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Can COVID-19 vaccines be mixed and matched?

Can COVID-19 vaccines be mixed and matched? ...

Virus scuttles Glastonbury Festival for second straight year

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Glastonbury music festival has fallen victim to the coronavirus pandemic for the second year in a row. ...

UK, EU in spat over diplomatic status of bloc’s ambassador

LONDON (AP) — Britain has sparked a post-Brexit spat with the European Union by declining to grant the bloc’s first-ever ambassador to the country...

Organists offer soundtrack to jabs at medieval UK cathedral

SALISBURY, England (AP) — David Halls isn’t a doctor, nurse or ambulance driver, but he wanted to contribute in the fight against COVID-19. So...

Lawyer says ex-royal staff will shed light on Meghan letter

LONDON (AP) — A lawyer for the publisher of the Daily Mail newspaper said Wednesday that the Duchess of Sussex had no reasonable expectation...

Delay in Pfizer vaccine shipments frustrate Europe, Canada

BRUSSELS (AP) — Frustration is mounting from Europe to North America over reduced shipments of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine while the U.S. pharmaceutical company increases...

Music stars slam UK’s ‘shameful’ failure on EU touring rules

LONDON (AP) — Dozens of U.K. music stars including Elton John, Ed Sheeran and conductor Simon Rattle say musicians have been “shamefully failed” by...

Dutch propose curfew to rein in virus; will ban more flights

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government wants to impose a curfew as part of beefed-up restrictions to rein in the spread of...

Theresa May rebukes Boris Johnson as UK welcomes Biden era

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson welcomed the start of a new U.K.-U.S. chapter on Wednesday under incoming U.S. President Joe Biden,...

The Latest: Hawaii says scarcity hinders vaccination efforts

HONOLULU — Hawaii’s leaders say limited supply is the main thing constraining distribution of the coronavirus vaccine in the state. ...

Germany to extend virus shutdown until mid-February

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday that Germany is extending its pandemic restrictions, including the closure of schools and stores, until mid-February...

UK: ‘Genocide’ clause to China trade deals narrowly defeated

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson narrowly avoided a defeat in Parliament on Tuesday after lawmakers voted against a controversial proposal seeking...

Meghan seeks court ruling over ‘serious breach’ of privacy

LONDON (AP) — Lawyers for the Duchess of Sussex asked a British judge on Tuesday to settle her lawsuit against a newspaper before it...

Teeter-totters at U.S.-Mexico border win UK design prize

LONDON (AP) — A collection of teeter-totters that briefly allowed children on both sides of the US-Mexico border wall to play together has won...

A new COVID-19 challenge: Mutations rise along with cases

The race against the virus that causes COVID-19 has taken a new turn: Mutations are rapidly popping up, and the longer it takes to...

Survey: Major European allies optimistic about Biden admin

BERLIN (AP) — U.S. President-elect Joe Biden will assume office amid a surge in optimism among major European allies, and at home, about the...

Spain’s rising cases give pandemic hospital a second chance

MADRID (AP) — As soon as the lifeless body is silently pushed away on a stretcher, a cleaning battalion moves into the intensive care...

Concerns grow over Eurostar rail service linking UK, EU

PARIS (AP) — The head of France’s state rail company has sounded the alarm over the future of the Eurostar train service, which connects...

The Latest: China grapples with virus outbreaks in northeast

BEIJING — China is now dealing with coronavirus outbreaks across its frigid northeast, prompting additional lockdowns and travel bans. ...

Trump baby protest blimp enters Museum of London collection

LONDON (AP) — The Trump Baby Blimp will live on long after its namesake has left the White House. ...

Blend it with Beckham: Neville hired to coach Inter Miami

MIAMI (AP) — Phil Neville and David Beckham won Premier League championships together at Manchester United. They’re teaming up again with hopes of winning...

UK seafood trucks protest at Parliament over Brexit red tape

LONDON (AP) — Trucks owned by U.K. shellfish firms descended on Britain's Parliament Monday to protest the Brexit-related red tape they claim is suffocating...

The Latest: Slovakia wants tests for nearly all in nine days

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia — Slovakia is launching a project to test almost all citizens for the coronavirus in nine days. ...

UK aims to give 1st COVID-19 shot to all adults by September

LONDON (AP) — The U.K. government plans to offer a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine to every adult by September as the nation’s health...

Austria extends lockdown to Feb. 7, toughens some measures

BERLIN (AP) — The Austrian government is extending the country's lockdown until Feb. 7 in a drive to push down still-high infection figures as...

