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New pro swim league to hold meets in US, Europe this fall

May. 21, 2019 7:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A new professional league for elite swimmers will launch in October with meets in seven cities across the U.S. and Europe, ending with a championship in a temporary pool in Las Vegas. The International Swimming League announced its schedule Tuesday. The season begins Oct. 4-5 in...

Anti-migrant politicians bond at razor wire fence in Hungary

May. 2, 2019 2:23 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Two of Europe's most outspoken critics of recent mass migration toured razor-wire fences at Hungary's southern border Thursday while criticizing the European Union's handling of the influx as countries prepare for EU parliament elections. Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini...

Trump invites Hungarian leader Orban to May 13 meeting

May. 2, 2019 5:43 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has been invited by U.S. President Donald Trump for a "working meeting" on May 13, an official said Thursday. The meeting in Washington will cover issues like energy security, defense cooperation, bilateral relations and regional security,...

Lyon, Barca win 1st legs of Women's Champions League semis

Apr. 21, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

LYON, France (AP) — Defending champion Lyon defeated Chelsea 2-1 Sunday in the Women's Champions League semifinals, and Barcelona beat host Bayern Munich 1-0. Watched by a crowd of almost 23,000, Delphine Cascarino opened the scoring for Lyon in the 27th minute and Amandine Henry doubled the lead for the...

Ledecky heads pro swim league set to debut in US, Europe

Apr. 9, 2019 5:40 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A new professional league for elite swimmers will debut this year with U.S. and foreign teams competing in a mixed gender format with the athletes being paid. Five-time Olympic champion Katie Ledecky will compete for one of the International Swimming League's eight teams — four...

Hungary to soon choose builder for China-paid railway line

Apr. 9, 2019 6:50 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's finance minister says it may choose by the end of April the winning consortium for the reconstruction of the Budapest-Belgrade railway line, which is being financed by China. Finance Minister Mihaly Varga said Tuesday after talks in Beijing with China's Exim Bank, which...

Syrian man suspected of IS beheadings held in Hungary

Mar. 22, 2019 10:45 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A Syrian man suspected of having taken part in beheadings carried out by the Islamic State in Homs has been taken into custody and questioned by authorities in Hungary. The 27-year-old, whose name wasn't released, has refugee status in Greece. He was initially apprehended in...