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Croatia going deep again at World Cup after shootout win

Dec. 05, 2022 16:16 PM EST

AL WAKRAH, Qatar (AP) — Croatia is going deep at another World Cup, and the team is taking the long route once again. Goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic saved three penalty kicks in Croatia's 3-1 win over Japan in a shootout on Monday, securing a return to the quarterfinals for the...

Remains of soldier who died in WWII Japanese POW camp ID'd

Dec. 05, 2022 15:14 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Experts have identified the remains of a soldier from Massachusetts who died in a Japanese prisoner of war camp in the the Philippines during World War II, the military said on Monday. Army Pfc. Arthur L. Pierce, 26, of Malden, was accounted for in July through...

World Cup Viewer's Guide: 2 quarterfinals places left

Dec. 05, 2022 15:09 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The final day of the round of 16 concludes Tuesday at the World Cup when Morocco faces Spain, and Portugal goes head-to-head with Switzerland for the final two spots in the quarterfinals. The results will be decided on the field, but for Spain and Morocco, the...

Russian oil price cap, EU ban aim to limit Kremlin war chest

Dec. 05, 2022 13:43 PM EST

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Major Western measures to limit Russia's oil profits over the war in Ukraine took effect Monday, bringing with them uncertainty about how much crude could be lost to the world and whether they will unleash the hoped-for hit to a Russian economy that has held up better...

Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2022

Dec. 05, 2022 13:17 PM EST

One would have to go back hundreds of years to find a monarch who reigned longer than Queen Elizabeth II. In her 70 years on the throne, she helped modernize the monarchy across decades of enormous social change, royal marriages and births, and family scandals. For most Britons, she...

Dominique Lapierre, French author and journalist, dies at 91

Dec. 05, 2022 12:50 PM EST

NICE, France (AP) — French writer Dominique Lapierre, who was celebrated for his novels about the World War II struggle to liberate Paris and depicting a life of hardship in a Kolkata slum, has died. He was 91. Lapierre died Friday, a local newspaper in southern France reported...

China party officials pay respects to former leader Jiang

Dec. 05, 2022 10:23 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping and other current and previous top officials paid their respects Monday to former leader Jiang Zemin, who died last week at age 96. State broadcaster CCTV showed Xi, his predecessor Hu Jintao and others bowing to Jiang’s body at a...

Pakistan army: 5 militants, soldier killed in shootout in NW

Dec. 05, 2022 09:37 AM EST

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Security forces raided a militant hideout in a former Pakistani Taliban stronghold near the border with Afghanistan, triggering a shootout that killed five insurgents and a soldier, the military said Monday. The shootout happened in North Waziristan, a...

Japan aims to boost 5-year defense spending to $318 billion

Dec. 05, 2022 07:49 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Monday set a new target for military spending over the next five years to 43 trillion yen ($318 billion), or 1.5 times the current level, as the country seeks defense buildup including the use of preemptive strike. Defense...

China eases controls, gives no sign when 'zero COVID' ends

Dec. 05, 2022 06:33 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China is easing some of the world’s most stringent anti-virus controls and authorities say new variants are weaker. But they have yet to say when they might end a “zero-COVID” strategy that confines millions of people to their homes and set off protests and demands for...