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Caspian nations reaffirm pledge to keep foreign armies out

Jun. 29, 2022 17:26 PM EDT

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin and the leaders of the other four countries along the Caspian Sea on Wednesday reaffirmed their shared commitment to keep foreign militaries out of the region. The presidents of Russia, Iran, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan...

Turkey wildfire largely under control, Erdogan says

Jun. 24, 2022 11:01 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A wind-stoked wildfire that has been raging near a popular resort in southwestern Turkey has been largely brought under control, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday. The blaze erupted Tuesday in the Bordubet region, near Marmaris on the Aegean Sea...

Hamilton's raised Mercedes bounces champ to needed podium

Jun. 20, 2022 11:08 AM EDT

It was the roar of the fans that Lewis Hamilton missed, and so it was fitting that when he most needed a boost, he heard it from the largest crowd in Canadian Grand Prix history. Montreal is, after all, the site of Hamilton’s first Formula One podium. That was 15 years, 103 wins...

Gennady Burbulis, top Yeltsin aide and official, dies at 76

Jun. 19, 2022 15:01 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Gennady Burbulis, a top aide to Russian President Boris Yeltsin who helped prepare and sign the 1991 pact that led to the formal breakup of the Soviet Union, has died. He was 76. As secretary of state and first deputy chairman of the government from 1991-1992,...

Iran arrests suspect allegedly plotting with French spy ring

Jun. 16, 2022 11:15 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian authorities have arrested a person accused of having a link to two French citizens being held on espionage charges, state television reported Thursday. The report said the suspect was a Marxist who visited the two alleged French spies before the May 1...

Verstappen wins in Azerbaijan after Leclerc engine failure

Jun. 12, 2022 10:33 AM EDT

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Max Verstappen once again pounced when rival Charles Leclerc faltered in their race for the Formula One title. Verstappen extended his F1 championship lead by winning the Azerbaijan Grand Prix on Sunday — his fifth victory of the season — following yet...

Leclerc takes pole position for Azerbaijan Grand Prix

Jun. 11, 2022 13:36 PM EDT

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Charles Leclerc is back on pole. Now comes the tricky task of converting it into a win. Leclerc won the pole for the fourth consecutive race with a blistering lap around the Baku street circuit in Azerbaijan on Saturday, but the Ferrari driver failed to...

Hamilton optimistic for Mercedes progress in F1 'adversity'

Jun. 10, 2022 11:46 AM EDT

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Lewis Hamilton is optimistic Mercedes has made progress toward challenging the Formula One leaders and said the “adversity” of struggling to keep up has brought the team closer together. Ahead of Sunday's Azerbaijan Grand Prix, the seven-time champion...

Rosberg barred from F1 paddock over vaccine status

Jun. 10, 2022 11:29 AM EDT

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Former world champion Nico Rosberg has not been allowed to enter the Formula One paddock this season because he isn't vaccinated against COVID-19. Rosberg has been working as a commentator and pundit on TV after he won the F1 title in 2016 with Mercedes and...

Budget cap dispute splits teams as F1 heads to Azerbaijan

Jun. 09, 2022 10:03 AM EDT

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — How much is too much to spend chasing a world title? That's the question dividing Formula One teams as the series heads to Azerbaijan's seafront street circuit. The rivalry between Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc on the track is no less heated than the...