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UK seeks to give 1st COVID 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 service battles the worst crisis in its 72-year-history. ...

Ex-foreign correspondent reflects on risks for US reporters

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — In the summer of 2000, I was among a group of foreign correspondents, photographers and video journalists who went to England to attend a hostile environment-first aid training cour...

UK imposes travel restrictions amid worries of new variant

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s government has banned travel from South America and Portugal to ensure a new variant of COVID-19 found in Brazil doesn’t derail the country’s vaccination program, although ther...

US bans imports of Xinjiang cotton and tomato products

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Cotton and tomato products imported from China’s Xinjiang will be detained at all ports of entry in the U.S. as of Wednesday (Jan. 13). The directive comes from t...

English health official warns pandemic entering worst weeks

LONDON (AP) — England’s chief medical officer warned Monday that the coming weeks would be the worst of the pandemic for the National Health Service as he appealed to the public to strictly follow gui...

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 the U.K. ramps up its mass vaccination program amid a huge surg...

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 hundreds of coronavirus deaths. ...

Holder Arsenal into FA Cup 4th round after beating Newcastle

LONDON (AP) — Emile Smith Rowe had a red card overturned and scored in extra time to help holder Arsenal reach the fourth round of the FA Cup beating Newcastle 2-0 on Saturday. The s...

Senior IOC member says he's not sure Tokyo Games will happen

TOKYO (AP) — A senior member of the International Olympic Committee has said he “can’t be certain” the postponed Tokyo Olympics will open in just over six months because of the surging pandemic in Jap...

6 months, 0 wins; Sheffield Utd in a record-breaking decline

It was July 11 last year, the coronavirus-impacted Premier League season was finally on the home straight, and Sheffield United was on a roll. A 3-0 win over Chelsea was its fourth s...

Ossoff seals Democrats' sweep; will be youngest US senator

ATLANTA (AP) — As a teenager, Jon Ossoff was inspired by the pivotal role John Lewis played in the fight for racial equality when the civil rights icon was in his early 20s. He was i...

UK leader to use 'every second' to vaccinate the 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 from the virus rampaging across Britain as he to...

Lions could rescue South Africa tour by hosting test series

LONDON (AP) — The British and Irish Lions could host a test series for the first time as part of plans to rescue the 2021 tour of South Africa that is under threat by the coronavirus pandemic. ...

UK ramps up inoculations with Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine

LONDON (AP) — Britain on Monday took another giant step in the fight against COVID-19, ramping up its immunization program by giving the first shots in the world from the vaccine created by Oxford Uni...

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 as the country reels from a new coronavirus variant that has pushed infec...