. ...

French minister decries 'duplicity' in US-Australia sub deal

Sep. 18, 2021 22:45 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France's foreign minister on Saturday denounced what he called the “duplicity, disdain and lies” surrounding the sudden rupture of France's lucrative contract to make submarines for Australia in favor of a U.S. deal and declared that a crisis is at hand among the Western...

UN holds emergency session on Somalia's political crisis

Sep. 17, 2021 23:08 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council held emergency consultations Friday on Somalia’s worsening political crisis, which could threaten long-delayed national elections and further destabilize the east Africa region Britain’s U.N. Ambassador Barbara...

The Latest: American Samoa reports first case of coronavirus

Sep. 17, 2021 21:45 PM EDT

PAGO PAGO, AMERICAN SAMOA -- American Samoa reported its first case of coronavirus on Friday. The U.S. territory’s acting governor and health officials said the islands’ first case of COVID-19 was of a resident who returned to America Samoa from Hawaii this week. ...

England simplifies COVID-19 travel rules bashed as confusing

Sep. 17, 2021 16:56 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government announced a major simplification of its rules for international travel on Friday, heeding complaints from travelers and businesses that its regulations aimed at staving off the spread of COVID-19 were cumbersome and ineffective. ...

Pulisic among UK-based who could miss US qualifier at Panama

Sep. 17, 2021 16:10 PM EDT

The British government is keeping Panama on its red list, which means the United States may have to play without star Christian Pulisic and several other U.K.-based players for its World Cup qualifier at the Central American nation on Oct. 10. The U.S. plays at Panama...

Pelosi warns UK not to imperil N Ireland peace with Brexit

Sep. 17, 2021 07:16 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi warned Britain on Friday that there will be no U.S.-U.K. trade deal unless the British government solves post-Brexit disagreements with the European Union that risk destabilizing Northern Ireland’s peace. ...

UK’s Johnson shakes up government with eye on early election

Sep. 16, 2021 13:07 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was finishing a major shakeup of his government on Thursday, shuffling his team of middle-ranking and junior ministers after making big changes at the top. Johnson appointed multiple women to ministerial jobs, a day...

Nuclear submarine deal will reshape Indo-Pacific relations

Sep. 16, 2021 10:07 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The U.S., Britain and Australia have announced they're forming a new security alliance that will help equip Australia with nuclear-powered submarines. The alliance will see a reshaping of relations in the Indo-Pacific region and beyond. Here's what it might...

Australia: Strategic shifts led it to acquire nuclear subs

Sep. 16, 2021 10:01 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia has canceled a contract with France for conventional submarines and instead will build nuclear-powered submarines using U.S. technology because of changing strategic conditions in the region, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Thursday. ...