• In this July 13, 2014 file photo Germany's Bastian Schweinsteiger celebrates after the World Cup final soccer match between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Schweinsteiger has ruled out a move to another European club and still hopes to play for Manchester United. The 32-year-old midfielder has struggled since joining United last season and has yet to play this campaign for new coach Jose Mourinho, who reportedly told him he was no longer needed and ordered him to train away from the first team. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)

    3 Olympic silver medalists named in Germany squad

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Three of the Olympic silver-medal team were called up by Germany on Friday for the friendly against Finland and the World Cup qualifier against Norway.

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  • Representative of the Philippine government, Jesus Dureza, 2nd left, Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Boerge Brende , centre, and representative of the communist movement the National Democratic Front of the Philippines Luis Jalandoni, 2nd right, during the meeting for the signing of a joint declaration in which both parties undertake unilateral ceasefires without time constraints. (Berit Roald / NTB via AP) Photo: Berti Roald / NTB SCANPIX Representant for den filippinske regjeringen, (f.v) Jesus Dureza (GPH),  utenriksminister Børge Brende og representant for kommunistbevegelsen National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) Luis Jalandoni etter signeringen av en felleserklæring hvor begge parter forplikter seg til unilaterale våpenhviler uten tidsbegrensninger. Signeringen finner sted på Holmenkollen Park Hotell, fredag. Foto: Berit Roald / NTB scanpix

    Philippine rebels agree to indefinite cease-fire

    OSLO, Norway (AP) — Philippine communist rebels announced an indefinite cease-fire Friday in peace talks aimed at ending one of Asia’s longest-running insurgencies.

  • Russia's Vladlena Bobrovnikova, right, and France's Allison Pineau challenge for the ball during the women's final handball match between France and Russia at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

    Russia wins women’s handball gold over France

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Russia won a hard-fought contest against France to take Olympic women’s handball gold Saturday, drawing motivation from a speech by coach Evgeny Trefilov that emphasized the team’s underdog status.

  • In this Dec. 26, 2013, file photo, communist New People's Army (NPA) rebels perform in the hinterlands of Davao in Southern Philippines. Philippine communist rebels vowed Although less numerous and less violent than Muslim separatist rebels in the country’s south, the Maoists have outlived successive Philippine administrations and held out against constant military and police offensives, relying on clandestine cells to pass on orders to members from their exiled leaders. (AP Photo, File)

    AP EXPLAINS: Who are Philippine communist rebels?

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Communist rebels in the Philippines have fought one of Asia’s longest-running insurgencies. Although less numerous and less violent than Muslim separatist rebels in the country’s south, the Maoists have outlived successive Philippine administrations and held out against constant military and police offensives, relying on clandestine cells to pass on orders from exiled leaders.

  • In this Aug. 11, 2016 file photo, arrested communist rebel leaders Benito, left, and Wilma Tiamzon raise their fists as they await for their bail petition hearing at the Regional Trial Court, Thursday, in Manila, Philippines.   Two top Philippine communist rebel leaders walked out of a maximum security jail Friday, Aug. 19,  to join next week's resumption of Norway-brokered peace talks aimed at ending one of Asia's longest-raging rebellions. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File)

    Top Philippine communist leaders freed to join peace talks

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Two top Philippine communist rebel leaders walked out of a maximum security jail Friday to join next week’s resumption of Norway-brokered peace talks aimed at ending one of Asia’s longest-raging rebellions.