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Guard at Qatari Embassy in Paris killed in attack

May. 23, 2022 06:53 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A homicide investigation was opened on Monday after a security guard at the Qatari Embassy in Paris was killed and a suspect arrested, the prosecutor’s office said. The circumstances of the killing, including the method used, were not immediately clear. The...

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...

Female referees to officiate men's World Cup for 1st time

May. 19, 2022 10:23 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Female referees will make World Cup history this year by working games at a major men’s tournament for the first time in Qatar. Three female referees and three female assistant referees were announced Thursday by FIFA among 129 officials selected for World Cup duty,...

EXPLAINER: US Soccer's equal pay play and what it means

May. 18, 2022 18:06 PM EDT

The U.S. Soccer Federation has agreed to pay its men’s and women’s national teams equally in a historic move that was years in the making. The collective bargaining agreements announced Wednesday include identical pay structures and equal distribution of World...

Qatar to boost investment in Spain by $4.9 billion

May. 18, 2022 13:02 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Qatar committed Wednesday to investing 4.7 billion euros ($4.9 billion) in Spain as the European country launches an economic overhaul with its share of European Union pandemic recovery funding. Qatar's emir, Shekih Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, announced that...

Europe's push to cut Russian gas faces a race against winter

May. 18, 2022 03:45 AM EDT

While Europeans bask in the warmth of spring, governments are in a race against winter. Europe is trying to cut use of Russian natural gas because of the war in Ukraine, but still find enough fuel to keep the lights on and homes warm before it gets cold again. That...

Watchdog: US troop pullout was key factor in Afghan collapse

May. 17, 2022 23:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A government watchdog says decisions by Presidents Donald Trump and Joe Biden to pull all U.S. troops out of Afghanistan were the key factors in the collapse of that nation's military. The new report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction,...

FIFA clears Cameroon to pick new recruits ahead of World Cup

May. 16, 2022 16:19 PM EDT

ZURICH (AP) — Cameroon’s recruitment drive ahead of the World Cup continued on Monday with FIFA approving the change in international eligibility of former France Under-21 winger Georges-Kévin Nkoudou. Nkoudou, who was with Marseille and Tottenham before joining current club...

Qatar, key US ally, faces new accusations of terror funding

May. 13, 2022 14:08 PM EDT

Qatar, a key U.S. ally in the Persian Gulf, is facing increased scrutiny over its alleged financial ties to terrorism in a lawsuit from relatives of a slain American journalist and a separate federal investigation into a member of the country’s royal family. The family of Steven...

Qatari emir in Iran offers support for reviving nuclear deal

May. 12, 2022 13:26 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Qatar’s emir met with Iranian leaders on Thursday, offering support for efforts to revive the nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers, even as talks on the tattered accord remain deadlocked. Despite its small size, the tiny Gulf Arab sheikdom plays a...