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Survive and Advance: World Cup Round of 16

Jun 27, 2014

Here are the stories TIME is watching this Friday, June 27.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed a historic economic and trade agreement with the European Uunion, siding with the West and distancing his country from Russia.

Group play wrapped up in the World Cup with the U.S. advancing despite a loss to Germany. Team USA plays Belgium in the knockout round of 16.

Andrew Wiggins went No. 1 to the Cavaliers in the NBA draft, but it was a pick by the NBA that made headlines. The league symbolically "picked" Isaiah Austin, a promising prospect whose career was cut short last week by a Marfan Syndrome diagnosis.

And finally, Shia LaBeouf insists he's not famous anymore, but keeps popping up in the news. The troubled actor was arrested at a performance of Cabaret last night.

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