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Swiss stun Belgium 5-2 to make Final 4 in Nations League

Nov. 18, 2018 6:00 PM EST

LUCERNE, Switzerland (AP) — Top-ranked Belgium fell to a stunning 5-2 loss against Switzerland on Sunday, with Haris Seferovic's hat trick lifting his team into the UEFA Nations League finals. Belgium led 2-0 after 17 minutes thanks to Thorgan Hazard's two goals and was cruising toward the inaugural Final...

Macron, Merkel seek common approaches to Trump, euro

Nov. 18, 2018 5:55 PM EST

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel consulted Sunday on migration, fixing the euro currency, Europe's defense, taxing digital companies and other issues as the two leaders looked to preserve their influence abroad while their authority flags at...

England avenges Croatia WCup loss to get shot at new trophy

Nov. 18, 2018 5:31 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Harry Kane's goalless streak was only five minutes from extending to eight games when the captain finally found the net again for England. As Ben Chilwell floated a free kick into the penalty area, Kane slid in, stretched out his right foot and nudged the ball into the Croatia net. It came...

Zverev beats Djokovic in 2 sets to win ATP Finals title

Nov. 18, 2018 5:10 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Despite beating Novak Djokovic in straight sets to win the ATP Finals at only 21, Alexander Zverev knows keeping pace with the Serb isn't going to be easy. Zverev claimed the biggest title of his career with a 6-4, 6-3 upset on Sunday, becoming the youngest champion of the season-ending event...

Rhodes scholar class features plenty of women, immigrants

Nov. 18, 2018 4:36 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The latest crop of U.S. Rhodes scholars has more women than any other single class, and almost half of this year's recipients of the prestigious scholarship to Oxford University in England are either immigrants or first-generation Americans, the Rhodes Trust announced Sunday. Among the 32...

Scattered tax protests persist in France; injuries up to 409

Nov. 18, 2018 4:34 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, standing firm against a wave of grassroots protests, said Sunday that fuel tax hikes would remain in place despite nationwide agitation. "The course we set is good and we will keep it," Philippe said during an interview on TV station France-2, "It's not...

Cyprus gets back looted 6th century mosaic of St. Mark

Nov. 18, 2018 3:25 PM EST

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The communications minister of Cyprus says a rare 6th-century portrait mosaic of St. Mark which was looted from an Orthodox Christian church more than four decades ago has returned intact to the Mediterranean island nation. Minister Vassiliki Anastassiadou said the mosaic arrived in...

Migrants from Iran showing up on England's Dover coast

Nov. 18, 2018 3:05 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — British authorities say they found nine suspected migrants from Iran after they landed on a coast in southeastern England. The Home Office said the group landed Sunday at Folkstone, near the town of Dover, on an inflatable boat. It said they will be "processed in line with immigration rules."...

The Latest: Senator: 'Smoking gun' against prince would help

Nov. 18, 2018 3:04 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi (all times local): 10:55 a.m. A Republican member of the Senate intelligence committee says it looks like Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was involved in the death of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi (jah-MAHL'...

Turkey warns ExxonMobil against drilling with Greek Cypriots

Nov. 18, 2018 1:25 PM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's Foreign Ministry has cautioned an international energy company against cooperating with the government of Cyprus in its search for gas. Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy said Sunday that the exploratory drilling ExxonMobil has started in the eastern Mediterranean "did not...