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Live updates | Luhansk gov. denies Russians surround city

May. 27, 2022 17:49 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine – The governor of the Luhansk region is denying Russian claims that their forces have surrounded the eastern city of Sievierodonetsk but said Ukrainian soldiers may have to retreat. Serhiy Haidai wrote on Telegram Friday that the Russians have seized a hotel and bus station. ...

Rafa vs. Uncle Toni: Nadal to meet Auger-Aliassime in Paris

May. 27, 2022 15:57 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Rafael Nadal knew this was bound to happen. So, too, did his uncle, Toni Nadal, who coached Rafael to most of the nephew's men's-record 21 Grand Slam titles. Also well aware this moment would come, of course, was Felix Auger-Aliassime, the promising player who brought...

French Open updates | Alcaraz youngest in 4th Rd since 2006

May. 27, 2022 17:22 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open (all times local): 11:15 p.m. Carlos Alcaraz displayed deft drop shots and plenty of other skillful strokes to become the youngest man in the French Open’s fourth round since Novak Djokovic in 2006. The...

US: Turkey's NATO issues with Sweden, Finland will be fixed

May. 27, 2022 17:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Friday he’s confident Turkey’s objections to Finland and Sweden joining NATO can be overcome swiftly, possibly in time for a summit of alliance leaders at the end of next month. At a news conference in Washington...

Iran seizes 2 Greek tankers in Persian Gulf as tensions rise

May. 27, 2022 14:43 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard seized two Greek oil tankers Friday in helicopter-launched raids in the Persian Gulf, officials said. The action appeared to be retaliation for Athens' assistance in the U.S. seizure of crude oil from an Iranian-flagged...

Cyprus gets rid of required COVID-19 tests for visitors

May. 27, 2022 13:33 PM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Travelers to Cyprus will no longer be required to show either a valid COVID-19 vaccination or a recovery certificate and won’t need to produce a negative recent COVID-19 test of June 1, the Cypriot government said Friday. The government also decided to...

New head of Italian bishops launches sex abuse query

May. 27, 2022 13:20 PM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The new president of the Italian Conference of Bishops on Friday said he would launch an independent inquiry on sex abuse by Catholic clergy in Italy, but the announcement disappointed victims advocates because it will only go back 20 years. The Italian church...

Argentina reports case of monkeypox; man traveled from Spain

May. 27, 2022 13:01 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina reported a case of the monkeypox virus on Friday in a man who recently traveled to Spain. It also reported a suspected case of the rare virus in another person. A man from the province of Buenos Aires has monkeypox, Argentina's health...

Ford Foundation's Darren Walker gets France's highest honor

May. 27, 2022 12:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Darren Walker, Ford Foundation president and preeminent connector and advocate for artists and art institutions, joined the exclusive company of global superstars like Stevie Wonder, T.S. Eliot and Meryl Streep, in receiving France's highest cultural honor. Walker...

Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard says its navy has seized 2 Greek oil tankers in the Persian Gulf

May. 27, 2022 12:34 PM EDT
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard says its navy has seized 2 Greek oil tankers in the Persian Gulf.