World

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...

Business

Trump jabbed first, and now world hits back in trade fight

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States attacked first, imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum from around the globe and threatening to hit tens of billions of dollars in Chinese products. Now, the world is punching back. The European Union is set Friday to slap tariffs on $3.4 billion in American...


Business

OPEC enters meeting that could set direction of oil prices

OPEC Meeting

Officials from major oil-producing nations are expected to agree this week to boost output, but just how much they will open the spigot — and the effect on oil prices — remain wild cards. Ministers from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and non-OPEC nations led by Russia are...


Business

Eurozone gets deal to pave way for end to Greece's bailout

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LUXEMBOURG (AP) — Eurozone nations agreed on the final elements of a plan to get Greece out of its eight-year bailout program and make its massive debt more manageable. The finance ministers of the 19 nations took daylong talks into Friday and reached a surprisingly hard-fought compromise which had...


World

Switzerland, Serbia coaches don't want to talk about Kosovo

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KALININGRAD, Russia (AP) — The coaches of Serbia and Switzerland only want to talk about football, not about an entrenched political dispute casting a shadow over their teams’ World Cup showdown in Russia. Tensions have been building in Serbia before the Group E match Friday in Kaliningrad. Not...


National

Trump's immigration order sparks confusion, deep concern

Trump Immigration

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...


World

AP Top International News at 7:05 p.m. EDT

Iraq set for election recount to salvage tainted result Merkel pledges $100 million loan for troubled Jordan NK pledges to destroy missile test engine site Trump’s immigration order sparks confusion, deep concern Courting Putin, Trump jolts the West with a nationalist bent Pope: Countries should...


World

Pope: Not putting brakes on communion for Lutheran spouses

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis says the Vatican has “not put the brakes on” the possibility of communion for the Lutheran spouses of Catholics. On his flight back to Rome after an ecumenical visit to Geneva Thursday, Francis said he wanted to clarify that church law does allow...


Government

NK pledges to destroy missile test engine site

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday identified the missile test engine site that it says North Korea has pledged to destroy, but the president’s latest comments about resolving the nuclear standoff have raised new questions about what concessions Pyongyang has made. President...


World

Pope: Countries should take in as many refugees as they can

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ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis urged nations Thursday to take in as many refugees as they can integrate into their societies, but also to invest in places like Africa so migrants won’t turn to human traffickers to reach countries that can offer a better life. Speaking to reporters on...


World

South Sudan's armed opposition rejects 'imposition' of peace

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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — South Sudan’s armed opposition on Thursday rejected any “imposition” of a peace deal and asked for more time after the first face-to-face meeting between President Salva Kiir and rival Riek Machar in almost two years. An opposition statement called Wednesday night’s...


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