United Kingdom splashes $27 million on ‘long’ CCP Virus studies

United Kingdom 07/18/21, 23:49

Fifteen new taxpayer-funded studies will examine treating and diagnosing a deadly disease disorder. The United Kingdom has approved nearly £20 million ($27.5 million) in public spending to research the "long" Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Virus. Researchers will spend several months, or even years, investigating hundreds of symptoms that can last for more ...

Friendly dolphins swim right up to young sailors in River Dart

United Kingdom 06/30/21, 00:09

A pod of dolphins swam right up to several small boats floating in a calm river, much to the surprise of young sailors. The playful mammals happily came up close and circled each of the dinghies and other vessels, feeling undisturbed by their encounter with humans. These aquatic creatures stayed close to ...

Hurricane Lorzeno batters mid-Atlantic Azores Islands

Europe 10/02/19, 04:12

Hurricane Lorenzo powered across the Atlantic Ocean on Wednesday, lashing the Azores Islands with heavy rains, powerful winds and high waves but causing only minor damage, according to authorities. The Azores Civil Protection Agency said the Category 2 hurricane felled trees and power lines as it passed just west of the ...

US submits extradition request for WikiLeaks founder Assange

Politics 06/11/19, 08:56

The United States government has formally submitted an extradition request to the United Kingdom for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, according to a U.S. official. Assange faces an 18-count indictment that accuses him of soliciting and publishing classified information and of conspiring with former Army private Chelsea Manning to crack a Defense ...

Trump turns from pomp to business in UK visit

Politics 06/03/19, 23:34

President Donald Trump will turn from pageantry to policy Tuesday as he joins British Prime Minister Theresa May for a day of talks likely to highlight fresh uncertainty in the allies' storied relationship. Trump and May are due to meet with corporate executives from the United States and United Kingdom, before ...

President Trump says he may meet with Boris Johnson

Politics 06/02/19, 19:58

President Donald Trump says he may meet this week with conservative British politician Boris Johnson during his state visit to the United Kingdom, days after he suggested he'd support Johnson's effort to replace Theresa May as prime minister. Wading in again to his hosts' domestic politics, Trump says of Johnson, "He's ...

From Poland to Portugal, election highlights across Europe

World 05/27/19, 10:56

Here's a brief look at the results of the European elections, country by country, arranged according to the number of seats they hold in the European Parliament:GERMANY: Chancellor Angela Merkel's middle-of-the-road governing coalition lost significant ground , while the Greens surged and the far right made modest gains.FRANCE: The far ...

Dutch, UK polls open, starting 4 days of European elections

Europe 05/23/19, 00:56

Dutch polls opened Thursday in elections for the European Parliament, starting four days of voting across the 28-nation bloc that pits supporters of deeper integration against populist Euroskeptics who want more power for their national governments.A half hour after voting started in the Netherlands, polls open across the United Kingdom, ...

EU police agency says operation smashed organized crime ring

Europe 05/22/19, 06:28

The European Union's police agency says an international law enforcement operation has smashed an organized crime gang that earned hundreds of millions of euros in drug and cigarette trafficking, assassinations and money laundering.Europol said Wednesday that more than 450 police and customs officers in Spain, the United Kingdom, Poland and ...

Rory McIlroy likely to play in 2020 Olympics for Ireland

Golf 05/14/19, 15:53

Rory McIlroy will likely go to the 2020 Olympics and represent Ireland.The 30-year-old from Northern Ireland disclosed his decision Tuesday, two days before the start of the PGA Championship at Bethpage Black.McIlroy skipped the Rio de Janeiro Games in 2016 in part because he felt the Olympics were forcing him ...

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