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UN aid chief says 'humanitarian disaster' unfolding in Idlib

Jun. 18, 2019 7:04 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. humanitarian chief declared Tuesday that "a humanitarian disaster" is unfolding in Syria's last rebel-held territory where Bashar Assad's forces have launched an offensive, ending a cease-fire negotiated by Turkey and Russia in September. Mark Lowcock told the Security...

Boris Johnson builds lead in race to be UK prime minister

Jun. 18, 2019 7:00 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson increased his lead in the race to become Britain's next prime minister Tuesday in a Conservative Party vote that eliminated one of his rivals and enabled upstart candidate Rory Stewart to defy expectations by remaining in the contest. Johnson, a...

Kerr has 4 goals and Australia beats Jamaica 4-1

Jun. 18, 2019 6:20 PM EDT

Sam Kerr scored four goals, one shy of the World Cup record and the most by an Australian, in a 4-1 victory over Jamaica on Tuesday night at Grenoble, France, that advanced the Matildas into the knockout rounds Kerr tied American Alex Morgan for the tournament lead with five goals. "I actually wanted more after...

With Hope Hicks interview, Dems breach Trump's inner circle

Jun. 18, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Judiciary Committee will interview former White House Communications Director Hope Hicks behind closed doors on Wednesday, the first time lawmakers will hear from a person linked to the president's inner circle since the release of special counsel Robert Mueller's report....

La Scala board agrees on new manager, ending uncertainty

Jun. 18, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Milan's mayor announced Tuesday that the board of the famed La Scala opera house has agreed on a new general manager to succeed Austrian Alexander Pereira, whose money-making but sometimes troubled 5-year mandate expires in February. Mayor Giuseppe Sala, who is chairman of the board, declined...

England and Japan to meet in rematch of 2015 semifinal

Jun. 18, 2019 6:06 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — England was overjoyed to make it to the semifinals of the Women's World Cup four years ago, an overachievement the squad believed, so the eliminating loss to Japan wasn't a surprise or a bitter disappointment. Much has changed in mentality and quality of play since, and England no longer is...

Britain, Italy make joint bid to host 2020 UN climate talks

Jun. 18, 2019 5:39 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Britain and Italy are making a joint bid to host the U.N.'s global climate summit next year. The two countries said Tuesday they're proposing that Britain host the annual U.N. talks in late 2020 and for Italy to stage a preparatory meeting. They said their partnership would send "a strong...

France detains soccer great Platini in 2022 World Cup probe

Jun. 18, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French police investigating whether corruption played a role in the stunning decision to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar took 1980s soccer superstar and former top executive Michel Platini into custody Tuesday for questioning. Platini's representatives denied any wrongdoing on his part,...

Marta sets record with 17th World Cup goal in Brazil victory

Jun. 18, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

Marta set a record for men and women with her 17th career World Cup goal in Brazil's 1-0 victory over Italy on Tuesday night at Valenciennes that advanced the Selecao to the knockout rounds for the sixth straight time. The 33-year-old forward, playing in her fifth World Cup, scored on a penalty kick in the 74th...

German govt calls official's killing 'attack on all of us'

Jun. 18, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The killing of a politician who supported refugees, allegedly carried out by a man with a record of violent hate crimes, is an "alarm signal" that highlights the threat posed by far-right extremism, Germany's top security official said Tuesday.  The motive of the 45-year-old German man...