Former soccer boss held in Qatar World Cup probe

Former soccer boss held in Qatar World Cup probe

French police are questioning Michel Platini, the former head of European soccer association UEFA, over the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar. It was a shock win for the tiny Gulf nation, and a corruption probe is underway.
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Puerto Rico governor won't seek re-election

Puerto Rico governor won't seek re-election

Puerto Rico's governor says he won't seek re-election, but he's refused to resign. The island is bracing for more protests demanding he step down over offensive chat messages that were leaked.
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Mexico says Pompeo recognizes migration progress

Mexico says Pompeo recognizes migration progress

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Mexico's Foreign Minister ahead of a Monday deadline on a deal that removed tariff threats on Mexican exports in exchange for Mexico's cutting the number of Central American migrants heading to the U.S. bo
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Ukraine hands president parliamentary win

Ukraine hands president parliamentary win

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's party took a commanding lead in Sunday's snap parliamentary election, consolidating the power of the novice politician whose stunning rise has upended traditional politics in the war-scarred nation.
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Top Democrat hopes Mueller testimony will bring report 'to life'

Top Democrat hopes Mueller testimony will bring report 'to life'

The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee said he hoped that Robert Mueller's testimony this week will bring his 400-plus page report on alleged Russian election interference, and the president's attempts to quash that investigation, "to l
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Canadian police hunt for clues in murder of tourist couple

Canadian police hunt for clues in murder of tourist couple

Police are searching for a murder suspect after an American woman and an Australian man were found dead along a British Columbia highway.
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GOP claims 'go back' tweets about policy, not race

GOP claims 'go back' tweets about policy, not race

Republicans argued that tweets by the president attacking Democratic lawmakers were about those Congresswomen's policies, not their racial and ethnic backgrounds, as Donald Trump continued to face accusations of race-baiting.
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Hong Kong police fire tear gas as protests descend into chaos

Hong Kong police fire tear gas as protests descend into chaos

Hong Kong police fired tear gas to disperse protesters in chaotic scenes late on Sunday as anger over an extradition bill morphs into a fresh front against what many see as a broader erosion of freedoms by the city's political masters in Beijing.
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Iran warns UK against escalating tensions, says crew of seized ship safe

Iran warns UK against escalating tensions, says crew of seized ship safe

Iran's ambassador to Britain warned against escalating tensions on Sunday as a UK official declined to rule out sanctions in response to Tehran's seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker. Mia Womersley reports
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British Airways suspends flights to Cairo amid security concerns

British Airways suspends flights to Cairo amid security concerns

British Airways and Lufthansa abruptly suspended flights to Cairo from Saturday over security concerns, but gave no details about what may have prompted the move. Mia Womersley reports
Massive heat wave bakes central, eastern U.S.

Massive heat wave bakes central, eastern U.S.

A gargantuan heat wave hunkered down over the central and eastern United States on Saturday, sending residents to cooling centers and inflicting cities with a heat index over 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Nathan Frandino has more.
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'We are outraged': Protests roil Puerto Rico

'We are outraged': Protests roil Puerto Rico

Several U.S. Democratic presidential candidates and lawmakers are demanding Puerto Rico's governor step down over offensive chat messages, as thousands on the Caribbean island are protesting for a seventh day seeking his resignation.
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Heat wave scorches eastern, central U.S.

Heat wave scorches eastern, central U.S.

Forecasters are predicting temperatures to reach into the 90s on Saturday, with a massive heat wave blanketing across the eastern and central U.S. Nathan Frandino has more.
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Iran releases footage of tanker seizure, UK calls it a "hostile act"

Iran releases footage of tanker seizure, UK calls it a "hostile act"

Iran said on Saturday it had seized a British-flagged oil tanker because it was involved in an accident, a move Britain called a "hostile act." Mia Womersley reports
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NASA's logo is everywhere, cool and free to use

NASA's logo is everywhere, cool and free to use

Fifty years ago, NASA placed man on the moon for the first time, yet it's in 2019 that high-end designers are bringing the U.S. space agency's logo into their orbit and giving it their own spin. Yahaira Jacquez reports
Inspired by U.S. pop culture, young Iraqis get inked

Inspired by U.S. pop culture, young Iraqis get inked

Many young Iraqis are getting inked in various tattoo parlours across the country, with western-centric designs more popular than traditional patterns.
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Algerians celebrate wildly after Africa Cup of Nations victory

Algerians celebrate wildly after Africa Cup of Nations victory

Algeria won the Africa Cup of Nations for the second time on Friday when a freak second-minute goal by Baghdad Bounedjah gave them a 1-0 win over gallant Senegal in the final. Mia Womersley reports
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As 'superstar' cities thrive, troubling U.S. divide widens

As 'superstar' cities thrive, troubling U.S. divide widens

Nashville demonstrates how new winners can emerge after a devastating recession, while many other U,S. cities struggle to stay even or slip behind.
Trump defends supporters who chanted "send her back"

Trump defends supporters who chanted "send her back"

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday defended his supporters who chanted "send her back" at a rally in reference to a Somali-born Democratic lawmaker. Trump previously claimed he was unhappy about the chant, which was widely regarded as racist.
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Wall Street falls on rate concerns

Wall Street falls on rate concerns

Wall Street's main indexes edged lower on Friday following a report that the Federal Reserve plans to cut interest rates by only a quarter-percentage point at the end of the month.
Big tech stocks report next week

Big tech stocks report next week

Tech giants Facebook and Amazon will be in the earnings spotlight next week along with Boeing. As Fred Katayama reports, investors will also get a read on economic growth.
Tensions rise as Puerto Rico protests continue

Tensions rise as Puerto Rico protests continue

Massive and at times violent protests in Puerto Rico showed no sign of stopping as labor unions on Thursday organized a Friday march to keep up pressure on the governor to resign, while dozens of guns were stolen in a raid on police firearms center.
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Is Boris Johnson Britain's Donald Trump?

Is Boris Johnson Britain's Donald Trump?

Donald Trump backed Boris Johnson to be the UK's next prime minister, which looks very likely to happen. With their shock of blond hair and populist politics, the two men are often likened. So is this the start of a very "special relationship"? Lucy
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Japan arson suspect bore grudge - police

Japan arson suspect bore grudge - police

As Japan mourns the 33 victims of the country's worst mass killing in two decades, police say the suspect torched the animation studio in Kyoto because he believed it had plagiarized his novel.
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WeWork to host analyst day before IPO

WeWork to host analyst day before IPO

The parent of WeWork, the We Company, plans to host an analyst day for Wall Street banks on July 31 even though it has yet to hire underwriters for its initial public offering.