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July 14, 2014 - 12:52pm
1 min 41 sec ago

LONDON (AP) — British officials said Monday that 27 Britons and their Palestinian dependents have been evacuated from Gaza amid violence in the region, while Romania said 84 of its nationals and dependents have been repatriated.

Foreign Secretary William Hague said the British left Gaza late Sunday through Israel to Jordan. Romania's foreign ministry said its citizens arrived at an air base north of Bucharest Monday from Amman, Jordan on military transport aircraft sent...

July 14, 2014 - 12:49pm
1 min 41 sec ago

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's World Cup organizers can say it now: "Esta tudo bem" — it's all OK. What was everyone so worried about?

After being plagued by doubts over whether the stadiums would be ready and stay standing, and if Brazil's people would join in the fun or try to spoil it, their tournament is a winner. Even if the Brazilian team fell disastrously short.

Memorable games, fantastic goals and, overall, one joyous monthlong party from...

July 14, 2014 - 12:37pm
1 min 40 sec ago

HAMMAMET, Tunisia (AP) — Libya's neighbors are offering to help the country control its borders, collect heavy weapons and reconcile rival political forces as security in the North African nation deteriorates.

Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki told a conference that Libyan authorities have agreed to create joint border control forces.

Foreign ministers from Egypt, Sudan, Chad, Algeria and Tunisia met in the Tunisian city of Hammamet on Sunday and...

July 14, 2014 - 12:27pm
1 min 39 sec ago

LONDON (AP) — It's not just Argentine fans who woke up depressed following their nation's 1-0 defeat to Germany in the World Cup final. Traders in Buenos Aires are also seemingly feeling blue.

Argentina's main Merval index is down 0.3 percent in lunchtime trading Monday after the team succumbed to a late goal Sunday from German striker Mario Goetze in Rio de Janeiro.

That may not sound too bad, but when compared with other indexes in the region — and...

July 14, 2014 - 12:26pm
1 min 39 sec ago

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Doctors Without Borders says children in parts of South Sudan are suffering from shocking rates of malnutrition.

The group said in a statement Monday that more than 13,270 children, most under the age of 5, have been admitted to its feeding programs in South Sudan so far this year, compared to 18,125 admissions during all of 2013. It said malnutrition rates have "skyrocketed" in parts of Upper Nile, Unity and Jonglei States — three states that have...

July 14, 2014 - 12:06pm
1 min 41 sec ago

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil got 9.25 out of 10 from FIFA President Sepp Blatter for organizing a World Cup that was "very special" because of high quality football.

Giving his tournament report on Monday, Blatter also criticized FIFA for not better tackling incidents of fan discrimination in stadiums.

Blatter said he spoke with Russia President Vladimir Putin at Sunday's final about making the issue a priority at the 2018 World Cup there....

July 14, 2014 - 11:59am
21 min 42 sec ago

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Deutsche Post AG took a gamble on the outcome of the World Cup final — and it paid off.

Before the match even began the former state monopoly had printed five million stamps commemorating Germany's fourth World Cup title after 1954, 1974 and 1990.

Had Germany lost to Argentina, the stamps would have had to be pulped.

The two 0.60 cents ($0.82) stamps were presented Monday, just hours after Mario Goetze's...

July 14, 2014 - 11:39am
31 min 43 sec ago

GENEVA (AP) — The world trade body has ruled against the United States in two disputes with India and China, telling the U.S. government it must abide by international rules.

A World Trade Organization panel says in response to a complaint from China in 2012 that the United States improperly imposed duties on imports of Chinese steel products and solar panels.

It said Monday in another 2012 case brought by India that the United States must change...

July 14, 2014 - 11:23am
41 min 43 sec ago

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — FIFA President Sepp Blatter has criticized the way discrimination incidents were dealt with at World Cup matches.

Blatter says "I am not at all happy with the way we fought against racism."

The FIFA president says he spoke with Russia's President Vladimir Putin at Sunday's final about making the issue a priority at the 2018 World Cup there.

Blatter and Brazil state President Dilma Rousseff had said this...

July 14, 2014 - 11:04am
41 min 43 sec ago

MOSCOW (AP) — Brazil just barely managed to get everything ready in time for the World Cup. Russia insists it won't have any such problems in 2018, although the country faces other issues ahead of football's next showcase tournament — including the threat of racism and violence.

Just like in Brazil, the sheer size of Russia is set to cause logistical challenges for organizers and fans alike for the 2018 World Cup, with thousands of kilometers (miles) separating some of...

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