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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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Seismologists clarify Mexico soccer fans didn't cause quake

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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s National Seismological Service says there was seismic activity around the country’s capital Sunday, but it wasn’t linked to soccer fans celebrating their country’s game-winning goal vs. Germany at the World Cup. The service says in a report that there were two small...


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Brazil asks for clarification over VAR use in its opener

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SOCHI, Russia (AP) — The Brazilian Football Confederation is questioning FIFA about the procedures used for video review during Brazil’s match against Switzerland at the World Cup. The confederation says it is asking FIFA to clarify if the system was used during two key second-half decisions that...


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Google to invest $550 million in Alibaba rival JD.com

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Google said Monday that it will invest $550 million in Alibaba’s main rival JD.com as the U.S. tech giant seeks to expand in fast-growing Asian e-commerce markets. Under the partnership, JD.com products will appear on Google’s shopping service, giving JD.com access to...


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Experts say auto tariffs would raise prices, cost jobs

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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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Peek at the future: Electric plane cruises skies over Norway

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COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway’s transportation minister and the head of the Scandinavian country’s airport operator took off Monday for a short flight ... aboard a Slovenian-made two-seater electric airplane. Dag Falk-Petersen, head of Avinor, sat at the commands of the white Pipistrel Alpha...


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Audi CEO detained in diesel emissions case

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BERLIN (AP) — German authorities on Monday detained the chief executive of Volkswagen’s Audi division, Rupert Stadler, as part of a probe into the manipulation of emissions controls. The move is an extension of the emissions scandal that has rocked Volkswagen since 2015 and led to billions in fines,...


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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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Russian lawmaker wants to ban 'mockery' of soccer team

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ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — A conservative legislator in Russia says he wants to ban “mockery” of the national soccer team because the players are “fighting for the honor of our country.” Vitaly Milonov told The Associated Press on Monday that soccer players and their coach should be considered...


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

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ISTANBUL (AP) — A Turkish court has accepted an indictment charging the father of NBA player Enes Kanter with “membership in a terror group,” the country’s official news agency reported Monday. The indictment followed an investigation of Mehmet Kanter, and prosecutors planned to seek his conviction...


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Doubts loom over Colombia peace deal with hawk’s election US urges Russia to release political and religious prisoners 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...


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