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Estonia, Finland want Europe to end Russian tourist visas

Aug. 09, 2022 11:16 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The leaders of Estonia and Finland want fellow European countries to stop issuing tourist visas to Russian citizens, saying they should not be able to take vacations in Europe while the Russian government carries out a war in Ukraine. Estonian Prime...

China closes Potala Palace after COVID-19 reported in Tibet

Aug. 09, 2022 07:15 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities have closed Tibet’s famed Potala Palace after a minor outbreak of COVID-19 was reported in the Himalayan region. The response underscores China’s continued adherence to its “zero-COVID” policy, mandating lockdowns, routine testing,...

Russia halts U.S. inspections of its nuclear arsenals

Aug. 08, 2022 17:40 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia on Monday announced a freeze on U.S. inspections of its nuclear arsenals under a pivotal arms control treaty, claiming that Western sanctions have hampered similar tours of U.S. facilities by Russian monitors. The move reflects soaring tensions between Moscow...

Car accident in Egypt's Sinai kills 2 Israeli tourists

Jul. 28, 2022 15:59 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A car accident in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula on Thursday killed two Israeli tourists and left five injured, the Israeli foreign ministry said. According to the Israeli emergency services, the injured were transported to hospitals in Israel; none suffered...

Former Australian great Lleyton Hewitt enshrined into Hall

Jul. 16, 2022 19:07 PM EDT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Lleyton Hewitt paused for a moment and the word easily came to mind when he was asked how he wanted to be remembered. “Competitor,” the 41-year-old Hewitt said in an interview with The Associated Press earlier in the day before his induction into the...

Maxime Cressy beats John Isner in Hall of Fame semifinals

Jul. 16, 2022 17:54 PM EDT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Fourth-seeded Maxime Cressy ended John Isner's 10-match winning streak on Newport’s grass courts, beating the fellow American 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 on Saturday to advance to the Hall of Fame Open final. Cressy will face No. 3 seed Alexander Bublik of Kazakhstan....

China's Xi, in Xinjiang, signals no change to Uyghur policy

Jul. 15, 2022 20:43 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese leader Xi Jinping, on a visit this week to the Xinjiang region where his government is widely accused of oppressing predominantly Muslim ethnic minorities, showed no signs of backing off policies that have come under harsh criticism from the U.S. and many European...

London's Heathrow Airport caps daily passenger numbers

Jul. 12, 2022 12:13 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — London's Heathrow Airport is capping daily passenger numbers for the summer and telling airlines to stop selling tickets as it steps up efforts to quell travel chaos caused by soaring travel demand and staff shortages. Britain's busiest airport said Tuesday that it's...

London's Heathrow airport apologizes for travel disruptions

Jul. 11, 2022 08:27 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — London’s Heathrow Airport apologized Monday to passengers whose travels were disrupted by staff shortages and warned it may ask airlines to cut more flights from their summer schedules to reduce the strain if the chaos persists. Heathrow, Britain's busiest airport,...

'Las Vegas of Asia' tells casinos to grow beyond gambling

Jul. 11, 2022 02:58 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Losing money due to COVID, the American casino giants that helped make Macao the “Las Vegas of Asia” face a fresh challenge: The tiny Chinese territory wants them to help reduce its reliance on gambling by paying to build theme parks and other attractions. The...