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Ex-president of Comoros convicted of selling passports

Nov. 28, 2022 13:02 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — A court in the Indian Ocean island of Comoros sentenced former President Ahmed Abdallah Sambi on Monday to life in prison for illegally selling the country's passports, according to local media reports. The Court for State Security in the capital Moroni also ordered...

French lawmakers vote to condemn Iranian protest crackdown

Nov. 28, 2022 12:12 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — French lawmakers on Monday condemned Iran’s crackdown on anti-government demonstrators and called on European governments to put more pressure on Iran to investigate the death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old woman who died in police custody in Tehran. Legislators in...

UN: Great Barrier Reef should be on heritage 'danger' list

Nov. 28, 2022 11:41 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — A United Nations-backed mission is recommending that the Great Barrier Reef be added to the list of endangered World Heritage sites, warning that without “ambitious, rapid and sustained” climate action the world’s largest coral reef is in peril. The warning came...

Hardship and hope: Winter, missile storms show Kyiv's mettle

Nov. 27, 2022 02:24 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The play finishes. The actors take their bows. Then they let loose with wartime patriotic zeal. “Glory to Ukraine!” they shout. “Glory to the heroes!” the audience yells back, leaping to its feet. The actors aren't done. More yells follow, X-rated ones,...

Denmark calls on Euro 2020, Eriksen experience at World Cup

Nov. 26, 2022 17:05 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Denmark has been here before. The Danes face a tense, must-win game at the World Cup to make it through to the knockout stage, similar to what they needed to do at last year's European Championship. In fact, it was much worse at Euro 2020 when...

Mbappe scores 2, France reaches knockout stage of World Cup

Nov. 26, 2022 14:47 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — France advanced, and Kylian Mbappe got them there. The French became the first defending champions to reach the round of 16 at the World Cup since Brazil in 2006, beating Denmark 2-1 Saturday with Mbappe scoring both goals. “Kylian is an...

Australia's emotions run high after rare World Cup win

Nov. 26, 2022 13:31 PM EST

AL WAKRAH, Qatar (AP) — Mitchell Duke celebrated scoring Australia's winning goal by forming a “J” with his fingers in a tribute to his son Jaxson, who was in the stands. Coach Graham Arnold dragged injured winger Martin Boyle — on crutches — into the celebratory huddle as...

Sober or bright? Europe faces holidays during energy crunch

Nov. 26, 2022 13:28 PM EST

VERONA, Italy (AP) — Early season merrymakers sipping mulled wine and shopping for holiday decorations packed the Verona Christmas market for its inaugural weekend. But beyond the wooden market stalls, the Italian city still has not decked out its granite-clad pedestrian streets with twinkling...

Germany, France pledge mutual support to avert energy crunch

Nov. 25, 2022 15:13 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany and France pledged Friday to provide each other mutual support in preventing a possible energy crisis after supplies from Russia dried up amid the war in Ukraine. As part of a joint agreement signed by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and French Prime Minister...

World Cup Viewer's Guide: Argentina, Messi look for rebound

Nov. 25, 2022 14:29 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Lose and go home. That's the harsh fact facing Argentina as the team heads into its crucial World Cup match against Mexico. Argentina arrived in Qatar as a favorite but suffered one of the biggest upsets in World Cup history with a 2-1 loss to Saudi Arabia in...