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Viewer's guide for this year's World Cup in Qatar

Aug. 08, 2022 10:46 AM EDT

A last chance for Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Kylian Mbappé back on the biggest stage of all. Brazil bidding for a record-extending sixth title. One of the most eagerly anticipated World Cups in memory — as much for off-the-field reasons as those on it — is just around...

Scholz party rejects bid to expel German ex-leader Schroeder

Aug. 08, 2022 08:55 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Local officials with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s party rejected a bid to expel former Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder over his close ties to Russia, the news agency dpa reported Monday. An arbitration committee of the center-left Social Democrats’ branch in...

Remains of WWII solider identified as North Carolina man

Aug. 07, 2022 13:19 PM EDT

GREEN HILL, N.C. (AP) — DNA, dental and other analyses have confirmed the identity of remains buried in Belgium as a 27-year-old World War II soldier from North Carolina who died during battle in a German forest. The Charlotte Observer reports that officials with the Defense...

A first: African American Marine promoted to 4-star general

Aug. 06, 2022 22:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first African American four-star general in Marine Corps history, Gen. Michael E. Langley, credited his father with telling him to “aim high” and predicted that his promotion on Saturday would have an impact on younger people. Langley was born in...

German police raid home over threats made to Austrian doctor

Aug. 05, 2022 09:48 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors said they conducted a search on Friday at the home of a man suspected of threatening a doctor whose death shocked neighboring Austria. The body of Dr. Lisa-Maria Kellermayr, a general practitioner who had reported receiving death threats from...

Berlin forest fire contained but ammo depot still a problem

Aug. 05, 2022 08:13 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A fire accompanied by explosions at a police ammunition depot in a Berlin forest was contained and large parts of it were extinguished Friday, but officials said they were determining whether the ammunition stored at the facility needed to be stabilized and cooled down. ...

Germany's health minister tests positive for COVID-19

Aug. 05, 2022 03:17 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's health minister, an epidemiologist by training who has led the country's fight against COVID-19 since December, has tested positive for the coronavirus. Health Minister Karl Lauterbach's ministry said early Friday that the 59-year-old has only light symptoms...

Raducanu into Washington quarterfinals; Fritz stops in heat

Aug. 04, 2022 22:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Reigning U.S. Open champion Emma Raducanu found herself completely exhausted, physically and mentally, after playing a pair of tiebreakers across nearly three hours on a hot and humid afternoon at the Citi Open on Thursday. “Everything,” the second-seeded...

Germany's Lufthansa, union reach pay deal for ground staff

Aug. 04, 2022 16:29 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Lufthansa and a union representing its ground staff in Germany reached a deal Thursday to end a pay dispute, a week after a one-day strike that forced the airline to cancel more than 1,000 flights. The deal between Lufthansa and the ver.di service workers' union,...

EPL sets high bar in European soccer, finances and glamor

Aug. 04, 2022 10:48 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The world’s richest soccer league starts a new season in England on Friday as the rest of Europe looks for ways to catch up. Off the field, the English Premier League is a commercial juggernaut with broadcasting deals worldwide fueling player transfers and wages...