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...


EU to tax Harleys, bourbon and other US goods from Friday

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BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union will start taxing a range of U.S. imports Friday, including quintessentially American goods like Harley-Davidson bikes and cranberries, in response to President Donald Trump’s decision to slap tariffs on European steel and aluminum. The 28-nation EU’s trade chief,...


Beer may lack fizz in Europe amid carbon dioxide shortage

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LONDON (AP) — No beer at this time of year? 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,...


Sampaoli: Messi 'shouldn't shoulder all the responsibility'

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NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (AP) — Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli says Lionel Messi “shouldn’t shoulder all the responsibility” for the team’s fate at the World Cup. Messi missed a penalty in Argentina’s 1-1 draw against Iceland in the opening group match. That slip has piled the pressure on Argentina...


The Latest: Argentina coach says Messi gets too much blame

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MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Wednesday at the World Cup (all times local): 7:10 p.m. Coach Jorge Sampaoli says his star Lionel Messi “shouldn’t shoulder all the responsibility” for Argentina’s fate at the World Cup. Messi missed a penalty in Argentina’s 1-1 draw against Iceland in opening group...


Christian Eriksen poised to break out at World Cup

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SAMARA, Russia (AP) — Goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel smiled when he said Denmark is lucky that Christian Eriksen is Danish. Eriksen, an attacking midfielder who plays for Tottenham Hotspur, had an assist on Denmark’s goal in a 1-0 victory over Peru in the team’s tournament opener. His teammates and...


Ronaldo scores in Portugal's 1-0 win, Morocco eliminated

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MOSCOW (AP) — Off the top of his head, Cristiano Ronaldo scored yet another goal, set a European record and eliminated Morocco from the World Cup. The Portugal forward headed in a fourth-minute cross from the right to give Portugal a 1-0 victory on Wednesday. It was his 85th goal for his country,...


Fans at World Cup criticized for videos disrespecting women

SAO PAULO (AP) — Some South American fans at the World Cup are being criticized for posting videos in which they encourage foreign women to say offensive things in languages they don’t appear to understand. In one video, Brazilian men surround a woman and encourage her to chant with them in...


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Kim leaves China as S. Korea urges ‘concrete’ plan on nukes On North Korean side of DMZ, it’s change in the air Allies disappointed by ‘big bang’ of US walkout from UN body No easy path: Complex mass migration reshapes globe Eritrea sending delegation to rival Ethiopia for peace talks Giant...


Protests in Moldova after court voids pro-Europe mayor's win

CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Hundreds of protesters gathered in the Moldovan capital Wednesday after a court invalidated the election victory of a pro-European candidate to the post of mayor of Chisinau without providing a reason. The development prompted concerns by the U.S. Embassy in Moldova and...


Study: 242 Libyan civilians killed by airstrikes since 2012


CAIRO (AP) — Airstrikes have killed at least 242 civilians in Libya since the end of the NATO air campaign that helped topple Moammar Gadhafi, as the U.S. and other nations have targeted Islamic extremists and Libyan factions have battled one another, a study said Wednesday. Airwars, a London-based...

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