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The Latest: Trump condemns Russia probe after Putin talks

Jul. 16, 2018 11:58 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin (all times local): 6:55 p.m. President Donald Trump says the Russia investigation has been a "disaster" for the United States and has kept America and Russia "separated." Speaking during a joint news...

Serena Williams at No. 28 in WTA rankings, climbs 153 spots

Jul. 16, 2018 9:59 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Serena Williams climbed 153 spots in the WTA rankings after her runner-up finish at Wimbledon, putting her back in the top 30. Williams is ranked 28th in the list published Monday. At Wimbledon, the former No. 1 was playing only her fourth tournament after returning from childbirth, but still...

Fendrich on Tennis: Djokovic rejoins Federer, Nadal in Big 3

Jul. 16, 2018 9:40 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — What had gone from a Big 4 to a Big 2 is now back to a Big 3, with Novak Djokovic rejoining Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal at the top of men's tennis. Each has been written off at some point. And each has won a major tournament in 2018: Djokovic's title at Wimbledon on Sunday, Nadal's at the...

Former UK Cabinet secretary seeks new Brexit referendum

Jul. 16, 2018 8:30 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A former U.K. Cabinet minister from the ruling Conservative Party on Monday called for a new Brexit referendum, an idea long assailed by the prime minister. Former Education Secretary Justine Greening told the BBC that Parliament is "gridlocked" over Britain's exit from the European Union....

Joshua to fight Povetkin in London in September

Jul. 16, 2018 7:26 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Anthony Joshua will defend his WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight titles against Alexander Povetkin of Russia in London on Sept. 22. Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn on Monday confirmed the fight, which will take place at Wembley Stadium. Povetkin is the mandatory challenger to the WBA title. The...

EU, embassies write to Sri Lankan leader on executions

Jul. 16, 2018 5:38 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The European Union and other diplomatic missions on Monday sought verification from the Sri Lankan government on its stand to resume executions after a rise in crime. In a joint statement, the EU delegation and the embassies of Britain, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands,...

In TV interview, Trump says queen called Brexit 'complex'

Jul. 16, 2018 2:58 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — President Donald Trump has told a British TV interviewer that Queen Elizabeth II told him Brexit is "complex." Trump's interview with Good Morning Britain was broadcast Monday. The president spoke to Piers Morgan on Air Force One Friday evening. Asked the queen's view on Brexit, Trump said:...

Djokovic, Kerber, Williams each made a comeback at Wimbledon

Jul. 16, 2018 2:24 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — From champions Novak Djokovic and Angelique Kerber, to runner-up Serena Williams, this edition of Wimbledon was all about comebacks of various sorts. When Djokovic won his fourth title at the All England Club and first at a Grand Slam tournament in more than two years by beating Kevin...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's Europe trip marked by inaccuracies

Jul. 16, 2018 12:16 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump shook things up at every turn in his trip to Europe, making statements on NATO, Britain, Germany and more that were meant to provoke, and they did. Accuracy was not always a hallmark of these pronouncements. A week in review: TRUMP: "I didn't criticize the prime...

The Latest: Supporters cheer as Trump nears Helsinki hotel

Jul. 15, 2018 11:52 PM EDT

TURNBERRY, Scotland (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 9 p.m. Several dozen supporters of President Donald Trump, many waving American flags and sporting "Make America Great Again" caps, have cheered as the U.S. leader neared his hotel in Helsinki before his summit with Russian...