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Olympics Latest: Rashitov wins taekwondo gold at Tokyo Games

Jul. 25, 2021 09:11 AM EDT

The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ MEDAL ALERT Ulugbek Rashitov won Uzbekistan’s first Olympic taekwondo gold medal...

Olympics Latest: US men get off to fast start in volleyball

Jul. 24, 2021 11:48 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ After a long wait to get on the court, the U.S. men’s volleyball team made quick work of...

Canceled party: Scrubbed match silences Olympic beach venue

Jul. 24, 2021 10:44 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Olympic beach volleyball tournament got off to the quintessential coronavirus-era start. The event's very first scheduled match at the pandemic-delayed Tokyo Games was canceled on Saturday morning because a Czech player tested positive for COVID-19....

Brazil reopens amid looming threat from delta variant

Jul. 23, 2021 15:22 PM EDT

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — With the number of coronavirus deaths starting to recede in Brazil, a renewed sense of optimism has led state governors to roll back restrictions, soccer fans are starting to return to stadiums, and the mayor of Rio de Janeiro has said the city's famous New Year's...

Germany toughens rules for travel from Spain, Netherlands

Jul. 23, 2021 10:31 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany is listing Spain and the Netherlands as “high-incidence areas,” meaning that most people arriving from those countries who aren’t fully vaccinated will have to go into quarantine from next week. The national disease control center, the Robert...

Olympic cycling road races are studies in contrast

Jul. 22, 2021 22:17 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The men's and women's Olympic road races that begin the cycling program at the Tokyo Games this weekend are similar only in their start amid the forests of Musashinonomori Park and their finish line at Fuji International Speedway. After identical stretches...

Germans return to flooded town: 'The memories are gone'

Jul. 22, 2021 15:59 PM EDT

ERFTSTADT, Germany (AP) — They escaped with their lives, but little else remains for some residents of Erftstadt-Blessem after the devastating flood that hit their town and other parts of Germany and neighboring countries last week. Authorities allowed families in the...

Dutch data protection authority fines TikTok over privacy

Jul. 22, 2021 09:32 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Netherlands' Data Protection Authority said Thursday it has fined TikTok 750,000 euros ($885,000) for not offering a privacy statement in Dutch, saying many children who use the popular video sharing app would be unable to understand the information. ...

The Latest: 3rd Czech athlete tests positive in Tokyo

Jul. 22, 2021 07:23 AM EDT

The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: A third athlete from the Czech Republic has tested positive for COVID-19 at the Tokyo Games. The Czech team...

Teen with US ties again on the run from China with fiancee

Jul. 21, 2021 13:45 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A teenager who says he’s a U.S. permanent resident and his fiancée are once again on the run from the threat of extradition to their homeland, China, in a sign of Beijing’s lengthening reach over perceived dissidents abroad. Chinese officials...