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Switzerland, Uzbekistan sign deal on return of Karimova cash

Aug. 16, 2022 09:27 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Switzerland said Tuesday it has signed an agreement with Uzbekistan on the return of $131 million seized as part of a money-laundering investigation against the eldest daughter of former Uzbek President Islam Karimov. A government statement said the deal will see the...

Canada tops Finland 6-3, heads to quarters at world junior

Aug. 16, 2022 01:19 AM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Team captain and Anaheim Ducks prospect Mason McTavish had a goal and two assists Monday, leading Canada to a 6-3 win over Finland in Group A play in the world junior hockey championship. Connor Bedard and Ridly Greig each had a goal and an assist, and...

US beats Austria 7-0, improves to 3-0 in world junior

Aug. 14, 2022 00:40 AM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Wyatt Kaiser and Carter Mazur each scored twice and the United States beat winless Austria 7-0 on Saturday to improve to 3-0 in group play in the world junior championship. Matt Coronato, Red Savage and Sasha Pastujov also scored for the defending champion...

US beats Swiss 7-1 to improve to 2-0 in world junior hockey

Aug. 12, 2022 00:42 AM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Carter Mazur scored twice in the United States' five-goal second period and the defending champion Americans beat Switzerland 7-1 on Thursday night to improve to 2-0 in the world junior hockey championship. Brock Faber, Landon Slaggert, Matthew Corondato,...

Wildfires spread, fish die off amid severe drought in Europe

Aug. 11, 2022 15:27 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Firefighters from across Europe struggled Thursday to contain a huge wildfire in France that has swept through a large swath of pine forest, while Germans and Poles faced a mass fish die-off in a river flowing between their countries. Europe is suffering under a severe...

Canada opens world junior hockey with 5-2 win over Latvia

Aug. 11, 2022 00:48 AM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Connor Bedard had a goal and an assist and Canada opened play in the postponed world junior hockey championship with a 5-2 victory over Latvia on Wednesday night. The tournament was rescheduled after being called off Dec. 29 after four days as rising...

Israel, US decry rights monitor's remarks as 'antisemitic'

Jul. 28, 2022 16:33 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Israel, the United States and Britain on Thursday criticized an expert commissioned by the U.N. human rights body to examine the situation in the Middle East, accusing him of antisemitic remarks. Miloon Kothari was quoted in the media as questioning Israel’s right...

Nestle reports higher sales even as it raises prices

Jul. 28, 2022 08:25 AM EDT

VEVEY, Switzerland (AP) — Global food giant Nestle, which makes everything from Purina pet food to KitKat candy bars and Gerber baby food, reported higher sales in the first half of the year, even as it increased prices by 6.5% as inflation soared around the world. The Swiss...

Wildfires in Germany, Czechia threatening tourist region

Jul. 28, 2022 05:52 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A large wildfire on the German-Czech border is spreading and threatening to destroy a forested national park popular with tourists. The fire in the region, called Bohemian Switzerland on the Czech side and the Saxon Switzerland national park on the German side,...

Swiss company plans $80M upgrade at Alabama pulp mill

Jul. 27, 2022 15:37 PM EDT

MONROEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — The Swiss owner of a pulp mill in Alabama said Wednesday that it is investing $80 million to increase the amount of absorbent pulp it can produce there. The second line at the GP Cellulose Alabama River mill near Monroeville should be able to produce rolls...