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Rival Koreas agree to August reunions of war-split families

Koreas Tensions

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North and South Korea agreed Friday to hold temporary reunions of families divided by the 1950-53 Korean War as they boost reconciliation efforts amid a diplomatic push to resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis. The reunions will take place at North Korea’s Diamond...


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Airbus threatens to leave Britain in case of no-deal Brexit

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LONDON (AP) — Aviation giant Airbus is threatening to leave Britain if the country exits the European Union without an agreement on trade relations, underscoring the concerns of business leaders who say the government is moving too slowly. Airbus, which employs about 14,000 people at 25 sites in...


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TV weather presenters don ties to highlight global warming

BERLIN (AP) — TV weather presenters around the world have teamed up to highlight the impact of climate change by wearing ties, pendants and badges with “warming stripes” while on air. Meteorologists from the United States, Britain, Italy, Spain, Germany, Belgium, Hong Kong and Canada sported the...


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Germany over shock defeat, ready to get back to winning

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SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Germany has had time to accept and learn from its shock defeat in its World Cup opener. Now the defending champions are ready to get back to winning and secure a spot in the second round. Germany takes on Sweden on Saturday in Sochi with hopes of rebounding from the 1-0 loss to...


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Council of Europe experts: Hungary must repeal anti-NGO law

Hungary Politics

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A group of experts advising the Council of Europe called on Hungary on Friday to repeal its so-called “Stop Soros” law, which threatens to incarcerate people helping refugees. The Venice Commission’s opinion of the law adopted Wednesday said certain provisions...


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The Latest: OPEC agrees to increase oil production

OPEC Meeting

VIENNA (AP) — The Latest on the OPEC meeting on oil production (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Countries in the OPEC oil cartel have agreed to a new oil output level that effectively increases production by almost 1 million barrels per day. The increase was announced after ministers from the group met...


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Germany on the ropes as it faces Sweden in World Cup

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MOSCOW (AP) — The unpredictable World Cup could take yet another twist when Germany faces Sweden and attempts to avoid an embarrassing outcome that could prematurely end its title defense. Mexico plays South Korea in Saturday’s middle game, and if Mexico earns at least one point and Germany loses...


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The Latest: Musa gives Nigeria 1-0 lead vs Iceland

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MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Friday at the World Cup (all times local): 7:08 p.m. Ahmed Musa has scored in the 49th minute to give Nigeria a 1-0 lead against Iceland at the World Cup. Musa’s half-volley came after a quick Nigeria counter attack which started in its own area. Victor Moses crossed...


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Slovenia lawmakers hold first session after election

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenian lawmakers have overwhelmingly elected a conservative leader as parliamentary speaker as talks continue on forming a coalition government after this month’s inconclusive election. Matej Tonin, from the New Slovenia party, won support on Friday from 80 of the 90...


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German chancellor says migration meeting a 'first exchange'

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BEIRUT (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday said an upcoming meeting of European leaders in Brussels would be a “first exchange” toward finding solutions and agreements to problems connected with migration. Speaking at a press conference in the Lebanese capital, she characterized...


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