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Sunday is Father's Day in the US. But thanks to new red tape on foreign adoptions, fewer Russian children will be celebrating this event.

Hooligan watch. Belgium authorities are bracing for Saturday's big soccer match between Germany and England.

With little fanfare, the US has eased its policy allowing refugees, diagnosed as HIV- positive, into the country.

So far, so good. The trust test of the North-South Korea summit will come in the months ahead.

The owner of a McDonald's franchise in Israel wants Jewish teens to be able to work on the Sabbath. Should secular or Orthodox laws govern Israeli society?

David Clark Scott World editor

REPORTERS ON THE JOB

*NO FAN OF FOOTIE FANS: Reporter Lucian Kim admits to being a "complete non-fan" when it comes soccer. But because of the sudden appearance of rowdy fans around Berlin, he knows when there's a home game and that the Hertha team colors are blue and white. "But I can't tell from their behavior if their team won or lost. Basically, they're loud and drunk, win or lose," says Lucian. He quickly adds that they're not all hooligans. Still, he often changes subway cars or looks for alternative transport when there's a home game.

*ORPHANAGE CROSSROAD: When reporter Fred Weir visited a Russian state-run orphanage for today's story about foreign adoptions, he was struck by the cultural and financial contrasts. "There were very expensive things there that were clearly donated by foreigners - such as Heinz baby food, which Russian stores do not carry. And they have very expensive toys," says Fred. On the other hand, the orphanage is badly understaffed, and the workers complain about the lack of salary. Some haven't been paid for months.

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