MLB players miffed at sport’s new see-through pants, relaying concerns to league

MLB players miffed at sport’s new see-through pants, relaying concerns to league

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — MLB’s new uniform reveal hasn’t gone very well. Now some of the rampant criticism has moved below the belt.Major League Baseball Players Association deputy executive director Bruce Meyer confirmed on Thursday that the organization is relaying concerns from players to MLB about the new pants, which are somewhat see-through. The complaints

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Indonesia and Australia hold defense talks as both nations move toward signing a security agreement

Indonesia and Australia hold defense talks as both nations move toward signing a security agreement

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia and Australia held high-level talks in Jakarta on Friday as the neighboring countries seek to strengthen security ties by signing a defense cooperation agreement in the coming months.Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto, who is set to become Indonesia’s next leader, said that he and Australian counterpart Richard Marles discussed ways of

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Migrant boat capsizes off Malta during rescue operations, killing five

Migrant boat capsizes off Malta during rescue operations, killing five

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — A 25-foot boat loaded with migrants capsized off Malta on Friday as rescue operations were under way, killing five people and injuring eight, Maltese officials said. Twenty-one other survivors were taken to a migrant detention center on the Mediterranean island nation. Search operations were continuing offshore to ensure no other passengers

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Soccer games involving Valencia and Levante postponed after deadly fire in eastern Spain

Soccer games involving Valencia and Levante postponed after deadly fire in eastern Spain

MADRID (AP) — Soccer games involving Valencia and Levante have been postponed after both clubs requested not to play in the immediate aftermath of a deadly fire in the eastern Spanish city of Valencia, the Spanish league said Friday.The fire engulfed two residential towers in Valencia on Thursday night. Authorities have reported four confirmed deaths

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Iraq announces reopening of a key oil refinery a decade after it was stormed by the Islamic State

Iraq announces reopening of a key oil refinery a decade after it was stormed by the Islamic State

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s prime minister announced Friday the reopening of the Beiji refinery, the country’s largest, which had been shut down for a decade after being damaged in the battle against the Islamic State extremist group.Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani said in a statement that the refinery’s return to operation will enable Iraq to

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Police in Sweden evacuate about 500 people from security agency over suspected gas leak

Police in Sweden evacuate about 500 people from security agency over suspected gas leak

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A suspected gas leak at the headquarters of Sweden’s security agency Friday forced authorities to evacuate some 500 people from the facility, Swedish broadcaster TV4 said. Seven people from the headquarters in Solna, just north of Stockholm, were hospitalized, police spokesperson Anders Bryngelsson told the TT news agency. He said there were

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Netanyahu seeks open-ended control over security and civilian affairs in Gaza in new postwar plan

Netanyahu seeks open-ended control over security and civilian affairs in Gaza in new postwar plan

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel seeks open-ended control over security and civilian affairs in the Gaza Strip, according to a long-awaited postwar plan by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. It was swiftly rejected Friday by Palestinian leaders and runs counter to Washington’s vision for the war-ravaged enclave.Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu presented the two-page document

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