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The Latest: Navajo Nation extends “safer at home” order

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — The Navajo Nation has extended and loosened a health order intended to help curb the spread of the coronavirus. ...

Elite UK schools in spotlight over claims of misogyny, rape

LONDON (AP) — The London police department says it is investigating multiple alleged offenses described on a website that a young woman set up...

UK protesters scuffle with police during rally over new law

LONDON (AP) — Police in the English city of Bristol say they arrested 10 people during a third night of protest against a new...

Osbourne off ‘The Talk’ after inquiry into racism discussion

LOS ANGELES (AP) — CBS says Sharon Osbourne will no longer appear on its daytime show “The Talk” after a heated on-air discussion about...

China erasing H&M from internet amid Xinjiang backlash

HONG KONG (AP) — H&M disappeared from the internet in China as the government raised pressure on shoe and clothing brands and announced sanctions...

The Latest: Texas state judge upholds Austin’s mask mandate

AUSTIN, Texas — A Texas judge is allowing the City of Austin to continue to require face coverings in local businesses weeks after Gov....

NFL plans more international presence if 17 games approved

The NFL is planning to expand its international presence with more games abroad in 2022 if the 17-game regular-season schedule is approved. ...

Former Scottish leader launches new pro-independence party

LONDON (AP) — Scotland’s former first minister, Alex Salmond, announced Friday that he is making a return to frontline politics at the head of...

EU vaccine politics reach fever pitch; Britain a target

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union vaccine politics reached a fever pitch Friday with charges of British blackmail and unfair practices among EU members flying...

China sanctions Britons over West’s Xinjiang criticism

LONDON (AP) — China slapped sanctions on several British politicians and organizations Friday after the U.K. joined the European Union and others in sanctioning...

AP Interview: Serie A trying to get it right on anti-racism

ROME (AP) — A botched anti-racism campaign launch involving a painting of apes. Consistent failures to punish clubs whose fans direct monkey chants at...

UK supermarket chain Asda loses ruling over equal pay claim

LONDON (AP) — More than 40,000 store workers at Asda, Britain's third-largest supermarket chain, can proceed with their yearslong claim for equal pay following...

EXPLAINER: Sanctioned Myanmar army businesses span spectrum

BANGKOK (AP) — The two huge Myanmar military-controlled conglomerates targeted by U.S. and UK sanctions following the army coup last month span a wide...

The Latest: Gov. hopes to up number of Texans getting shots

AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Thursday that he’s hoping to increase the number of Texans getting COVID-19 vaccines after seeing a...

EU leaders grapple with surge of infections, vaccine issues

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders failed to settle a fight about the distribution of COVID-19 shots among member states Thursday but pledged to...

Cayard takes helm of underperforming US Olympic sailing team

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Paul Cayard has raced in the America’s Cup and the Olympics, and was the first American skipper to win one...

China attacks foreign clothing, shoe brands over Xinjiang

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state TV called Thursday for a boycott of H&M as Beijing lashed out at foreign clothing and footwear brands following...

British judge: Vatican made ‘appalling’ claims in UK probe

ROME (AP) — A British judge has blasted Vatican prosecutors for making “appalling” misrepresentations to the court about their investigation into the Holy See’s...

UK extends emergency coronavirus powers by 6 months

LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers agreed Thursday to prolong coronavirus emergency measures for six months, allowing the Conservative government to keep its unprecedented powers...

WWII codebreaker Turing honored on UK’s new 50-pound note

LONDON (AP) — The rainbow flag flew proudly Thursday above the Bank of England in the heart of London's financial district to commemorate World...

Iceland introduces restrictions after UK variant is detected

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Gym classes, happy hours and the near-normal life enjoyed so far by the people of Iceland ended abruptly on Thursday,...

UK court rejects Depp bid to appeal ‘wife beater’ ruling

LONDON (AP) — A British court on Thursday refused Johnny Depp permission to appeal a judge’s ruling that he assaulted ex-wife Amber Heard, saying...

UK, US impose sanctions targeting Myanmar military business

The U.K. and the United States are imposing further sanctions over human rights violations in Myanmar, Britain's top diplomat said Thursday. ...

Germany’s Merkel: EU needs to increase vaccine production

BERLIN (AP) — The European Union's problems with getting deliveries of coronavirus vaccines have underscored the need for the bloc to redouble its efforts...

Greek Independence Day events culminate in military parade

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Fighter jets flew by the ancient Acropolis and tanks rumbled past parliament in central Athens on Thursday as Greece’s celebrations...

