Neymar scores from spot for Brazil to beat Uruguay 1-0

LONDON (AP) — Neymar scored the only goal from the penalty spot as Brazil beat Uruguay 1-0 in a friendly on Friday. The forward calmly placed his 76th-minute spot kick to the right s...

China to overtake France as top travel destination by 2030

LONDON (AP) — China is set to overtake France as the world's number one tourist destination by 2030 as a growing middle class in Asia looks to spend more on travel, according to experts at market rese...

Most UK firms to trigger Brexit safety plans 'by Christmas'

LONDON (AP) — The vast majority of British firms are poised to implement their Brexit contingency plans by Christmas if there isn't greater clarity over the country's exit from the European Union, a l...

UK firms ready to trigger Brexit safety plans 'by Christmas'

LONDON (AP) — A leading association of British businesses says most firms are ready to activate contingency plans, including job cuts and relocating activities overseas, by Christmas if there is no gr...

Brexit uncertainty set to hobble UK economy through winter

LONDON (AP) — The uncertainty over Brexit that's hobbling the British economy is set to go on for longer than expected, leaving companies and households in a limbo. When Britain trig...

Ending austerity in UK 'incompatible' with budget plan

LONDON (AP) — The British government will have to spend an extra 19 billion pounds ($25 billion) a year on public services by the year 2022-23 if it's to deliver on Prime Minister Theresa May's promis...

Report: Male sports fans have big interest in women's sports

LONDON (AP) — Male sports fans make up more than half of the group of people with an interest in women's sports, according to a report published Thursday by analysts Nielsen Sports. ...

British love affair with Ryder Cup to persist beyond Brexit

LONDON (AP) — Eu-Rope! Eu-Rope! For one weekend every two years, many people in Britain become big fans of Europe — regardless of how they voted in the Brexit referendum in 2016. The...

AP Explains: Financial turmoil in emerging markets

LONDON (AP) — Argentine families are trying to cope with 30 percent inflation. Companies in Turkey face bankruptcy if they can't pay off soaring debt costs. And investors who bet on emerging markets w...

Last remaining multiple World Cup champions eliminated

KAZAN, Russia (AP) — Only five countries have won the World Cup more than once. None of them have a chance to win another this year. Five-time champion Brazil and two-time champion Uruguay we...

Belgium's Lukaku welcomes Brazil challenge at World Cup

KAZAN, Russia (AP) — Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku won't be heard complaining that his team's reward for winning its World Cup group is ending up in what appears to be the far harder side of the draw ...

Belgium's high scorers take on Brazil's miserly defense

KAZAN, Russia (AP) — To get past Belgium in the quarterfinals at the World Cup, Brazil has to do something it has not been able to do since it last won the tournament in 2002: overcome European opposi...

A look back at England's failures in World Cup shootouts

Here's a look at England's previous penalty shootouts at the World Cup: 1990 England arrived at the 1990 World Cup in Italy not expected to do particularly well. ...

Changing coach breathed life into Japan's World Cup campaign

KAZAN, Russia (AP) — Changing coaches on the eve of the World Cup can be fraught with danger. Just look at Spain. For Japan, the decision to sack Vahid Halilhodzic just two months be...

Messi and Ronaldo not only greats not to win World Cup

KAZAN, Russia (AP) — Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are clearly two of the greatest footballers of all time, and following Saturday's elimination of Argentina and Portugal they're unlikely to ever...