World

Mexico beats defending champion Germany 1-0 at World Cup

APTOPIX Russia Soccer WCup Germany Mexico

Defending World Cup champions have been finding it hard to get out of the group stage lately, and...

Business

Iran rebuffs Trump's call for OPEC to increase oil output

OPEC Meeting

VIENNA (AP) — Iran lashed out Tuesday against U.S. President Donald Trump’s call on OPEC to increase oil production and limit global energy prices, saying the cartel “is not an American organization.” The OPEC oil ministers began arriving in Vienna on Tuesday ahead of their official meeting Friday,...


Business

The Latest: Trump renews trade criticisms of Mexico, Canada

Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S.-China trade tensions (all times local): 1:30 p.m. President Donald Trump is taking on Mexico and Canada at a time when the United States is engaged in talks with them on the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Trump says in a speech before a small...


World

International outrage grows over separating migrant children from parents

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. MEXICO CITY - In one case, a 10-year-old Mexican girl with Down syndrome was taken from her mother after an illegal border crossing and sent to a Texas shelter, Mexican officials say - even though her father, a legal U.S. resident, lived an hour down the highway. In...


World

Russian fans celebrate once-maligned team as heroes

Russia Soccer WCup Daily Life

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — What a transformation. Russia’s World Cup soccer team, metamorphosed from national laughingstock to heroes of the motherland in less than a week. And no one is more stunned than their own fans. Chants of “Ro-see-ya! Ro-see-ya!” reverberated through the St. Petersburg...


Business

Russia to slam retaliatory tariffs on US imports

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia on Tuesday announced retaliatory measures in response to the U.S. move to impose tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum. Economic Development Minister Maxim Oreshkin said a statement that Moscow has decided to apply retaliatory measures in line with the World Trade...


World

3 more killed as Nicaragua's political unrest hits 2 months

APTOPIX Nicaragua Protests

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Three people were shot dead in the city of Masaya as security forces and allied groups tried to regain control of the area, a human rights group reported Tuesday, the two-month anniversary of political unrest that has shaken Nicaragua. Alvaro Leiva, director of the...


World

AP Top International News at 6:52 p.m. EDT

Trump administration pulls US out of UN human rights council Yemeni officials say fighting rages around Hodeida airport ‘Don’t leave me, Mom‘: Detainee tells of separation from son Twin brothers reunited 74 years after WWII death at Normandy Syrian army drops leaflets over southern region amid...


World

'Don't leave me, Mom': Detainee tells of separation from son

Immigration Mother Story

SEATTLE (AP) — The call came at mealtime — an anonymous threat demanding $5,000 or her son’s life. So Blanca Orantes-Lopez, her 8-year-old boy and his father packed up and left the Pacific surfing town of Puerto La Libertad in El Salvador and headed for the United States. Two months later, she sits...


Government

Trump administration pulls US out of UN human rights council

United States Human Rights

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States announced Tuesday it was leaving the United Nations’ Human Rights Council, with Ambassador Nikki Haley calling it “an organization that is not worthy of its name.” It was the latest withdrawal by the Trump administration from an international institution. Haley,...


World

London police say short circuit caused minor subway blast

Britain Subway Explosion

LONDON (AP) — A battery short circuit caused a small explosion at a London Underground station that injured five people Tuesday evening, authorities said. British Transport Police said the incident did not seem to be related to terrorism. “The scene has been examined by specialist officers,” London...


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