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FILE - In this file photo taken on Nov. 18, 2019, Finland supporters applaud their team after the Euro 2020 group J qualifying soccer match between Greece and Finland at Olympic stadium in Athens, Greece. A stellar 2019 for soccer in Finland was meant to hit a new peak in the 2020 season. The national team qualified last November for its first major tournament and Finland was going to spend mid-June obsessed by the European Championship. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

Finland aims to restart soccer and relive Euro 2020 euphoria

May. 22, 2020 6:03 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — A stellar 2019 for soccer in Finland was meant to hit a new peak in the 2020 season. The national team qualified last November for its first major tournament and Finland was going to spend mid-June obsessed by the European Championship. Another Nordic nation making a long-shot debut dressed...

Passengers, wearing face masks to protect against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, wait in line for check-in on their way to Beijing at the Brussels International Airport in Brussels, Tuesday, May 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

European airlines hope to resume flights but outlook is dim

May. 18, 2020 11:13 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — European airlines are planning for a return to the skies this summer after being grounded almost completely for weeks over the coronavirus pandemic. The outlook, however, remains uncertain, with companies forecasting a slow recovery even next year due to public health...

The Latest: China’s foreign minister lashes out

May. 15, 2020 2:01 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — China’s foreign minister lashes out and says...

A man wearing a face mask walks by a screen showing precautions against the new coronavirus in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, May 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

The Latest: S.Korea: Rules stay relaxed despite virus spike

May. 13, 2020 1:46 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — South Korea: No plans to backtrack on relaxed rules despite...

Maltese ambassador resigns after comparing Merkel to Hitler

May. 11, 2020 10:02 AM EDT

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Malta’s ambassador to Finland has resigned after writing a Facebook post comparing German Chancellor Angela Merkel to Adolf Hitler and saying her aim was “to control Europe.” The Maltese Foreign Ministry said Monday that Michael Zammit Tabona’s comment...

A young couple walks along a bridge in Rinkeby-Kista borough in Stockholm, Sweden, Tuesday, April 28, 2020. The coronavirus has taken a disproportionate toll among Sweden's immigrants. Many in these communities are more likely to live in crowded households and are unable to work remotely. There also are concerns the message has not reached everyone in immigrant neighborhoods. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

Coronavirus takes a toll in Sweden's immigrant community

May. 9, 2020 6:22 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The flight from Italy was one of the last arrivals that day at the Stockholm airport. A Swedish couple in their 50s walked up and loaded their skis into Razzak Khalaf's taxi. It was early March and concerns over the coronavirus were already present, but the couple, both coughing for the...

President Donald Trump gestures during a White House National Day of Prayer Service in the Rose Garden of the White House, Thursday, May 7, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

The Latest: Japan, U.S. agree to cooperate in COVID-19 fight

May. 8, 2020 2:05 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Japan, U.S. agree to cooperate closely in COVID-19 fight....

People gather for a barbecue at a scenic area in Fangshan district in Beijing, Monday, May 4, 2020, after authorities loosened up nationwide restrictions following months of lockdown over the new coronavirus outbreak. China reported three new coronavirus cases Monday, all brought from overseas, and no additional deaths. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

The Latest: China reports 1 new virus case, no deaths

May. 5, 2020 2:09 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — China reports 1 new case of coronavirus, no deaths....

People offer Friday prayers maintain social distance at a mosque in Peshawar, Pakistan, May 1, 2020. The government imposed a nationwide lockdown to try to contain the outbreak of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Muhammad Sajjad)

The Latest: China reports 1 new virus case, no deaths

May. 2, 2020 1:27 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Navajo trading post in New Mexico closed amid lockdown ...

Avs agree to 3-year, entry-level deal with goalie Annunen

Apr. 30, 2020 6:21 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche have agreed to a three-year, entry-level deal with goaltender Justus Annunen, the team announced Thursday. The 20-year-old Finnish product was a third-round pick by Colorado in the 2018 draft. He was 15-5-3 with a 1.77 goals-against average this season for Karpat, a...