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The Latest: Britain’s daily average cases nearly 52,000

LONDON — A weekly survey by Britain’s statistics agency shows an average of nearly 52,000 daily coronavirus cases, an increase of nearly 50% in...

UK court rejects libel suit from Russian over Steele dossier

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s High Court on Friday dismissed a libel claim by a Russian businessman against the author of a report on U.S....

The Latest: India’s downward trend in new cases continues

NEW DELHI — India has reported 48,648 new coronavirus cases, continuing a downward trend in infections even as the country’s caseload has crossed 8...

‘Difficult winter’: Europe divided on lockdowns; cases soar

BRUSSELS (AP) — The World Health Organization’s Europe director expressed deep concern on Thursday after the region again recorded the highest-ever weekly incidence of...

The Latest: Nice attacker a Tunisian, had Quran copy on him

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on a knife attack in Nice, France, (all times local): ...

WHO: Europe now has more than 10 million COVID-19 cases

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization’s Europe director said Thursday that the 53-country region has again reached a new weekly record for confirmed...

UK Labour leader says anti-Semitism brings shame on party

LONDON (AP) — Officials in Britain's opposition Labour Party failed to stamp out anti-Semitism and committed “unlawful acts of harassment and discrimination,” the U.K....

IMF blames resurgent coronavirus for UK growth downgrades

LONDON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund has downgraded its growth forecasts for the British economy for this year and next, following an acceleration...

‘So frustrating’: Grave missteps seen in US virus response

NEW YORK (AP) — A president who downplayed the coronavirus threat, scorned masks and undercut scientists at every turn. Governors who resisted or rolled...

Judge grants 9-month delay to Meghan’s lawsuit against paper

LONDON (AP) — A British judge on Thursday granted a request by the Duchess of Sussex to postpone the trial of her privacy lawsuit...

UK’s Lloyds bank returns to profit on housing market rebound

LONDON (AP) — British's Lloyds Banking Group returned to profit in the third quarter of the year as it benefited from a rebound in...

UK under pressure as COVID-19 epidemic doubling every 9 days

LONDON (AP) — The British government is under pressure to develop a national strategy to combat a surge of COVID-19 cases and “rescue Christmas’’...

France, Germany impose new lockdowns to curb virus spread

BERLIN (AP) — France announced a full nationwide lockdown for the second time this year and German officials imposed a partial four-week lockdown Wednesday,...

UK vaccine chief warns of over-optimism, early imperfection

LONDON (AP) — Warning that the first COVID-19 vaccines may be imperfect, the head of the U.K effort to develop a vaccine called Wednesday...

Amazon launches Swedish site in 1st leg of Nordic expansion

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Amazon has launched a website in Sweden as the first leg of a long-anticipated expansion into the tech-savvy Nordic region that...

Meghan seeks to postpone trial in privacy suit against paper

LONDON (AP) — The Duchess of Sussex is seeking to delay the start of the trial in her privacy lawsuit against a British newspaper...

France ends search after Channel capsize kills family of 4

PARIS (AP) — French rescuers on Wednesday abandoned the hunt for survivors from a boat carrying migrants that capsized while trying to cross the...

GSK says Q3 earnings fall 14.4% amid COVID-19 disruption

LONDON (AP) — Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline says third-quarter earnings fell 14.4% as disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic reduced sales of vaccines, antibiotics and consumer...

Heathrow loses claim to being Europe’s biggest airport

LONDON (AP) — London’s Heathrow Airport says it has lost its place as Europe’s busiest air hub to Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris...

Sanofi, GSK to provide COVID-19 vaccine to global alliance

LONDON (AP) — Drugmakers Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline have agreed to provide 200 million doses of their potential COVID-19 vaccine to the COVAX Facility, a...

Champions League: Madrid in trouble despite late fightback

With one point from its opening two games, Real Madrid is facing another fight to preserve its proud record of qualifying for the knockout...

4 dead, 15 rescued in English Channel migrant boat sinking

PARIS (AP) — At least four people, including two young children, died Tuesday when a boat carrying at least 19 migrants capsized off France...

BP reports 3Q earnings plunge amid falling demand

LONDON (AP) — BP plc says third-quarter earnings plunged 96% as the COVID-19 pandemic reduced energy prices and demand. ...

UK judge to rule Nov 2 on Depp’s libel suit against tabloid

LONDON (AP) — A British judge will rule next week on whether Johnny Depp was libelled by a tabloid newspaper that branded him a...

