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Trump nominates aerospace executive for Air Force secretary

May. 21, 2019 6:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump nominated an aerospace executive and former ambassador to Finland to be the next secretary of the Air Force on Tuesday. Trump said in a tweet that he has chosen Barbara Barrett, former chairman of The Aerospace Corporation, to replace Heather Wilson when she steps...

Canada beats US 3-0 to close preliminary round of worlds

May. 21, 2019 5:39 PM EDT

KOSICE, Slovakia (AP) — Pierre-Luc Dubois scored early to back the shutout goaltending of Matt Murray, sending Canada past the United States 3-0 on Tuesday at the world hockey championship. Both teams already were assured quarterfinal berths and were competing for seeding. Canada won Group A and will next...

Key European human rights body marks 70th birthday

May. 16, 2019 3:14 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Over 30 European foreign ministers have gathered in the Finnish capital to mark the 70th anniversary of the continent's key human rights body, the Council of Europe. The festivities were dampened somewhat by Russia's continued threat to pull out of the organization due to a long-running...

France's Le Pen put on spot over Russia while rallying right

May. 14, 2019 4:33 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — French far-right leader Marine Le Pen was put on the defensive Tuesday while visiting Estonia to unite Europe's right-wing populists, calling persistent questions about whether her party had links to the Kremlin and took Russian money "insulting." A meeting of an alliance of far-right...

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...

Arms control, Venezuela, Iran high on Pompeo's Russia agenda

May. 10, 2019 3:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will head to Russia next week for talks with President Vladimir Putin amid heightened U.S.-Russia tensions over the crisis in Venezuela and the Trump administration's hardline policy on Iran, the State Department said Friday. Pompeo's meeting with Putin and...

Sabres sign undrafted Finnish forward Arttu Ruotsalainen

May. 8, 2019 10:23 AM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres have signed undrafted prospect forward Arttu Ruotsalainen to a three-year entry level contract. The move was announced Wednesday and comes after the 21-year-old completed his second full season in the Finnish Elite League. With 21 goals and 21 assists in 59 games,...

Largest Finnish party keep populists out of coalition talks

May. 8, 2019 6:05 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Finland's center-left Social Democratic Party which narrowly won last month's general election says it is having talks with four centrist and left-leaning parties to form a coalition government but not the populists. Antti Rinne, the leader of what became Finland's largest party by an...

In darkness, Hungary deports Afghan family of 6 to Serbia

May. 7, 2019 6:10 PM EDT

ROSZKE, Hungary (AP) — Hungary deported a family of six Afghan asylum-seekers to Serbia on Tuesday, making them cross through a gate in the border fence in the dark, with no one waiting for them on the Serbian side. The nighttime deportation was considered very unusual and was witnessed by staff from the...