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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Kim leaves China as S. Korea urges ‘concrete’ plan on nukes On North Korean side of DMZ, it’s change in the air Asylum claims up in US , migration down in developed world Eritrea sending delegation to rival Ethiopia for peace talks South Sudan’s warring leaders set to meet face to face Yemeni...


Groundhog Day for May as UK Brexit bill faces new challenge

LONDON (AP) — The British government faced another knife-edge vote in Parliament on its flagship Brexit legislation Wednesday, as pro-EU lawmakers try to wrest more control over the country’s departure from the European Union. The House of Commons was debating a proposal that would make the...


South Sudan's warring leaders set to meet face to face

South Sudan Civil War

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — South Sudan’s warring leaders were set to meet face-to-face for the first time in almost two years on Wednesday amid efforts to end a five-year civil war. South Sudan President Salva Kiir and opposition leader Riek Machar arrived in the capital of neighboring Ethiopia,...


Divers search Indonesian lake for 192 missing after sinking

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 more than 190 people presumed drowned after a ferry sank on a picturesque Sumatran lake early this week. The...


On North Korean side of DMZ, it's change in the air

APTOPIX North Korea Inside The DMZ

PANMUNJOM, North Korea (AP) — Lt. Col. Hwang Myong Jin has been a guide on the northern side of the Demilitarized Zone that divides the two Koreas for five years. He says that since the summits between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and the presidents of South Korea and the United States, things...


The Latest: Merkel says refugees 'central global question'

Bosnia Balkans Migrants

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on global migration and World Refugee Day (all times local): 2:35 p.m. German Chancellor Angela Merkel says that the number of refugees worldwide is “simply unthinkable” and that people fleeing is “a central global question of our time.” The U.N. refugee agency reported...


India takes direct control in Kashmir after alliance ends

India Kashmir Politics

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — India’s federal government took direct control of Kashmir state Wednesday after the ruling Hindu nationalist party ended its long-troubled alliance there with a Kashmiri political party. The shift to direct rule in the disputed region was approved after the Bharatiya Janata...


Kim leaves China as S. Korea urges 'concrete' plan on nukes

China North Korea

BEIJING (AP) — South Korea urged North Korea on Wednesday to present a plan with concrete steps toward denuclearization, raising the pressure on its leader Kim Jong Un as he met with Chinese President Xi Jinping in a visit designed to convey the countries’ growing closeness. Kim and Xi held a...


Eritrea sending delegation to rival Ethiopia for peace talks

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Eritrea’s president announced Wednesday he is sending a rare delegation to neighboring Ethiopia for peace talks, days after Ethiopia’s new prime minister took a major step toward calming deadly tensions with its decades-long rival. This is the first such delegation...


Yemeni forces say they seized Hodeida airport runway


SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni fighters backed by the United Arab Emirates said they seized the southern runway of the international airport near the key Yemeni city of Hodeida, as fighting raged Wednesday between pro-government forces backed by a Saudi-led coalition and Iranian-backed Shiite Houthi...

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