Prince William worried about strain on UK emergency workers

LONDON (AP) — Prince William says he is concerned about the mental health of U.K. ambulance drivers, police officers and other first responders who...

European powers press Iran to back off latest nuclear move

BERLIN (AP) — Germany, France and Britain pressed Iran on Saturday to back off the latest planned violation of its 2015 nuclear deal with...

The Latest: Mexico hits another record for COVID-19 cases

Mexico posted a record spike in coronavirus cases on Friday, with 21,366 newly confirmed infections, about double the daily rate of increase just a...

EU regulator: Hackers ‘manipulated’ stolen vaccine documents

LONDON (AP) — The European Union's drug regulator said Friday that COVID-19 vaccine documents stolen from its servers by hackers have been not only...

WHO cites human behavior more than variants as virus spreads

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization's emergencies chief said Friday that the impact of new variants of COVID-19 in places like Britain, South...

UK toughens up borders over Brazil virus variant fears

LONDON (AP) — The U.K. moved Friday to toughen up its entry requirements beyond its surprise decision to ban travel from South America and...

Another recession looms for UK economy as lockdowns bite

LONDON (AP) — The British economy looks set to fall back into recession after official figures on Friday showed that it shrank by 2.6%...

Spain rejects virus confinement as most of Europe stays home

MADRID (AP) — While most of Europe kicked off 2021 with earlier curfews or stay-at-home orders, authorities in Spain insist the new coronavirus variant...

The Latest: China says COVID-19 hospitalizations above 1,000

BEIJING — China says it is now treating more than 1,000 people for COVID-19 as numbers of cases continue to surge in the country’s...

Brexit hikes costs, hassle for UK musicians touring EU

LONDON (AP) — British musicians are demanding that the UK government faces the music after new post-Brexit regulations failed to consider their unique work...

A day to remember: London nursing home greets virus vaccine

LONDON (AP) — In 1948, John Peake won a silver medal at the Olympic Games in London. In 2021, also in London, he struck...

UK fishers cry foul as Brexit red tape leaves catch rotting

LONDON (AP) — British fishing communities were among the strongest supporters of Brexit. But now some say they face ruin because of new red...

Leaders like UK’s Johnson who wooed Trump face tricky reset

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said a lot of nice things about Donald Trump over the years, from expressing admiration...

Spain: Judge orders incapacitated woman to get virus vaccine

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A judge in northwest Spain has overruled a family's objections and decided to allow health authorities to administer a coronavirus...

Britain’s Johnson pledges UK vaccine program will run 24-7

LONDON (AP) — Britain's coronavirus vaccine program will operate around the clock seven days a week “as soon as we can,” Prime Minister Boris...

German government defends slow vaccination campaign

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s health minister on Wednesday defended the government's decision to procure and approve vaccines against the coronavirus along with the rest...

Sarah, Duchess of York, to publish debut historical romance

LONDON (AP) — Sarah, the Duchess of York, has landed a book deal for her debut novel for adults, a historical romance fictionalizing the...

David Barclay, billionaire twin Telegraph owner, dies at 86

LONDON (AP) — David Barclay, one of the billionaire identical twins whose business empire includes Britain’s Daily Telegraph newspaper, has died, the newspaper said...

Dutch hold mass coronavirus testing amid new variant fears

BERGSCHENHOEK, Netherlands (AP) — Residents of a Dutch town filed into a sports hall Wednesday to take part in the country's first mass coronavirus...

NIreland stores see empty shelves as Brexit trade rules bite

LONDON (AP) — The U.K.’s biggest supermarket chains warned Wednesday that food supplies in Northern Ireland face disruption because of new checks imposed by...

No choice: Dutch PM extends coronavirus lockdown by 3 weeks

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte extended his country's tough five-week lockdown by a further three weeks Tuesday amid concerns...

EU regulator is considering Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine

LONDON (AP) — The European Medicines Agency said Tuesday that AstraZeneca and Oxford University have submitted an application for their COVID-19 vaccine to be...

UN: COVID-19 herd immunity unlikely in 2021 despite vaccines

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization’s chief scientist warned that even as numerous countries start rolling out vaccination programs to stop COVID-19, herd...

Libyan man sentenced to life for deadly UK park stabbings

LONDON (AP) — A Libyan man who stabbed three friends to death as they sat in an English city park on a summer evening...

‘The most dangerous time’: UK sees toughest virus threat yet

LONDON (AP) — The U.K. opened seven mass vaccination centers Monday as it moved into the most perilous moment of the COVID-19 pandemic, with...

50 countries vow to protect 30% of land and sea by 2030

PARIS (AP) — At least 50 countries committed to protecting 30% of the planet, including land and sea, over the next decade to halt...