New ‘Lord of the Rings’ edition to include Tolkien artwork

NEW YORK (AP) — An upcoming edition of J.R.R. Tolkien's “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy will include paintings, drawings and other illustrations by...

Beyond the pandemic: London’s Tube battles to stay on track

LONDON (AP) — When London came to a stop as a nationwide coronavirus lockdown was imposed a year ago, the Underground kept running as...

Spaniards line up for AstraZeneca amid concerns over vaccine

MADRID (AP) — Desperate to finally put the coronavirus pandemic behind them, thousands of Spaniards lined up to get shots of AstraZeneca on Wednesday...

EU moves toward stricter export controls for COVID-19 shots

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union moved Wednesday toward stricter export controls for coronavirus vaccines, seeking to make sure its 27 nations have more...

Belgium reverts to tighter Easter lockdown amid virus spike

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgium is reintroducing a strict lockdown in response to a surge of new COVID-19 infections, with the government saying Wednesday that...

Flying the flag: UK govt tells ministries to wave Union Jack

LONDON (AP) — The British government said Wednesday that the national flag should fly on all government buildings, the latest move in a highly...

Greece kicks off events for bicentenary of independence war

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece on Wednesday kicked off two days of celebrations to mark the bicentenary of the start of the country’s war...

China bashes US over racism, inequality, pandemic response

BEIJING (AP) — China took the U.S. to task Wednesday over racism, financial inequality and the federal government’s response to the coronavirus in an...

Merkel drops Easter shutdown plan for Germany, apologizes

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday dropped plans for a five-day shutdown over Easter, which had prompted confusion and criticism. She...

UK plan for tougher asylum-seeker rules draws criticism

LONDON (AP) — The British government said Wednesday it will toughen immigration rules to make it harder for people who arrive by unauthorized routes...

Queen Elizabeth’s granddaughter Zara has third child at home

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II's granddaughter Zara Tindall and her husband, the former rugby player, Mike Tindall, are celebrating the birth of their...

China summons foreign diplomats in protest over sanctions

BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday said it summoned foreign diplomats in protest after the United States, the European Union, Canada and Britain jointly...

Missteps could mar long-term credibility of AstraZeneca shot

LONDON (AP) — AstraZeneca’s repeated missteps in reporting vaccine data coupled with a blood clot scare could do lasting damage to the credibility of...

In split vote, probe says Scottish leader misled lawmakers

LONDON (AP) — A Scottish parliamentary investigation concluded in a split decision Tuesday that First Minister Nicola Sturgeon misled lawmakers about sexual harassment allegations...

Banksy painting raises $23 million for UK health charities

LONDON (AP) — A Banksy painting honoring Britain’s health workers in the pandemic has sold for a record 16.8 million pounds ($23.2 million), auction...

UK jobs market shows further resilience during lockdown

LONDON (AP) — Britain's jobs market showed further resilience in February even though the country has been in one of the world's most stringent...

China-Europe sanctions fight shatters image of amicable ties

BEIJING (AP) — China looked to Europe as an amicable partner as the continent's leaders resisted being drawn into President Donald Trump’s conflicts with...

China, Russia officials meet in show of unity against EU, US

BEIJING (AP) — The foreign ministers of China and Russia affirmed their countries' close ties at a meeting Tuesday, amid intense criticism and new...

The Latest: Sinovac: CoronaVac vaccine effective in children

BEIJING — Sinovac said on Monday that its COVID-19 vaccine CoronaVac is safe and effective in children ages 3-17. ...

Germany extends virus lockdown till mid-April as cases rise

BERLIN (AP) — Germany has extended its lockdown measures by another month and imposed several new restrictions, including largely shutting down public life over...

AstraZeneca: US data shows vaccine effective for all adults

WASHINGTON (AP) — AstraZeneca reported Monday that its COVID-19 vaccine provided strong protection among adults of all ages in a long-anticipated U.S. study, a...

Lawyer clears Scotland’s leader of misleading lawmakers

LONDON (AP) — Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon didn't mislead lawmakers or act improperly over sexual harassment allegations against her predecessor, a senior lawyer...

UK unveils plan for smaller, more high-tech armed forces

LONDON (AP) — Britain plans to cut the size of its army and boost spending on drones, robots and a new “cyber force” under...

EU, US, UK, Canada target China officials over Uyghur abuses

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union, Britain, Canada and the United States on Monday launched coordinated sanctions against officials in China over human rights...

