Posts Tagged Middle East

Germany foils suspected Boston-style attack, officials say

German police officers secure evidence in front of an apartment in Oberursel, Germany, Thursday, April 30, 2015. Chief of police for western Hesse state Stefan Mueller said authorities found a pipe bomb, 100 rounds of ammunition, parts of an assault rifle and a chemical that can be used to build a bomb during a raid overnight in the town of Oberursel. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities foiled what they believe may have been an imminent Boston Marathon-style attack on a professional cycling race planned for Friday, seizing a cache of weapons, including a pipe bomb, and chemicals that can be used to make explosives in a raid on a suspected Islamic extremist’s home outside Frankfurt.

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Grigor Dimitrov, Pablo Cuevas advance at Istanbul Open

ISTANBUL (AP) — Second-seeded Grigor Dimitrov eased into the quarterfinals of the inaugural Istanbul Open by beating Andrey Golubev of Kazakhstan 6-3, 6-2 on Thursday.

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Sheik Salman re-elected unopposed to lead Asian football

MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — A pair of sheikhs were the big winners Thursday at a meeting of Asian soccer leaders.

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Giraldo, Gimeno-Traver, Schwartzman reach Istanbul quarters

ISTANBUL (AP) — Fourth-seeded Santiago Giraldo of Colombia beat Russian Andrey Rublev 6-4, 1-6, 6-3 to reach the quarterfinals of the inaugural Istanbul Open on Wednesday, while Spaniard Daniel Gimeno-Traver upset sixth-seeded Kazakh Mikhail Kukushkin 6-3, 6-3 to set up a potential match against Roger Federer.

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Man City set for upheaval after season of struggles

Manchester City players line up for a minutes silence to remember the victims of the Bradford fire before the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Aston Villa at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England, Saturday April 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Proof of the struggles at Manchester City this season arrived when the Premier League’s team of the year was announced on Sunday.

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