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Turkey: 1 dead in Bosporus Strait container ship collision

Jun. 17, 2021 11:11 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — A container ship and a fishing boat collided in Istanbul’s Bosporus Strait, killing one person Thursday. Turkey’s Directorate General of Coastal Safety said the ship AS ROSAILA hit a 7-meters-long (23-foot-long) fishing boat under Istanbul’s Yavuz...

NMacedonia wants Austria's Arnautović punished for outburst

Jun. 15, 2021 06:39 AM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The North Macedonian soccer federation has submitted a request to UEFA asking for Austria striker Marko Arnautović to be punished for a nationalist outburst after he scored a goal at the European Championship. The federation said the outburst...

The Latest: Vaccinated Hawaiian positive for delta variant

Jun. 14, 2021 23:09 PM EDT

HONOLULU -- Hawaii says a vaccinated Oahu resident who traveled to Nevada last month has tested positive for the delta variant of COVID-19. The delta variant was first detected in India and is a more transmissible version of the disease. The variant currently makes up 6%...

The Latest: Netherlands beats Ukraine 3-2 at Euro 2020

Jun. 13, 2021 16:52 PM EDT

The Latest on soccer’s European Championship: ___ Denzel Dumfries rescued the Netherlands with a goal in the 85th minute to give his team a 3-2 win over Ukraine at the European Championship. The Dutch had lead 2-0 with a pair of...

The Latest: Lukaku delivers message to Eriksen at Euro 2020

Jun. 12, 2021 16:52 PM EDT

The Latest on soccer’s European Championship: ___ Romelu Lukaku delivered a heartfelt message to Denmark player Christian Eriksen after scoring the first goal in Belgium’s 3-0 victory over Russia at the European Championship. ...

Austrians go body surfing on field in Bucharest after rain

Jun. 12, 2021 12:46 PM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Austria midfielder Christoph Baumgartner took off from the middle of the field, picked up some pace and dove head first onto the grass. He wasn't trying to score a goal at the European Championship, or even trying to stop an opposing attack. He...

Chess legend Kasparov speaks out against 'dictator' Putin

Jun. 04, 2021 16:46 PM EDT

BUCHAREST (AP) — Russian chess legend Garry Kasparov strongly criticized Russian President Vladimir Putin Friday, calling him a “dictator” who heads a “false political system.” The former multiple world champion — arguably one of the all-time greats of the...

Romania launches drive to vaccinate 12 to 15-year-olds

Jun. 02, 2021 16:54 PM EDT

BUCHAREST (AP) — Romania on Wednesday started administering COVID-19 vaccines to young teenagers aged 12 to 15, after the European Medicines Agency approved use of the Pfizer jab last week for that age group in the 27-nation European Union. National vaccination...

EU announces 'unprecedented' Moldova recovery plan

Jun. 02, 2021 11:58 AM EDT

BUCHAREST (AP) — The Republic of Moldova is set to receive an “unprecedented” 600 million-euro ($733 million) economic recovery package from the European Union over a three-year period, the EU's executive arm announced Wednesday. The European Commission said...

Eye exams seek to improve outlook for rural Romanian kids

Jun. 02, 2021 09:42 AM EDT

NUCSOARA, Romania (AP) — Sometimes, one simple test can change a life. Dozens of Romanian children had their eyes examined for the first time in a remote area of the southern Carpathian Mountains. The humanitarian organization Casa Buna, or Good...