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After query, Ross shorted stock in Kremlin-tied firm: report

Jun. 19, 2018 7:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross made a trade betting that the stock in a shipping company with Russian-government ties would fall, a transaction coming just days after he learned of a possible negative news story about his investment in the company. Ross reported on a government form...

Russian fans celebrate once-maligned team as heroes

Jun. 19, 2018 7:33 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — What a transformation. Russia's World Cup soccer team, metamorphosed from national laughingstock to heroes of the motherland in less than a week. And no one is more stunned than their own fans. Chants of "Ro-see-ya! Ro-see-ya!" reverberated through the St. Petersburg Stadium...

The Latest: EU says it's committed to Human Rights Council

Jun. 19, 2018 6:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. withdrawal from the United Nations' main human rights body (all times EDT): 6:35 p.m. The European Union says the Trump administration's decision to pull the United States out of the U.N.-backed Human Rights Council "risks undermining the role of the U.S. as a...

Raised in Madrid, Cheryshev becomes Russia's World Cup star

Jun. 19, 2018 6:24 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Denis Cheryshev had been the odd man out in Russia's team. Now he's the breakout star, tied with Cristiano Ronaldo as the World Cup's top scorer. Raised in Spain at the Real Madrid academy, he has used his slick technique and tactical awareness to score three goals as Russia...

UN chief spotlights forgotten kids of wartime rape victims

Jun. 19, 2018 6:15 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres put a spotlight on the forgotten children born to wartime rape victims who are often shamed and excluded, issuing a cautionary statement Tuesday on the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict. In a message marking the...

Russia on brink of last 16 at World Cup, beats Egypt 3-1

Jun. 19, 2018 6:15 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Two wins, eight goals and almost certainly a place in the knockout stage for first time since the Soviet era. Russia is enjoying quite the party at its own World Cup — and not even the highly anticipated return of Mohamed Salah could slow it down on Tuesday. Confounding...

Try as he might, Salah couldn't do enough to give Egypt win

Jun. 19, 2018 5:43 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Try as he might, Mohamed Salah couldn't do enough to give Egypt the victory it needed at the World Cup. The Premier League player of the year won and converted a late consolation penalty in his team's 3-1 loss to Russia on Tuesday, a result that makes it extremely unlikely for...

Cuper uncertain over his Egypt future after World Cup loss

Jun. 19, 2018 5:33 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Hector Cuper doesn't know what his future holds now that Egypt is on the brink of World Cup elimination. Egypt lost Tuesday for the second time of the tournament when it fell 3-1 to host Russia. Asked after the game if he thinks he will retain his job as coach, Cuper was...

London police say short circuit caused minor subway blast

Jun. 19, 2018 5:31 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A battery short circuit caused a small explosion at a London Underground station that injured five people Tuesday evening, authorities said. British Transport Police said the incident did not seem to be related to terrorism. "The scene has been examined by specialist officers," London...

Colombia midfielder gets second-fastest World Cup red card

Jun. 19, 2018 5:13 PM EDT

VOLGOGRAD, Russia (AP) — Colombia midfielder Carlos Sanchez will be relieved about one thing. His third-minute dismissal in the team's opener with Japan on Tuesday at the World Cup isn't the fastest in the tournament's history. That honor remains in the hands of Uruguay defender Jose Batista, who was shown...