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Former Albanian President Bujar Nishani dies at 55

May. 28, 2022 10:34 AM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Former Albanian President Bujar Nishani, who was often criticized for his center-right political affiliation from the leftist coalition, died following a serious health problem, the country’s presidential office said Saturday. He was 55. President Ilir Meta...

French Open updates | Chinese teen Zheng Qinwen into 4th Rd

May. 28, 2022 10:29 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open Grand Slam tennis tournament (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Zheng Qinwen has become the fourth Chinese woman to reach the fourth round at the French Open, doing so in her tournament debut. The 74th-ranked Zheng...

Russia takes small cities, aims to widen east Ukraine battle

May. 28, 2022 09:15 AM EDT

KRAMATORSK, Ukraine (AP) — Russia asserted Saturday that its troops and separatist fighters had captured a key railway junction in eastern Ukraine, the second small city to fall to Moscow's forces this week as they fought to seize all of the country's contested Donbas region. ...

Chelsea takeover imminent after final agreement reached

May. 28, 2022 10:18 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The sale of Premier League club Chelsea is expected to be completed Monday after a “final and definitive" agreement was reached with the consortium fronted by Los Angeles Dodgers part-owner Todd Boehly. The club said Saturday that “a final and definitive agreement...

Angelo Sodano, once-powerful Vatican prelate, dies at 94

May. 28, 2022 09:41 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Cardinal Angelo Sodano, a once-powerful Italian prelate who long served as the Vatican’s No. 2 official but whose legacy was tarnished by his support for the pedophile founder of an influential religious order, has died. He was 94. The Vatican in its Saturday...

13 Albanians, others from Kosovo are repatriated from Syria

May. 28, 2022 08:38 AM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania's Interior Ministry said Saturday that four Albanian women and nine children, all related to Albanians who joined Islamist extremist groups fighting in Syria and Iraq, have been repatriated from a Syrian camp. The group, which landed at the Pristina...

Russia takes small cities, aims to widen east Ukraine battle

May. 28, 2022 08:08 AM EDT

KRAMATORSK, Ukraine (AP) — Russia asserted Saturday that its troops and separatist fighters had captured a key railway junction in eastern Ukraine, the second small city to fall to Moscow's forces this week as they fought to seize all of the country's contested Donbas region. ...

Algerian dissidents: Victims of crackdown, or outlaws?

May. 28, 2022 07:08 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Mohamed Benhalima looks wary and frightened as he is led off a plane at Algiers airport, handcuffed with a security officer’s arm wrapped around him. A team from Algeria’s Rapid Intervention Force then puts him in their vehicle and whisks him to an unknown destination. ...

War surges Norway's oil, gas profit. Now, it's urged to help

May. 28, 2022 05:55 AM EDT

STAVANGER, Norway (AP) — Europe’s frantic search for alternatives to Russian energy has dramatically increased the demand — and price — for Norway's oil and gas. As the money pours in, Europe's second-biggest natural gas supplier is fending off accusations that it's...

Show's over for famed cabaret show at France's Lido

May. 28, 2022 05:48 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — It’s the end of an era for the famed Lido cabaret on Paris’ Champs-Elysees. Amid financial troubles and changing times, the venue’s new corporate owner is ditching most of the Lido’s staff and its high-kicking, high-glamour dance shows — which date back...