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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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Russia, Egypt match at World Cup could test close ties 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 Compulsive video-game playing could be mental health problem...


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Peek at the future: Electric plane cruises skies over Norway

Norway Electric Plane

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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Colombia's president-elect seeks unity after polarizing vote

Colombia Presidential Election

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — President-elect Ivan Duque appealed for unity after winning a runoff election over a leftist firebrand whose ascent shook Colombia’s political establishment and laid bare deep divisions over the nation’s peace process. The conservative Duque, the protege of a powerful former...


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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

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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Critics scoff at UK govt claim of Brexit spending dividend

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May unveiled details Monday of a plan to boost health care funding by 3.4 percent a year, saying a “Brexit dividend” of cost savings would partly pay for the increase. Opponents welcomed the extra spending, but said claims that Britain would get an...


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Germany will fail 2020 climate goals, now eyes 2030 target

Germany Big Cleanup

BERLIN (AP) — Germany will likely miss its goal of cutting emissions by 40 percent by 2020, the country’s environment minister said Monday, an embarrassing admission for a government that wants to lead the charge on limiting climate change. Official estimates project that Europe’s biggest economy...


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EU extends restrictions on business in Crimean Peninsula

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union said Monday it has extended restrictions on doing business with companies or officials in Ukraine’s Crimea region and the city of Sevastopol for a year over Russia’s annexation of the peninsula. EU headquarters said in a statement that the measures, which include...


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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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The U.S. government has opened a huge new facility in Taiwan, and China isn't happy

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. While the world’s eyes were glued to events in Singapore last week, the United States was holding another important - and controversial - diplomatic ceremony in Taiwan. On June 11, the United States formally opened a new $255 million building housing the American...


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