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Accused killer of UK lawmaker makes defiant court statement

June 18, 2016 15:50 PM

LONDON, June 18: The accused killer of British lawmaker Jo Cox has given his name as "Death to traitors, freedom for Britain" in his first court appearance.

Colombia beats Peru 4-2 on PKs to reach Copa America semis

June 18, 2016 08:34 AM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., June 18: David Ospina dived to his left, and Peru's Miguel Trauco sent his penalty kick down the middle, a yard above the ground. The 27-year-old Colombian goalkeeper kicked out his trailing right leg, and booted the ball away to give Colombia an advantage in the shootout.

Coach: Messi 'quite possible' to start in Copa vs Venezuela

June 18, 2016 07:30 AM

FOXBOROUGH, Mass., june 18: Lionel Messi will play — and possibly start — in Argentina's Copa America quarterfinal match against Venezuela. That doesn't mean Venezuela coach Rafael Dudamel is ready to give up.

UK police charge man with murder in Jo Cox slaying

June 18, 2016 07:23 AM

BIRSTALL, England, June 18: British police on Saturday charged a reclusive gardener with murder and other offenses in the slaying of a popular Labour Party lawmaker, Jo Cox, as evidence emerged the 52-year-old had decades-old ties to a neo-Nazi movement and an interest in anarchist weapons literature.

Morata scores twice as Spain cruises to 3-0 win over Turkey

June 18, 2016 07:16 AM

NICE, France,June 18: Alvaro Morata scored twice as defending champion Spain cruised to a 3-0 victory over Turkey on Friday to qualify for the knockout stages of the European Championship.

Czech Republic salvages 2-2 draw with Croatia

June 18, 2016 07:12 AM

SAINT-ETIENNE, France, June 18: The Czech Republic salvaged a 2-2 draw with Croatia at the European Championship on Friday in a game temporarily suspended when flares were thrown onto the pitch and Croatia fans fought among themselves.

Euro 2016: Italy beats Sweden, advances to 2nd round

June 18, 2016 07:00 AM

TOULOUSE, France, June 18: Eder’s late goal gave Italy a 1-0 win over Sweden on Friday and a spot in the round of 16 at the European Championship as Italy’s defence once again stood tall.

Hong Kong protesters decry Beijing's detention of bookseller

June 17, 2016 13:20 PM

HONG KONG, June 17: Hong Kong pro-democracy groups rallied Friday against China's tightening grip on the semiautonomous city following electrifying revelations by a bookseller who spoke out about his months-long detention in the mainland.

USA beats Ecuador 2-1 in Copa America quarterfinals

June 17, 2016 10:06 AM

SEATTLE, June 17: Clint Dempsey scored for the third straight game on a first-half header and set up Gyasi Zardes for a tap-in goal midway through the second half, boosting the United States into the Copa America semifinals with a 2-1 win over Ecuador on Thursday night.

Atletico Madrid signs Argentina midfielder Nicolas Gaitan

June 17, 2016 09:07 AM

MADRID, June 17: Atletico Madrid says it has reached a deal with Benfica to sign Argentina midfielder Nicolas Gaitan.

Ukraine 'outraged' by UN chief's remarks on Russia

June 17, 2016 08:43 AM

UNITED NATIONS, June 17: Ukraine's U.N. ambassador said Thursday he is "completely outraged" by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's comments in a prepared speech saying Russia has a critical role to play in ending the conflict in his country.

Subdued Germany held by Poland

June 17, 2016 07:50 AM

SAINT-DENIS, June 16: Germany and Poland played out the first goalless draw of the European Championship on Thursday in a dour match at the Stade de France.

England beats Wales 2-1 at Euro 2016

June 16, 2016 20:58 PM

PARIS, June 16: Daniel Sturridge scored an injury-time winner as England came from behind to beat Wales 2-1 at the European Championship.

Late goals see France progress

June 16, 2016 07:30 AM

MARSEILLE, June 16: Dimitri Payet scored yet another impressive goal as France left it late once again, overcoming a spirited Albania 2-0 to become the first team to advance to the knockout stages of the European Championship on Wednesday.

Late goals see France progress

June 16, 2016 07:30 AM

MARSEILLE, June 16: Dimitri Payet scored yet another impressive goal as France left it late once again, overcoming a spirited Albania 2-0 to become the first team to advance to the knockout stages of the European Championship on Wednesday.

Switzerland closes in on next round after draw with Romania

June 16, 2016 07:27 AM

PARIS, June 15: Switzerland closed in on a spot in the knockout stages of the European Championship for the first time with a 1-1 draw against Romania on Wednesday.

Switzerland closes in on next round after draw with Romania

June 16, 2016 07:27 AM

PARIS, June 15: Switzerland closed in on a spot in the knockout stages of the European Championship for the first time with a 1-1 draw against Romania on Wednesday.

UN assembly elects Israel as committee chair for first time

June 14, 2016 11:53 AM

UNITED NATIONS, June 14: The U.N. General Assembly elected Israel to chair one of its six major committees for the first time on Monday, a decision denounced by the Palestinians and Arab nations.

US calls on UN members to protect LGBT people from attack

June 14, 2016 11:33 AM

The United States on Monday called on all 193 members of the United Nations to not only condemn the terrorism that resulted in the mass killing of 49 people at a gay nightclub in Florida over the weekend, but also to protect gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people from such attacks.

All bodies removed from club in worst mass shooting in US

June 13, 2016 18:26 PM

ORLANDO, Fla, June 13: The last of the bodies were slowly removed late Sunday from a popular Orlando gay club after a gunman sprayed the helpless crowd with bullets, killing 49 people and devastating a city famous for family-friendly theme parks.