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Manchester City's Gabriel Jesus (9) celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Brighton and Manchester City at the Falmer stadium in Brighton, England, Saturday, July 11, 2020. (Cath Ivill/Pool via AP)

Analysis: Man City court win after flawed UEFA prosecution

Jul. 13, 2020 4:42 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — In a season that could end with four trophies, Manchester City’s biggest victory hasn’t been secured by Kevin De Bruyne or Raheem Sterling. City fans are celebrating a squad of lawyers outsmarting UEFA’s judicial machinery in extra time and saving the club from a...

In this image made from video released by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, project manager Omran Sharaf speaks during a pre-launch video briefing of a Mars orbiter, Monday, July 13, 2020. The United Arab Emirates is up first with the Martian orbiter set to launch from Japan on Wednesday, July 15. The liftoff of the Mars orbiter named Amal, or Hope, from Japan marked the start of a rush to fly to Earth's neighbor. (Mitsubishi Heavy Industries via AP)

Bad weather may delay 1st UAE Mars mission on Japan rocket

Jul. 13, 2020 10:19 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Final preparations for the launch from Japan of the United Arab Emirates’ first Mars mission were underway Monday, but there was a chance of a delay because of bad weather, a Japanese rocket provider said. The liftoff of the UAE's Mars orbiter named Amal, or Hope, on a Japanese H-IIA...

Manchester City players celebrate after scoring their second goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Newcastle at the Ethiad Stadium in Manchester, England, Wednesday, July 8, 2020. (Michael Regan/Pool via AP)

Manchester City overturns 2-year ban from Champions League

Jul. 13, 2020 9:16 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Manchester City successfully overturned its two-year ban from the Champions League on Monday in a surprising legal victory. The Court of Arbitration for Sport upheld City’s appeal against the UEFA ban, but imposed a 10 million euro ($11.3 million) fine on the club for failing to...

This June 1, 2020, rendering provided by Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre shows the Hope probe. The U.S., China and the United Arab Emirates are sending spacecraft to Mars in quick succession beginning this week.(MBRSC via AP)

Look out, Mars: Here we come with a fleet of spacecraft

Jul. 13, 2020 8:06 AM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Mars is about to be invaded by planet Earth — big time. Three countries — the United States, China and the United Arab Emirates — are sending unmanned spacecraft to the red planet in quick succession beginning this week, in the most sweeping effort yet to...

UAE wants Libya to 'return to oil production' amid war

Jul. 13, 2020 7:40 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates wants Libya to “return to oil production” as soon as possible, a top Emirati official said Monday, after officials with Libya’s U.N.-supported government in Tripoli accused the UAE of ordering rival Libyan forces to block oil...

FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2019 file photo, workers stand on a platform at a Saudi Aramco oil separator processing facility in Abqaiq, near Dammam in the Kingdom's Eastern Province. The International Monetary Fund said in the latest outlook released Monday, July 13, 2020, that the Middle East’s energy producers are expected to earn $270 billion less in oil revenue compared to last year. That's as the region’s economic heavyweight, Saudi Arabia, sinks deeper into recession amid the coronavirus pandemic. Oil importing Mideast countries, which include Egypt, Jordan and Sudan, are expected to see average economic contraction of 1.1%, but inflation is expected to reach 10%. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)

IMF: Mideast loses $270B oil income amid virus, recession

Jul. 13, 2020 7:09 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Middle East's energy producers are expected to earn $270 billion less in oil revenue compared to last year as the region's economic heavyweight, Saudi Arabia, sinks deeper into recession amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to the International Monetary Fund's...

FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2020 file photo, rescue workers search the scene where a Ukrainian plane crashed in Shahedshahr, southwest of Tehran, Iran. Iranian investigators are blaming a misaligned missile battery and miscommunication between soldiers and their commanders for the Revolutionary Guard shooting down the Ukrainian jetliner in January, killing 176 people. The report released late Saturday, July 11, 2020 by Iran's Civil Aviation Organization comes months after the crash. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi, File)

Iran blames bad communication, alignment for jet shootdown

Jul. 12, 2020 9:42 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A misaligned missile battery, miscommunication between troops and their commanders and a decision to fire without authorization all led to Iran's Revolutionary Guard shooting down a Ukrainian jetliner in January, killing all 176 people on board, a new report says. The report released...

Iran investigators blame shootdown of Ukranian flight on misaligned missile battery, no communication with commanders

Jul. 12, 2020 6:27 AM EDT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran investigators blame shootdown of Ukranian flight on misaligned missile battery, no communication with commanders.

Usman, Volkanovski, Yan leave Fight Island with belts

Jul. 12, 2020 2:11 AM EDT

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Kamaru Usman retained his welterweight title with a smothering victory over short-notice challenger Jorge Masvidal at UFC 251 on Sunday. Alexander Volkanovski retained his featherweight title with a narrow split decision over Max Holloway, and Petr Yan won the vacant...

FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2019, file photo, Jorge Masvidal, right, punches Nate Diaz during the second round of a welterweight mixed martial arts bout at UFC 244 in New York. Masvidal had to fly halfway around the world on six days’ notice to get the first UFC title shot in his 17-year mixed martial arts career. Masvidal is not mad about the twists that sent him to Abu Dhabi this week with minimal time to train for his fight with Kamaru Usman at UFC 251. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

Masvidal finally gets title shot on short notice at UFC 251

Jul. 10, 2020 6:35 PM EDT

Jorge Masvidal had to fly halfway around the world on six days' notice to get the first UFC title shot in his 17-year mixed martial arts career. Masvidal isn't mad about the twists that sent him to Abu Dhabi this week with minimal time to train for his fight with Kamaru Usman on Saturday night. Three spectacular...