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Danish journalist union advises against travel to Qatar

Nov. 25, 2021 04:19 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark’s Union of Journalists is urging all Danish journalists not to travel to Qatar to cover next year's World Cup, saying the Arab country cannot be trusted. “I do not trust Qatar," said Allan Boye Thulstrup, the union’s deputy...

Qatar detains 2 Norway journalists amid World Cup coverage

Nov. 24, 2021 11:11 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Security forces in Qatar detained two journalists from Norwegian state television for over 30 hours and deleted footage they gathered at a migrant labor camp as they tried to report on worker issues ahead of the FIFA 2022 World Cup, authorities said...

EU reports improvements, old tactics in Venezuela election

Nov. 23, 2021 14:49 PM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s regional elections last weekend happened under better conditions compared to the country's elections in recent years but were marred by the use of public funds to benefit pro-government candidates, European Union monitors announced Tuesday. ...

3 in a row: Erin Jackson wins another speedskating gold

Nov. 20, 2021 15:25 PM EST

STAVANGER, Norway (AP) — Erin Jackson won her third World Cup speedskating gold of the season Saturday, taking the 500 meters in Norway. The American won in 37.602 seconds, defeating defending Olympic champion Nao Kodaira of Japan, who took second in 37.708. ...

Norway tightens entry rules, urges dropping handshake

Nov. 19, 2021 07:22 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norwegian officials said Friday the country is introducing stricter controls at border crossings, requiring everyone to register before entering the country, in a bid to tackle the rise in COVID cases. Norwegian Justice Minister Emilie Enger...

Mideast Quartet: Israel, Palestinians must tackle violence

Nov. 18, 2021 19:47 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The so-called Quartet of Middle East mediators urged Israel and the Palestinians on Thursday to address an array of challenges — ongoing violence in the West Bank, the advancement of new settlement units in Palestinian territories, and “the untenable fiscal crisis...

Journalist Maria Ressa reflects on Nobel Peace Prize win

Nov. 17, 2021 20:53 PM EST

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Maria Ressa says much still remains uncertain about her life in the month since she became the first ever Filipino and the first working journalist in more than 80 years to win the Nobel Peace Prize. Will her battle against a libel suit in the...

Chinese hockey team loses another game in test for Olympics

Nov. 17, 2021 15:18 PM EST

MYTISHCHI, Russia (AP) — The players hoping to make China’s men’s hockey team for next year’s Beijing Olympics lost a second trial game against a Russian club on Wednesday as uncertainty builds over whether they will be allowed to play at the Winter Games. ...

France, Belgium win to reach World Cup; Dutch slip to draw

Nov. 13, 2021 18:10 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — While Kylian Mbappe’s four goals in an 8-0 rout of Kazakhstan ensured defending champion France reached next year’s World Cup along with victorious Belgium, the Netherlands failed to join them Saturday after conceding two late goals. Belgium was less...

Home for the holidays: Rockefeller tree arrives in NYC

Nov. 13, 2021 13:18 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City ushered in the holiday season Saturday with the arrival of a 79-foot (24-meter) Norway spruce that will serve as one of the world's most famous Christmas trees, in Rockefeller Center. The 12-ton tree was trucked in from the Price family...