The Latest: India’s daily infections at lowest in 3 months

NEW DELHI — Authorities in India are reporting 36,470 newly confirmed coronavirus infections — that’s the lowest one-day tally in more than three months...

Prince Harry says ignorance no excuse for unconscious bias

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Prince Harry says it took him many years and the experience of living with his wife, the former Meghan Markle,...

7 held for suspected tanker hijack after UK commando raid

LONDON (AP) — Seven stowaways seized when British naval special forces stormed an oil tanker in the English Channel have been arrested on suspicion...

City lacking usual spark amid injuries, fixture pile-up

Manchester City’s weary players boarded a plane to France on Monday, the southern city of Marseille being the latest stop on their gruelling and...

Harry Styles investing in new music venue in Manchester

LONDON (AP) — While most music stars are rescheduling tour dates to 2021, Harry Styles is looking farther ahead and making plans to headline...

Show goes on for Olivier Awards, even with UK theaters shut

LONDON (AP) — Andrew Scott and Ian McKellen were among acting winners as Britain’s Laurence Olivier Awards celebrated the best of the London stage...

UK military seizes tanker that reported violent stowaways

LONDON (AP) — The U.K. military seized control of an oil tanker that dropped anchor in the English Channel after reporting Sunday it had...

Everton loses last unbeaten record in unpredictable EPL

For the first time in more than half a century, England’s top division is without an unbeaten team after six rounds of games. ...

UK doctors demand free meals for kids as COVID fuels hunger

LONDON (AP) — Pediatricians are urging the British government to reverse course and provide free meals for poor children during school holidays as the...

The Latest: New outbreak delays easing of rules in Melbourne

MELBOURNE, Australia — A COVID-19 outbreak in the north of Melbourne has led health authorities in Australia’s Victoria state to hold off on any...

UK-US trade pact opposed with Trump, cows and pigs as props

LONDON (AP) — Demonstrators dressed as chickens, a cow and President Donald Trump gathered Saturday in London to protest a proposed U.S.-U.K. trade deal...

No escaping from Wales: UK police to enforce travel ban

LONDON (AP) — A police force in England says it will try to stop people from leaving Wales, which has started a 17-day lockdown...

The Latest: Mexico’s Chihuahua border state back in lockdown

MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s northern border state of Chihuahua returned to the highest level of alert and lockdown Friday after coronavirus cases jumped there...

UK police recover stolen Ming dynasty vase worth $3 million

LONDON (AP) — British police say they have recovered a 15th-century Chinese vase valued at 2.5 million pounds ($3.3 million) that was stolen in...

400 years on, Mayflower’s legacy includes pride, prejudice

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Four centuries after white Europeans stepped off the Mayflower and onto America’s shores, some descendants of the colonists are wrestling...

Japan, Britain sign free trade deal for post-Brexit era

TOKYO (AP) — Japan and Britain signed a bilateral free trade deal Friday in the the first such major post-Brexit deal, reducing tariffs on...

AP Explains: Why are UK and EU still arguing over Brexit?

LONDON (AP) — It’s more than four years since Britain voted to leave the European Union, and almost a year since Prime Minister Boris...

Epstein ex Maxwell denied getting Prince Andrew sex partners

NEW YORK (AP) — Jeffrey Epstein’s ex-girlfriend denied introducing Britain’s Prince Andrew to underage sex partners in a defensive and combative deposition made public...

UK boosts business aid amid pressure to ease virus impact

LONDON (AP) — U.K. Treasury chief Rishi Sunak is increasing subsidies for bars, pubs and restaurants hammered by strict new measures to slow the...

Europe faces more curfews, restrictions as virus cases swell

ROME (AP) — Curfews were largely expanded Thursday across France, which registered some 41.600 new confirmed virus cases to approach a total of 1...

UK expert: Racism not to blame for minorities’ COVID risk

LONDON (AP) — A scientist newly appointed as an advisor to the British government has expressed skepticism about focusing on the role of structural...

New Huawei phone comes at crucial time for Chinese company

LONDON (AP) — Huawei’s new smartphone has an upgraded camera, its latest advanced chipset and a better battery. What it may not have outside...

Banksy artwork sells for almost $10 million at auction

LONDON (AP) — Banksy’s playful take on a famous Impressionist painting has sold at auction for 7.6 million pounds ($9.8 million), the second-highest price...

UK festival curator accuses UAE minister of sex assault

LONDON (AP) — The chair of Britain’s Hay literary festival said Sunday the event will not return to Abu Dhabi after one of the...

