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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Colombia’s president-elect seeks unity after polarizing vote US-led coalition hits Syrian army post, causing casualties 3 dead, dozens injured by quake in Osaka in western Japan Sea convoy reaches Spain as migration debate roils Europe Afghan bomber kills 19, Taliban rejects cease-fire extension...


3 dead, dozens injured by quake in Osaka in western Japan

APTOPIX Japan Earthquake

TOKYO (AP) — A strong earthquake knocked over walls and set off scattered fires around metropolitan Osaka in western Japan on Monday morning, killing at least three people and injuring dozens. The Osaka prefectural government’s disaster management department said two people were found dead, while...


US-led coalition hits Syrian army post, causing casualties

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian state TV is reporting that the U.S.-led coalition has struck a military position in the country’s east, leaving several troops dead and wounded. The report early Monday says the airstrike occurred around midnight in the village of al-Hari near the town of Boukamal. It gave no...


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...


2 Koreas discuss how to cooperate in Asian Games

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Sports officials from the rival Koreas are meeting at a border village to discuss how to cooperate in the Asian Games being held in Indonesia in August. A flurry of inter-Korean talks are underway after last week’s landmark summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and...


The Latest: More than 90 injured in Osaka-area earthquake

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the earthquake in Japan (all times local): 1 p.m. Japanese disaster authorities say more than 90 people were injured in the strong earthquake in Osaka on Monday morning. The magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck the city of Osaka and the surrounding area about 8 a.m. (2300 GMT...


Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

South China Sea Watch-2

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves: EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a weekly...


Puerto Rico struggles with jump in asthma cases post-Maria

Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria Asthma

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Shortly after he turned 2, Yadriel Hernandez started struggling to breathe. His doctor prescribed an inhaler and an allergy pill for asthma, and his symptoms were mostly under control. Then Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, strewing mold-producing wreckage across...


Carlotta weakens to tropical depression off Mexico's coast

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Former hurricane and tropical storm Carlotta weakened into a tropical depression expected to stay just off Mexico’s Pacific coast Monday, though its heavy rains continued to pose a threat of flash flooding and mudslides on shore, particularly in mountainous areas. The U.S....


Mag 5.6 quake hits deep below Guatemala; no damage reports

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A strong magnitude 5.6 earthquake has shaken Guatemala, though there are no early reports of damage or injuries. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake was 61.5 miles (99 kilometers) below the surface Sunday night. Great depths tend to lessen a quake’s shaking at the surface....

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