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Pakistan and Ireland chase consolation win at T20 World Cup

Jun. 16, 2024 10:52 AM EDT

LAUDERHILL, Fla. (AP) — With both teams aiming to bow out of the Twenty20 World Cup with a consolation win, Pakistan won the toss and chose to bowl first against Ireland on Sunday. India and the U.S. have already qualified from Group A. It's been a miserable...

U.S. cricket team recovers from poor start but loses to India at Twenty20 World Cup

Jun. 12, 2024 15:00 PM EDT

It started with an “lbw” for a “golden duck,” got a little worse before it got a little better, and then finished as widely expected for the United States cricket team, losing to India at the Twenty20 World Cup. The Americans entered Wednesday’s match on a huge high after...

The US cricket team is closing in on a major achievement at the Twenty20 World Cup

Jun. 11, 2024 16:56 PM EDT

The sport of cricket is as foreign to most Americans as driving on the left-hand side of the road or drinking warm beer. This year, though, the United States is getting a close-up view of the bat-and-ball sport originally from England that resembles a cockeyed version of baseball...

Irish and Czech voters go to the polls on Day 2 of EU elections as the far right seeks more power

Jun. 07, 2024 17:09 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Voters in Ireland and the Czech Republic, two countries where immigration was a key issue on the campaign trail, took to the polls on Friday, the second day of the balloting for the European Parliament. A surge of the far-right across the 27-nation bloc was likely to emerge from...

Midfielder Sinead Farrelly of NWSL champion NJ/NY Gotham retires because of concussions

Jun. 07, 2024 15:06 PM EDT

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Midfielder Sinead Farrelly, who represented the United States early in her career in youth soccer and Ireland later in the Women's World Cup, is retiring because of cumulative head injuries sustained throughout her career. The NJ/NY Gotham FC of the National...

Spare a thought for weather watcher Maureen Sweeney who made the right call for D-Day

Jun. 05, 2024 14:43 PM EDT

VER-SUR MER, France (AP) — Along with the generals and the paratroopers, the pilots and the infantrymen, spare a thought for the young Irish woman who may have played the most important role of all in making the D-Day landings a success. Maureen Sweeney was a postal clerk at...

The Latest | Slovenia moves to recognize a Palestinian state as Israel fights in Rafah

May. 30, 2024 23:12 PM EDT

Slovenia’s government endorsed a motion Thursday to recognize a Palestinian state and asked the parliament to do the same. It comes just two days after Spain, Norway and Ireland recognized a Palestinian state, a move that was condemned by Israel. In the Gaza Strip, Palestinians in...

Palestinian prime minister visits Madrid after Spain, Norway and Ireland recognize Palestinian state

May. 29, 2024 07:44 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez met with Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Mustafa and leading officials from several Middle Eastern countries in Madrid on Wednesday after Spain, Ireland and Norway recognized a Palestinian state. The diplomatic move...

Israeli strikes kill at least 37 Palestinians, most in tents, near Gaza's Rafah as offensive expands

May. 28, 2024 21:59 PM EDT

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli shelling and airstrikes killed at least 37 people, most of them sheltering in tents, outside the southern Gaza city of Rafah overnight and on Tuesday — pummeling the same area where strikes triggered a deadly fire days earlier in a camp for displaced...

Spain, Norway and Ireland formally recognize a Palestinian state as EU rift with Israel widens

May. 28, 2024 10:53 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain, Norway and Ireland formally recognized a Palestinian state on Tuesday in a coordinated effort by the three Western European nations to add international pressure on Israel to soften its response to last year’s Hamas-led attack. Israel condemned the diplomatic...