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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...

Trump, Slovakia's prime minister celebrate strong economies

May. 3, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and the prime minister of Slovakia congratulated each other Friday on the respective strength of their nations' economies as the two leaders met at the White House. Peter Pellegrini is the latest central European leader to visit the White House as the U.S. works to...

Sharapova withdraws from Rome with lingering shoulder injury

May. 1, 2019 3:22 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Three-time champion Maria Sharapova has withdrawn from the upcoming Italian Open as she continues to recover from a right shoulder injury. Rome organizers announced Wednesday that Sharapova's spot in the draw for the May 13-19 tournament will be taken by 45th-ranked Viktoria Kuzmova of...

Poland, others mark 15 years in EU amid far-right protests

May. 1, 2019 1:21 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland and other nations marked the 15th anniversary of their membership in the European Union with a leaders' summit in Warsaw, while far-right critics celebrated the occasion with protests Wednesday against the 28-nation bloc. Besides Poland, other countries that joined the EU on...

Venezuela's political crisis exposes policy divisions in EU

Apr. 30, 2019 4:18 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — European countries urged restraint in Venezuela on Tuesday and called for new elections as a way to settle the political crisis in the South American country, but there wasn't a unified voice immediately on whether to support or condemn the opposition's move to oust President Nicolás...

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...