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Russia, Ukraine to revive peace process amid little progress

Dec. 9, 2019 7:44 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — The presidents of Ukraine and Russia agreed Monday to revive the peace process on the bloody separatist conflict in eastern Ukraine and exchange all their prisoners, but they failed to resolve crucial issues such as a timeline on local elections and control of the borders in the rebel-held...

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy are meeting for the first time

Dec. 9, 2019 11:23 AM EST
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy are meeting for the first time.

Germany's Merkel voices 'shame' during 1st Auschwitz visit

Dec. 6, 2019 6:46 PM EST

OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel voiced a feeling of "deep shame” during her first-ever visit on Friday to the hallowed grounds of the former Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau, where Adolf Hitler's regime murdered more than a million people. Merkel noted that her...

Washington to face Rodgers in first December trip to Lambeau

Dec. 5, 2019 9:26 PM EST

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Washington Redskins this week prepared to face Aaron Rodgers by having backup quarterback Case Keenum try to do his best imitation of the two-time MVP in practice. Even mimicking the voice inflections and cadences Rodgers often uses to draw opposing defenders offside and earn...

NYC Ballet casts first black Marie in ‘The Nutcracker’

Dec. 2, 2019 5:54 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City Ballet’s production of “The Nutcracker” has cast a black dancer to play Marie for the first time. The New York Times reports Charlotte Nebres will star in this year’s rendition of the company’s production, which started in 1954 Nebres is...

European Tour lets players wear shorts for first time

Nov. 28, 2019 7:30 AM EST

MALELANE, South Africa (AP) — Golfers were allowed to wear shorts during a European Tour event for the first time on Thursday because of sweltering temperatures. The decision to relax rules at the 2020 season-opening Alfred Dunhill Championship in South Africa was made after discussions between players,...

European Tour allows players wear shorts for first time

Nov. 28, 2019 4:32 AM EST

MALELANE, South Africa (AP) — Golfers were allowed to wear shorts during a European Tour event for the first time on Thursday because of sweltering temperatures. The decision to relax rules at the 2020 season-opening Alfred Dunhill Championship in South Africa was made after discussions between players,...

NAACP Image Awards to be televised on BET for first time

Nov. 25, 2019 5:04 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The NAACP Image Awards will be televised for the first time on BET. NAACP and the cable network announced Monday that the 51st awards ceremony will be held in Pasadena, California, on Feb. 22. The event will spotlight the contributions of the NAACP and its impact on the community. NAACP...

Spain beats Britain to face Canada in Davis Cup final

Nov. 23, 2019 8:21 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — The revamped Davis Cup will reach its climax on Sunday, with Canada celebrating a historic first title or Spain lifting the trophy for the sixth time in front of its fans. After two thrilling semifinals decided in tiebreakers of the doubles matches on Saturday, Spain outlasted Britain and...

Charlotte bowl eligible for first time, beats Marshall 24-13

Nov. 23, 2019 7:25 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Victor Tucker scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns, and Charlotte is bowl eligible for the first time with its 24-13 victory over Marshall on Saturday. The 49ers (6-5, 4-3 Conference USA) have won four straight conference games for their program-best sixth win. Tucker ran into the...