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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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Neymar to start in unchanged Brazil team to face Costa Rica

APTOPIX Russia Soccer WCup Brazil

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Neymar will start for Brazil in a mostly unchanged lineup against Costa Rica on Friday at the World Cup. Although Brazil coach Tite said Neymar still needs time to reach peak shape, he insisted he is not endangering the striker’s health. “Yes, he will be playing....


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Messi, Argentina beaten 3-0 at World Cup, Croatia advances

APTOPIX Russia Soccer WCup Argentina Croatia

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (AP) — Lionel Messi’s frustrating international career may be coming to an early and anti-climactic finish after Argentina’s worst loss in World Cup group play in 60 years. With Diego Maradona watching from the stands, the 2014 runners-up were routed by Croatia 3-0 Thursday....


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India imposes retaliatory tariffs on US, as global trade war widens

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. NEW DELHI - India joined the European Union and other U.S. trading partners in retaliating against the Trump administration’s tariff hikes on steel and aluminum Thursday by raising import duties on a variety of goods, including almonds, apples and some metal products....


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France's presidential palace hosts electronic music show

France Music Presidential Palace

PARIS (AP) — The courtyard of the French presidential palace was converted into a giant dance floor for one evening on the country’s Music Day. The Elysee Palace hosted an unprecedented electronic music show on Thursday that 1,500 people who registered on the presidency’s website got to attend for...


Government

Courting Putin, Trump jolts the West with a nationalist bent

Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Donald Trump presses ahead with plans for a summer summit with Russia’s Vladimir Putin, the U.S. president is jolting relationships with some of America’s longest and strongest allies. Amid concerns over Trump’s apparent desire to be cozy with the Russian leader, he is pursuing...


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South Sudan's armed opposition rejects 'imposition' of peace

Ethiopia South Sudan Civil War

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — South Sudan’s armed opposition on Thursday rejected any “imposition” of a peace deal and asked for more time after the first face-to-face meeting between President Salva Kiir and rival Riek Machar in almost two years. An opposition statement called Wednesday night’s...


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Merkel pledges $100 million loan for troubled Jordan

Jordan Germany

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday promised a $100 million loan to troubled Jordan, where mass protests over austerity measures forced the prime minister to resign earlier this month. She arrived later in the Lebanese capital Beirut, another major Middle Eastern...


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Libyan coast guard rescues over 520 Europe-bound migrants

Libya Migrants

CAIRO (AP) — Libya’s coast guard has rescued three groups of more than 520 African migrants, including at least 10 women and 49 children, and recovered four bodies in the Mediterranean Sea east of the capital, Tripoli, over two days, a spokesman said Thursday. One group of some 300 people embarked...


Business

Trump jabbed first, and now world hits back in trade fight

China US Trade

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States attacked first, imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum from around the globe and threatening to hit tens of billions of dollars in Chinese products. Now, the world is punching back. The European Union is set Friday to slap tariffs on $3.4 billion in American...


Business

OPEC enters meeting that could set direction of oil prices

OPEC Meeting

Officials from major oil-producing nations are expected to agree this week to boost output, but just how much they will open the spigot — and the effect on oil prices — remain wild cards. Ministers from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and non-OPEC nations led by Russia are...


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