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After defeat, Japan’s World Cup team leaves behind a spotlessly clean locker room and a ‘thank you’ note
Following their heartbreaking loss to Belgium on Monday, the players left behind a note that said "спасибо" (Russian for "thank you") in their locker room. Oh, and they cleaned it up. The good sportsmanship is another example of how Japan -- players and fans -- have earned the admiration of everyone at the games in Russia. Where fans of other teams hit the news for doing things like giving Nazi…
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NYT: Trump sent letters to NATO allies demanding increased defense spending
The letters were sent last month, according to the Times, before a NATO summit in Brussels, Belgium, next week. A source familiar with the letters confirmed their existence to CNN but did not confirm the language in them. A separate diplomatic source briefed on the letters described them as "very tough" and said they requested more defense spending and warned the US was losing patience. 'Growing frustration' According to the…
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UK health worker arrested over death of eight babies
Police said the arrest was part of a wider investigation that began last year into the death of 17 babies and 15 "non-fatal collapses" at the Countess of Chester Hospital between March 2015 and July 2016. "As a result of our ongoing inquiries we have today arrested a healthcare professional in connection with the investigation," Detective Inspector Paul Hughes said in a statement, without giving further details of the woman…
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Trump doesn’t care what people think about his relationship with Putin
In a demonstration of his growing willingness to flout diplomatic convention and the concerns of US allies, Trump apparently plans to meet with the Russian leader alone, likely with only translators in the room, at the start of their summit in Helsinki, Finland, on July 16. A source familiar with the planning of the meeting told CNN's Kevin Liptak on Monday that the encounter would parallel Trump's initial private encounter…
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Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak arrested on graft charges
Bernama cites the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), which has been investigating billions of state funds that went missing while Najib was in power. Last week police said they had seized $225 million in luxury handbags, jewelry, cash and goods from six properties linked to the former leader. The goods were seized as part of the investigation into the sprawling scandal related to 1MDB, a state investment vehicle from which Najib…
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9 days of hell: Inside the race to save a soccer team trapped in a cave
But they didn't surface from the cave that day. Nor the next day. Nor for another week. Finally, after nine days, all 13 team members were found safe. But rescuing them may be difficult. It's not clear if the rescuers will be able to drain the cave or divers will have to teach the boys how to dive to get them out. Here's what their grueling ordeal and the search…
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Watch rescuers reach soccer team stuck in cave – CNN Video
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Thai cave rescue: Soccer team found alive one kilometer underground
Rescuers at the scene outside Chiang Rai in northern Thailand cheered, exchanged high fives and slapped each others' backs as it emerged that British cave divers had made contact with the boys deep withing the cave complex, after navigating tight, flooded passages to reach them. The Thai Navy released a video on Facebook apparently showing the moment the group were found. In the almost 5-minute clip, the boys are illuminated…
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Roger Federer ditches Nike for Uniqlo
Roger Federer's 21-year run with Nike is over. Federer walked out on Centre Court for his Wimbledon opener on Monday in a white Uniqlo shirt, wristband and headband. His most recent contract with Nike expired in March, and he had been rumored to be considering a switch. It became public when he stepped out at the All England Club. Signing Federer is a coup for Uniqlo, a Japanese brand that…