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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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South Korea leader urges denuclearization steps from North Asylum claims up in US , migration down in developed world The Latest: Key EU nations to hold mini migration summit Yemeni forces say they seized Hodeida airport runway Divers search Indonesian lake for 192 missing after sinking Eritrea...


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Summer drinks may lack fizz amid carbon dioxide shortage

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LONDON (AP) — A British trade group says there’s a shortage of carbon dioxide in Northern Europe, sparking fears that drinks may lack fizz just as thirsty soccer fans fill pubs for the World Cup. Gavin Partington, director-general of the British Soft Drinks Association, says the shortage is due to...


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Eritrea sending delegation to rival Ethiopia for peace talks

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Eritrea’s president announced Wednesday he is sending a rare delegation to neighboring Ethiopia for peace talks, days after Ethiopia’s new prime minister took a major step toward calming deadly tensions with its decades-long rival. This is the first such delegation...


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Israel strikes Hamas after heavy rocket attacks from Gaza

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JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli warplanes struck Hamas positions in Gaza after Palestinian militants there fired dozens of rockets and mortars at southern communities early Wednesday, the military said. The Palestinian fire came hours after the Israeli military said it struck Hamas infrastructure in...


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Yemeni forces say they seized Hodeida airport runway

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SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni fighters backed by the United Arab Emirates said they seized the southern runway of the international airport near the key Yemeni city of Hodeida, as fighting raged Wednesday between pro-government forces backed by a Saudi-led coalition and Iranian-backed Shiite Houthi...


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South Korea leader urges denuclearization steps from North

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BEIJING (AP) — South Korea’s president urged North Korea on Wednesday to present a plan with concrete steps toward denuclearization, raising the pressure on its leader Kim Jong Un during his visit to Beijing to discuss the outcome of his summit with U.S. President Donald Trump. Kim left for...


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Divers search Indonesian lake for 192 missing after sinking

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TIGARAS, Indonesia (AP) — Distraught relatives slammed Indonesia’s government for not enforcing basic safety measures on passenger boats and pleaded Wednesday for a bigger search effort for more than 190 people presumed drowned after a ferry sank on a picturesque Sumatran lake early this week. The...


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The Latest: Key EU nations to hold mini migration summit

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PARIS (AP) — The Latest on global migration and World Refugee Day (all times local): 12:20 p.m. Germany, France and other key European nations hit by the migration crisis will hold an informal mini summit on Sunday. The European Commission announced Wednesday that several government leaders will be...


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South Sudan's warring leaders set to meet face to face

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — South Sudan’s warring leaders were set to meet face-to-face for the first time in almost two years on Wednesday amid efforts to end a five-year civil war. Opposition leader Riek Machar arrived in the capital of neighboring Ethiopia, which invited him and South Sudan...


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Asylum claims up in US , migration down in developed world

PARIS (AP) — Asylum claims rose sharply in the United States last year but migration declined overall in the developed world for the first time since 2011, according to a new report from an economic organization representing the world’s wealthiest countries. Asylum claims rose 26 percent in the...


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