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The Latest: Croatia defender demands respect at World Cup

Jul. 11, 2018 7:43 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Wednesday at the World Cup (all times local): 2 a.m. Croatia defender Dejan Lovren says people should show him more respect now he's going to play in a World Cup final. Lovren says "I deserve this" after Croatia's 2-1 extra-time win over England, and used an expletive to...

The Latest: Maradona in the spotlight after Argentina's win

Jun. 26, 2018 6:54 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the World Cup (all times local): 1:30 a.m. Videos posted on social media show Diego Maradona needing help to leave the stands and move to an adjoining luxury box at the St. Petersburg stadium after watching Argentina beat Nigeria 2-1 in a tense group match to advance to the...

The Latest: White House to arrange Trump-Erdogan phone call

Jun. 25, 2018 6:04 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on Sunday's presidential and parliamentary elections in Turkey (all times local): 1 a.m. The White House is working to arrange a telephone call between President Donald Trump and newly re-elected Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (REH'-jehp TY'-ihp UR'-doh-wahn)....

3 men die of 6 wounded in southern Sweden drive-by shooting

Jun. 19, 2018 5:34 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The fatal shooting of three men in Malmo, Sweden's third largest city, was the latest incident in suburban feuds between criminal gangs fighting over territory or honor. Sweden's justice minister called the shootings an "abominable crime." Police in Malmo said Tuesday that three...

Forest fire raging in Sweden prompts evacuations

Jun. 5, 2018 5:10 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish authorities say at least 25 people have been evacuated as a forest fire rages in southeastern Sweden with dozens of firefighters, army personnel and five helicopters trying to control the blaze. Authorities said Tuesday the fire near Sala, about 120 kilometers (75 miles)...

Ecuador: No set date for Assange to have access to internet

Jun. 4, 2018 4:37 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Ecuador's foreign minister, Maria Fernanda Espinosa, said on Monday that there is no set date for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to regain access to the internet in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London where he has taken shelter since 2012. Ecuador's government cut off Assange's...