IOC, Paralympics join Russian doping court case

BONN, Germany (AP) — The International Olympic Committee and the International Paralympic Committee want to have a say on Russia's doping ban. With Russia facing a four-year ban on i...

Eleven US troops flown to medical centers after Iran strike

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eleven U.S. troops were flown out of Iraq for evaluation of concussion-like symptoms in the days following an Iranian missile strike that President Donald Trump had said caused no ha...

Spain's Balearic Isles crack down on pub crawls, happy hours

MADRID (AP) — Authorities in Spain's tourist-magnet Balearic Islands are clamping down on binge-drinking tourism in three hot spots, introducing what they claim is the first law of its kind in Europ...

Lions coach Patricia finalists for Salute To Service award

NEW YORK (AP) — Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia, Atlanta Falcons CEO Steve Cannon and former Chargers and Chiefs linebacker Donnie Edwards are finalists for the NFL's Salute to Service Award. ...

TV hen mauled to death: German court backs bigger payout

BERLIN (AP) — A court in Germany has ruled that the owner of a chicken that was mauled to death by a dog in 2017 deserves a higher payout because the hen was trained and had TV experience. ...

'Days of God': A look at Iran's mounting crises

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's supreme leader says his nation is living through “days of God.” The Islamic Republic has been reeling from one crisis to another, from the t...

Russia's foreign minister slams 'aggressive' US policies

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's foreign policy chief on Friday blamed what he described as “aggressive” U.S. policies for growing global tensions, noting Washington's reluctance to extend a key nuclear arms pa...

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German population up to 83.2 million but growth slows

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's population rose to 83.2 million last year, but its growth was the slowest for seven years, according to official figures released Friday. About 200,000 more p...

Sales of flowers, pork push Dutch farm exports to new record

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch agriculture exports rose 4.6% in 2019 from the previous year to a new record of 94.5 billion euros ($105.2 billion), the country's statistics office and a research ...

Germany gives investigators more tools against child porn

BERLIN (AP) — The German parliament on Friday approved legislation that will allow investigators to use computer-generated child pornography to gain access to suspect internet portals. ...

Germany: ugly anti-Semitic remnant at center of court battle

WITTENBERG, Germany (AP) — High on the wall of a German church where Martin Luther once preached, an ugly remnant of centuries of anti-Semitism is now at the center of a court battle. ...

Mara the elephant to leave Argentina for Brazil sanctuary

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Mara listens to her trainer say “up, down, blow,” obediently raising her trunk so a saline solution can be introduced, then lowering it and expelling the liquid into a b...

Chinese president heads to Myanmar for crucial state visit

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — China's President Xi Jinping was heading to Myanmar on Friday for a state visit likely to deepen the countries' already close bilateral relations at a critical time. ...