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LONDON | UK central bank: no-deal Brexit risk ‘uncomfortably high’

LONDON  — The value of the pound has plunged after Bank of England governor Mark Carney said the risk of Britain leaving the European Union without a deal is “uncomfortably high.” Divorce talks between Britain and the EU have stalled amid feuding within Prime Minister Theresa May’s government about how close an economic relationship to … Continue reading LONDON | UK central bank: no-deal Brexit risk ‘uncomfortably high’

HARARE, Zimbabwe | The Latest: Britain, US express concern over Zimbabwe chaos

HARARE, Zimbabwe — The Latest on Zimbabwe’s election (all times local): 1:05 p.m. Britain’s minister for Africa, Harriett Baldwin, says she is “deeply concerned” about the deadly violence in Zimbabwe’s capital and she calls on political leaders to ensure calm and restraint “at this critical moment.” Her statement on Twitter also urges British citizens in … Continue reading HARARE, Zimbabwe | The Latest: Britain, US express concern over Zimbabwe chaos

LONDON | 5th man arrested in UK suspected acid attack on 3-year-old

LONDON— British police have arrested a fifth man in a suspected acid attack on a three-year-old boy. West Mercia Police said Tuesday that a 41-year-old has been detained over alleged conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm. The young boy was attacked at a shopping center in Worcester in western England and treated overnight in a … Continue reading LONDON | 5th man arrested in UK suspected acid attack on 3-year-old

GULLANE, Scotland | Stone wins Scottish Open, misses 1st 59 on European Tour

GULLANE, Scotland — Brandon Stone sank to his haunches and dropped his putter in despair after narrowly missing out on becoming the first player to shoot a round of 59 on the European Tour. It wasn’t all bad for the South African golfer, though. Stone’s 10-under 60 secured a four-shot victory at the Scottish Open … Continue reading GULLANE, Scotland | Stone wins Scottish Open, misses 1st 59 on European Tour

LONDON | The Latest: Swiatek wins Wimbledon girls’ title

LONDON — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local): 10:30 p.m. Iga Swiatek defeated Leonie Kung 6-4, 6-2 to win the Wimbledon girls’ title. Swiatek, a 17-year-old from Poland, hit 33 winners to 13 unforced errors as she overcame Swiss qualifier Kung. Swiatek, who missed seven months of 2017 following ankle surgery, made it to … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: Swiatek wins Wimbledon girls’ title

BLENHEIM PALACE, England  | Trump brings his chaotic road show to Britain

BLENHEIM PALACE, England  — Dishing up a fresh dose of chaos on his European tour, President Donald Trump left behind a contentious NATO gathering in Brussels and moved on to Britain, where a pomp-filled welcome ceremony was soon overshadowed by an interview. Trump blasted Prime Minister Theresa May, blamed London’s mayor for terror attacks against … Continue reading BLENHEIM PALACE, England  | Trump brings his chaotic road show to Britain

LONDON | Federer stunned in Wimbledon QF; Nadal, Djokovic, Isner win

LONDON — Roger Federer was a point away from a rather tidy, straight-set victory in the Wimbledon quarterfinals. One lousy point. And then, slowly, over the next two-plus hours, all the way until the fifth set reached its 24th game, as the temperature dropped and the spectators’ cries of “Let’s go, Roger!” echoed through the … Continue reading LONDON | Federer stunned in Wimbledon QF; Nadal, Djokovic, Isner win

LONDON | The Latest: Mattek-Sands’ Wimbledon return ends in quarters

LONDON — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local): 8:20 p.m. Bethanie Mattek-Sands‘ return to Wimbledon won’t get a perfect ending. Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova lost in the women’s doubles quarterfinals, ending their first tournament together since the American sustained a gruesome injury to her right knee at the All England Club a year ago. … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: Mattek-Sands’ Wimbledon return ends in quarters