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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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'Say bye to him': Detainee recounts agents taking her son

Immigration Mother Story

SEATTLE (AP) — The call came at mealtime — an anonymous threat demanding $5,000 or her son’s life. So Blanca Orantes-Lopez, her 8-year-old boy and his father packed up and left the Pacific surfing town of Puerto La Libertad in El Salvador and headed for the United States. Two months later, she sits...


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Halting S.Korea-US drills risks weakening N.Korea deterrence

United States Korea Military Exercises

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. and South Korean officials are hoping the suspension of a major joint military exercise helps advance nuclear negotiations with North Korea. It’s a bold gamble that could trigger a serious security crisis if the talks falter and the allies are forced to resume the...


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Trump administration pulls US out of UN human rights council

United States Human Rights

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States announced Tuesday it was leaving the United Nations’ Human Rights Council, with Ambassador Nikki Haley calling it “an organization that is not worthy of its name.” It was the latest withdrawal by the Trump administration from an international institution. Haley,...


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Twin brothers reunited 74 years after WWII death at Normandy

France WWII Brothers Reunited

COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France (AP) — For decades, he was known only as Unknown X-9352 at a World War II American cemetery in Belgium where he was interred. On Tuesday, Julius Heinrich Otto “Henry” Pieper, his identity recovered, was laid to rest beside his twin brother in Normandy, 74 years after the...


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Yemeni officials say fighting rages around Hodeida airport

Yemen

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Fierce fighting raged Tuesday outside the airport of the crucial Yemeni city of Hodeida as thousands of pro-government fighters backed by a Saudi-led coalition battled Iranian-allied Shiite rebels for control of the Red Sea port — the main passageway for food and aid supplies in...


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Syrian army drops leaflets over southern region amid tension

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian army helicopters dropped leaflets Tuesday over rebel-held parts of the country’s south calling on civilians to help the military clear the area of militants amid an increase of violence in the region that was among the first to rise against the government seven years ago. The...


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Saudi entertainment chief sacked after conservative backlash

Saudi Arabia

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi King Salman sacked the head of the country’s entertainment authority after religiously conservative citizens took to social media to denounce a Russian circus show that included female performers in tightly-fitted attire, semi-official media reported Tuesday....


Business

Asian stocks take breather from trade tension; markets mixed

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SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mixed on Wednesday as traders sidelined tariffs that the U.S. and China have threatened to impose on one another, focusing on positive housing data instead. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 index rose less than 0.1 percent to 22,287.42 and South...


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The Latest: Trump renews trade criticisms of Mexico, Canada

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S.-China trade tensions (all times local): 1:30 p.m. President Donald Trump is taking on Mexico and Canada at a time when the United States is engaged in talks with them on the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Trump says in a speech before a small...


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‘Say bye to him‘: Detainee recounts agents taking her son Trump administration pulls US out of UN human rights council North Korea’s Kim thanks China for support with Trump summit Lewandowski on girl with Down syndrome: ‘Wah wah‘ Indonesia raises number of ferry sinking missing to 166 Halting S....


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