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After lineup photographed, England urges media to help team

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MOSCOW (AP) — A photo of a scribbled team lineup, spotted in the hands of an assistant coach,...

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Switzerland awaits FIFA judgment on 'provocative' gestures

Russia Soccer WCup Serbia Switzerland

MOSCOW (AP) — Despite goal celebrations seen as inflaming political tensions with Serbia, the head of Switzerland’s soccer federation said Sunday he doesn’t expect FIFA to suspend his players. FIFA has added a third Swiss player — captain Stephan Lichtsteiner — to an investigation of both scorers...


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San Francisco restaurants open kitchens to refugee chefs

Refugee Food Festival

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — At San Francisco’s Tawla restaurant, Muna Anaee powdered her hands with flour and gently broke off a piece of golden dough to prepare bread eaten in Iraq, the country she fled with her family. Anaee was preparing more than 100 loaves for diners Wednesday night as part of a...


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Turkey: Partial results show Erdogan leading in elections The Latest: Turkey’s Erdogan takes big lead in vote count Saudi women in driver’s seat as longstanding ban is lifted EU leaders back Africa, Balkans migrant reception centers Zimbabwe says ‘nothing will stop’ election after rally blast...


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Turkey: Partial results show Erdogan leading in elections

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ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan took a commanding lead in his bid Sunday for a presidency with broadly expanded powers, with partial results reported by the country’s state-run news agency showing him with more than 50 percent of the vote — enough to avoid a runoff. The high-...


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Saudi women in driver's seat as longstanding ban is lifted

APTOPIX Saudi Women Driving

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi women steered their way through busy city streets on Sunday, driving to work, running errands and relishing a new era in which they are allowed to drive and no longer need to rely on men to move around. A longstanding ban on women driving was lifted at midnight,...


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Kushner rips Abbas, says Mideast peace plan due 'soon'

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JERUSALEM (AP) — President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser said in an interview published Sunday that the administration will soon present its Israeli-Palestinian peace plan, with or without input from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. In an interview published in the Arabic...


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EU leaders back Africa, Balkans migrant reception centers

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BRUSSELS (AP) — The idea of screening Europe-bound asylum-seekers in North Africa and the Balkans gained support from several European Union leaders Sunday as tensions over how best to handle new arrivals threatened to undermine the bloc’s unity. At emergency talks in Brussels, a group of 16...


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Zimbabwe says 'nothing will stop' election after rally blast

Zimbabwe Explosion

CHITUNGWIZA, Zimbabwe (AP) — The explosion at a campaign rally for Zimbabwe’s president that injured 49 people will not delay next month’s historic election, officials said Sunday, as a vice president called the attack “terrorism” and said any frightened candidate would be provided with protection....


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UK's Prince William starts politically delicate Mideast trip

Mideast Prince William

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Britain’s Prince William on Sunday kicked off a politically delicate five-day tour of Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian territories, preparing to meet with young people, refugees and national leaders in a tumultuous region that Britain had controlled between the two world wars....


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US Defense chief to visit China amid S. China Sea tensions

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BEIJING (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, who has accused China of “intimidation and coercion” in the South China Sea, visits Beijing this week as the countries increasingly spar over U.S. arms sales to Taiwan and Beijing’s expanding military presence overseas. Mattis will be the first...


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