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Olympics Latest: Jelić wins Croatia's 1st gold in Tokyo

Jul. 26, 2021 09:17 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ MEDAL ALERT Matea Jelić has won Croatia’s first gold medal at the...

Tunisia on edge as president suspends parliament, fires PM

Jul. 26, 2021 09:14 AM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Troops surrounded Tunisia’s parliament and blocked its speaker from entering Monday after the president suspended the legislature and fired the prime minister following nationwide protests over the country’s economic troubles and the government’s handling of the...

Osaka and Djokovic raise profile of tennis at Tokyo Games

Jul. 26, 2021 09:10 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Naomi Osaka has the hopes of the entire host nation resting on her. Novak Djokovic is attempting to accomplish something that no man has done before in tennis. Both players are after something special at the Tokyo Olympics and both...

London cleans up after flash flooding drenches homes, subway

Jul. 26, 2021 09:09 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Londoners were cleaning up Monday after torrential rain left homes, roads and several subway stations flooded, the second unseasonal inundation in as many weeks. The Met Office weather agency said 41.6 centimeters (16 inches) of rain — almost a month's...

The Latest: Netherlands bans multi-day summer festivals

Jul. 26, 2021 08:52 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The Dutch government is ruling out multiple-day festivals this summer and tightening rules for people returning from vacations in hopes of preventing another spike in coronavirus infections. Caretaker Prime Minister Mark Rutte announced the new...

900 evacuated in Sardinia wildfires; Greece, France send aid

Jul. 26, 2021 08:14 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Raging forest fires in central Sardinia have forced the evacuation of 900 people as flames threatened some residential areas and others were engulfed by dense smoke, firefighters said Monday. No deaths or injuries have been reported. ...

Singer Keating accepts damages in tabloid phone hacking case

Jul. 26, 2021 07:56 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Irish singer Ronan Keating on Monday accepted “substantial damages” from a British tabloid newspaper publisher over phone hacking. The former member of boy band Boyzone is the latest in a long list of celebrities whose mobile phone voicemail messages...

Vatican trial opens into financial scandal rocking papacy

Jul. 26, 2021 06:54 AM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — A cardinal who allegedly induced an underling to lie to prosecutors. Brokers and lawyers who pulled a fast one over the Vatican No. 2 to get him to approve a disastrous real estate deal. A self-styled intelligence analyst who bought Prada and Louis Vuitton items with the...

UK police investigate Speakers' Corner knife attack

Jul. 26, 2021 06:05 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — London police are looking for witnesses after an attacker slashed a woman with a knife at Speakers’ Corner, the historic spot in Hyde Park where people have gathered to speak and debate for more than 150 years. Video shared on social media appears to...

World stocks mostly lower after Wall Street highs

Jul. 26, 2021 05:28 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — World shares were mostly lower on Monday after stocks rallied to records on Wall Street, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average closing above the 35,000 level Friday for the first time. Britain's FTSE 100 lost 0.4% to 6,998.08 and Germany's DAX declined...