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Diplomats: Europeans weigh sanctions on Venezuela's Maduro

Jun. 15, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Major European nations are considering imposing sanctions on Venezuela's Nicolás Maduro and several top officials for their recent crackdown on political opponents, although divisions remain over the timing of any action for fear of derailing a negotiated exit to the country's...

The Latest: Iran summons UK diplomat over tanker position

Jun. 15, 2019 3:33 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 11:25 p.m. Iran has summoned the British ambassador after London agreed with the U.S. conclusion that Iran attacked two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. Saturday's report by the official IRNA news agency...

"Romeo and Juliet" director Franco Zeffirelli dies at 96

Jun. 15, 2019 1:40 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italian director Franco Zeffirelli, who delighted audiences around the world with his romantic vision and extravagant productions, most famously captured in his cinematic "Romeo and Juliet" and the miniseries "Jesus of Nazareth," died Saturday at 96. While Zeffirelli was most popularly known...

Neville's compassion for players shows new England culture

Jun. 15, 2019 1:32 PM EDT

LE HAVRE, France (AP) — In the celebratory moments after England advanced to the next round of the Women's World Cup, coach Phil Neville gently kissed the head of forward Fran Kirby in recognition of her personal journey. England's 1-0 victory over Argentina came on the 11th anniversary of Kirby's mother...

Husband says British woman held in Iran begins hunger strike

Jun. 15, 2019 12:23 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A British-Iranian woman jailed in Tehran for more than three years has begun a hunger strike to protest her detention, her husband said Saturday. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has told judicial officials she will refuse food but will drink water until she is granted "unconditional release," her...

India vs Pakistan: More than just cricket at the World Cup

Jun. 15, 2019 11:10 AM EDT

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — It's the contest for continental supremacy played on a global stage. It's the mini-title game of the World Cup group stage for more than 1 billion people in two cricket-crazed countries — the nuclear-armed neighbors India and Pakistan. The sport British colonizers...

Hong Kong's first female leader fights for political life

Jun. 15, 2019 10:45 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam steadily climbed her way up bureaucratic ranks to capture the top position in the former British colony, relying on sheer intelligence, ambition, canny networking and an astute deference to authority. Yet the ground has shifted considerably since she...

5 die in UK listeria outbreak linked to hospital food

Jun. 15, 2019 5:43 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government has ordered a review of hospital food after five patients died in a listeria outbreak linked to sandwiches and salads. Health Secretary Matt Hancock said Saturday he wants "a radical new approach" to the food served in hospitals. Officials have linked the outbreak to...

The Latest: Arab League chief tells Iranians to 'be careful'

Jun. 15, 2019 3:21 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on Mideast developments amid rising tensions in the Persian Gulf region (all times local): 11:45 p.m. The head of the Arab League is calling on the Iranians to "be careful and reverse course." Secretary General Ahmed Aboul Gheit noted after meeting with U.N....

Taylor puts England in World Cup last 16 with game to spare

Jun. 14, 2019 6:41 PM EDT

LE HAVRE, France (AP) — As roommates at the Women's World Cup, Jodie Taylor and Beth Mead have built a connection that helped lead England into the second round of the tournament. Mead delivered a low cross from the left flank and Taylor sneaked into a central location, nudging the ball into the net to...