Paraguay's Da Silva fails to stop a goal by Argentina's Di Maria during their Copa America 2015 semi-final soccer match at Estadio Municipal Alcaldesa Ester Roa Rebolledo in Concepcion

Argentina hit Paraguay for six to make Copa final

CONCEPCION, Chile (Reuters) - Angel di Maria scored twice as Argentina crushed Paraguay 6-1 on Tuesday to book their place in the final of the Copa America against hosts Chile. Defender Marcos Rojo and midfield…

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    Greece defaults on IMF payment despite last-minute overtures to creditors Reuters - 22 minutes ago

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  • Drummer for Journey in jail on rape charges in Oregon
    Drummer for Journey in jail on rape charges in Oregon Reuters - 26 minutes ago

    By Shelby Sebens PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - Journey drummer Deen Castronovo was in jail in Oregon on Tuesday on charges of rape and sexual assault, court officials said. Castronovo made an afternoon court appearance where a Marion County Circuit Judge did not set bail for his release, court officials said. Castronovo, of Salem, Oregon, is charged with rape, assault and unlawful use of a weapon stemming from his arrest in an alleged domestic violence incident on June 14, the Statesman Journal newspaper reported. More »

  • Oil prices drop as Greece defaults and output soars
    Oil prices drop as Greece defaults and output soars Reuters - 27 minutes ago

    By Henning Gloystein SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices fell on Wednesday after Greece became the first developed economy to default on a loan with the International Monetary Fund and as both U.S. and OPEC production hit new records. Greece's default pushed up the dollar versus the euro < .DXY>, with the stronger greenback pressuring crude prices as it increases dollar-denominated oil import prices for countries using different currencies. U.S. crude futures fell 65 cents at $58.82 per barrel. More »

  • Americans beat Germany to reach World Cup final
    Americans beat Germany to reach World Cup final Reuters - 48 minutes ago

    By David Ljunggren MONTREAL (Reuters) - The United States reached the final of the women's football World Cup for the second time in a row on Tuesday, taking advantage of a dubious penalty to beat top-ranked Germany 2-0 in a hugely enjoyable game. Captain Carli Lloyd converted her spot kick in the 69th minute after the Romanian referee ruled that Annike Krahn had obstructed Alex Morgan. Substitute Kelley O'Hara flicked the ball home from close range in the 84th minute to seal a merited victory in front of a passionate Montreal crowd of more than 51,000, most of them Americans. More »

  • U.S.-Cuba deal to restore ties to be unveiled on Wednesday
    U.S.-Cuba deal to restore ties to be unveiled on Wednesday Reuters - 52 minutes ago

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  • Asia steadies, euro bears Greek burden
    Asia steadies, euro bears Greek burden Reuters - 53 minutes ago

    Calming after two days of wild swings, MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan inched up 0.1 percent. Japan's Nikkei firmed 0.2 percent, a second day of small gains as it stabilises after Monday's steep fall. There was unexpectedly upbeat news from the Bank of Japan's latest survey of manufacturers which improved in the three months to June, supporting the bank's view that growth is gathering momentum. More »

  • Syria mediator to brief U.N. chief next week on peace prospects
    Syria mediator to brief U.N. chief next week on peace prospects Reuters - 59 minutes ago

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  • Trump sues Univision for $500 million over Miss USA cancellation
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  • An older, wiser Schwarzenegger returns in 'Terminator: Genisys'
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