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France loses to Tunisia 1-0 but still wins World Cup group

Nov. 30, 2022 16:32 PM EST

AL RAYYAN, Qatar (AP) — As France searched for a late equalizer, the players on Tunisia’s bench were watching another World Cup match on TV hoping for a goal. Neither of them came, giving Tunisia a momentous 1-0 win over defending champion France that still wasn’t enough to...

Spain insists no deaths on its soil during Melilla tragedy

Nov. 30, 2022 08:51 AM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain’s interior minister on Wednesday flatly rejected new media allegations of possible deaths on Spanish soil during a June storming by migrants of the border fence separating its north African enclave of Melilla from Morocco when at least 23 people died. ...

Morocco looks to advance in World Cup, Canada hopes for win

Nov. 30, 2022 08:48 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — His nation on the verge of reaching the knockout stage of the World Cup for the first time since 1986, Morocco coach Walid Regragui downplayed his role. “There are other coaches that like to make you think that they’re magicians, they’re the ones, they’re...

Spain: Nigerian stowaways found on ship's rudder seek asylum

Nov. 30, 2022 08:26 AM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The three Nigerian stowaways found on an oil tanker's rudder after an 11-day ocean voyage from Lagos, Nigeria to Las Palmas in the Canary Islands are seeking asylum in Spain, a spokesperson for the Spanish government delegation in the Canaries said Wednesday. ...

Egyptians call on British Museum to return Rosetta stone

Nov. 30, 2022 07:35 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — The debate over who owns ancient artifacts has been an increasing challenge to museums across Europe and America, and the spotlight has fallen on the most visited piece in the British Museum: The Rosetta stone. The inscriptions on the dark grey granite slab became the...

Qatar loses on World Cup field, makes gains on global stage

Nov. 29, 2022 12:26 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The gilded stadiums are among the most spectacular in the world. The seafront is sparkling and the skyscrapers are draped with larger-than-life banners featuring the stars of the World Cup. Fans crowd around big screens throughout the city to watch soccer along...

Saudi Arabia extends terms of $5 billion in aid to Egypt

Nov. 29, 2022 12:02 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Saudi Arabia agreed Tuesday to extend the terms of a $5 billion aid package to Egypt that took effect in March, Saudi state media said. The move was aimed at bolstering the North African country’s recent deal with the International Monetary Fund. The state-run Saudi...

Nigerian stowaways found on ship's rudder in Canary Islands

Nov. 29, 2022 10:16 AM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Three stowaways were found on a ship's rudder in the Canary Islands after an 11-day ocean voyage from Nigeria, Spain’s maritime rescue service said. The men found on the Alithini II oil tanker at the Las Palmas port on Monday afternoon appeared to have...

US says Russia abruptly postpones arms control talks

Nov. 28, 2022 15:52 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration said Monday that Russia has abruptly and without explanation postponed the scheduled resumption of arms control talks this week. The State Department said Russia had “unilaterally postponed” a meeting of the Bilateral Consultative...

World Cup Viewer's Guide: Germany seeks World Cup rebound

Nov. 26, 2022 12:34 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — A surprise opening-match loss has Germany headed into its second game seeking an easy victory to avoid a second consecutive early World Cup exit. Too bad the Germans play Spain in what should be anything but a leisurely Sunday stroll. Spain routed...