UK judge says newspaper can delay statement on Meghan case

LONDON (AP) — A British newspaper doesn’t have to run a front-page statement about the Duchess of Sussex’s legal victory until it has had...

Clashes in English city of Bristol leave 20 police injured

LONDON (AP) — A protest in the English city of Bristol against new policing legislation turned into violent clashes that left at least 20...

FA Cup: Leicester ousts Man United to join Chelsea in semis

LONDON (AP) — While its neighbor is chasing a quadruple, Manchester United now has only one route to ending a four-year trophy drought. ...

The Latest: Arkansas Gov: end of mask mandate at month’s end

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Sunday that he believes his proposal to remove a mask mandate intended to slow the...

Whiskey makers face worsening hangover from trade dispute

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A hangover from Trump-era tariff disputes could become even more painful for American whiskey distillers unless their entanglement in a...

Sikh leaders celebrate upcoming holiday with vaccine clinic

LONDON (AP) — Sikh leader Balwinder Singh Basra rolled up his sleeve to get a COVID-19 vaccine Sunday at the Guru Nanak Gurdwara in...

Prince Harry gives advice to grieving children in new book

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Prince Harry has written the foreword for a new book aimed at the children of frontline workers who died in...

The Latest: UNLV now plans in-person spring graduation

LAS VEGAS — The University of Nevada, Las Vegas is changing course and now plans in-person spring graduation ceremonies in May as the coronavirus...

Germany: police clash with protesters against virus measures

BERLIN (AP) — Protesters in Germany clashed with police Saturday over coronavirus measures, with officers using water cannons, pepper spray and batons against people...

Half of UK adults have gotten one dose of COVID-19 vaccine

LONDON (AP) — Britain said Saturday that half the country’s adults have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine as the government races...

As vaccinations lag, Italy’s elderly again pay a price

BERGAMO, Italy (AP) — One year ago, Bergamo’s state-of-the-art Pope John XXIII Hospital verged on collapse as doctors struggled to treat 600 patients, with...

AstraZeneca vaccinations resume in Europe after clot scare

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Countries across Europe resumed vaccinations with the AstraZeneca shot on Friday, as leaders sought to reassure their populations it is...

G7 suggest boosting IMF reserves to help vulnerable nations

LONDON (AP) — The Group of Seven leading industrial nations on Friday proposed bolstering the International Monetary Fund's reserves for the first time since...

Vaccine delay in Britain stirs equity debate in India

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian health experts and activists on Friday said it was hypocritical for Britain to blame vaccine delays on India’s Serum...

Scottish leader under fire after lawmakers fault testimony

LONDON (AP) — Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon has dismissed suggestions that she misled lawmakers, saying opposition members of a legislative panel had made up...

The Latest: Australia seeks vaccine aid for Papua New Guinea

CANBERRA, Australia — Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison says he is working with U.S., Indian and Japanese partners to provide emergency coronavirus vaccine to...

France announces soft new virus restrictions in Paris region

PARIS (AP) — The French government backed off Thursday from ordering a tough lockdown for Paris and several other regions despite an increasingly alarming...

Biden plans to send COVID shots to Mexico, Canada

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is planning to send a combined 4 million doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to Mexico and Canada in...

EU agency: AstraZeneca vaccine safe, will add clot warning

LONDON (AP) — The European Union's drug regulatory agency said Thursday that the AstraZeneca vaccine doesn't increase the overall incidence of blood clots and...

UK faces vaccine shortfall, could delay shots for under 50s

LONDON (AP) — Britain is facing a shortfall in COVID-19 vaccine supplies that may delay the start of shots for people under 50 after...

UK regulator: People should keep getting AstraZeneca shots

LONDON (AP) — British regulators said Thursday that people should keep getting AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine following its review of data on patients who suffered...

Group of Seven slams Russia annexation of Crimea, 7 years on

BERLIN (AP) — The Group of Seven major industrialized countries on Thursday issued a strong condemnation of what it called Russia's ongoing “occupation” of...

Lawyers for Johnny Depp seek to appeal ‘wife beater’ ruling

LONDON (AP) — Lawyers for Johnny Depp told Britain's Court of Appeal Thursday that the actor's ex-wife, Amber Heard, did not donate all of...

Envoy protests mandated virus tests for foreigners in Seoul

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Britain’s ambassador to South Korea on Thursday criticized South Korean health authorities for mandating coronavirus tests on all foreign...

Bank of England: Cautious optimism over UK economic outlook

LONDON (AP) — The Bank of England voiced cautious optimism Thursday about the U.K.'s economic outlook in the wake of a sharp fall in...

