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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North Korean summits bring sense of peace along DMZ border Allies disappointed by ‘big bang’ of US walkout from UN body UK’s May defeats Brexit rebels, but divisions still reign Hundreds pray at Indonesia lake as search for bodies resumes No easy path: Complex mass migration, politics reshape globe...


Afghan official says Taliban kill 8 police

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban killed eight police in two separate attacks in Afghanistan on Thursday, officials said. Arif Noori, a spokesman for the governor of the southern Ghazni province, says six police were killed and four were wounded in an attack on security posts early Thursday. He...


New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gives birth to a girl at Auckland City Hospital

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gives birth to a girl at Auckland City Hospital.


Hundreds pray at Indonesia lake as search for bodies resumes

Indonesia Ferry Sinks

TIGARAS, Indonesia (AP) — Family members waiting in desperation at a small port on Indonesia’s Lake Toba for news of missing relatives performed mass prayers Thursday as the search for more than 190 people unaccounted for after a ferry sinking continued for a fourth day. Only 18 people have been...


Australian Senate delivers $106 billion in income tax cuts

Australia Tax

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s prime minister achieved an important political victory on Thursday when the Senate passed personal income tax cuts worth 144 billion Australian dollars ($106 billion) over a decade. The tax cuts for most of Australia’s workforce were a centerpiece of Prime...

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China says US swinging 'big stick' of unfair trade tactics

BEIJING (AP) — China has accused the United States of using pressure tactics and blackmail in threatening to impose tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars of Chinese imports. Commerce Ministry spokesman Gao Feng said Thursday the U.S. was damaging the global trading order and its methods would...


Cuba slightly loosens controls on state media

Cuba Media Changes

HAVANA (AP) — Minutes after a plane carrying 113 people crashed on takeoff from Havana airport, Cuban state media filled with minute-by-minute updates, cellphone video from the accident and an interview from the scene with newly named President Miguel Diaz-Canel. When Tropical Storm Alberto struck...


Xiaomi: A Chinese startup out to challenge Google, Amazon

China Xiaomi IPO

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Xiaomi, a Chinese startup that helped pioneer the trend toward ultra-low-priced smartphones, is preparing for what would be the biggest initial public offering since e-commerce giant Alibaba’s in 2014. The 8-year-old is a star among the Chinese unicorns, a term that refers...


Mexico court upholds ruling against presidential candidate

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s federal Electoral Tribunal has upheld a finding of campaign irregularities by independent presidential candidate Jaime Rodriguez. The court on Wednesday also unanimously confirmed a fine of 739,000 pesos (more than $37,000) that was levied against Rodriguez in May by the...


Mattis compared Xi's China to the Ming Dynasty; Xi might be happy to hear it

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. As trade tensions rose between the United States and China last week, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis took aim at China and its leader, Xi Jinping, suggesting Xi was attempting to revive a 400-year-old dynasty. Speaking about various threats facing the United States...

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