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Mexico beats defending champion Germany 1-0 at World Cup

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

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Brazil held to 1-1 draw by Switzerland at World Cup

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ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia (AP) — Brazil joined the list of big teams struggling to win their opening matches at the World Cup in Russia. The five-time champions were held to a 1-1 draw by Switzerland on Sunday, a few hours after four-time champion Germany was beaten by Mexico 1-0. Philippe Coutinho,...


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South Korean firms are drooling at the prospect of business in the North

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. SEOUL, South Korea -- At a glass-and-stone office complex in downtown Seoul, a team of corporate strategists is thinking about diplomacy, North Korea, and the power of marshmallow, yellow cake and chocolate. At the same time, dozens of other companies across South...


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Police: Taxi driver who hit 8 Moscow pedestrians fell asleep

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MOSCOW (AP) — The suspect in a taxi crash near Red Square that injured two Mexican soccer fans and six other pedestrians as Russia hosts the World Cup told interrogators he fell asleep at the wheel, Moscow city police said Sunday. The police released a video of an interrogation session with a man...


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Sea convoy reaches Spain as migration debate roils Europe The Latest: Migrant ship passengers represent 31 countries Afghan bomber kills 19, Taliban rejects cease-fire extension Hawkish Duque poised to become Colombia’s next president Witnesses: Coalition strikes airport in Yemen’s Hodeida Woman...


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Hawkish Duque poised to become Colombia's next president

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BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Ivan Duque, the young conservative protege of a powerful former president, was elected Colombia’s next leader Sunday after promising to roll back a fragile peace accord that has divided the South American nation. Duque captured almost 54 percent of the vote, putting him 12...


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The Latest: Migrant ship passengers represent 31 countries

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VALENCIA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on the influx of migrants into Europe (all times local): 4:00 p.m. The United Nations refugee agency is warning against a repeat of the standoff that left a private rescue ship carrying 629 migrants at sea for a week. A convoy consisting of the aid ship Aquarius...


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Sea convoy reaches Spain as migration debate roils Europe

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VALENCIA, Spain (AP) — An aid group’s ship and two Italian military vessels docked Sunday at the Spanish port of Valencia, ending a weeklong ordeal for hundreds of people who were rescued from the Mediterranean Sea only to become pawns in a European political fight. The Italian coast guard vessel...


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The Latest: Afghan Taliban reject cease-fire extension

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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on the war in Afghanistan (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Afghanistan’s Taliban has rejected an extension to a three-day cease-fire coinciding with the Eid al-Fitr holiday. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani announced a nine-day extension of the cease-fire after a...


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Afghan bomber kills 19, Taliban rejects cease-fire extension

Afghanistan Explosion

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber struck in Afghanistan’s eastern city of Jalalabad on Sunday, killing at least 19 people in the second attack in as many days targeting Taliban fighters, security forces and civilians celebrating a holiday cease-fire. The Taliban later rejected an extension...


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Israel strikes launchers of burning kites from Gaza Strip

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military on Sunday said it carried out four airstrikes targeting Palestinians launching burning kites and balloons into southern Israel. No one was injured in the strikes, but it marked an escalation in Israel’s response to a phenomenon that has wreaked havoc on fields...


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