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LA Kings get Kevin Fiala in trade with Minnesota Wild

Jun. 29, 2022 20:50 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Kings acquired high-scoring forward Kevin Fiala from the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday in exchange for their first-round pick in the upcoming draft and prospect Brock Faber. Fiala is a restricted free agent, but the Kings are expected to sign the...

Live updates | Erdogan adamant on Sweden, Finland NATO bids

Jun. 27, 2022 14:14 PM EDT

ELMAU, Germany (AP) — The Latest on the G-7 summit, the annual meeting of the leading democratic economies, which this year is being held in the Bavarian Alps in Germany; and on the summit of NATO leaders that will start on Tuesday in Madrid: ___ Turkey’s president...

They danced and died: Tragic teen party mystery in S. Africa

Jun. 27, 2022 13:51 PM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South African authorities were seeking answers Monday, a day after 21 underage teenagers partying after the end of school exams died in a mysterious incident at a nightclub. The bodies of many of the victims, the youngest a 13-year-old girl, were discovered by...

21 dead in South African nightclub; cause not yet known

Jun. 26, 2022 18:18 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African police were investigating the deaths of at least 21 people at a nightclub in the coastal town of East London early Sunday and authorities said most of the victims were minors as young as 13 years old It is unclear what led to the deaths of the...

AP Week in Pictures: Europe and Africa

Jun. 24, 2022 02:40 AM EDT

JUNE 17- JUNE 23, 2022 From the war in Ukraine to Budapest's Aquatics World Championships, the Royal Ascot race, western Europe's first heat wave and South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa receiving the final report of a corruption probe, this photo gallery highlights some of the...

China's Xi criticizes sanctions at meeting of BRICS nations

Jun. 23, 2022 10:29 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping opened a meeting of leaders of major developing countries on Thursday by saying the world should oppose unilateral sanctions and efforts by some countries to maintain their political and military power. Xi's remarks at the virtual meeting...

South African leader gets final chapter of corruption report

Jun. 22, 2022 18:21 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has received the final chapter of a report on an extensive judicial investigation into corruption. Chief Justice Raymond Zondo handed over the last installment of the report, reportedly 1,000 pages long, to Ramaphosa. The...

EXPLAINER: The scandal engulfing South Africa's president

Jun. 17, 2022 04:19 AM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa could face criminal charges and is already facing calls to step down over claims that he tried to cover up the theft of millions of dollars in U.S. currency that was hidden inside furniture at his game farm. The...

UK sanctions Russian Orthodox head; decries forced adoption

Jun. 16, 2022 10:16 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain announced a new round of sanctions Thursday against Russia, targeting the head of the Russian Orthodox Church for his prominent support for the war in Ukraine as well as Russia's children's rights commissioner, who Britain said is responsible for the forced transfer and...

Pope blasts Russian 'cruelty,' lauds Ukrainian 'heroism'

Jun. 14, 2022 07:10 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis has blasted the “ferocity and cruelty” of Russian troops in Ukraine while praising the “heroism” and “courage” of Ukrainians to defend their land. Francis made some of his most pointed comments about the war in a meeting with European editors...