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...


South Korea says US drills suspended to aid talks with North

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Tuesday presented a united front with the United States on a decision to call off a major military drill, one week after President Donald Trump’s surprise announcement that he would suspend such exercises with the longtime Asian ally. Shortly after the U.S....


German, French leaders meet to mold plans for EU's future

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BERLIN (AP) — The leaders of Germany and France are meeting to coordinate the two major European powers’ positions on the future of the European Union, ahead of next week’s EU summit. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron will be joined Tuesday by ministers from both...


Tick, Tock: Time running out for Messi to deliver World Cup

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NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (AP) — Time is running out for Lionel Messi to bring Argentina a World Cup, which would give him the one thing that’s missing from a career that ranks among the greatest. He turns 31 on Sunday, which means this World Cup could be his last chance. It also means that...


Kim's latest China trip shows U.S. pressure easing after summit

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Kim Jong Un visited China on the same day the Pentagon officially suspended a key military exercise with South Korea, two moves underscoring the North Korean leader’s success in rolling back the U.S.-led “maximum pressure” campaign against his regime. Kim was expected to begin...


Thai police arrest Australian accused of selling sex cruises

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BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police said Tuesday that they have arrested an Australian man for allegedly promoting sex cruises with prostitutes on a Facebook page. Police said Stephen Allan Carpenter, 49, was arrested Monday night in the central province of Saraburi. He was brought to the seaside resort...


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Turkish rap artist acquitted of inciting drug use

ISTANBUL (AP) — A court in Istanbul has acquitted a rap musician of the charge of inciting drug use in his song lyrics and video clips. Sercan Ipekcioglu, better-known as rapper “Ezhel,” was detained by narcotics police in Istanbul last month and later charged with encouraging drug use. The state-...


Saudi entertainment chief sacked after conservative backlash

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi King Salman has sacked the head of the country’s entertainment authority after religiously conservative citizens took to social media to denounce a Russian circus show that showed female performers in tightly-fitted attire. The king sacked Ahmed al-Khatib as...


Engine bursts into flames on plane with WCup team, none hurt

MOSCOW (AP) — An engine burst into flames during the landing of a Russian plane carrying the Saudi Arabian soccer team to a World Cup host city, but nobody was hurt, officials said Tuesday. Russia’s federal agency for air traffic said in a statement that the Airbus airplane flying from St....


Indian authorities break up police test-cheating gang

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Police in northern India have broken up a gang that promised professional test-takers and high-tech listening devices to help applicants pass a two-day test to become police constables, officials said Tuesday. The Uttar Pradesh state Special Task Force made 23 arrests Monday...

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