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Greece opens new migrant camp on island to reduce crowding

Sep. 18, 2021 13:08 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece has opened a new migrant camp on the island of Samos that replaces an obsolete and once overcrowded facility. The new facility cost about 43 million euros ($50 million). It will house up to 3,000 people, about a third of them in 240 small...

Communists, observers report violations in Russian election

Sep. 18, 2021 12:24 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The head of Russia's Communist Party, the country's second-largest political party, is alleging widespread violations in the election for a new national parliament in which his party is widely expected to gain seats. Communist Party chief Gennady Zyuganov...

Broberg sets course record again with 61 at Dutch Open

Sep. 18, 2021 12:15 PM EDT

CROMVOIRT, Netherlands (AP) — Kristoffer Broberg of Sweden smashed the course record he set a day earlier with an 11-under 61 on Saturday to open an eight-shot lead after three rounds of the Dutch Open. The 772nd-ranked Broberg opened with four birdies and an eagle in...

One stunning afternoon: Setbacks imperil Biden's reset

Sep. 18, 2021 11:51 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was an hour President Joe Biden would no doubt like to forget. On Friday, the Pentagon acknowledged that a drone strike in Afghanistan killed 10 civilians, including seven children, not terrorists. A panel advising the Food and Drug Administration...

Diplomatic niceties cast aside by France as sub deal ends

Sep. 18, 2021 11:48 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Tossing diplomatic niceties out the window, France's ambassador to Australia on Saturday described as a “huge mistake” the surprise cancellation of a multi-billion dollar submarine contract in favor of a U.S. deal. Australia's sudden breaking of what...

Air France-KLM plane returns to Beijing after smoke in cabin

Sep. 18, 2021 11:34 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — An Air France-KLM flight returned to Beijing shortly after takeoff on Saturday after smoke filled the cabin, the airline said. The Boeing 777 connecting Beijing Airport with Paris-Charles de Gaulle suffered a technical failure linked to overpressure in...

Young, stacked US team faces familiar battle in Ryder Cup

Sep. 18, 2021 11:12 AM EDT

The Americans would seem to have a lot in their favor at the Ryder Cup. They are on home soil at Whistling Straits along the Wisconsin shores of Lake Michigan. A full house is expected, along with louder than usual cheering for the Stars & Stripes because of COVID-19...

In 4th decade playing Ryder Cup, Garcia still going strong

Sep. 18, 2021 10:49 AM EDT

Sergio Garcia didn't waste much time making a point on how he values the Ryder Cup. He was a teenager — at 19, still the youngest player in Ryder Cup history — and just over five months removed from being the low amateur at the Masters, when Garcia and Jesper Parnevik...

After Afghanistan pullout, US seeks NATO basing, intel pacts

Sep. 18, 2021 08:49 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Against the backdrop of the troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, the top U.S. military officer is meeting in Greece with NATO counterparts this weekend, hoping to forge more basing, intelligence sharing and other agreements to prevent terrorist groups from regrouping and...

France's Notre Dame cathedral secured at last. Next: rebuild

Sep. 18, 2021 07:36 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France’s Notre Dame Cathedral is finally stable and secure enough for artisans to start rebuilding it, more than two years after the shocking fire that tore through its roof, knocked down its spire and threatened to bring the rest of the medieval monument down, too. ...