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EU warns "spark" could set off escalation at Ukraine borders

Apr. 19, 2021 20:42 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's foreign policy chief said Monday that in the face of the big military buildup of Russian troops near Ukraine's borders, it will only take “a spark” to set off a confrontation. In a glum assessment of relations with Moscow, Josep...

Column: Only thing 'Super' about new league is the ca$h

Apr. 19, 2021 19:56 PM EDT

After decades of trying and throwing enough cash at the problem to fund a space program, Americans still stink at soccer. But nobody plays smash-and-grab better than we do. So it’s hardly coincidence that plans for a 20-team European Super League,...

Greens bid for German chancellery as Merkel's bloc squabbles

Apr. 19, 2021 19:01 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s environmentalist Greens announced Monday that co-leader Annalena Baerbock will make the party's first bid for the chancellery in the September national election, while Chancellor Angela Merkel’s center-right bloc was mired in a power struggle. ...

Russia says its airstrike in Syria killed 200 militants

Apr. 19, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian military said Monday that its airstrike killed about 200 militants in eastern Syria. Rear Adm. Alexander Karpov, the head of the Russian military's Reconciliation Center in Syria, said Russian warplanes hit two militant hideouts northeast of...

Threats of expulsion as UEFA confronts Super League rebel 12

Apr. 19, 2021 18:04 PM EDT

MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) — The deceptions, distrust and divisions in European soccer erupted in public on Monday between teams and even within the clubs breaking away to form a Super League that could leave them and their players outcasts in the global game. ...

Winners and losers in Super League plan for European soccer

Apr. 19, 2021 17:26 PM EDT

MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) — The plan for a Super League is shaping up as perhaps the most polarizing idea in European soccer in more than a generation. The project announced early Monday by 12 breakaway clubs would make winners and losers worldwide if it overcomes...

The Latest: Vt. ski resorts' winter pandemic loss at $100M

Apr. 19, 2021 17:17 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. — The Vermont Ski Areas Association says the state’s ski resorts lost an estimated $100 million this winter during the pandemic. The Rutland Herald says Vermont state officials estimate that equates to $700 million in total losses for the economy. ...

Chad president wins 6th term as rebels acknowledge retreat

Apr. 19, 2021 16:55 PM EDT

N'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — Chadian President Idriss Deby Itno easily won a sixth term in office, election officials announced late Monday not long after the leader of an advancing rebel group threatening his rule announced making a “strategic withdrawal.” Deby, who has...

Georgian opposition parties sign deal to end crisis

Apr. 19, 2021 16:38 PM EDT

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Georgia edged closer to ending a months-long political crisis after several opposition parties signed a deal Monday that was brokered by the European Union. However, the biggest opposition force, the United National Movement, refrained from...

Putin foe Navalny sent to prison hospital amid hunger strike

Apr. 19, 2021 16:34 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who is in the third week of a hunger strike while behind bars, was moved to a hospital in another prison after his doctor said he could be near death, his lawyer said Monday. Navalny was transferred Sunday from a...