Argentina's Lionel Messi reacts after the third goal of Croatia during the group D match between Argentina and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. Croatia won 3-0. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
June 21, 2018 - 6:37 pm
NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (AP) — Lionel Messi's frustrating international career may be coming to an early and anti-climactic finish after Argentina's worst loss in World Cup group play in 60 years. With Diego Maradona watching from the stands, the 2014 runners-up were routed by Croatia 3-0 Thursday...
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From left, Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, FIFA President Gianni Infantino, and Russian President Vladimir Putin watch the match between Russia and Saudi Arabia which opens the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, June 14, 2018. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
June 21, 2018 - 5:38 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Saudi Arabia's sports minister has criticized the president of European soccer on Twitter in an escalating dispute over Qatar-owned sports broadcasting rights. World Cup and Champions League TV rights for the Middle East are a proxy battleground in a year-old, Saudi-led boycott of...
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June 21, 2018 - 1:58 pm
MILAN (AP) — Italy's hard-line interior minister on Thursday refused port to a Dutch-flagged rescue boat with 224 migrants on board, a week after turning away another foreign ship, the Aquarius, carrying 630 migrants. Matteo Salvini said the ship operated by the German aid group Mission Lifeline...
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Pope Francis is welcomed by Swiss president Alain Berset, after his arrival in Geneva, Switzerland, Thursday, June 21, 2018. Pope Francis Francis arrived for a one-day visit to promote his view that Christians, whatever their theological differences, can join forces to work for peace and justice in the world. (Peter Klaunzer/pool photo via AP)
June 21, 2018 - 11:56 am
GENEVA (AP) — Pope Francis journeyed Thursday to the well-heeled city of Geneva to encourage all Christians, despite their differences, to unite in efforts to foster justice and fight poverty while the rich grow "ever more wealthy." The pontiff's day-long trip to the lakeside Swiss city that...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, June 6, 2018 file photo, Israel's Prime Minister's wife Sara Netanyahu arrives for the meeting with French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire at Bercy Economy Ministry, in Paris, France. Israeli prosecutors have charged Sara Netanyahu, the prime minister's wife, with a series of crimes including fraud and breach of trust. The Justice Ministry said in a statement on Thursday, June 21, 2018, that Sara Netanyahu stands accused of misusing public funds by fraudulently ordering hundreds of meals to the prime minister's official residence worth over $100,000 while falsely stating there were no cooks on staff. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)
June 21, 2018 - 11:13 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — The wife of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was charged Thursday with misusing some $100,000 in public funds to order lavish meals from celebrity chefs, dealing an embarrassing blow to the country's first family and drawing fresh attention to a series of separate corruption...
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CORRECTION: CORRECTS NAME OF KING TO ABDULLAH II -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel is welcomed by Jordan's King Abdullah II at the Royal Palace in Amman, Jordan, Thursday, June 21, 2018. German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday visited Jordan, a major refugee host country, amid an escalating domestic conflict over migration that has shaken her coalition government. (AP Photo/Raad al-Adayleh)
June 21, 2018 - 10:12 am
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday promised a $100 million loan to troubled Jordan, where mass protests over austerity measures forced the prime minister to resign earlier this month. Merkel visited the kingdom amid an escalating domestic row over migration. Standing...
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People walk past posters of Meral Aksener, the presidential candidate of nationalist opposition IYI (Good) Party, in Istanbul, Thursday, June 21, 2018. Aksener, 61, who split from Turkey's main nationalist party following a spat with its leader over his support to Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Turkey holds parliamentary and presidential elections on June 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
June 21, 2018 - 9:18 am
BERLIN (AP) — A German lawmaker says the Turkish government is denying him entry to the country as an international observer in this weekend's elections. Andrej Hunko, of the opposition Left Party, said Turkey's ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe informed the...
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Relatives of victims of a sunken ferry weep as they wait for news at Tigaras port in Lake Toba, North Sumatra, Indonesia Thursday, June 21, 2018. 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. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)
June 21, 2018 - 7:57 am
TIGARAS, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's military chief said Thursday that specialist navy equipment will be deployed to pinpoint a ferry that sank in the crater lake of an ancient supervolcano, offering a glimmer of hope to distraught relatives that the bodies of more than 180 people presumed drowned...
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In this July 14, 2017, photo, elementary school students participate in an evacuation drill in Takaoka, Toyama prefecture, northwest of Tokyo, following repeated missile launches by North Korea. Cabinet Secretariat in charge of crisis management said Thursday, June 21, 2018, Japan plans to suspend civilian evacuation drills planned for the rest of the year amid easing tension following the U.S.-North Korea summit. (Kyodo News via AP)
June 21, 2018 - 6:27 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan plans to suspend the civilian evacuation drills it started last year while North Korea was repeatedly test-firing missiles near and over Japanese islands, officials said Thursday, citing diplomatic overtures from Pyongyang. Nine drills to prepare residents in Japan for possible...
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June 21, 2018 - 6:26 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — European Union Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said Thursday that the grouping has targeted some iconic American imports like Harley-Davidson motorcycles and bourbon for tariffs in hopes that it will "make noise" and put pressure on U.S. leaders amid a trade...
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