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EU eyes Russian officials, banks, industry for sanctions

Dec. 07, 2022 13:27 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Wednesday proposed travel bans and asset freezes on almost 200 more Russian officials and military officers as part of a new round of sanctions aimed at ramping up pressure on Moscow over its war in Ukraine. The proposals were made by the...

Microsoft strikes 10-year deal with Nintendo on Call of Duty

Dec. 07, 2022 12:52 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Microsoft agreed Wednesday to make the hit video game Call of Duty available on Nintendo for 10 years should its $69 billion purchase of game maker Activision Blizzard go through — an apparent attempt to fend off objections from rival Sony. The blockbuster merger...

Fired state TV chief's World Bank job shocks many in Poland

Dec. 07, 2022 12:27 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The former head of Poland's state broadcaster said Wednesday that he now has a job at the World Bank, spurring disbelief in the European Union country where he is known for turning the news channel into a propaganda tool for the right-wing government. Kurski,...

Russian court upholds ex-reporter's 22-year treason sentence

Dec. 07, 2022 12:15 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — A court in the Russian capital on Wednesday rejected an appeal from a former journalist who was convicted of treason and given a 22-year prison sentence following what was widely seen as a politically motivated trial. The appeals court upheld the September sentence...

Netherlands' Noppert on Messi in World Cup: `He's a human'

Dec. 07, 2022 11:44 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Andries Noppert is ready to face Lionel Messi if the Argentina star takes a penalty kick in Friday's World Cup quarterfinal match. “He’s the same like us. He’s a human,” the Netherlands goalkeeper said Wednesday. Messi has scored 21 goals...

Greek Orthodox church at World Trade Center reopens at last

Dec. 07, 2022 11:40 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — More than two decades after a tiny Greek Orthodox church in lower Manhattan was destroyed by the falling south tower of the World Trade Center, that church's far grander replacement opened to the public this week in an elevated park overlooking the rebuilt trade center's memorial...

UK airport staff plan Christmas walkout, joining strike wave

Dec. 07, 2022 11:35 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Conservative government on Wednesday threatened “tough” action to curb strikes, as airport passport officers became the latest public sector workers to announce December walkouts. The Public and Commercial Services Union said its members at Gatwick,...

Croatia, Serbia fined for Balkan statements at World Cup

Dec. 07, 2022 11:14 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The Croatian and Serbian soccer federations were fined by FIFA on Wednesday for making Balkan political statements at the World Cup. FIFA fined the Croatians 50,000 Swiss francs ($53,000) after the team's fans verbally abused and taunted Canada goalkeeper Milan...

US to boost natural gas exports to UK in energy partnership

Dec. 07, 2022 11:12 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States will increase exports of liquefied natural gas to Britain under a new agreement calling for the two countries to work together to boost energy security and drive down prices following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. President Joe Biden and...

Extinctions, shrinking habitat spur 'rewilding' in cities

Dec. 07, 2022 10:45 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — In a bustling metro area of 4.3 million people, Yale University wildlife biologist Nyeema Harris ventures into isolated thickets to study Detroit's most elusive residents — coyotes, foxes, raccoons and skunks among them. Harris and colleagues have placed trail...