Spanish, Croatian planes join battle against Turkish wildfires

Firefighting planes from Spain and Croatia joined the battle against wildfires raging for a seventh day near Turkey’s southern resorts amid increasing calls for more aerial support and sharp criticism of the government’s response. MARMARIS, Turkey – Mehmet Emin and Tuvan Gumrukcu Nine fires were blazing on Tuesday, fanned by strong winds, temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius (104°F), and low…

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Olympic families find solace, create bonds far from Tokyo

Tokyo – MARK LONG Christina Dressel, left, mother of Caeleb Dressel, and Meghan Dressel, his wife, both fall down Friday, July 30, 2021, in Orlando, Fla., as they react as Dressel’s win in the 100-meter butterfly in swimming at the Tokyo Olympics Dressel’s family was watching the Olympics live broadcast at the Olympic Family & Friends Experience at Universal Orlando.…

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Brazil to play Spain in men’s Olympic soccer gold-medal game

Brazil’s players celebrate after defeating Mexico in a penalty shootout in a men’s soccer semifinal match at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021, in Kashima, Japan. SAITAMA, Japan (AP) – Fernando Vergara— Defending champion Brazil will face Spain for the Olympic gold medal in men’s soccer on Saturday. Spain beat host Japan 1-0 Tuesday with Marco Asensio scoring…

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