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Review: Strangers on a train in 'Compartment No. 6'

Jan. 26, 2022 19:37 PM EST

A train ride from Moscow to the arctic port city of Murmansk would not seem like the most likely setting for anything as warm as Finnish filmmaker Juho Kuosmanen's “Compartment No. 6." To Laura (Seidi Haarla), a Finnish archeology student who's reluctantly left behind her...

Report: Anti-corruption fight is stalled, COVID not helping

Jan. 25, 2022 00:21 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Most countries have made little to no progress in bringing down corruption levels over the past decade, and authorities' response to the COVID-19 pandemic in many places has weighed on accountability, a closely watched study by an anti-graft organization found Tuesday. ...

Vaccine passport protests in Europe draw thousands of people

Jan. 22, 2022 12:24 PM EST

HELSINKI (AP) — Thousands of people gathered in European capitals Saturday to protest vaccine passports and other requirements governments have imposed in hopes of ending the coronavirus pandemic. Demonstrations took place in Athens, Helsinki, London, Paris and Stockholm. ...

Komarov, Filppula, Vatanen named to Finland's Olympic team

Jan. 20, 2022 14:00 PM EST

HELSINKI (AP) — Former NHL players Leo Komarov, Sami Vatanen, Valtteri Filppula, Markus Granlund and Mikko Lehtonen were among those named Thursday to Finland’s men’s hockey roster for the Beijing Olympics. Komarov is the most recent to play in the NHL, dressing for one game...

U.S., Canada women eager to resume fierce hockey rivalry

Jan. 12, 2022 15:38 PM EST

Forward Brianna Decker was unable to contain her enthusiasm in being selected to represent the United States in hockey for a third Olympics. She then bluntly declared the team’s one and only objective heading to the Beijing Games next month. “Our business isn’t finished until...

Mälkki could be 1st woman music director of NY Philharmonic

Jan. 11, 2022 12:39 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Her arms at her side against her glimmering, long black jacket and her blond hair pulled into a ponytail, Susanna Mälkki soaked in several minutes of applause after a thrilling Carnegie Hall debut. She had conducted the New York Philharmonic in a challenging program, perceived as...

Austin FC and Ring agree to new designated player contract

Jan. 03, 2022 16:48 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Veteran midfielder and club captain Alex Ring has agreed to a new multiyear contract with Austin FC of the MLS that also makes him one of the club's designated players. Ring's contract includes guarantees for 2022 and 2023 with options for the following two...

Defending champ US holds off Slovakia to open world juniors

Dec. 27, 2021 00:57 AM EST

RED DEER, Alberta (AP) — Boston University goalie Drew Commesso made 23 saves and the defending champion United States opened the world junior hockey championship with a 3-2 victory over Slovakia on Sunday night. Up 3-0 after two periods, the Americans held on after Martin Chromiak...

Without the NHL, Russia emerges as favorite for Olympic gold

Dec. 23, 2021 01:07 AM EST

Russia, OAR, ROC — whatever the name, now that the NHL is out of the Beijing Olympics, the Russians will be the favorites for the gold medal. After the NHL withdrew from the Beijing Olympics on Wednesday to save a league schedule ravaged by virus outbreaks on numerous teams,...

Finland's Christmas resorts in full swing but fear omicron

Dec. 19, 2021 12:37 PM EST

ROVANIEMI, Finland (AP) — Workers at Santa Claus Village, a holiday theme park on the edge of the Arctic Circle, chipped away at a frozen dome, using chisels to put the final touches on an ice restaurant-hotel filled with sculptures of snowmen, penguins and huskies. The Christmas...