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South Korea, Saudi Arabia qualify for men's Olympic soccer

Jan. 22, 2020 11:07 AM EST

BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) — South Korea and Saudi Arabia both qualified for the men's Olympic soccer tournament after winning games on Wednesday. South Korea beat Australia 2-0 and Saudi Arabia defeated Uzbekistan 1-0 in the semifinals of the Asian Under-23 championship in Thailand. The final is Sunday in...

Fire at sawmill in Siberian village kills 11

Jan. 21, 2020 3:23 AM EST

Moscow (AP) — A fire at a sawmill in a village in Russia's Siberia killed 11 people and injured two more on Tuesday morning, emergency officials said. One person remains unaccounted-for. Ten victims were identified as Uzbek nationals and one as a Tajik. The fire broke out in a single-story wooden...

Uzbekistan elects new parliament with no opposition

Dec. 23, 2019 6:49 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Election officials in the Central Asian nation of Uzbekistan on Monday announced the preliminary results of a parliamentary vote that offered no real opposition, with pro-government political parties taking 128 seats out of 150 and certain eventually to win the rest. The remaining 22 seats...

FILE - In this Saturday, June 9, 2018 file photo, Uzbekistan's President Shavkat Mirziyoyev speaks to Russian President Vladimir Putin during their meeting in Qingdao, China. Uzbeks head to the polls to vote in parliamentary elections on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, for the first time since Shavkat Mirziyoev has been president following the death of long-time leader Islam Karimov. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)

Uzbekistan holds parliamentary vote without real opposition

Dec. 22, 2019 8:20 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Voters in the Central Asian nation of Uzbekistan are choosing a new parliament in an election that presents no genuine opposition. The vote is the first parliamentary election since the death of longtime strongman leader Ismail Karimov three years ago. But the five parties in Sunday's...

Tennis investigation unit suspends 2 women players

Nov. 25, 2019 10:46 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Tennis Integrity Unit says women players from Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan have been provisionally suspended while under investigation. The TIU says Ksenia Palkina and Albina Khabibulina cannot compete in or attend recognized tennis events during the investigations. Details of their...