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The Latest: Blood shortage forces New England surgery delay

Jun. 20, 2021 14:57 PM EDT

BOSTON — Some New England hospitals are delaying or rescheduling surgeries because of a shortage of blood donations during the pandemic. “We haven’t seen anything like this in about 30 or 40 years at least,” Dr. Vishesh Chhibber, director of transfusion medicine...

Diplomats: Progress made in Vienna at Iran nuclear talks

Jun. 20, 2021 14:56 PM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — Top diplomats said Sunday that further progress had been made at talks between Iran and global powers to try to restore a landmark 2015 agreement to contain Iranian nuclear development that was abandoned by the Trump administration. They said it was now up to the governments...

Qatar to require fans at 2022 World Cup to be vaccinated

Jun. 20, 2021 14:44 PM EDT

Qatar will require spectators at the 2022 World Cup to have received coronavirus vaccines to get into games, the government has announced. Prime Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani told Qatar newspaper editors that the Gulf nation is trying to secure...

Southgate not replacing misfiring Kane in England attack

Jun. 20, 2021 14:35 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — No goals from Harry Kane at Euro 2020. No plans for England coach Gareth Southgate to drop his star striker. The captain has yet to even get a shot on target as England opened its European Championship campaign with a 1-0 win over Croatia and a 0-0 draw...

Italy's reserves beat Wales 1-0 at Euro 2020

Jun. 20, 2021 14:33 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italy’s reserves really do play as well as its starters. Or just about. Roberto Mancini has been saying for weeks that all 26 members of his squad are starters. And after beating Wales 1-0 on Sunday despite making eight changes to his starting lineup at...

Pollsters: French conservatives lead 1st round regional vote

Jun. 20, 2021 14:32 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France’s traditional conservative party dominated the first round of regional elections Sunday and Marine Le Pen’s far-right party performed less well than expected, according to polling agency projections. The election Sunday was marked by...

Pollsters estimate French conservatives dominate 1st round of regional elections; Le Pen's far-right party trails

Jun. 20, 2021 14:07 PM EDT
PARIS (AP) — Pollsters estimate French conservatives dominate 1st round of regional elections; Le Pen's far-right party trails.

Berrettini emulates Becker with Queen’s title at 1st attempt

Jun. 20, 2021 12:27 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Big-serving Matteo Berrettini dropped a set for the first time at the Queen's Club tournament before going on to beat Britain's Cameron Norrie 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-3 in Sunday's final. The 25-year-old Berrettini became the first newcomer to triumph at Queen’s...

Munich wants rainbow-colored stadium for game with Hungary

Jun. 20, 2021 11:26 AM EDT

MUNICH (AP) — Hungary may play its final group game at the European Championship in a stadium lit up in rainbow colors. Munich Mayor Dieter Reiter said Sunday he was going to write to UEFA to ask for permission for Germany’s stadium to be lit up with the colors as a...

Schmeichel: Outpouring of support shows 'the reason I play'

Jun. 20, 2021 11:06 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN (AP) — The outpouring of support in the wake of Christian Eriksen's collapse has shown how soccer can unite an entire country and why it's so special to play for a national team, Denmark goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel said Sunday. Eriksen and the entire Denmark...