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Argentina eyes $100 billion as US will share banking data

Dec. 05, 2022 13:48 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The U.S. and Argentina agreed on Monday to have their tax agencies automatically share data about citizens' banking and investments in each other's countries. The government in Buenos Aires hopes this will lead to an estimated $100 billion that Argentines have tried...

In Bolivia, literacy training makes a profound difference

Dec. 05, 2022 13:37 PM EST

PUCARANI, Bolivia (AP) — Anacleta Mamani has no teeth, but a happy smile: She’s learned to read and write at the age of 71, and now feels so empowered, she wants to run a road race in her Indigenous community in the Bolivian highlands near La Paz. Mamami is among more than 20,000...

Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2022

Dec. 05, 2022 13:17 PM EST

One would have to go back hundreds of years to find a monarch who reigned longer than Queen Elizabeth II. In her 70 years on the throne, she helped modernize the monarchy across decades of enormous social change, royal marriages and births, and family scandals. For most Britons, she...

Dozens killed as mudslide swallows their bus in Colombia

Dec. 05, 2022 12:21 PM EST

BOGOTÁ, Colombia (AP) — A mudslide unleashed by torrential rain buried a bus and two other vehicles in central Colombia, killing at least 27 people and leaving others trapped as rescuers tried to reach them in the wreckage on Monday. The mudslide late Sunday divided a highway in...

Image of Pelé shines bright for Brazilian fans at World Cup

Dec. 05, 2022 08:43 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The image of a young Pelé celebrating goals and lifting trophies with Brazil’s national team appeared brightly on the shirts, flags and banners of Brazilian fans gathering before the Seleçao’s World Cup match against South Korea on Monday. The 82-year-old...

Poland finds its true level at World Cup, beaten by the best

Dec. 05, 2022 06:05 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Poland heads home from the World Cup as the latest team unable to overcome an inspired Kylian Mbappé, who dominated in France’s 3-1 win in the round of 16. It meant back-to-back losses against the game’s superstars, after Lionel Messi and Argentina won 2-0...

Mbappé is bringing soccer to a new dimension at World Cup

Dec. 05, 2022 06:04 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo's precision. Lionel Messi's vision. The speed and power of the original Ronaldo — the one from Brazil. Kylian Mbappé is elevating his performance to a new dimension at the World Cup. As Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo play what...

Pelé's family: COVID caused infection, death not imminent

Dec. 04, 2022 22:01 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Two daughters and one grandson of Brazilian soccer great Pelé said the three-time World Cup winner has been hospitalized since Tuesday to treat a respiratory infection aggravated by COVID-19. They added that the 82-year-old is under no imminent risk of death. Kely...

World Cup Viewer's Guide: Neymar expected to play for Brazil

Dec. 04, 2022 15:21 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Welcome back, Neymar, at just the right time at the World Cup. Neymar seemed healthy in training before Monday's game against South Korea in the round of 16. The forward missed the final two matches of the group stage after injuring his right ankle in the opening...

World Cup: Neymar set to return as Brazil faces South Korea

Dec. 04, 2022 12:22 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Neymar appeared to have fully recovered from his ankle injury and was expected to return to Brazil's starting lineup against South Korea in the round of 16 at the World Cup on Monday. A smiling Neymar trained with teammates Sunday in a practice session that was...