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Canada beats US 3-0 to close preliminary round of worlds

May. 21, 2019 5:39 PM EDT

KOSICE, Slovakia (AP) — Pierre-Luc Dubois scored early to back the shutout goaltending of Matt Murray, sending Canada past the United States 3-0 on Tuesday at the world hockey championship. Both teams already were assured quarterfinal berths and were competing for seeding. Canada won Group A and will next...

US routs Denmark 7-1 at hockey worlds on DeBrincat's 2 goals

May. 18, 2019 4:53 PM EDT

KOSICE, Slovakia (AP) — Alex DeBrincat had two goals and an assist to help the United States rout Denmark 7-1 on Saturday for the Americans' fourth straight victory during preliminary play at the world championships. Jeff Blashill became the winningest U.S. coach in world championship history in the top...

Patrick Kane sets US-scoring record at world championship

May. 15, 2019 5:05 PM EDT

KOSICE, Slovakia (AP) — Patrick Kane scored a goal and had two assists to become the United States' all-time leading scorer at the world hockey championship in 6-3 win over Britain on Wednesday. The three-time Stanley Cup champion and two-time Olympian finished the game with 36 points, surpassing the 33...

Canada trashes Britain, Swiss beat Latvia at hockey worlds

May. 12, 2019 5:09 PM EDT

KOSICE, Slovakia (AP) — Anthony Mantha and Kyle Turris both scored twice as Canada bounced back from a defeat to Finland by trashing Britain 8-0 at the ice hockey world championship on Sunday on a day of big wins for big teams. Mantha added three assists and Mathieu Joseph, Dylan Strome, Dante Fabbro and...

Slovakia stuns US 4-1 in world hockey championship opener

May. 10, 2019 6:10 PM EDT

KOSICE, Slovakia (AP) — Matus Sukel scored early in the first period and Slovakia went on to beat the U.S. 4-1 on home ice Friday night, a stunning result on the opening day of the world hockey championship. Alex DeBrincat had a goal off assists from Patrick Kane and Jack Eichel to pull the Americans into...

Slovak court rejects to ban parliamentary far right party

Apr. 29, 2019 8:52 AM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia's Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a request by the country's prosecutor general to ban a far-right party that has 14 seats in the country's parliament. In his request filed two years ago, Jaromir Ciznar said the far-right People's Party Our Slovakia is an extremist...

Japan's PM asks for support in abduction dispute with NKorea

Apr. 25, 2019 7:27 AM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he has asked the leaders of four Central European countries for help in a long dispute with North Korea over the abductions of Japanese citizens decades ago. Abe says he has asked for "understanding and support" on an issue that is "very...

Slovak prime minister to meet with Trump in May

Apr. 24, 2019 6:17 AM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia's prime minister says he has been invited by U.S. President Donald Trump to meet him next month in Washington. Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini says he will meet Trump in the White House on May 3. The visit coincides with the 30th anniversary of the 1989 "Velvet...

Slovak court considers banning parliamentary far right party

Apr. 9, 2019 1:09 PM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia's Supreme Court is deciding whether to ban a parliamentary party for the first time in the country's history. The court listened Tuesday to a request that emanated from the country's prosecutor general to remove the far-right People's Party Our Slovakia party because he...

Outgoing president to create new political party in Slovakia

Apr. 3, 2019 4:15 AM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia's outgoing president, Andrej Kiska, says he's planning to create a new political party once his term in office expires in June. Kiska, a successful businessman-turned-philanthropist, did not stand for a second five-year term in the largely ceremonial post. Liberal...