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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...

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Russia, Egypt match at World Cup could test close ties

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ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Not since the Cold War days of the 1950s and 1960s has Egypt been as close to Russia as it is now. But could the outcome of a crucial World Cup clash between the two nations damage their relations? Probably not, but as is frequently the case with soccer, Tuesday’s game...


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Russia, Egypt match at World Cup could test close ties Colombia’s president-elect seeks unity after polarizing vote Merkel, allies avert collision for now in German migrant row Experts say auto tariffs would raise prices, cost jobs Compulsive video-game playing could be mental health problem Greek...


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Experts say auto tariffs would raise prices, cost jobs

Trade Dispute Auto Prices

DETROIT (AP) — Every workday, about 7,400 trucks mostly loaded with automotive parts rumble across the Ambassador Bridge connecting Detroit and Canada, at times snarling traffic along the busy corridor. But if President Donald Trump delivers on threats to slap 25 percent tariffs on imported...


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Geraldine McCaughrean wins Carnegie children's book prize

LONDON (AP) — British writer Geraldine McCaughrean has won the prestigious Carnegie Medal for children’s literature for “Where the World Ends.” McCaughrean was named the winner Monday for her novel about two Scottish boys marooned at sea. She also won the prize, chosen by children’s librarians, in...


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Compulsive video-game playing could be mental health problem

Gaming Disorder

GENEVA (AP) — Obsessive video gamers know how to anticipate dangers in virtual worlds. The World Health Organization says they now should be on guard for a danger in the real world: spending too much time playing. In its latest revision to a disease classification manual, the U.N. health agency...


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Turkey charges father of NBA's Kanter as terror group member

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s official news agency says a court has accepted an indictment charging the father of NBA player Enes Kanter with “membership in a terror group.” Anadolu Agency said Monday that an investigation of Mehmet Kanter was completed and prosecutors would seek a conviction and a...


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US serial sperm donor banned from donating in Israel

JERUSALEM (AP) — Serial sperm donor Ari Nagel, an American who has fathered 33 children, with 10 more on the way, has been banned from donating his sperm in Israel, where he first fathered a child using artificial insemination. Nagel told The Associated Press Monday that he recently learned that he...


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Israel PM, Jordan king meet after months of strained ties

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan’s King Abdullah II and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have met after months of strained relations. They held talks Monday in Jordan, with a focus on contested Jerusalem. The meeting came ahead of a visit to the region this week by Trump administration envoys...


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Merkel, allies avert collision for now in German migrant row

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BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel’s allies in Bavaria averted an immediate collision Monday with the German leader, giving her two weeks to make deals on migrants with other European countries instead of turning them back unilaterally at Germany’s border. In her fourth term at the helm of...


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Greek far-right lawmaker arrested on treason-linked charges

Greece Lawmaker Arrested

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek anti-terrorism police arrested an extreme far-right lawmaker on treason-linked criminal charges Monday, more than two days after he evaded arrest by speeding past a series of police highway checkpoints. Constantinos Barbaroussis was charged in Athens with committing...


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