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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...

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South Korea leader urges denuclearization steps from North Israel says it struck Hamas after rocket attacks from Gaza Families plea for bigger search for 178 from Indonesia ferry ‘Say bye to him‘: Detainee recounts agents taking her son Trump administration pulls US out of UN human rights council...


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Lewandowski on girl with Down syndrome: 'Wah wah'

Immigration Lewandowski

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former campaign manager for Donald Trump has created a stir by dismissing a story about a girl with Down syndrome with a sarcastic “Wah wah.” Corey Lewandowski appeared Tuesday on Fox News Channel to discuss President Trump’s hard-line immigration policy, which has led to the...


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South Korea leader urges denuclearization steps from North

China North Korea

BEIJING (AP) — South Korea’s president on Wednesday urged Pyongyang to show a plan for concrete steps toward denuclearization, raising the pressure on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during his visit to Beijing to discuss the outcome of his summit with President Donald Trump. Kim is in Beijing on...


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Families plea for bigger search for 178 from Indonesia ferry

Indonesia Ferry Sinks

TIGARAS, Indonesia (AP) — Distraught relatives slammed Indonesia’s government for not enforcing basic safety measures on passenger boats and pleaded Wednesday for a bigger search effort for at least 178 people missing since a ferry sank on a picturesque Sumatran lake early this week. The wooden...


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Israel says it struck Hamas after rocket attacks from Gaza

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s military says its warplanes have struck some 25 Hamas positions in Gaza after Palestinian militants fired dozens of rockets and mortars at southern communities. Hamas is the Islamic militant group that rules Gaza. The military said about 45 rockets and mortars were fired...


Business

Survey: Companies in China feel pressure to give up tech

China Foreign Business

BEIJING (AP) — One in five foreign companies in China feels compelled to hand over technology for market access, a business group said Wednesday, highlighting a key irritant in an escalating U.S.-Chinese trade dispute. The European Union Chamber of Commerce in China’s report follows President...


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Asian stocks take a breather from trade tensions; markets up

Hong Kong Financial Markets

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mostly higher on Wednesday as traders sidelined tariffs that the U.S. and China have threatened to impose on one another, focusing on positive housing data instead. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 index rose 1.2 percent to 22,540.07 and South Korea’s...


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South Korean crypto exchange loses $31 million from hack

South Korea Crypto Exchange Hack

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A leading South Korean cryptocurrency exchange said Wednesday that $31 million worth of virtual currencies have been stolen by hackers, a latest in the series of recent hacks that raised security concerns. Bithumb, South Korea’s second-largest exchange, said cyberattacks...


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Canadian senate passes weed bill but legalization delayed

State Fair Marijuana Display

TORONTO (AP) — Canada’s Senate gave final passage Tuesday to the federal government’s bill to legalize cannabis, though Canadians will have to wait at least a couple of months to legally buy marijuana as their country becomes the second in the world to make pot legal nationwide. Prime Minister...


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Burning kites from Gaza damage Israeli farms, wildlife

Israel Calamitous Kites

KIBBUTZ NIR AM, Israel (AP) — After years of rocket attacks and militant infiltrations from Gaza, residents of southern Israel are now coping with a new kind of threat: incendiary kites and balloons that have damaged farmlands and nature reserves. The crude devices launched by Palestinians inside...


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