Chunky bootmaker Dr. Martens to sell shares to public

LONDON (AP) — The maker of Dr. Martens boots, the chunky-soled footwear once championed by rebellious young people but now favored by celebrities like...

Conductor Simon Rattle to leave London post for Munich

LONDON (AP) — Simon Rattle is set to leave his job as musical director at the London Symphony Orchestra to lead the Munich-based Bavarian...

The Latest: Scores test positive in China’s Hebei province

BEIJING — Chinese health authorities say scores more people have tested positive for coronavirus in Hebei province bordering on the capital Beijing. ...

Spurs show no mercy to 8th-tier Marine, Crawley stuns Leeds

The biggest mismatch in the FA Cup’s 150-year history delivered a predictably brutal result as Tottenham showed no mercy to an eighth-tier opponent whose...

Johnson under fire as UK again faces onslaught of COVID-19

LONDON (AP) — The crisis facing Britain this winter is depressingly familiar: Stay-at-home orders and empty streets. Hospitals overflowing. A daily toll of many...

UK ramps up vaccine rollout, targets every adult by autumn

LONDON (AP) — Britain's health secretary said Sunday that every adult in the country will be offered a COVID-19 vaccine by the autumn as...

UN envoy: Britain is `gung ho’ about world role after Brexit

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Britain’s new U.N. ambassador says the government is feeling “gung ho” about continuing its role as an important player on...

The Latest: Mexico sees record 16,105 new virus cases

MEXICO CITY — Mexico has posted another daily record for newly confirmed coronavirus cases, with 16,105 new infections reported Saturday, and a near-record of...

Queen Elizabeth II and husband receive COVID-19 vaccinations

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, Prince Philip, have received their COVID-19 vaccinations, royal officials said Saturday. ...

UK to vaccinate out of pandemic by looking to local GPs

LONDON (AP) — British Health Secretary Matt Hancock turned up at a doctor’s office in London this week to highlight the start of coronavirus...

London mayor seeks help as UK sees record new virus deaths

LONDON (AP) — London's mayor declared the capital's COVID-19 situation to be critical Friday, reflecting deteriorating conditions for beleaguered hospitals, as the country recorded...

Study suggests Pfizer vaccine works against virus variant

New research suggests Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine can protect against a mutation found in the two more-contagious variants of the coronavirus that have erupted in...

WHO: Rich nations, vaccine firms should stop bilateral deals

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization chief appealed on Friday to makers of COVID-19 vaccines and the wealthier countries buying them to “stop...

Companies say post-Brexit rules are clogging up UK-EU trade

LONDON (AP) — Some businesses said Friday that costs and paperwork are hampering trade between Britain and the European Union as the reality of...

5 nations want Iran to deliver justice on downed plane

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The countries whose citizens were killed when Iran accidentally shot down a Ukrainian jetliner said Friday they want Iran “to...

EPL to punish virus rule breaches; 10 Villa players positive

The Premier League warned clubs Friday that disciplinary action will be taken over breaches of coronavirus rules amid a sharp rise in cases, including...

UK investigates Google’s plan to revamp Chrome browser

LONDON (AP) — Britain's competition watchdog said Friday it launched an investigation into Google's plan to overhaul its ad data system over worries it...

EU regulators OK increasing doses from virus vaccine vials

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's drug agency on Friday approved doctors drawing one more dose from each vial of the coronavirus vaccine made...

Iran’s top leader bans corona vaccines from US, Britain

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Friday banned Iran from importing of American Pfizer-BioNTech and Britain’s Astrazeneca Covid-19 vaccines, a reflection...

The Latest: China city offers rewards to root out untested

BEIJING — A city in northern China is offering rewards of 500 yuan ($77) for anyone who reports on a resident who has not...

London’s field hospital to be used amid acute COVID pressure

LONDON (AP) — Britain's National Health Service will from next week employ a little-used field hospital specially built at a huge exhibition center in...

Timeline: After years of slow steps, Facebook muzzles Trump

In a step many thought would never come, Facebook and Twitter have suspended President Donald Trump from posting to their platforms following the storming...

The Latest: Australia moves up vaccination start to February

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia is advancing the start of its coronavirus vaccination program to mid-February, with plans to inoculate 15% of the population by...

Albert Roux, major influence on UK dining habits, dies at 85

LONDON (AP) — Albert Roux, the French-born chef and restaurateur who along with his late brother Michel had a profound influence on British dining...

UK leader vows to use ‘every second’ to vaccinate vulnerable

LONDON (AP) — U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson pledged that his government would use “every available second” to shield the elderly and the vulnerable...

