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Report: Chicago forward Hossa retires due to health problems

May. 19, 2018 3:57 PM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Chicago Blackhawks veteran forward Marian Hossa says he's retiring because of health issues. In an interview with the Slovak newspaper Novy Cas, Hossa says he's done playing hockey. The 39-year-old missed the entire season due to a progressive skin disorder and side effects of...

Indiana governor heading on Europe economic development trip

May. 17, 2018 11:34 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb is leaving Friday for an economic development trip to Europe. Holcomb's office says he plans to meet with government, business and academic leaders in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Switzerland, Austria, Germany and France. Holcomb plans his Indiana return on...

Slovak President Kiska decides not to seek re-election

May. 15, 2018 8:08 AM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovak President Andrej Kiska says he will not seek a second term in office in next year's presidential election. The 55-year-old Kiska announced his decision Tuesday, saying he wants to spend more time with his family. Kiska, a successful businessman-turned-philanthropist, was...

Canada beats Latvia in OT, Czechs edge Austria at ice hockey

May. 14, 2018 5:25 PM EDT

HERNING, Denmark (AP) — Canada bounced back from a loss to Finland by edging Latvia 2-1 in overtime at the ice hockey world championship to clinch a spot in the quarterfinals on Monday. Also, the Czech Republic edged Austria 4-3 and Russia shut out Slovakia 4-0. Norway beat South Korea 3-0 to relegate the...

Finland upsets Canada, Russia edges Swiss in ice hockey

May. 12, 2018 5:45 PM EDT

HERNING, Denmark (AP) — Canada's bid for a third title in four years suffered another blow at the ice hockey world championship when it lost to Finland 5-1 on Saturday. Also, Russia rebounded from a defeat to the Czech Republic by topping Switzerland 4-3. Defending champion Sweden prevailed over Slovakia...

Finland routs Norway, Czechs prevail in Swiss shootout

May. 8, 2018 5:43 PM EDT

HERNING, Denmark (AP) — Finland again showed a ruthless appetite for goals on Tuesday by dispatching Norway 7-0 at the ice hockey world championship. The Czech Republic beat Switzerland 5-4 after a penalty shootout while Slovakia rebounded from two losses by rallying to a 4-2 victory over Austria. Newcomer...

Canada demolishes South Korea 10-0, Sweden edges Czechs

May. 6, 2018 5:36 PM EDT

HERNING, Denmark (AP) — Canada bounced back from a loss to the United States in the opening game at the world ice hockey championship by demolishing South Korea 10-0 on Sunday. Sweden made another step on the way to defending its title by edging the Czech Republic 3-2 for its second win, and Olympic...

Canada demolishes Korea 10-0, Sweden edges Czechs

May. 6, 2018 1:43 PM EDT

HERNING, Denmark (AP) — Canada bounced back from a loss to the United States in the opening game at the world ice hockey championship by demolishing Korea 10-0 on Sunday. Sweden made another step on the way to defending its title by edging the Czech Republic 3-2 for its second win and Olympic champion...

US shut out Danes, Czechs top Slovakia at ice hockey worlds

May. 5, 2018 6:16 PM EDT

HERNING, Denmark (AP) — The United States dominated host Denmark 4-0 for a second straight victory at the world ice hockey championship on Saturday. The Czech Republic rallied from a goal down to beat Slovakia 3-2 in overtime, and South Korea's debut at the championship was memorable for the wrong reason...

Merkel urges Slovakia to solve case of slain journalist

May. 2, 2018 12:34 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Slovakia on Wednesday to solve the slayings of an investigative journalist and his fiancee that triggered a political crisis in the country. Merkel made the comments alongside new Slovak Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini, who was on his first official trip...