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How Manchester City came to face Premier League charges

Feb. 06, 2023 13:47 PM EST

GENEVA (AP) — The English Premier League vs. Manchester City: a legal fixture for the ages. Soccer’s richest and most watched league challenged its defending champion on Monday with more than 100 charges of alleged financial wrongdoing and failures to cooperate with an...

Man City accused of misleading Premier League over finances

Feb. 06, 2023 12:09 PM EST

Manchester City was accused by the Premier League on Monday of providing misleading information about its finances over a nine-year period when the club was attempting to establish itself as a force in English and European soccer following its takeover by Abu Dhabi’s ruling family. ...

Carrier Emirates test flies Boeing 777 on sustainable fuel

Jan. 30, 2023 19:50 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Long-haul carrier Emirates successfully flew a Boeing 777 on a test flight Monday with one of its two engines entirely powered by so-called sustainable aviation fuel. This comes as carriers worldwide try to lessen their carbon footprint. Flight...

French finance minister backs pension push, UAE's COP28 pick

Jan. 30, 2023 10:36 AM EST

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Trying to sell France to Emirati investors Monday, France's finance minister highlighted what he described as the business-friendly overhaul of President Emmanuel Macron — while sidestepping ongoing protests back home over a planned pension overhaul. ...

Climate groups decry selection of oil chief to oversee COP28

Jan. 26, 2023 15:36 PM EST

Hundreds of climate and environmental groups from around the world released a letter Thursday that decried the nomination of an oil executive to oversee the United Nations climate negotiations at COP28 this year. Earlier this month, the United Arab Emirates, host of the U.N. climate...

PGA Tour heads to Torrey Pines, European tour stays in UAE

Jan. 24, 2023 09:58 AM EST

PGA TOUR FARMERS INSURANCE OPEN Site: San Diego Course: Torrey Pines GC — South Course (Yardage: 7,765. Par: 72.) and North Course (Yardage: 7,258. Par: 72.) Prize money: $8.7 million. Winner's share: $1.566 million. ...

Perez hits shot of lifetime for Abu Dhabi win and 3rd title

Jan. 22, 2023 09:03 AM EST

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The best shot of Victor Perez’s life has set up likely the biggest year of the Frenchman’s golfing career. Perez span a bunker shot back into the hole for birdie at No. 17 and celebrated wildly on the way to shooting 6-under 66 for a...

At Davos, Thunberg visit spotlights lack of climate action

Jan. 19, 2023 14:07 PM EST

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Swedish climate campaigner Greta Thunberg on Thursday slammed corporate bigwigs meeting in Davos, Switzerland, for “fueling the destruction of the planet” by investing in fossil fuels and prioritizing short-term profits over people affected by the climate crisis. ...

PGA Tour moves to California, LPGA season starts in Florida

Jan. 17, 2023 10:42 AM EST

PGA TOUR THE AMERICAN EXPRESS Site: La Quinta, California. Courses: PGA West-Pete Dye Stadium (Yardage: 7,187. Par: 72); PGA West-Nicklaus Tournament (Yardage: 7,147. Par: 72); La Quinta CC (Yardage: 7,060. Par: 72). Prize money: $8...

John Kerry tells AP he backs UAE oil chief overseeing COP28

Jan. 16, 2023 22:34 PM EST

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — U.S. climate envoy John Kerry backs the United Arab Emirates' decision to appoint the CEO of a state-run oil company to preside over the upcoming U.N. climate negotiations in Dubai, citing his work on renewable energy projects. In an interview...