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Poland, Russia qualify for Euro 2020; Croatia must wait

Oct. 13, 2019 6:37 PM EDT

Poland and Russia qualified for the 2020 European Championship on Sunday, while Gareth Bale's goal forced Croatia to wait after a 1-1 draw with Wales. Germany beat Estonia 3-0 despite playing with 10 men from the 14th minute. Robert Lewandowski set up both goals for Poland as Chicago Fire midfielder Przemyslaw...

Today in History

Oct. 11, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, Oct. 11, the 284th day of 2019. There are 81 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 11, 1986, President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev opened two days of talks concerning arms control and human rights in Reykjavik, Iceland. On this...

The Latest: US takes 2 militants tied to beheadings in Syria

Oct. 9, 2019 11:18 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The latest developments following President Donald Trump's decision to abandon Syrian Kurdish fighters ahead of Turkish offensive into northeastern Syria (all times local): 2:15 a.m. U.S. officials say two captive British militants believed to be part of an Islamic State group that beheaded...

Space launch includes 1st flyer from United Arab Emirates

Sep. 25, 2019 4:30 PM EDT

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — An American, a Russian and the first space flyer from the United Arab Emirates blasted off Wednesday on a mission to the International Space Station. A Russian Soyuz rocket lifted off at 6:57 p.m. (1357 GMT) from Kazakhstan's Baikonur Cosmodrome to lift a Soyuz MS-15 spacecraft...

A multinational crew has blasted off for a mission on the International Space Station

Sep. 25, 2019 10:00 AM EDT
BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — A multinational crew has blasted off for a mission on the International Space Station.

Pompeo: Resist China's demands to repatriate fleeing Uighurs

Sep. 22, 2019 12:36 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — America's top diplomat says Central Asian nations should reject Chinese demands to repatriate ethnic minorities to China, where they face repression. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (pahm-PAY'-oh) says Beijing's detention of Uighur (WEE'-gur) Muslims in western China has nothing to do...

At least 57 arrested in Kazakh anti-government protests

Sep. 21, 2019 7:00 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Authorities in Kazakhstan have detained 57 protesters taking part in unsanctioned rallies organized by an opposition movement banned by the government. Videos posted on social media suggested the turnout was small — perhaps a few hundred demonstrators — and police vastly...

Kazakh biathletes cleared in doping case

Sep. 11, 2019 5:57 AM EDT

SALZBURG, Austria (AP) — Six athletes from Kazakhstan's Olympic biathlon team have been cleared of doping in a case which involved police raids in two countries. The International Biathlon Union says cases against nine Kazakh athletes, six of them from last year's Winter Olympic team, were dismissed...

EU urges Serbia not to stray from its membership path

Aug. 30, 2019 7:36 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — European Union foreign ministers on Friday urged Serbia not to stray from its EU membership path as the Balkans country readies to sign a trade agreement with a Russian-led economic bloc. Serbia is expected to sign the pact with the Eurasian Economic Union — made up of Russia,...

Back at US Open, Serena beats Sharapova for 19th time in row

Aug. 27, 2019 12:50 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams was not about to let Maria Sharapova make a match of this. So facing a break point early in the second set, Williams conjured up a backhand passing shot so good, so powerful, so precise, that Sharapova had no chance to reach it. Williams watched the ball land, and then...