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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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Saudi entertainment chief sacked after conservative backlash German, French leaders meet to mold plans for EU’s future Doubts loom over Colombia peace deal with hawk’s election Yemeni officials say fighting rages around Hodeida airport UN refugee agency: Record 68.5 million displaced in 2017...


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Dutch detain 3 men suspected of Islamic State group links

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Dutch authorities have detained three men with suspected links to the Islamic State extremist group based on DNA evidence found on arms found at a French hideout. A fourth suspect linked to the case was already in a Dutch jail because of an unrelated incident. The Dutch prosecution...


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The Latest: UN relocates aid in Yemen, fearing access

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SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The Latest on the battle for the Yemeni port town of Hodeida (all times local): 3 p.m. The U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs says heavy fighting poses a danger to the warehouses used for humanitarian aid located in Yemen’s port city of Hodeida. In its...


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UN refugee agency: Record 68.5 million displaced in 2017

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GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. refugee agency reported Tuesday that nearly 69 million people who have fled war, violence and persecution were forcibly displaced last year, a record for the fifth straight year. The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees said the continued crises in places like South Sudan and...


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France's Macron admonishes teenager; video goes viral

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PARIS (AP) — A video of French President Emmanuel Macron strongly admonishing a teenager who called him by a nickname is going viral on social media. A teenager asked Macron “How’s it going, Manu?” — using a diminutive for Macron’s first name — at a ceremony Monday for the 78th anniversary of...


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North Korea's Kim meets with Chinese President Xi in Beijing

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BEIJING (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday at the start of a two-day visit at which he’s expected to discuss his next steps after last week’s nuclear summit with U.S. President Donald Trump. Kim’s visit to Beijing is his third since March,...


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Moment of silence held for attack near London mosque

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LONDON (AP) — Grieving family members joined community leaders Tuesday for a moment of silence to remember a man who died and a dozen others who were injured last year when a jobless man drove his van into a crowd leaving evening prayers during Ramadan. The tribute was held in memory of father-of-...


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Saudi entertainment chief sacked after conservative backlash

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi King Salman sacked the head of the country’s entertainment authority after religiously conservative citizens took to social media to denounce a Russian circus show that included female performers in tightly-fitted attire, semi-official media reported Tuesday....


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Yemeni officials say fighting rages around Hodeida airport

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SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Fierce battles raged Tuesday outside the airport of the vital Yemeni city of Hodeida, pitting thousands of pro-government fighters backed by a Saudi-led coalition against Iranian-backed Shiite Houthi rebels, Yemeni military officials said. The United Arab Emirates-backed Amaleqa...


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Twin brothers reunited 74 years after WWII death at Normandy

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COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France (AP) — For decades, he was known only as Unknown X-9352 at a World War II American cemetery in Belgium where he was interred. On Tuesday, the soldier would have his identity recovered — and be reunited with his twin brother in Normandy, where the two Navy men died...


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