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Glencore agrees to pay Congo $180 million over bribery case

Dec. 05, 2022 13:55 PM EST

BAAR, Switzerland (AP) — Commodities company Glencore said Monday that it has reached an agreement with the Democratic Republic of Congo to pay $180 million over bribery allegations spanning from 2007 to 2018. It comes months after the Anglo-Swiss company announced deals with...

Train service in Nigeria capital resumes after deadly attack

Dec. 05, 2022 12:47 PM EST

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Rail service in Nigeria’s capital city resumed on Monday, eight months after assailants attacked a train with explosives and gunfire, killing seven people and abducting dozens of passengers. Only a handful of passengers and armed security personnel were...

Sterling leaves England World Cup camp after home break-in

Dec. 05, 2022 10:45 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — England forward Raheem Sterling has left the team's World Cup camp in Qatar and returned to Britain after a break-in at his home. The 27-year-old Chelsea player missed England’s 3-0 victory over Senegal in the round of 16 on Sunday and it was not known if he...

Believe the hype, Bellingham is lighting up the World Cup

Dec. 05, 2022 06:33 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Jordan Henderson knew exactly who to thank after opening the scoring in England’s 3-0 win against Senegal at the World Cup. Pointing a finger in the direction of Jude Bellingham, Henderson charged over to his teammate, pressed his face nose-to-nose with the...

What next for African champ Senegal after World Cup exit?

Dec. 05, 2022 05:17 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — African champion Senegal was outplayed by England and given a reality check as it was eliminated in the last 16 at the World Cup. Senegal was missing its best player in Sadio Mane through injury and was also hampered by the absence of other key players against...

England reaches World Cup quarterfinals, beats Senegal 3-0

Dec. 04, 2022 18:34 PM EST

AL KHOR, Qatar (AP) — Like all great strikers, Harry Kane’s timing was perfect. The England captain got off the mark Sunday, scoring his first goal at this year's World Cup in a 3-0 victory over Senegal that set up a must-see match against France in the quarterfinals. ...

For Cisse, World Cup as coach much harder than as captain

Dec. 04, 2022 18:20 PM EST

AL KHOR, Qatar (AP) — As captain, Aliou Cisse led Senegal to victory over the defending World Cup champions and all the way to the quarterfinals, matching Africa's best run in its first appearance at the tournament. As coach, Cisse is finding the World Cup much, much tougher. ...

Game of lies bonds England ahead of Senegal World Cup clash

Dec. 03, 2022 13:17 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — A card game that relies on deception is strengthening the bond among England’s players ahead of their match against Senegal in the round of 16 at the World Cup. Werewolf, a game of roleplay and deduction, has become a popular pastime for the squad between...

World Cup Viewer's Guide: Rested France faces Poland

Dec. 03, 2022 11:03 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — France, the reigning World Cup champions, has been warned by coach Didier Deschamps not to underestimate Poland and star Robert Lewandowski in the knockout round Sunday. Les Blues breezed through the group stage and clinched a spot in the round of 16 with a game...

Cameroon is first African team to beat Brazil at World Cup

Dec. 02, 2022 18:24 PM EST

LUSAIL, Qatar (AP) — Cameroon coach Rigobert Song came full circle on a memorable and bittersweet night for African soccer. Jerome Ngom Mbekeli, the only member of Cameroon’s team who plays for a Cameroonian club, made an inspiring run and cross to set up Vincent Aboubakar’s...