WikiLeaks founder Assange denied bail in UK

LONDON (AP) — A British judge on Wednesday denied bail to WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange, ordering him to remain in a high-security prison while...

UK watchdog investigates chip maker Nvidia’s takeover of Arm

LONDON (AP) — British regulators are investigating graphics chip maker Nvidia's $40 billion purchase of chip designer Arm over concerns about its effect on...

The Latest: China’s Hebei toughens virus rules over outbreak

BEIJING — China’s Hebei province is enforcing stricter control measures following a further rise in coronavirus cases in the province, which is adjacent to...

Pandemic haunts new year as virus growth outpaces vaccines

LONDON (AP) — Despite growing vaccine access, January is looking grim around the globe as the coronavirus resurges and reshapes itself from Britain to...

Germany extends lockdown until Jan 31 and toughens curbs

BERLIN (AP) — The German government said Tuesday it is extending the country's lockdown by three weeks until Jan. 31, tightening curbs on social...

UK hospitals stagger as new virus variant takes huge toll

LONDON (AP) — Britain is facing a long, bleak winter as cold, wet weather and a more contagious variant of the coronavirus put unprecedented...

Man United gaining respect from rivals ahead of crucial week

Over the next seven days, Manchester United can reach a cup final and climb to the top of the Premier League — all at...

The Latest: China makes parts of province high danger zones

BEIJING — China has designated parts of Hebei province near Beijing as a coronavirus high danger zone after 14 new cases of COVID-19 were...

EXPLAINER: US regulator weighs in on vaccine dosing debate

The first Americans vaccinated against COVID-19 are getting their second dose, while Britain has decided to postpone boosters and focus instead on giving more...

UK judge refuses US extradition of WikiLeaks founder Assange

LONDON (AP) — A British judge on Monday rejected the United States’ request to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to face espionage charges over...

Vaccination drive enters new phase in US and Britain

The first Americans inoculated against COVID-19 began rolling up their sleeves for their second and final dose Monday, while Britain introduced another vaccine on...

UK prime minister orders new virus lockdown for England

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Monday a new national lockdown for England until at least mid-February to combat a fast-spreading...

UK watchdog investigates Ryanair’s ‘jab & go’ ad

LONDON (AP) — Britain's advertising watchdog has launched an investigation into budget carrier Ryanair, after receiving 1,600 complaints about an ad that suggested consumers...

France’s go-slow coronavirus vaccination strategy backfires

PARIS (AP) — France’s cautious approach to rolling out a coronavirus vaccination program appears to have backfired, leaving barely 500 people inoculated in the...

Ministry roiled by late founder’s sexual misconduct scandal

NEW YORK (AP) — A posthumous sexual misconduct scandal involving the man who founded, in his own name, Ravi Zacharias International Ministries has placed...

Virus, more than Brexit fallout, worry in and near Gibraltar

LA LÍNEA DE LA CONCEPCIÓN, Spain (AP) — Fears of disruptions following Britain’s departure from the European Union were replaced by coronavirus-related restrictions on...

Asian stocks rise after Wall Street hits new high

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets rose Monday on 2021’s first trading day, boosted by optimism about the rollout of coronavirus vaccines after Wall...

The Latest: Japan’s prime minister weighs state of emergency

TOKYO — Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said Monday vaccine approval was being speeded up and border controls beefed up to curb the spread...

‘You’ll Never Walk Alone:’ Singer Gerry Marsden dies at 78

LONDON (AP) — Gerry Marsden, lead singer of the 1960s British group Gerry and the Pacemakers that had such hits as “Ferry Cross the...

Britons flying home to Spain caught in post-Brexit red tape

MADRID (AP) — Blame COVID-19 travel restrictions or Brexit but whatever the cause, some British citizens trying to return to their homes in several...

Man City’s Mendy the latest EPL player to breach virus rules

LONDON (AP) — Manchester City expressed disappointment Sunday that defender Benjamin Mendy became the latest partying Premier League player to breach English coronavirus rules...

UK’s Johnson warns of more lockdown measures as virus soars

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned Sunday that more onerous lockdown restrictions in England are likely in the coming weeks as...

The Latest: Ariz. gov. rejects call for online learning

PHOENIX — Arizona’s Gov. Doug Ducey has rejected the state’s top education official’s call for Ducey to order public schools to use only online...

Son’s 100th goal in Spurs victory; Arsenal wins 3rd straight

LONDON (AP) — Son Heung-min reached a century of Tottenham goals as his team ended a four-game winless run in the Premier League, and...

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