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...


The Latest: Denmark, Australia draw 1-1 in World Cup Group C

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MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Thursday at the World Cup (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Australia and Denmark have played out a 1-1 draw after a scoreless second half in Group C. Christian Eriksen scored for Denmark in the 7th minute before Mile Jedinak’s equalized with a penalty in the 38th to keep...


Australia gets crucial 1-1 draw with Denmark at World Cup

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SAMARA, Russia (AP) — Mile Jedinak’s penalty kick gave Australia a 1-1 draw against Denmark on Thursday and new life at the World Cup. Christian Eriksen scored in the opening minutes for Denmark, which has gone unbeaten in 17 straight international matches. But Jussuf Poulsen’s handball after a...


World Cup stars mostly stifled, with 1 Portuguese exception

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SARANSK, Russia (AP) — With nagging injuries, heavy marking from opponents and some simply uninspired play, the top stars of the 2018 World Cup have struggled to deliver on the impossible expectations they carried into the tournament, with one prominent Portuguese exception. Aside from Cristiano...


Trump's immigration order sparks confusion, deep concern

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EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — President Donald Trump’s reversal of a policy separating migrant families at the Mexico border sparked confusion over how the new guidelines will play out and deep concern that the changes don’t go far enough, allowing children to still be held in detention even if they...


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Trump’s immigration order sparks confusion, deep concern Pope, in Geneva, says Christians can work together on peace Israeli PM’s wife charged with fraud, breach of trust North Korean summits bring sense of peace along DMZ border Official: Polish leader’s ill health not sparking infighting Japan to...


Enduring appeal of Japan's cat stationmaster spreads overseas

(c) 2018, Japan News-Yomiuri. WAKAYAMA, Japan - The fame of Tama, the popular calico cat stationmaster of a railway station in Kinokawa, Japan, has been spreading overseas. Tama was named the head of Kishi Station on the Kishigawa Line operated by Wakayama Electric Railway in January 2007. She...


Pilot of Saudi royal family jet arrested in Maine

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A pilot on a Saudi Arabian royal family jet that landed in Maine was arrested on a warrant for theft out of Florida. Prosecutors say Marcin Urbanski was taken into custody during a stop in Bangor on Tuesday as the plane was headed to Los Angeles. Urbanski was wanted for...


Greek debt activist who urged tax disobedience is jailed

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — An activist who urged Greeks not to pay their taxes, claiming he had access to enough money to pay off the country’s enormous debt, has been remanded in custody pending trial on criminal fraud charges. Hundreds of supporters of Artemis Sorras gathered, waving Greek flags,...


EU seeks to screen migrants in Africa, stop boat crossings

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BRUSSELS (AP) — Unwilling to share responsibility for tens of thousands of people arriving each year in search of better or safer lives, European Union leaders are preparing in coming days to take more steps to keep migrants out. In talks over the next week, EU leaders will affirm their intention...


Europe looks for an end to Greece's 8-year bailout saga

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LUXEMBOURG (AP) — Eurozone nations were confident Thursday that they could agree on the final elements of a plan to get Greece out of its eight-year bailout program and make its massive debt burden manageable. The finance ministers of the 19 nations sharing the euro currency were in Luxembourg to...

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