Appeal court judges rule UK deportation policy unlawful

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Court of Appeal ruled Wednesday that a government policy that gave migrants as little as 72 hours’ notice before they...

UK-EU trade talks back on after bloc offers olive branch

BRUSSELS (AP) — Britain and the European Union will resume their stalled trade negotiations at an “intensified” pace, the British government said Wednesday, in...

UK government borrowing hits record due to pandemic

LONDON (AP) — The COVID-19 pandemic is battering Britain’s public finances, pushing government borrowing to a record last month as tax revenue fell and...

Another chunk of England faces tight virus restrictions

LONDON (AP) — The British government on Wednesday put another 1.4 million people into England’s tightest coronavirus restrictions, but faced growing criticism that its...

Many thorny global situations hinge on US election outcome

LONDON (AP) — Four years after Donald Trump’s election reframed how many nations interacted with the United States, the way that the world’s foremost...

Many thorny global situations hinge on US election outcome

LONDON (AP) — Four years after Donald Trump's election reframed how many nations interacted with the United States, the way that the world's foremost...

The Latest: Imported workers test positive in New Zealand

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Eighteen fishing crewmen who last week flew to New Zealand from Moscow have tested positive for the coronavirus, underscoring the...

Leaders in US, Europe divided on response to surging virus

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Virus cases are surging across Europe and many U.S. states, but responses by leaders are miles apart, with officials...

The Latest: UEFA cancels men’s soccer under-19 Euros

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ...

UK to infect healthy volunteers in vaccine research trial

LONDON (AP) — Danica Marcos wants to be infected with COVID-19. ...

Tough virus rules imposed on Manchester after talks collapse

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson imposed strict coronavirus restrictions on England's second-largest urban area Tuesday, after talks with officials in Greater...

‘Gimme Some Lovin’ rock star Spencer Davis dead at 81

LONDON (AP) — Spencer Davis, a British guitarist and bandleader whose eponymous rock group had 1960s hits including “Gimme Some Lovin’” and “I’m a...

European nations mixed in their response to virus spikes

Countries across Europe are battling coronavirus infection spikes with new lockdowns, curfews, face mask orders and virus tracking smart phone apps. ...

UK’s Lords condemns Brexit bill as UK-EU talks stay stalled

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s upper house of Parliament delivered a resounding condemnation of the government’s contentious new Brexit legislation on Tuesday, as a standoff...

Wales locks down as COVID-19 cases spike; Manchester resists

LONDON (AP) — Wales became the second nation in the United Kingdom to lock down large swaths of its economy to combat rising coronavirus...

UK, EU inch toward more Brexit talks but hurdles remain

LONDON (AP) — Britain and the European Union edged toward resuming their troubled trade talks on Monday, after the bloc's chief negotiator said he...

English women’s soccer targets titles, player development

LONDON (AP) — England’s soccer leadership has a couple of priorities for the women’s teams. ...

As virus flares globally, new strategies target hot spots

NEW YORK (AP) — After entire nations were shut down during the first surge of the coronavirus earlier this year, some countries and U.S....

‘It’s really crazy’: Late goals cap another wild day in EPL

A two-week break for international matches has done nothing to suppress the relentless unpredictability of this season’s Premier League. ...

Facebook’s long and halting fight against misinformation

Facebook is facing its toughest challenge yet: an election complicated by a pandemic, a deeply divided nation lured by conspiracy theories and alternate versions...

UK minister: Door ‘still ajar’ for post-Brexit talks with EU

LONDON (AP) — A senior British official said Sunday the door is “still ajar” for post-Brexit talks to continue with the European Union if...

Van Dijk injury causes concern for frustrated Liverpool

Virgil van Dijk has been a commanding — even transcendent — presence at the heart of Liverpool’s defense throughout the team’s rise to the...

New virus restrictions in Europe; Merkel warns of hard days

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Germans to come together like they did in the spring to slow the spread of the coronavirus...

Dark déjà vu for European economy as virus cases spike

LONDON (AP) — Europe’s economy was just catching its breath from what had been the sharpest recession in modern history. A resurgence in coronavirus...

UK Space Agency backs medical drone delivery project

LONDON (AP) — A medical drone delivery service founded by trainee doctors that aims to transport coronavirus samples, test kits and protective equipment between...

Virus at ‘turning point’ in Europe, hitting at-risk groups

MILAN (AP) — Doctors are warning that Europe is at a turning point as the coronavirus surges back across the continent, including among vulnerable...

