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FILE - This Sept. 5, 1957 file photo shows Manchester United and Ireland goalkeeper Harry Gregg. Harry Gregg, the former Manchester United goalkeeper who was described as a “hero of Munich

Gregg, former Man United player and Munich hero, dies at 87

Feb. 17, 2020 5:05 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Harry Gregg, a former Manchester United goalkeeper called the “hero of Munich" for rescuing two teammates as well as a baby and her pregnant mother from the burning fuselage in the 1958 air disaster that killed 23 people, has died. He was 87. Gregg died peacefully in a hospital,...

Residents of Maine city want to halt large salmon farm

Feb. 14, 2020 1:15 AM EST

BELFAST, Maine (AP) — Dozens of Maine residents told the state they're opposed to the building of a large salmon farm in the coastal city of Belfast. The proposal from Norwegian-owned Nordic Aquafarms would create a $500 million salmon farm that uses land-based facilities to grow the fish for human...

British lawmaker Sajid Javid Chancellor of the Exchequer walks along Downing Street in London, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson shook up his government on Thursday, firing and appointing ministers to key Cabinet posts. Johnson was aiming to tighten his grip on government after winning a big parliamentary majority in December's election. That victory allowed Johnson to take Britain out of the European Union in January. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

UK Treasury chief quits as Johnson shakes up Cabinet

Feb. 13, 2020 12:22 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson tightened his grip on the government Thursday with a Cabinet shake-up that triggered the unexpected resignation of his Treasury chief, the second-most powerful figure in the administration. Sajid Javid's resignation was the most dramatic moment i n a...

Supporters of Paul McIntyre protest outside Londonderry Magistrates' Court, where he is appearing charged with the murder of journalist Lyra McKee, in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. A 52-year-old man appeared in court in Northern Ireland on Thursday in connection with the murder of Lyra McKee, a journalist shot dead during a riot involving Irish Republican Army dissidents last year. Paul McIntyre has been charged with murder, though police say they believe several people were involved and they are still seeking “evidence to bring the gunman to justice.” (Brian Lawless/PA via AP)

Man in court over killing of N Ireland journalist Lyra McKee

Feb. 13, 2020 10:41 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A 52-year-old man appeared in court Thursday in Northern Ireland in connection with the killing of Lyra McKee, a journalist shot dead during a riot involving Irish Republican Army dissidents last year. Paul McIntyre has been charged with murder, although police say they believe several people...

Man charged with murder of N Ireland journalist Lyra McKee

Feb. 12, 2020 12:51 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Police in Northern Ireland charged a 52-year-old man on Wednesday with murdering Lyra McKee, a journalist shot dead during a riot involving Irish Republican Army dissidents last year. The killing of McKee caused widespread shock in a region still scarred by decades of violence known as the...

FILE - In this file photo dated Wednesday Oct. 23, 2019, Police forensic officers attend the scene after a truck was found to contain a large number of dead bodies, in Grays, South England.  Police said Tuesday Feb. 11, 2020, that a provisional postmortem examination of 39 bodies found inside this shipping container in England concluded that the victims from Vietnam died of a combination of insufficient oxygen and overheating in a closed space.  Police said Feb. 11, they are continuing to make progress in a complex investigation. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, FILE)

Suspect in migrant truck deaths can fight extradition to UK

Feb. 12, 2020 7:00 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A truck driver wanted over the deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants found in a refrigerated container near London won a delay Wednesday to his extradition from Ireland to the U.K. At Dublin's High Court, Judge Donald Binchy ruled that 23-year-old Eamonn Harrison can appeal against an order that...

FILE - In this file photo dated Wednesday Oct. 23, 2019, Police forensic officers attend the scene after a truck was found to contain a large number of dead bodies, in Grays, South England.  Police said Tuesday Feb. 11, 2020, that a provisional postmortem examination of 39 bodies found inside this shipping container in England concluded that the victims from Vietnam died of a combination of insufficient oxygen and overheating in a closed space.  Police said Feb. 11, they are continuing to make progress in a complex investigation. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, FILE)

Vietnam truck victims died of lack oxygen, overheating

Feb. 11, 2020 2:16 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Provisional postmortem examinations of 39 bodies found inside a shipping container in southeast England concluded the victims from Vietnam died of a combination of a lack of oxygen and overheating in a closed space, police said Tuesday. The bodies were found Oct. 23 in the English town of...

Robyn Peoples, left, 26, and Sharni Edwards, 27, pose together after becoming the first same sex couple to marry in Northern Ireland, in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland, Tuesday Feb. 11, 2020. Two women tied the knot Tuesday in Northern Ireland’s first same-sex wedding, after the region became the last part of the United Kingdom to legalize gay marriage. (Liam McBurney/PA via AP)

Couple weds in Northern Ireland's first same-sex marriage

Feb. 11, 2020 12:11 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Two women tied the knot Tuesday in Northern Ireland’s first same-sex wedding, after the region became the last part of the United Kingdom to legalize gay marriage. Care worker Robyn Peoples, 26, and waitress Sharni Edwards, 27 married at a ceremony in Carrickfergus, near Belfast. The...

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street in London, to attend the weekly Prime Minister's Questions at the Houses of Parliament, in London, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

A bridge too far? UK looks at linking Scotland, N Ireland

Feb. 10, 2020 12:56 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The British government said Monday it is seriously studying the feasibility of a bridge between Scotland and Northern Ireland, an audacious idea that has been floated by Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Johnson’s spokesman, James Slack, said the proposal was being taken seriously and...

Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald celebrates with supporters after topping the poll in Dublin central at the RDS count centre in Dublin, Ireland, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

Irish election produces an earthquake as Sinn Fein tops poll

Feb. 10, 2020 12:54 PM EST

DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland braced for weeks of political uncertainty Monday after an earth-shaking election that saw the Irish Republican Army-linked party Sinn Fein — long shunned by its bigger rivals — take the largest share of votes. In a surge that upended Ireland’s traditional...