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Civilians escape Kherson after Russian strikes on freed city

Nov. 26, 2022 17:12 PM EST

KHERSON, Ukraine (AP) — Fleeing shelling, civilians on Saturday streamed out of the southern Ukrainian city whose recapture they had celebrated just weeks earlier. The exodus from Kherson came as Ukraine solemnly remembered a Stalin-era famine and sought to ensure that Russia's...

World Cup Viewer's Guide: Germany seeks World Cup rebound

Nov. 26, 2022 12:34 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — A surprise opening-match loss has Germany headed into its second game seeking an easy victory to avoid a second consecutive early World Cup exit. Too bad the Germans play Spain in what should be anything but a leisurely Sunday stroll. Spain routed...

Herdman's inspiration try at World Cup provokes Croatia

Nov. 26, 2022 08:20 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Canada had just lost its first World Cup match in 36 years, outplaying Belgium for much of a 1-0 defeat, and an emotional John Herdman revealed in the on-field interview what he had just told his players during a postgame huddle. “I told them they belong here....

De Bruyne, Belgium need 2nd chance to impress at World Cup

Nov. 26, 2022 04:38 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Belgium midfielder Kevin De Bruyne knew he didn't play well in his team's opening World Cup game. He said as much when he accepted the man of the match award. “I don’t know why I got the trophy,” De Bruyne said. “Maybe it’s because of my name.” ...

'Perfectionist' De Bruyne accepts need to adapt at World Cup

Nov. 25, 2022 08:57 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — For Kevin De Bruyne, playing for Belgium at the World Cup feels a lot different to playing for Manchester City in the Premier League. “I know I have to adapt to my teammates,” De Bruyne said Friday, demonstrating the kind of honesty that flared up at times...

EU nations fail to close rift on gas prices as cold sets in

Nov. 24, 2022 11:28 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — On winter's doorstep, European Union nations again failed to bridge bitter disagreements over a natural gas price cap Thursday as they struggle to effectively shield 450 million citizens from massive increases in their utility bills. An emergency meeting of energy...

After 36 years, Canada has to wait longer for World Cup win

Nov. 24, 2022 03:29 AM EST

AL RAYYAN, Qatar (AP) — O Canada, the wait remains. Alphonso Davies had the chance to score his nation’s first-ever World Cup goal, to grab a quick lead on Belgium. As Davies readied for the spot kick in the 11th minute after a hand ball, red-clad Canadian fans at the other end...

Belgium spoils Canada's World Cup return with 1-0 win

Nov. 23, 2022 17:45 PM EST

AL RAYYAN, Qatar (AP) — Kevin De Bruyne threw his hands up in disgust as another pass went astray. Eden Hazard was easily knocked off the ball. Michy Batshuayi was hauled off by his angry coach after a lazy flick to no one at all. Belgium didn't live up to the hype of being the...

Belgium politician wears 'One Love' armband at World Cup

Nov. 23, 2022 15:50 PM EST

AL RAYYAN, Qatar (AP) — Belgium’s foreign minister wore a “One Love” armband when she met with FIFA president Gianni Infantino at her country’s World Cup match against Canada on Wednesday. Hadja Lahbib was pictured wearing the colorful armband — regarded as a symbol for...

World Cup Viewer's Guide: Davies to play in Canada's return

Nov. 22, 2022 13:17 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Alphonso Davies will make his World Cup debut in a boost for Canada, which returns to soccer's biggest stage for the first time since 1986. The winger is easily Canada's top player but his status for the tournament was in doubt after he strained his right...