Biden recommits to Good Friday accord on St. Patrick’s Day

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden marked St. Patrick’s Day on Wednesday by recommitting the U.S. to the Good Friday Agreement, which has come...

After vaccine freeze, European countries seek a quick thaw

PARIS (AP) — First, France abruptly halted AstraZeneca vaccinations. Now, the French prime minister wants to get one as soon as he can. ...

Reynolds, Odunze receive US call-ups but not Hoppe

CHICAGO (AP) — Defender Bryan Reynolds received his first call-up to the U.S. national team after the 19-year-old made his debut for Roma last...

EXPLAINER: How Uber UK case could foreshadow gig work revamp

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EU chief warns of action to protect pledged vaccine supplies

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s chief executive warned Wednesday that the EU would not hesitate to take action, including possible export restrictions, to...

UK foreign secretary: Democracy in retreat around the world

LONDON (AP) — Democracy is “in retreat” globally and facing the greatest threat since the end of the Cold War, Britain’s Foreign Secretary said...

‘We can rest when we retire’: Rashford rejects burnout fears

With 46 appearances for his club and his country in less than six months, Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford is pushing his body to...

CBS says ‘The Talk’ staying off air after racism talk

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS says its daytime show “The Talk” will stay on hiatus for another week after a discussion about racism involving...

Uber to give UK drivers minimum wage, pension, holiday pay

LONDON (AP) — Uber is giving its U.K. drivers the minimum wage, pensions and holiday pay, following a recent court ruling that said they...

Canada lags in vaccinations but expects to catch up quickly

TORONTO (AP) — Canada once was hailed as a success story in dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, faring much better than the United States...

UK to lift nuclear stockpile cap; looks to Asia post-Brexit

LONDON (AP) — Britain's government said Tuesday the U.K. will prioritize diplomatic engagement with Asian countries in the coming decade and lift its own...

NatWest unit faces criminal charge in money laundering case

LONDON (AP) — National Westminster Bank has been charged with violating money laundering laws in relation to 365 million pounds ($505 million) deposited into...

Britain’s Prince Philip returns home after treatment

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Prince Philip returned to Windsor Castle on Tuesday, following a month in the hospital during which he was treated for...

UK funds street lights, CCTV amid anger over woman’s killing

LONDON (AP) — Britain's government plans to increase funding for street lighting and closed-circuit TV as part of a package of measures to help...

EXPLAINER: Why countries are halting the AstraZeneca shot

LONDON (AP) — At least a dozen countries including Germany, France, Italy and Spain have now temporarily suspended their use of AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine...

Major European nations suspend use of AstraZeneca vaccine

BERLIN (AP) — A cascading number of European countries — including Germany, France, Italy and Spain — suspended use of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine Monday...

The Latest: China donates vaccine doses to UN peacekeepers

UNITED NATIONS -- China’s U.N. ambassador says China is donating 300,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines to U.N. peacekeepers, with priority given to those serving...

UK police protest response stokes outrage before crime bill

LONDON (AP) — British police officers’ decision to break up a weekend vigil for a woman killed after being abducted while walking home at...

EU takes legal action vs UK over Brexit deal delays

The divorce between the U.K. and the EU is turning nastier by the day. ...

The Latest: Mexico’s president knocks US over vaccines

MEXICO CITY — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador took a dig at the U.S. government Sunday, saying the United States has not helped...

Ireland suspends AstraZeneca vaccine amid blood clot reports

LONDON (AP) — Irish health officials on Sunday recommended the temporary suspension of the AstraZeneca vaccine after reports of serious blood clotting after inoculations...

Arsenal wins derby; Man U, Leicester strengthen top-4 bids

LONDON (AP) — It says a lot about Arsenal's struggles that not even a first north London derby win in more than two years...

American forward Gooch wins EFL Trophy for Sunderland

LONDON (AP) — American forward Lynden Gooch clinched the EFL Trophy for Sunderland by scoring in a 1-0 victory over Tranmere in the final...

London police chief says she won’t quit after vigil clashes

LONDON (AP) — London's police commissioner on Sunday defended her officers' actions and said she didn't intend to resign, after coming under heavy criticism...

The Latest: All Duke University undergrads must quarantine

DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke University issued a quarantine order for all of its undergraduates effective Saturday night due to a coronavirus outbreak caused by...

London police tactics at vigil for slain woman draw scrutiny

LONDON (AP) — London’s police department is under scrutiny for the way officers handled some participants at an unofficial vigil Saturday night for a...

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