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Transgender swimmer Lia Thomas fails in challenge to rules that bar her from elite women's races

Jun. 12, 2024 18:21 PM EDT

Transgender swimmer Lia Thomas failed in her challenge against rules that stop her from competing in elite women’s races because judges ruled she did not have standing to bring the case. The Court of Arbitration for Sport panel of three judges dismissed Thomas’ request for...

Zelenskyy appeals for help with Ukraine's energy network as recovery conference opens

Jun. 11, 2024 23:53 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Tuesday appealed for short-term help in repairing his country's electricity network and long-term investment in its energy system at a conference to gather support for Ukraine's recovery from the destruction wreaked by Russia’s war. ...

About 90 countries to take part in the Swiss-hosted Ukraine peace summit. Russia won't attend

Jun. 10, 2024 09:04 AM EDT

OBBÜRGEN, Switzerland (AP) — Nearly 90 countries and organizations, half from Europe, have confirmed attending the Swiss-hosted Ukraine peace summit over the weekend, Switzerland’s president said Monday. However, Russia won't be there. Moscow has not been invited but says it...

Tech news site Gizmodo sold for third time in 8 years as European publisher Keleops looks to expand

Jun. 05, 2024 12:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Longtime technology news and review site Gizmodo has been sold for the third time in the past eight years, this time to a European publisher looking to expand its coverage of the digital scene. Switzerland-based Keleops didn't disclose how much it paid for Gizmodo...

Guess: Fiscal Q1 Earnings Snapshot

May. 30, 2024 16:30 PM EDT

BIOGGIO, Switzerland (AP) — BIOGGIO, Switzerland (AP) — Guess Inc. (GES) on Thursday reported profit of $13 million in its fiscal first quarter. The Bioggio, Switzerland-based company said it had net income of 23 cents per share. Losses, adjusted for one-time gains and costs,...

Tens of billions of dollars in gold flows illegally out of Africa each year, a new report says

May. 30, 2024 14:03 PM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Billons of dollars in gold is smuggled out of Africa each year and most of it ends up in the United Arab Emirates, where it is refined and sold to customers around the world, according to a report published Thursday. Over $30 billion worth of gold, or more...

AP interview: Divisions among the world's powerful nations are undermining UN efforts to end crises

May. 30, 2024 00:11 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Deep divisions especially among the world’s most powerful nations have significantly undermined what the United Nations can do to help nations move from conflict to peace, the U.N. peacekeeping chief said. Jean-Pierre Lacroix told The Associated Press in an...

Czech Republic downs Sweden 7-3 to reach world ice hockey final

May. 25, 2024 11:53 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech Republic produced a three-goal second period as it downed Sweden 7-3 and advanced to the final of the ice hockey world championship on Saturday for the first time since 2010. Forward Dominik Kubalik and Lukas Sedlak scored two goals apiece and added an...

Security Council approves resolution decrying attacks on UN and aid workers and demanding protection

May. 24, 2024 16:44 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations Security Council approved a resolution Friday that strongly condemns attacks on humanitarian workers and U.N. personnel and demands that all combatants protect them in accordance with international law. The vote was 14-0 with Russia...

Former Trump adviser and ambassadors met with Netanyahu as Gaza war strains US-Israel ties

May. 21, 2024 18:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former national security adviser Robert O’Brien on Tuesday said he and two U.S. ambassadors who served in the Trump administration met with Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other officials from the country. John Rakolta, who served under Trump as...