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Mexico beats defending champion Germany 1-0 at World Cup

APTOPIX Russia Soccer WCup Germany Mexico

Defending World Cup champions have been finding it hard to get out of the group stage lately, and...

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Russia, Egypt match at World Cup could test close ties

Russia Soccer WCup Egypt

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Not since the Cold War days of the 1950s and 1960s has Egypt been as close to Russia as it is now. But could the outcome of a crucial World Cup clash between the two nations damage their relations? Probably not, but as is frequently the case with soccer, Tuesday’s game...


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Russian lawmaker wants to ban 'mockery' of soccer team

Russia Soccer WCup Bill

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — A conservative legislator in Russia says he wants to ban “mockery” of the national soccer team because the players are “fighting for the honor of our country.” Vitaly Milonov told The Associated Press on Monday that soccer players and their coach should be considered...


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Turkey charges father of NBA's Kanter as terror group member

Turkey Kanter

ISTANBUL (AP) — A Turkish court has accepted an indictment charging the father of NBA player Enes Kanter with “membership in a terror group,” the country’s official news agency reported Monday. The indictment followed an investigation of Mehmet Kanter, and prosecutors planned to seek his conviction...


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US urges Russia to release political and religious prisoners Doubts loom over Colombia peace deal with hawk’s election Colombia’s president-elect seeks unity after polarizing vote Merkel, allies avert collision for now in German migrant row Pentagon suspends August military drills with South Korea...


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Experts say auto tariffs would raise prices, cost jobs

Trade Dispute Auto Prices

DETROIT (AP) — Every workday, about 7,400 trucks mostly loaded with automotive parts rumble across the Ambassador Bridge connecting Detroit and Canada, at times snarling traffic along the busy corridor. But if President Donald Trump delivers on threats to slap 25 percent tariffs on imported...


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Pentagon suspends August military drills with South Korea

US South Korea Military Exercises

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon on Monday formally suspended a major military exercise planned for August with South Korea, a much-anticipated move stemming from President Donald Trump’s nuclear summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Dana White, spokeswoman for the Defense Department, said...


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Doubts loom over Colombia peace deal with hawk's election

Colombia Peace Deal's Future-5

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Uncertainty loomed over Colombia’s fragile peace deal on Monday with the victory of one of its most hawkish critics in a bruising presidential runoff that laid bare deep divisions in the South American nation as it emerges from decades of bloody conflict. Ivan Duque, a law-...


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US urges Russia to release political and religious prisoners

US Russia Political Prisoners

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration urged Russia on Monday to release what it called a growing number of political and religious prisoners, warning that President Vladimir Putin’s government was turning to “old Soviet practices” to deny rights to detainees. The condemnation came as President...


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Merkel, allies avert collision for now in German migrant row

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BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel’s allies in Bavaria averted an immediate collision Monday with the German leader, giving her two weeks to make deals on migrants with other European countries instead of turning them back unilaterally at Germany’s border. In her fourth term at the helm of...


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Colombia's president-elect seeks unity after polarizing vote

Colombia Presidential Election

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — President-elect Ivan Duque appealed for unity after winning a runoff election over a leftist firebrand whose ascent shook Colombia’s political establishment and laid bare deep divisions over the nation’s peace process. The conservative Duque, the protege of a powerful former...


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