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  • Berdych moves into Monte Carlo Masters final

    MONACO (AP) — Sixth-seeded Tomas Berdych overwhelmed Gael Monfis 6-1, 6-4 Saturday to reach the final of the Monte Carlo Masters for the first time. Berdych immediately took control from the baseline and Monfils struggled…

  • Afghan parliament approves 16 more Cabinet nominees

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan’s parliament has approved 16 Cabinet nominees after months of delays. Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi, speaker of the parliament’s lower house, said Saturday that the decision now means the 25-member Cabinet of…

  • Kenyan trio wins men’s Belgrade Marathon

    BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Silas Sang led a Kenyan trio to win the Belgrade Marathon on Saturday, finishing in 2 hours, 14 minutes, 43 seconds. Sang was followed by Andrew Kiprop, who finished in 2:16:42,…

  • A bear hug: Croat village shelters bears as good neighbors

    KUTAREVO, Croatia (AP) — Usually in Europe, when bear cubs get used to humans, they cannot survive in the wild. And when they grow too big, they’re shot. But not in the remote mountain village…

  • Spanish couple arrested in Turkey, accused of jihadist links

    MADRID (AP) — Two Spanish residents have been arrested in Turkey on suspicion of having links to jihadi terrorists and membership in the Islamic State armed group, Spain’s Interior Ministry said Saturday. The couple, a…

  • Pope expresses sadness for Chicago prelate’s death

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has expressed sadness for the death of Cardinal Francis George, the retired Chicago archbishop. In a condolence telegram Saturday sent to current Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich, the pontiff offered…

  • Bangladesh guardedly welcomes Benetton factory victim pledge

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A Bangladeshi garment industry leader on Saturday guardedly welcomed Italian retailer Benetton’s pledge of more than $1 million to victims of a factory collapse that killed over 1,100 people two years…

  • Fed Cup: Kuznetsova gives Russia 1-0 lead over Germany

    SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Svetlana Kuznetsova gave Russia a 1-0 lead over Germany in the Fed Cup World Group semifinals Saturday, beating Julia Goerges in straight sets. Kuznetsova won 6-4, 6-4, taking advantage of erratic…

  • Fed Cup: Kuznetsova gives Russia 1-0 lead over Germany

    SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Svetlana Kuznetsova gave Russia a 1-0 lead over Germany in the Fed Cup World Group semifinals Saturday, beating Julia Goerges in straight sets. Kuznetsova won 6-4, 6-4, taking advantage of erratic…

  • Fed Cup: Kuznetsova gives Russia 1-0 lead over Germany

    SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Svetlana Kuznetsova gave Russia a 1-0 lead over Germany in the Fed Cup World Group semifinals Saturday, beating Julia Goerges in straight sets. Kuznetsova won 6-4, 6-4, taking advantage of erratic…

  • Bach visits new IOC member Kosovo for first time

    PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach says he will personally hand out the medal if an athlete from Kosovo earns a place on the podium in next year’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Bach…

  • Israel, Palestinians agree on tax revenue transfer

    RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Saturday that he has reached an agreement with Israel in which essential tax revenues it collects for the Palestinians will be transferred following a four-month…

  • Pope asks Europe to do more for migrants flooding into Italy

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is asking the European Union to do more to help Italy with the mounting numbers of desperate people needing rescue in the Mediterranean on risky boat journeys to flee…

  • Serena Williams beats Giorgi to give US 1-0 lead over Italy

    BRINDISI, Italy (AP) — Top-ranked Serena Williams overcame a stiff challenge in the opening set for a 7-6 (5), 6-2 win over Camila Giorgi on Saturday to give the United States a 1-0 lead over…

  • Czech Republic leads France 1-0 in Fed Cup semis

    OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (AP) — Lucie Safarova saved five match points before beating Caroline Garcia 4-6, 7-6 (1), 6-1 as defending champion Czech Republic took a 1-0 lead over France in the Fed Cup’s World…