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NBA draft: Are there international prospects beyond France fans should keep an eye on? Oui!

Jun. 23, 2024 06:01 AM EDT

France isn't the only country producing top prospects for the NBA — it just sort of seems that way. Victor Wembanyama was the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft a year ago and went on to win the league's Rookie of the Year award. Two more Frenchmen — Alexandre Sarr and...

Kosovo and Israel agree to allow each other's citizens visa-free entry

Jun. 18, 2024 10:52 AM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Citizens of Kosovo and Israel will be able to visit the other nation without a visa following an agreement between the two governments signed Tuesday, the Kosovar Foreign Ministry said. The visa waiver agreement was signed in the Kosovar capital, Pristina,...

Police temporarily detain 8 after clash between Serbia and England fans at Euro 2024

Jun. 17, 2024 17:35 PM EDT

GELSENKIRCHEN, Germany (AP) — Eight people were temporarily detained following a brawl between Serbia and England fans in Gelsenkirchen ahead of the teams' opening European Championship match, police said Monday. Authorities said the incident on Sunday was over quickly and they...

Chosen by Kim Kardashian and loved by fans, Bellingham fires England to 1-0 win over Serbia at Euros

Jun. 16, 2024 22:02 PM EDT

GELSENKIRCHEN, Germany (AP) — Jude Bellingham is the star of Kim Kardashian’s male underwear range, England icon David Beckham mimics his trademark goal celebration, and a Beatles classic has become his anthem as adoring fans serenade him with “Hey Jude” when he’s on the field. ...

Kosovo marks the 25th anniversary of its liberation, when Serb forces withdrew after NATO bombing

Jun. 12, 2024 08:16 AM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo on Wednesday celebrated what it considers a liberation day, marking the 25th anniversary of the withdrawal of Serb forces. During the 1998-1999 war with ethnic Albanian Kosovo Liberation Army separatists, Serbian forces failed to meet Western demands...

Florida man pleads not guilty to kidnapping his estranged wife from her apartment in Spain

Jun. 10, 2024 15:53 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A Florida businessman accused in the February disappearance of his estranged wife in Spain pleaded not guilty on Monday after federal prosecutors questioned his sale of several properties shortly before she disappeared, saying millions in proceeds would allow him to flee if he were...

Kosovo celebrates 25th anniversary of the withdrawal of Serbian forces after NATO bombing

Jun. 10, 2024 05:40 AM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo on Monday celebrated the 25th anniversary of the withdrawal of Serbian forces following a 78-day NATO bombing campaign, which opened the way for its independence nine years later. Ethnic Albanian separatists of the Kosovo Liberation Army fought a...

Ukraine's Mahuchikh defends high jump title at Euros. She's a favorite for the Paris Olympics

Jun. 09, 2024 23:05 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — One Ukrainian medal in the high jump was expected. A second was a pleasant surprise for the war-torn country. Yaroslava Mahuchikh met expectations by following up her world title with a second consecutive European Championship gold on Sunday. And she was...

Serbs rally in Belgrade with calls for unity in a volatile region as Russia gives its support

Jun. 08, 2024 11:43 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia’s populist president on Saturday called for peace and harmony in the Balkans even as he and the Bosnian Serb separatist leader organized a large nationalist gathering that featured calls for “unity” of all Serbs in the region — a message that has raised...

International monitor notes some irregularities during Serbia's rerun of municipal election

Jun. 03, 2024 12:37 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia's rerun of a troubled municipal election was marked by misuse of public resources and ruling party dominance but overall was well-run, an international observer said Monday. The coalition led by the nationalist Serbian Progressive Party of President...