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Goetze scores late to give Germany the World Cup
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- With two quick touches, Mario Goetze ended Germany's 24-year wait for another World Cup title.... 7/13/2014 6:19 PM

Germany wins terrifically entertaining World Cup
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Germany won the World Cup. Host Brazil won a world of new friends.... 7/13/2014 5:57 PM

3 killed in mortar attack in Egypt's Sinai
El-ARISH, Egypt (AP) -- Officials in Egypt say militants fired mortar rounds at a military post in the northern Sinai capital of el-Arish, killing three civilians in a nearby residential complex.... 7/13/2014 5:54 PM

Thousands of Palestinians flee northern Gaza
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Thousands of Palestinian residents of the northern Gaza Strip fled their homes on Sunday and sought safety in U.N. shelters, heeding warnings from the Israeli military about impending plans to bomb the area in the sixth day of an offensive against Hamas that has killed more than 160 people.... 7/13/2014 5:49 PM

Football fans celebrate Cup final in Brazil
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Tens of thousands of fans flocked to Rio de Janeiro for the World Cup final match between Germany and Argentina on Sunday, joining hundreds of millions around the globe who celebrated the last game of the monthlong football festival.... 7/13/2014 5:16 PM

Kramer head injury revives concussion concern
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Germany midfielder Christoph Kramer's head injury in the World Cup final on Sunday has revived concern about the way football deals with concussions.... 7/13/2014 4:49 PM

Protesters scuffle with police at Paris synagogues
PARIS (AP) -- Pro-Palestinian protesters tried to force their way into a Paris synagogue Sunday with bats and chairs, then fought with security officers who blocked their way, according to police and a witness.... 7/13/2014 4:38 PM

Israeli strike kills 18, stirs debate over targets
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- The target was the Gaza police chief. He survived the Israeli airstrike on a cousin's home with critical injuries, but 18 family members were killed, including five children and teens.... 7/13/2014 4:38 PM

Argentina fans dream about World Cup trophy
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Thousands of soccer-obsessed Argentines watched nervously as their national team battled three-time champion Germany to a 0-0 draw in the first half of the World Cup finals.... 7/13/2014 4:10 PM

Early results show newcomers win Slovenia vote
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) -- A party led by a political newcomer better known as the son of Slovenia's famous Olympic medalist won the most votes Sunday in the second early election in three years, according to preliminary returns. The outcome meant potentially more uncertainty for a small eurozone nation struggling to pull out of an economic downturn.... 7/13/2014 3:44 PM

Search for missing US man leads to body in Mexico
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- U.S. authorities are working with Mexican officials to determine whether a body found near a Pacific Coast beach town is that of a New York man who vanished while riding his motorcycle to Brazil for the World Cup.... 7/13/2014 3:33 PM

No Iran breakthrough with Kerry in Vienna
VIENNA (AP) -- Joint efforts by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and three other Western foreign ministers failed Sunday to advance faltering nuclear talks with Iran, with the target date for a deal only a week away.... 7/13/2014 2:58 PM

Iranian court sentences Facebook activists to jail
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -An Iranian court handed jail sentences of eight to 21 years to eight Facebook page administrators, the official IRNA news agency reported on Sunday.... 7/13/2014 2:20 PM

Afghans express relief at election deal
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Amid relief that a dangerous rift in the country's troubled democracy has been averted, Afghan officials praised a deal between presidential contenders brokered by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and said Sunday they hope to finish a full ballot audit within weeks.... 7/13/2014 2:04 PM

Kurds clash with extremists in northern Syria
BEIRUT (AP) -- Heavy fighting broke out Sunday between an extremist group and Kurdish gunmen in northern Syria, activists said, adding that jihadis have captured a dozen fighters.... 7/13/2014 1:42 PM

Russia: 1 killed near Ukraine border by shell fire
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia's foreign ministry said Sunday that a Ukrainian shell hit a Russian border town, killing one person and seriously injuring two others. Ukraine denied firing a shell into Russian territory.... 7/13/2014 12:58 PM

Iraq parliament postpones decision on new leaders
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq's deadlocked parliament failed Sunday to overcome the deep divisions hampering the formation of a new government, making no progress on choosing new leaders who could help hold the nation together and confront the Sunni militant blitz that has overrun much of the country.... 7/13/2014 11:49 AM

US, Germany vow cooperation despite espionage spat
VIENNA (AP) -- The United States and Germany put a brave face on an escalating espionage dispute, stressing on Sunday the importance of their cooperation to solving several global crises but offering little indication they've fully mended ties.... 7/13/2014 11:15 AM

France wrapping up military operation in Mali
PARIS (AP) -- France's defense minister says the French military operation in Mali "fulfilled its mission" and is being reorganized into a regional force against terrorists across northwest Africa.... 7/13/2014 11:11 AM

6 killed in fierce fighting over Libyan airport
CAIRO (AP) -- At least six people were killed and 25 injured Sunday when rival militias battled for the control of the international airport in Libya's capital. Civil aviation authorities announced the airport will be closed for three days because of security concerns.... 7/13/2014 10:55 AM