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French extreme far-right group detained in attack plot

Jun. 25, 2018 3:22 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A group of people linked to France's extreme far-right has been arrested on suspicion of planning an attack. France's Interior Minister, Gerard Collomb, did not specify the target in his tweet late Sunday, but French media said the 10 people detained over the weekend are suspected of targeting...

The Latest: Portugal, Spain want routine wins to advance

Jun. 24, 2018 6:29 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Sunday at the World Cup (all times local): 1:10 a.m. Portugal and Spain want routine victories to lock up its place in the knockout rounds. The first day of simultaneous matches at the tournament Monday includes Portugal playing Iran at the same time its neighbor and rival faces...

EU papers over differences after 'frank' migration talks

Jun. 24, 2018 4:02 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The leaders of 16 countries survived the "frank talk" of an emergency meeting on immigration and emerged with a veneer of common purpose Sunday as the European Union enters a potentially vital week for its unity. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the meeting produced "a lot of goodwill"...

No-fuss France plots path to round of 16 through Denmark

Jun. 24, 2018 3:07 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Neither flashy nor high-scoring, France earned its place in the round of 16 with little fuss. A draw against Denmark on Tuesday will be enough to win Group C, and avoid the Group D winner — almost certain to be the impressive Croatia. "As we all know, the team that is in very good...

Hamilton wins French GP to retake lead in F1 title race

Jun. 24, 2018 1:27 PM EDT

LE CASTELLET, France (AP) — Lewis Hamilton capitalized on a mistake by rival Sebastian Vettel to enjoy a wire-to-wire victory at the French Grand Prix on Sunday and retake the lead in the Formula One title race. Starting third behind Hamilton and Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas, Vettel tried to use his...

Column: Like Pele, Mbappe's World Cup timing is perfect

Jun. 24, 2018 10:03 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The delicate move was ballet worthy of the Bolshoi. Having shaken off his marker, Kylian Mbappe spotted N'Golo Kante haring to his left. At this point in the attack on Peru's goal, a simple pass to his France teammate would have been just fine. But where's the fun in that? Instead, the...

Needing goals, Australia could call upon veteran Cahill

Jun. 24, 2018 7:07 AM EDT

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Needing a win and plenty of goals to stay in contention at the World Cup, Australia could finally call upon veteran Tim Cahill. The 38-year-old striker has a chance to make his debut in Russia on Tuesday when Australia plays Peru. The Socceroos need to beat already-eliminated Peru and...

With last-gasp winner, Germany adds to comeback collection

Jun. 24, 2018 6:24 AM EDT

VOLGOGRAD, Russia (AP) — World Cup watchers, write off Germany at your peril. Once again, Germany dug deep Saturday to eke out a late victory to keep its World Cup hopes alive. Having gone 1-0 down in the first half against Sweden, Germany equalized early in the second but despite a series of chances, a...

France, Belgium seek UNESCO recognition for WWI memorials

Jun. 24, 2018 3:59 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — France and Belgium are urging UNESCO to designate scores of their World War I memorials and cemeteries as World Heritage sites as the centennial remembrance of the 1914-1918 war nears its end. Both sides of the Franco-Belgian border, where much of the fiercest fighting of World War I took...

Who's in and who's out at the World Cup

Jun. 23, 2018 5:58 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Who's in, who's out and possible scenarios at the World Cup after a second straight day that ended with a comeback win in stoppage time: GROUP A Russia and Uruguay have clinched berths in the round of 16, and play each other Monday to determine who wins the group. Egypt and Saudi Arabia have...