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Putin orders Russia to respond after US missile test

Aug. 23, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin ordered the Russian military on Friday to work out a quid pro quo response after the test of a new U.S. missile banned under a now-defunct arms treaty. In Sunday's test, a modified ground-launched version of a U.S. Navy Tomahawk cruise missile accurately struck its...

The Latest: Greece resuming migrant deportations to Turkey

Aug. 23, 2019 1:50 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the plight of migrants arriving in Europe (all times local): 7:45 p.m. Greece says it is resuming deportations of migrants to Turkey in an effort to address an increase in arrivals over the summer months that have worsened overcrowding at camps on Greek islands. Giorgos...

Putin says US missile test raises new threats to Russia

Aug. 21, 2019 3:27 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that the test of a new U.S. missile banned under a now-defunct arms treaty has raised new threats to Russia and will warrant a response. The U.S. tested a modified ground-launched version of a Navy Tomahawk cruise missile that accurately...

US to face Latvia in Fed Cup, Romania to play Russia

Aug. 21, 2019 9:40 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The United States will face Latvia for a place in next year's Fed Cup finals, the first time the "World Cup of Tennis" tournament system will be used. The draw for February's qualifying matches pits the Americans against a Latvian team that could include former French Open champion Jelena...

Trump looks to discuss defense, energy with Romanian leader

Aug. 20, 2019 6:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump met with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis at the White House on Tuesday as the two leaders explore ways to cooperate on defense and energy issues. Speaking to reporters before their private meeting, Trump said the potential for visiting Romania was something he...

Psychiatric patient kills 5 others in Romania

Aug. 19, 2019 5:51 AM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Authorities in Romania say a patient at a psychiatric hospital has beaten to death five other patients with a drip stand and wounded several more. The 38-year-old attacked the patients in the northeastern town of Sapoca on Sunday, killing three people at the scene. Another person...

Metallica donates to Romanian pediatric cancer hospital

Aug. 15, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Metallica says it has donated 250,000 euros ($277,600) to support the construction of Romania's first pediatric oncology hospital. The American heavy metal band, which is very popular in Romania, made the donation ahead of their sold-out show Wednesday in Romania's National Arena,...

Romania: Thousands take part in anti-government protests

Aug. 10, 2019 3:23 PM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Thousands of people took part in anti-government protests in Romania, with the largest rally taking place outside government headquarters in Bucharest. The events on Saturday were held on the anniversary of anti-corruption protests in which hundreds of people were injured,...

Police: Bloody stabbing suspect driven by 'hate, homicide'

Aug. 8, 2019 9:30 PM EDT

GARDEN GROVE, Calif. (AP) — A gang member who killed four people and wounded two others in random stabbings across two Southern California cities has a violent past, police said Thursday, and court records show he was free on bail for a charge last month of carrying a concealed dagger. Zachary Castaneda...

Serena Williams advances in Rogers Cup

Aug. 7, 2019 11:16 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Serena Williams won her first match since losing the Wimbledon final, beating Elise Mertens of Belgium 6-3, 6-3 on Wednesday night in the second round of the Rogers Cup. The 37-year-old Williams has won the event three times, all in Toronto, and has a 31-4 match record. "I feel like my...