Stars flock to the Dior debut of Kim Jones at Paris menswear

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PARIS (AP) — In a week marked by big debuts, it was designer Kim Jones’ turn at Dior Men on...


The Latest: Kane penalty gives England a 2-0 lead v Panama

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MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Sunday at the World Cup (all times local): 3:22 p.m. England is 2-0 up after just 22 minutes against Panama, with Harry Kane adding a penalty to John Stones’ early goal. Kane smashed his spot-kick into the top left corner after Jesse Lingard was fouled by Panama’s Fidel...


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Erdogan seeks to cement power in Turkey’s high-stakes votes Saudi women take the wheel as longstanding driving ban ends Mattis to visit China as Taiwan, S. China Sea tensions rise Zimbabwe rules out delaying election after blast at rally 2nd person dies after blast at Ethiopia rally, minister says...


France, Belgium seek UNESCO recognition for WWI memorials


BRUSSELS (AP) — France and Belgium are urging UNESCO to designate scores of their World War I memorials and cemeteries as World Heritage sites as the centennial remembrance of the 1914-1918 war nears its end. Both sides of the Franco-Belgian border, where much of the fiercest fighting of World War...


Mattis to visit China as Taiwan, S. China Sea tensions rise

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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, is visiting 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...


Libya's UN-backed government says 3 abducted Turks released

CAIRO (AP) — Libya’s U.N.-backed government in Tripoli says three Turkish workers who were kidnapped last year in a southern Libyan town have been released. The government said late Saturday the workers would be flown back to Turkey from the capital Tripoli. The hostages were working for the...


Saudi women take the wheel as longstanding driving ban ends

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RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi women drove to work and ran errands on Sunday, relishing the freedom to move about without relying on men after the kingdom lifted the world’s last remaining ban on women driving. It’s a historic moment for women who have been at the mercy of their husbands,...


Erdogan seeks to cement power in Turkey's high-stakes votes

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ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey held high-stakes presidential and parliamentary elections on Sunday that could consolidate President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s grip on power or curtail his vast political ambitions. Opposition leaders cast their ballots vowing to be vigilant against voting fraud. The...


Hundreds march in Berlin to demand an end to using coal

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BERLIN (AP) — Hundreds of protesters are marching through the German capital to demand an end to burning coal to produce electricity. The demonstrators — many of them families pushing strollers, people on bikes and samba bands — walked through the Berlin’s government district on Sunday, ahead of...


Zimbabwe rules out delaying election after blast at rally

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HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe’s presidential spokesman is ruling out an election delay or a state of emergency after an explosion at the president’s campaign rally on Saturday that state media called an assassination attempt. George Charamba told the state-run Sunday Mail newspaper that the...


Mini-migration summit: EU nations try to resolve differences

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BRUSSELS (AP) — The leaders of Germany, France and about a dozen other European Union nations are converging on Brussels for an afternoon of informal talks on differences over migration ahead of a full EU summit that starts next Thursday. Facing a domestic political crisis in Germany over the topic,...

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