Russia, Egypt match at World Cup could test close ties

Russia Soccer WCup Egypt

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Not since the Cold War days of the 1950s and 1960s has Egypt been as...


Germany on the ropes as it faces Sweden in World Cup

Russia Soccer WCup Germany

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...


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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Confusion swirls on border after Trump reversal on families ‘He cried and hugged me‘: Brazilian still separated from son Rival Koreas agree to August reunions of war-split families South Sudan peace deal attempt fails as Kiir rejects Machar The Latest: German auto lobby makes warning over Trump...


Confusion swirls on border after Trump reversal on families

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McALLEN, Texas (AP) — President Donald Trump’s order to stop separating migrant children from their parents spread confusion along the border, with officials still working on a plan to reunite families while sending conflicting signals about the state of the administration’s “zero tolerance” policy....


'He cried and hugged me': Brazilian still separated from son

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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Twenty-six days after being apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border with his son, a Brazilian man in detention says he has no idea when he may see his 9-year-old, who he fears is distraught and having difficulty communicating because he only speaks Portuguese. In a phone...


Rights group warns blocking aid in Yemen endangers millions

CAIRO (AP) — Yemen’s warring parties are obstructing the flow of crucial aid from the Red Sea port of Hodeida endangering millions in what is already the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, an international rights group said. It urged the U.N. Security Council to impose “targeted sanctions” on those...


The Latest: Assad says talks with US would be waste of time

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the war in Syria (all times local): 7:00 p.m. Syrian President Bashar Assad has told a Russian television station that he thinks it would be pointless to have talks with the United States. Fragments of the interview with the NTV station appeared on a messaging app site...


The Latest: German auto lobby makes warning over Trump tweet

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on America’s disputes with its trading partners (all times local): 11:55 a.m. Germany’s powerful auto lobby group is warning against an escalation of the trade dispute with the United States after President Donald Trump’s latest threat to raise tariffs on imported cars....


EU imposes tariffs on US peanuts, motorcycles and whiskey

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BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union started enforcing tariffs Friday on American imports like bourbon, peanut butter and orange juice, part of a growing global trade rift that’s likely to intensify over the next few weeks. The EU tariffs on $3.4 billion worth of U.S. products are in retaliation for...


South Sudan peace deal attempt fails as Kiir rejects Machar

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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The latest attempt at ending South Sudan’s five-year civil war failed Friday as President Salva Kiir rejected working again with rival Riek Machar after their first face-to-face meeting in almost two years. “This is simply because we have had enough of him,” government...

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