UK says EU trade talks ‘over’ but bloc sees room for a deal

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Friday that the U.K. must prepare for a no-deal break with the European Union unless...

UK says Instagram to crack down on hidden influencer ads

LONDON (AP) — British regulators said Friday that Instagram will clamp down on “hidden advertising” by social media influencers. ...

China rapidly expands use of experimental COVID-19 vaccines

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China is rapidly increasing the number of people receiving its experimental coronavirus vaccines, with a city offering one to the...

UK fines British Airways for failures in 2018 data hack

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s information commissioner has fined British Airways 20 million pounds ($25 million) for failing to protect personal data for some 400,000...

Virus curbs widen England’s north-south rift, stir animosity

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Liverpool, the English port city that gave the world the Beatles, weathered decades of industrial decline before becoming a celebrated...

Brexit trade talks: both EU and UK dig in heels

BRUSSELS (AP) — With both sides digging in their heels as another Brexit deadline passed Thursday, the European Union and Britain demanded concessions from...

Europe, US reel as virus infections surge at record pace

Coronavirus cases around the world have climbed to all-time highs of more than 330,000 per day as the scourge comes storming back across Europe...

UN: Europe’s pandemic restrictions are absolutely necessary

LONDON (AP) — The head of the World Health Organization’s Europe office said the exponential surge of coronavirus cases across the continent has warranted...

Out and about again: Queen Elizabeth in visit with William

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday carried out her first public engagement outside of a royal residence since early March when the...

Cybercrime money-launders busted by European police, FBI

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — European and American officials said Thursday that they have arrested 20 people in several countries for allegedly belonging to an...

‘Black Spartacus,’ Beatles book vie for nonfiction prize

LONDON (AP) — Books about a Haitian revolutionary, The Beatles and the brain are finalists for Britain’s leading nonfiction literary award. ...

EU imposes sanctions on 6 Russians over Navalny poisoning

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union and Britain imposed sanctions Thursday on six Russians, some among the highest-ranked officials in the nation, and a...

Ryanair blames European ‘mismanagement’ for winter cuts

LONDON (AP) — Ryanair became the latest European airline to announce big reductions in its winter schedule after coronavirus-related travel restrictions were reimposed...

On eve of UK deadline, trade talks with EU still stalled

BRUSSELS (AP) — On the eve of a European Union summit that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson had set as a deadline to seal...

UK’s COVID-19 strategy unraveling as regions choose own path

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s new strategy for combating COVID-19 seemed to unravel Wednesday as regional leaders chose their own paths...

Herbert Kretzmer, lyricist of Les Miserables, dead at 95

LONDON (AP) — Herbert Kretzmer, the journalist and lyricist best known for his English-language adaptation of the musical Les Miserables, has died. He was...

Europe Today: Closing schools is latest front in virus fight

PRAGUE (AP) — Dark splotches that indicate zones of high coronavirus contagion are staining maps of Europe blood red as governments scramble to prevent...

Study: Health systems, govt responses linked to virus tolls

BERLIN (AP) — Scientists say a comparison of 21 developed countries during the start of the coronavirus pandemic shows that those with early lockdowns...

UK urged to conclude trade deal with EU to limit Brexit cost

LONDON (AP) — A leading international economic watchdog urged the British government to conclude a free trade agreement with the European Union in the...

More masks, less play: Europe tightens rules as virus surges

GENEVA (AP) — Governments across Europe are ratcheting up restrictions to try to beat back a resurgence of the coronavirus that has sent new...

The Latest: Champions Hockey League cancels upcoming season

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ...

Lives Lost: London rabbi worked to end community’s isolation

LONDON (AP) — Rabbi Avrohom Pinter gave his life to save his neighbors. ...

Germany, France call for UK concessions in EU-UK trade talks

BRUSSELS (AP) — Germany and France on Tuesday pressured the United Kingdom to make concessions in three key areas of Brexit trade negotiations —...

UK defends new virus restrictions; critics say it’s too late

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s government on Tuesday defended its new three-tier system of COVID-19 risks and restrictions, but critics suggested it was too little,...

UK unemployment ascent accelerates amid winter job fears

LONDON (AP) — Unemployment in the U.K. spiked higher in August, a clear sign that the jobless rate is heading towards levels not seen...

Report: Most exporters do little to prevent foreign bribery

BERLIN (AP) — An anti-corruption watchdog on Tuesday ranked the United States and United Kingdom as the largest exporters most active at enforcing rules...

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