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Nishikori advances, Zverev eliminated early in Barcelona

Apr. 23, 2019 2:30 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Second-seeded Alexander Zverev lost to 81st-ranked Nicolas Jarry in the Barcelona Open on Tuesday after failing to convert a match point, while former champion Kei Nishikori and third-seeded Dominic Thiem easily advanced to the third round. Zverev lost 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (5) to Jarry, a...

Christian Garin wins US Men's Clay Court Championship

Apr. 14, 2019 7:25 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Christian Garin of Chile won the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship on Sunday for his first ATP World Tour title, beating Casper Ruud of Norway 7-6 (4), 4-6, 6-3 at River Oaks Country Club. Nearly six years after winning the French Open Juniors title, the 22-year-old Garin finally broke...

Ruud, Garin advance to US Men's Clay Court final

Apr. 13, 2019 8:49 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Trying to become the first Norwegian champion in ATP World Tour history, Casper Ruud beat qualifier Daniel Elahi Galan of Colombia 7-5, 6-2 on Saturday to reach the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship. The 20-year-old Ruud will face Christian Garin of Chile. The 22-year Garin beat American...

Pompeo prioritizes Venezuela crisis on Latin American tour

Apr. 13, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro on Saturday a "tyrant" who has caused the ruin of the South American country and its people. Pompeo made the comment during a four-day Latin American tour that brought him to the Paraguayan capital...

Pompeo: China financing of Maduro prolongs Venezuela crisis

Apr. 12, 2019 8:54 PM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday that China's financing of President Nicolás Maduro's government is prolonging the crisis in Venezuela. Pompeo kicked off a four-country tour of Latin America in Chile, where he met with President Sebastián Piñera to...

US looks for options as embattled Venezuelan leader hangs on

Apr. 11, 2019 12:48 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials have been predicting for months that embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro would soon give up power in the face of economic sanctions and a coalition of more than 50 nations calling for him to step down. But it hasn't worked out that way. Despite the sanctions,...

Mexico to receive UN help in missing students case

Apr. 8, 2019 4:37 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico has signed an agreement with the United Nations' top human rights official for technical assistance in its latest attempt to determine what happened to 43 missing students, officials said Monday. U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet called the case of the...

Chilean cardinal goes before prosecutors in sex abuse probe

Mar. 28, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chilean Cardinal Javier Errazuriz has gone before a local prosecutor to testify as a defendant as part of an investigation into the country's sprawling sex abuse and cover-up scandal. Pope Francis removed Errazuriz last year from his informal Cabinet after he became embroiled in the...

Haiti opposition calls new protests in bid to oust president

Mar. 28, 2019 5:04 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti's largest opposition groups have united in a campaign to push U.S.-backed President Jovenel Moise from office with nationwide protests aimed at paralyzing the country starting on Friday. Previous protests have led to dozens of deaths in clashes between protesters and...

Chile court orders Catholic Church to compensate victims

Mar. 27, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — An appeals court in Chile ruled Wednesday that the Roman Catholic Church must pay compensation to three victims of the Rev. Fernando Karadima, the country's most notorious pedophile priest. The court in the Chilean capital said that the church must pay about $150,000 each to Juan...