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‘Second wave’ virus fears strike blow to tourism industry

Concerns over a “second wave” of coronavirus infections brought on by returning vacationers are wreaking havoc across Europe's tourism industry, particularly in Spain, following Britain's effective ban on travel to the country.

Kenya police: 3 arrested trying to enter British Army camp

Kenyan police say they arrested three “terrorist suspects“ who tried to force their way into a British Army training camp on the same day al-Shabab extremists attacked a military base and killed three U.S. military personnel.

Cyprus court: British teen guilty of fabricating rape claims

A Cyprus court on Monday found a 19 year-old British woman guilty of fabricating claims that she was gang raped by 12 Israelis in a hotel room at a tourist resort in the east Mediterranean island nation, saying her story lacked credibility.

Iran sees some progress on nuclear deal, but not enough

A meeting of the remaining partners in the Iranian nuclear deal produced some progress but not enough to satisfy Tehran’s demands, a senior Iranian official said Friday, offering little prospect for now of the country backing away from a move to surpass a uranium stockpile threshold that could doom the agreement.

British baseball strictly minor league despite proud history

Baseball has deep roots in England even though it has never been as big as soccer or cricket. The arrival of the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox in London this weekend is being treated as a festival of Americana. But it may be that what has come to be regarded as America’s game in fact started in England before the revolution separated the colonies from the mother country.

Boris Johnson hones in on goal of leading UK

Boris Johnson once said he had as much chance of becoming Britain’s prime minister as of finding Elvis on Mars. It was typical Johnson: a joke to deflect attention from his intense ambition.

Irish prime minister says he’s listening, but not negotiating on Brexit

The British and Irish leaders were looking to mend fences after a week of Brexit tensions at a dinner in Dublin Friday. But Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar and his U.K. counterpart, Theresa May, sought to dampen expectations of a breakthrough on the thorny issue of the Irish border.

May wins no-confidence vote, but is still beset by Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May survived a no-confidence vote in Parliament on Wednesday to remain in office – but saw more of her power ebb away as she battled to keep Brexit on track after lawmakers demolished her European Union divorce deal.