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UN court rejects UAE request in Qatar dispute

Jun. 14, 2019 1:01 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The highest U.N. court on Friday rejected a request by the United Arab Emirates for interim measures to be imposed on Qatar in a racial discrimination dispute. The case centers on the boycott of Qatar by Bahrain, Egypt, the UAE and Saudi Arabia, which were angry at Qatar's...

The Latest: Iran urges regional dialogue to ease tensions

Jun. 13, 2019 8:07 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on Mideast developments amid rising tensions in the Persian Gulf region (all times local): 3:55 p.m. Iran's U.N. Mission is calling for an urgent dialogue among all countries in the Persian Gulf region to ease tensions following attacks on two oil tankers near...

Trump administration reviewing foreign money to US colleges

Jun. 13, 2019 6:57 PM EDT

The U.S. Education Department has opened investigations into foreign funding at Georgetown University and Texas A&M University as part of a broader push to monitor international money flowing to American colleges. Both universities are being ordered to disclose years of financial records amid concerns they...

AP Explains: Mideast tensions threaten key global oil route

Jun. 13, 2019 12:03 PM EDT

The suspected attacks on two tankers near the Strait of Hormuz, between Iran and Oman, has renewed concerns about the vulnerability of world energy supplies to military tensions in a highly volatile region. About a fifth of all oil traded around the world goes through a body of water just 2 miles wide, so any...

Willian practices with Brazilian team ahead of Copa América

Jun. 8, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Chelsea forward who is replacing injured soccer star Neymar on Brazil's Copa América squad began practicing with the team on Saturday. The naming of Willian to Brazil's national team comes after Neymar suffered an ankle injury in a friendly against Qatar Wednesday and as the...

Rights group asks for worker-safety probe at Tokyo Olympics

Jun. 7, 2019 9:06 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A former Olympian and head of a human-rights group is asking the IOC and Tokyo Olympic organizers to investigate worker safety at venues being built for next year's games. Mary Harvey is the CEO of the Geneva-based Centre for Sport and Human Rights, the type of organization that pressured...

Mueller report witness to remain jailed in child porn case

Jun. 6, 2019 4:30 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A businessman who served as a key witness in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation will remain in jail at least for now on charges he transported images of child pornography. Lebanese-American businessman George Nader, 60, made an initial appearance Thursday in federal court...

Ankle injury forces Neymar out of Copa America

Jun. 6, 2019 1:47 AM EDT

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Neymar is out of Copa America after suffering a right ankle injury in a win over Qatar on Wednesday night. Brazil's soccer confederation said in a statement early Thursday that Neymar had a ligament rupture in his ankle and will not recover in time to play the South American...

AP PHOTOS: Vibrant Qatar shrugs off Arab boycott

Jun. 5, 2019 2:34 AM EDT

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — To all appearances, life in the Qatar capital of Doha still glimmers, nearly two years after its Arab neighbors declared a boycott of the tiny country. Construction teams work around the clock to complete eight stadiums ahead of the 2022 World Cup. Visitors still flock to the city's...

The Latest: Brazil soccer chief backs Neymar in rape case

Jun. 4, 2019 12:40 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest from the FIFA meetings ahead of the Women's World Cup (all times local): ___ 6:30 p.m. The head of Brazil's soccer body has publicly supported star player Neymar after he was accused of rape. Rogerio Caboclo, the Confederation of Brazilian Football president, says Neymar is "the...