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...


Player union blasts concussion management at World Cup

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MOSCOW (AP) — The impact to his head was so violent that Nordin Amrabat can’t remember the World Cup match at all, even though he was playing in it. “Five, six hours, gone. Totally gone,” the Morocco midfielder said of the concussion sustained in his team’s opening match against Iran. “When you...


The Latest: Iran fending off Spain at halftime in Kazan

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MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Wednesday at the World Cup (all times local): 9:50 p.m. The first half of the match between Spain and Iran has been a game of attack vs. defense, with the Persian team holding the 2010 champions to a goalless draw at the break. Facing a very compact Iranian team that...


England coach dislocates shoulder while running

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REPINO, Russia (AP) — England’s players got a bit of a surprise when they arrived for a team meeting at their World Cup base on Wednesday: Their coach had his right arm in a sling. Gareth Southgate dislocated his right shoulder while out running during England’s scheduled day off from training and...


Canada to announce marijuana legalization date soon

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TORONTO (AP) — The news of legalization in Canada was greeted with enthusiasm by marijuana advocates in the U.S. Don Hartleben, who manages Dank of America, a retail cannabis store just south of the border in Blaine, Washington, said Canada’s legalization was not only politically exciting, but a...


Nothing stops Messi fan from rooting for star in Russia

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NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (AP) — Nothing has stopped Argentine fan Nora Espector from following Lionel Messi wherever he plays. Espector, who needs a wheelchair because she has multiple sclerosis, traveled to the World Cup in Russia with her youngest son. The soccer passion runs in her family: Her...


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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,...


Pope backs US bishops who called border separations immoral

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VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is backing the Catholic bishops in the United States who have condemned the practice of separating children from their parents after families are caught crossing the U.S-Mexico border illegally. Francis was asked about the family-separation policy during an...


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...


Italy, Austria signal new hard-line axis on migration

MILAN (AP) — A meeting of Italy’s anti-migrant interior minister with like-minded Austrian populist leaders on Wednesday in Rome heralded a new hard-line axis forming in Europe on migration issues with pledges to more firmly protect Europe’s southern border. Italy’s interior minister, Matteo...

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