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Players give mixed reviews halfway through new Davis Cup

Nov. 21, 2019 12:19 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — At the halfway point, the revamped Davis Cup Finals are drawing praise and criticism. On the one hand, matches have excited and the crowds thrilled. On the other, late night finishes and exploited loopholes in the rules have annoyed the players. After nearly 120 years of playing the Davis Cup...

Suu Kyi to lead Myanmar team contesting genocide court case

Nov. 20, 2019 9:11 PM EST

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar said Wednesday its leader Aung San Suu Kyi will head the legal team contesting a genocide case filed against it in the International Court of Justice over the crackdown on Rohingya Muslims two years ago that set off their exodus to Bangladesh. Myanmar’s military has...

Thunberg, Cameroon peace activist receive children’s award

Nov. 20, 2019 2:13 PM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Greta Thunberg, a young activist who has gone from staging school strikes to scolding world leaders about their climate change inaction, was awarded the prestigious International Children’s Peace Prize on Wednesday, along with Cameroon peace campaigner Divina Maloum....

Bale in Madrid jibe after helping Wales reach Euro 2020

Nov. 19, 2019 7:02 PM EST

Gareth Bale laughed and danced with his Welsh international teammates behind a flag that had the message: “Wales. Golf. Madrid. In That Order.” The forward can look forward to playing in another major tournament with Wales after helping the national team secure a place in next year’s European...

Dutch authorities give medical assistance to stowaways

Nov. 19, 2019 3:24 PM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch emergency services gave medical assistance Tuesday night to a group of 25 stowaways found on board a ship that was heading to England. The stowaways were discovered night in a refrigerated container on board the ship, emergency coordination organization Rijnmond Veilig...

German authorities conduct money laundering raids

Nov. 19, 2019 6:09 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities have conducted raids in five states in connection with money laundering and illegal transfers abroad. German news agency dpa reports that some 850 officers, including tax fraud investigators, raided 63 buildings across the country and in the Netherlands. Some 27 suspects...

German authorities search homes, offices in tax fraud probe

Nov. 19, 2019 6:08 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities have raided the homes and offices of six businesspeople and bankers as part of an investigation into a massive tax fraud scheme. Hesse state prosecutors said Tuesday in addition to 12 searches in Hesse and Bavaria, an apartment was searched in the Netherlands. The suspects,...

Dutch court sentences Pakistani of threat to kill Wilders

Nov. 18, 2019 1:13 PM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch court sentenced a Pakistani man Monday to 10 years in prison for plotting a terror attack on anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders. The 27-year-old man, whose identity was not released by The Hague District Court, was given a higher sentence Monday than the six years...

Minnesota woman works to identify soldiers in Dutch cemetery

Nov. 18, 2019 1:05 AM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — When it comes to war, it’s a small world. What began as a search for the missing B-17 “Flying Fortress” co-pilot of an infamously ill-fated World War II bombing raid reunited distant family members from Minnesota and Germany. Throw in a Dutch researcher who was...

Myanmar rejects court probe into crimes against Rohingyas

Nov. 16, 2019 7:43 PM EST

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's government rejected the International Criminal Court's decision to allow prosecutors to open an investigation into crimes committed against the Rohingya Muslim minority. Government spokesman Zaw Htay said at a Friday night press conference that Myanmar stood by its position...