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South Africa's ex-president Jacob Zuma must pay legal fees

Apr. 13, 2021 13:38 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Former South African president Jacob Zuma has been denied state funding for his legal fees in an upcoming corruption trial and has been ordered to pay back an estimated $2 million in lawyers' charges that he has received over the years. The ruling...

Sputnik vaccine helping Russia regain LatAm foothold

Apr. 12, 2021 09:12 AM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Russia has been trying to get its coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V into Brazilian arms for months, and been repeatedly frustrated by legal, regulatory and possibly even diplomatic obstacles. That began to change as the South American nation played...

Soviet cosmonaut made pioneering spaceflight 60 years ago

Apr. 12, 2021 02:46 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Crushed into the pilot's seat by heavy G-forces, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin saw flames outside his spacecraft and prepared to die. His voice broke the tense silence at ground control: “I’m burning. Goodbye, comrades.” Gagarin didn’t know that...

Russia wants Slovakia to return its Sputnik V vaccines

Apr. 08, 2021 13:06 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Russia asked Slovakia on Thursday to return its Sputnik V vaccines it has received “due to multiple contract violations.” The official Twitter account of the Sputnik V vaccine said Slovakia’s drug regulator “in violation of existing contract and in...

Southern African leaders concerned by Mozambique's rebels

Apr. 08, 2021 12:18 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Five southern African leaders expressed their concern at the extremist violence in northern Mozambique and said they will consider “a proportionate regional response” at another summit in three weeks. Issuing a communique in Mozambique's capital,...

Wild slow Avs' surge as Fiala's hat trick highlights 8-3 win

Apr. 08, 2021 01:16 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — After several humbling losses to the West Division leader, the Minnesota Wild sent quite the message to the Colorado Avalanche in their last of eight regular season matchups. Eight was more than enough for the Wild to slow the surging Avalanche. ...

Geffen Hall rebuild speeded due to virus, reopen in fall '22

Apr. 05, 2021 13:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Philharmonic and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts are accelerating the reconstruction of Geffen Hall because of the lull granted by the novel coronavirus pandemic and now plan to reopen the auditorium in fall of 2022, about 1 1/2 years ahead of the...

Talbot makes 27 saves, leading Wild past Golden Knights 2-1

Apr. 04, 2021 00:25 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Joel Eriksson Ek scored the tiebreaking goal in the third period, Cam Talbot made 27 saves and the Minnesota Wild defeated the Vegas Golden Knights 2-1 Saturday night. The Wild became the first team to sweep a two-game series in Las Vegas this season,...

Fiala's shootout goal gives Minnesota wild win in Vegas

Apr. 02, 2021 02:18 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Kevin Fiala scored in the shootout and the Minnesota Wild beat the Vegas Golden Knights 3-2 on Thursday night. The victory snapped Minnesota’s five-game road losing streak. “We’ve been playing so well at home, it hasn’t...

Sharks beat Wild 4-2 for 2-game series sweep

Apr. 01, 2021 01:36 AM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Rudolfs Balcers and Ryan Donato scored in the second period, and the San Jose Sharks completed a two-game sweep of the Minnesota Wild with a 4-2 victory Wednesday night. The Sharks followed a shootout win on Monday with another strong performance...