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  • Fans, media line up for dos Santos at Galaxy practice

    CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Some 50 fans, many wearing Giovani dos Santos' Mexican national team jersey, gathered to see the 26-year old before and after his second practice with the Galaxy on Tuesday.

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  • EU offers to help France, Britain face Calais migrant crisis

    The European Commission offered Tuesday to help France and Britain deal with the migrant crisis at the Channel Tunnel, as police on both sides braced for new attempts at the crossing. The EC said in a statement that it would send a first instalment of financial assistance to France of 20 million…

    AFP
  • EU, US urge Turkey restraint amid PKK onslaught

    Europe and the United States on Tuesday urged Turkey to show a "proportionate response" in the face of daily attacks by Kurdish militants amid growing concern over the scale of Ankara's air campaign against the rebels. Three more Turkish soldiers were killed in the latest assault blamed on…

    AFP
  • Guatemala court orders competency evaluation for ex-dictator

    GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A Guatemalan court ordered ex-dictator Efrain Rios Montt hospitalized Tuesday for medical and psychological evaluation to determine if he is fit to stand trial on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity.

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  • Latvian protesters call for brake on immigration

    Around 250 Latvian nationalists on Tuesday picketed the capital's main government building to protest against European Union plans to resettle refugees from Africa and the Middle East. "I don't feel that EU institutions are listening to our concerns about taking in refugees from very different…

    AFP
  • Djibouti launches airline backed by Iron Maiden rock star

    The Horn of Africa nation of Djibouti has relaunched its national airline -- a company managed by Iron Maiden lead singer Bruce Dickinson, officials said Tuesday. Air Djibouti, which went bankrupt in 2002, recommenced flights on Monday with a cargo plane carrying six tonnes from Djibouti to…

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  • German chief prosecutor sacked in media treason row

    Germany's justice minister on Tuesday fired the chief prosecutor in an escalating row sparked by a controversial treason case against a blog accused of revealing state secrets. Justice Minister Heiko Maas said he had lost confidence in the chief prosecutor, Harald Range, who had hours earlier…

    AFP
  • Far-right group's poster campaign in Stockholm stirs outrage

    LONDON (AP) — A poster campaign by the anti-immigrant Sweden Democrats at a subway station in central Stockholm has stirred outrage in the Nordic country.

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  • Nemtsov's daughter receives million-euro Polish rights prize

    The journalist daughter of slain Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov on Tuesday received a million-euro ($1.1 million) Polish prize for championing democracy and human rights. Nemtsova asked for a minute of silence to be held for her father, a vocal critic of Russian President Vladimir…

    AFP
  • Mediterranean migrant deaths in 2015 pass 2,000

    More than 2,000 people have died trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe this year, data showed Tuesday, bearing testimony to migrants' increasingly desperate attempts to reach the continent. "Unfortunately, we have now reached a milestone whereby over 2,000 migrants and refugees have died as…

    AFP
  • German media treason probe sparks major political rift

    A clash between Germany's chief prosecutor and the justice minister burst into the open Tuesday, sparked by a treason probe into a blog that had published classified security agency files. Chief prosecutor Harald Range took the unusual step of openly accusing Justice Minister Heiko Maas of "an…

    AFP
  • Total reboot: How to fix Greece's economy

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — After so much pain, Greece must now figure out how to get its economy back on its feet.

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  • Kosovo police arrest three suspected of cyber crimes

    Kosovo has arrested three people suspected of committing cyber crimes, following a joint investigation with the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, police said on Tuesday. Charges against the three Kosovo men, aged between 23 and 26, include "theft of personal and banking data and online sale of…

    Reuters
  • Kosovo passes law on war crimes court

    PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo lawmakers have approved a law to set up a special war crimes court paving the way for indictments to be filed against top wartime leaders and current politicians.

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  • Toyota's quarterly profit up 10 pct on cheap yen, cost cuts

    TOKYO (AP) — Toyota's profit for April-June rose 10 percent on perks from a cheap yen and cost reduction efforts that offset lower vehicle sales.

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  • BMW earnings slip on China, costs for new models

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German luxury automaker BMW saw net profit slip 1 percent in the second quarter amid higher costs to bring out new vehicles and a tougher market in China, a major pillar of its profits.

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  • Sterling boost but City senior trio must shine for title bid

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City has gambled on Raheem Sterling being the key signing that manager Manuel Pellegrini needs to lift his team back to the top of English soccer.

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