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Russia claims to have taken full control of Mariupol

May. 20, 2022 21:33 PM EDT

POKROVSK, Ukraine (AP) — Russia claimed to have captured Mariupol on Friday in what would be its biggest victory yet in its war with Ukraine, after a nearly three-month siege that reduced much of the strategic port city to a smoking ruin, with over 20,000 civilians feared dead. ...

Tillman, Wright, Carter-Vickers get looks for US Cup roster

May. 20, 2022 19:11 PM EDT

Malik Tillman, Haji Wright, Cameron Carter-Vickers and Djordje Mihailovic are joining the U.S. national team for four World Cup prep matches next month, signalling open spots remain on what is expected to be a 26-man roster in November. “Around the edges, there is room," U.S. coach...

Live updates | Zelenskyy: Russia should pay for destruction

May. 20, 2022 18:08 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine -- President Volodymyr Zelenskyy devoted his nightly video address to Ukraine’s demand that Russia be held financially responsible for the damage its forces are inflicting on Ukraine. Just on Friday, he noted, the Russian army fired a missile at the northeastern...

Tornado hits western German city; dozens injured

May. 20, 2022 17:52 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A tornado swept through the western German city of Paderborn on Friday, injuring dozens of people as it blew away roofs, toppled trees and sent debris flying for miles, authorities said. Meteorologists had warned that heavy rainfall and hail were expected in western...

African scientists baffled by monkeypox cases in Europe, US

May. 20, 2022 16:45 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Scientists who have monitored numerous outbreaks of monkeypox in Africa say they are baffled by the disease's recent spread in Europe and North America. Cases of the smallpox-related disease have previously been seen only among people with links to central and West...

Wimbledon's Russia ban prompts tours to cut ranking points

May. 20, 2022 16:29 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The women's and men’s professional tennis tours will not award ranking points for Wimbledon this year because of the All England Club’s ban on players from Russia and Belarus over the invasion of Ukraine, an unprecedented move that stands as a significant rebuke of the sport's...

Yellen's global tax plan meets resistance abroad and at home

May. 20, 2022 15:55 PM EDT

KOENIGSWINTER, Germany (AP) — Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen celebrated a “historic day” last summer when more than 100 nations agreed to a global minimum tax deal, aimed at putting the world's countries on a more equal footing in attracting and keeping multinational companies. President Joe...

Women's tennis tour will not award ranking points for Wimbledon because of ban on Russian players over Ukraine invasion

May. 20, 2022 15:08 PM EDT
PARIS (AP) — Women's tennis tour will not award ranking points for Wimbledon because of ban on Russian players over Ukraine invasion.

US removes 5 groups from terror blacklist, retains al-Qaida

May. 20, 2022 14:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has removed five extremist groups, all believed to be defunct, from its list of foreign terrorist organizations. In notices published in the Federal Register on Friday, the State Department said it had removed the groups after a mandatory five-year review of...

Men's tennis tour removes ranking points for Wimbledon because of ban on players from Russia over Ukraine invasion

May. 20, 2022 14:01 PM EDT
PARIS (AP) — Men's tennis tour removes ranking points for Wimbledon because of ban on players from Russia over Ukraine invasion.