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Viewer's guide for this year's World Cup in Qatar

Aug. 08, 2022 10:46 AM EDT

A last chance for Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Kylian Mbappé back on the biggest stage of all. Brazil bidding for a record-extending sixth title. One of the most eagerly anticipated World Cups in memory — as much for off-the-field reasons as those on it — is just around...

Remains of WWII solider identified as North Carolina man

Aug. 07, 2022 13:19 PM EDT

GREEN HILL, N.C. (AP) — DNA, dental and other analyses have confirmed the identity of remains buried in Belgium as a 27-year-old World War II soldier from North Carolina who died during battle in a German forest. The Charlotte Observer reports that officials with the Defense...

Serbia, Kosovo leaders set for EU-backed talks on Aug. 18

Aug. 05, 2022 08:25 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The leaders of Serbia and Kosovo have agreed to meet in Brussels this month to discuss ways to end the stalemate in European Union-brokered talks aimed at improving relations between them as ethnic tensions simmer, a European Commission spokesman said Friday. EU...

Africa sees some artifacts returned home but seeks far more

Jul. 31, 2022 04:32 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Apollo John Rwamparo speaks forlornly of the eight-legged stool, a symbol of authority for his ancient kingdom in Uganda, now glimpsed through a glass barrier at a museum thousands of miles away in Britain. The wooden stool is permanently exhibited at the...

Victim of private spyware warns it can be used against US

Jul. 28, 2022 07:39 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Months after her father was lured back to Rwanda under false pretenses and jailed, Carine Kanimba discovered her own phone had been hacked using private spyware. Kanimba is the youngest daughter of Paul Rusesabagina, who is credited with saving more than 1,200...

Cameroon becomes a go-to country for foreign fishing vessels

Jul. 27, 2022 03:30 AM EDT

DOUALA, Cameroon (AP) — Off the coast of West Africa, the Trondheim is a familiar sight: a soccer field-sized ship, plying the waters from Nigeria to Mauritania as it pulls in tons of mackerel and sardines — and flying the red, yellow and green flag of Cameroon. But aside from...

EU draws up energy plan in case of Russian gas cutoff

Jul. 20, 2022 09:54 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s head office on Wednesday proposed that member states cut their gas use by 15% over the coming months as the bloc braced for a possible full Russian cutoff of natural gas supplies that could add a big chill to the upcoming winter. While the...

EU takes Hungary to highest court over LGBT, media rules

Jul. 15, 2022 09:13 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's executive intensified its legal standoff with Hungary on Friday by taking the country to the EU's highest court over a restrictive law on LGBT issues and media freedom. The EU had already tried for a year to make Hungary change a law that bans...

'Unimaginable': Germany, Belgium remember deadly 2021 floods

Jul. 14, 2022 13:15 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Warning that disaster prevention must be improved, Germany and Belgium on Thursday commemorated the deadly floods that hit a year ago with high-profile memorials to pay tribute to the more than 230 people who lost their lives in those countries. German President...

AP PHOTOS: Desolation, silence a year after Belgium flood

Jul. 13, 2022 05:51 AM EDT

CHAUDFONTAINE, Belgium (AP) — The water is gone from the streets, but still bedevils musty walls. Most debris has been swept away, but many homes still stand empty. And when rain rattles, many hearts and souls still cringe with fear. One year later, it is clear that one mighty...