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Ship that Ukraine alleges has stolen wheat likely off Syria

Aug. 18, 2022 08:43 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Russian cargo ship that Ukraine alleges holds stolen wheat from territory seized by Moscow appears to have reached the Syrian port of Tartus, according to satellite images analyzed Thursday by The Associated Press. The arrival of the SV...

Richy Ledezma hurts ankle in 1st PSV start in 20 months

Aug. 15, 2022 18:19 PM EDT

American midfielder Richy Ledezma injured an ankle in his first start for PSV Eindhoven in 20 months. The 20-year-old from Phoenix was replaced in the 37th minute of Saturday's Eredivisie match at Go Ahead Eagles after he was fouled by Mats Deijl, who was given a red card. ...

Location of 1st ship to leave Ukraine carrying grain unknown

Aug. 15, 2022 11:58 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The first grain ship to leave Ukraine under a wartime deal has had its cargo resold several times and there is now no information about its location and cargo destination, the Ukrainian embassy in Beirut said Monday. The Sierra Leone-flagged ship Razoni, which left...

Black firefighter says captain took group to racist party

Aug. 11, 2022 20:07 PM EDT

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A legal filing by a Black firefighter in western New York alleges he was pressured by a superior into going to a party that contained racist imagery. In a notice of claim filed Thursday, Jerrod Jones said the party occurred last month at a private home in a...

Cyprus protests meeting of Azerbaijan, Turkish Cypriot heads

Aug. 11, 2022 05:23 AM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The foreign ministry of Cyprus said Thursday it’s lodging formal protests against a meeting between the leader of the ethnically split island nation's breakaway Turkish Cypriots and the president of Azerbaijan amid concerns of a stepped-up partition campaign. ...

Turkey sends off new drill ship into eastern Mediterranean

Aug. 09, 2022 09:48 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s president inaugurated the country's newest and largest undersea hydrocarbon drill ship Tuesday that he said would head for a spot northwest of Cyprus in the eastern Mediterranean, which is not claimed by any other country. “Our exploration and drilling...

Cyprus announces first detected monkeypox case

Aug. 02, 2022 12:58 PM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The Cyprus Health Ministry said Tuesday that a 40-year-old man is the east Mediterranean island nation’s first confirmed monkeypox case. The ministry said the case was detected after the man underwent a laboratory test at the Cypriot capital’s General...

Cyprus, Greece, look to EU if Turkey renews gas search

Jul. 28, 2022 09:07 AM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus and Greece plan to consult with other European Union members on how to respond if Turkey tries again to drill for oil and gas inside waters that Cyprus claims as its exclusive economic zone, the Cypriot foreign minister said Thursday. Turkish Energy...

Cyprus expects gas field development plan by end of year

Jul. 21, 2022 11:00 AM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A plan to develop a sizeable natural gas field off Cyprus that could help the European Union find alternative energy sources to Russia will be ready by the end of the year, the east Mediterranean island nation's energy minister said Thursday. Energy Minister...

Cyprus president: Turkish Cypriot proposals aim at partition

Jul. 20, 2022 12:25 PM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Proposals put forward by the leader of Cyprus’ breakaway Turkish Cypriots are a new, “unacceptable” bid for the ethnically divided island's permanent partition, the nation’s Greek Cypriot president said Wednesday. President Nicos Anastasiades said in...