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EU lawmakers miffed over new Facebook snub

Jun. 22, 2018 6:44 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union lawmakers are unhappy that Facebook is refusing to comply with their request to send two senior officials to testify at a hearing into the Cambridge Analytica data scandal. The EU parliament's Civil Liberties Committee wants to question Facebook's chief privacy officer and...

OPEC discussing oil production increase to ease energy costs

Jun. 22, 2018 6:42 AM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — The countries of the OPEC oil cartel will discuss increasing their production by about 1 million barrels a day at a meeting Friday that could influence the cost of energy globally in coming months. The group's largest producer, Saudi Arabia, is seen to be open to higher production but Iran...

Brazil and Neymar try to bounce back from World Cup draw

Jun. 22, 2018 6:37 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The most decorated team in soccer plays on the same day as the newest stars on the international stage as Brazil and Iceland both hit the pitch Friday in group stage of the World Cup. Brazil opened Group E play with a 1-1 tie against Switzerland in a disappointing tournament opener for one of...

Many Egyptian Christians feel left out of World Cup

Jun. 22, 2018 6:34 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Egypt's first World Cup in 28 years has captivated the soccer-crazy nation, with intense focus on the squad and the broader game. The Egyptians played the first match of the tournament June 15 and held two-time World Cup winner Uruguay scoreless for 89 minutes, until conceding...

German chancellor visits Lebanon school with Syrian refugees

Jun. 22, 2018 6:34 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel tossed a ball with students and passed out jerseys from Germany's national soccer team Friday during a visit to a public school in the Lebanese capital, where many of the students are Syrian refugees. There are over a million Syrian refugees living in Lebanon,...

The Latest: Russia on pace for lowest-scoring World Cup

Jun. 22, 2018 6:34 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Friday at the World Cup (all times local): 1:30 p.m. This World Cup is right on pace to be the lowest scoring ever despite no goalless games so far. Just 51 goals have been scored in 23 games going into Friday's play, at a rate of 2.217 per game. The rate was 2.212 at the 1990...

Saransk swells from building boom of World Cup proportions

Jun. 22, 2018 6:33 AM EDT

SARANSK, Russia (AP) — Valerie Fayzullina expresses a hopeful sense of wonder as she stands near a wire sculpture of a soccer player, in the shadows of eight new apartment high-rises and a freshly finished stadium that will host stars as big as Cristiano Ronaldo this month. Like many Saransk residents,...

The Latest: 2 OSCE observers refused entry to Turkey

Jun. 22, 2018 6:30 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on the Turkish presidential and parliamentary elections (all times local): 1:25 p.m. A European security and rights group says it "deplores" the denial by Turkey of two members of its observer mission for the upcoming Turkish presidential and parliamentary elections. The...

The Latest: Iran says OPEC won't take direction from Trump

Jun. 22, 2018 6:20 AM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — The Latest on the OPEC meeting on oil production (all times local): 12:20 p.m. Iran's oil minister is insisting that OPEC's place is not to take instructions from U.S. President Donald Trump but is leaving open Tehran's position on an increase in production. The cartel's largest producer,...

Senegal, Japan: underdogs aiming for a round of 16 spot

Jun. 22, 2018 6:19 AM EDT

YEKATERINBURG, Russia (AP) — Senegal and Japan have been part of the uprising of the underdogs at this World Cup, in the mix among the lower-ranked teams that are surprisingly taking points from the favorites. Defying expectations, Japan beat Colombia 2-1 in its opening match to become the first team from...