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Defiant soccer chief resists calls to resign amid scandal
ZURICH (AP) -- As defiant as ever, Sepp Blatter resisted calls to resign as FIFA president Thursday and deflected blame for the massive bribery and corruption scandal engulfing soccer's world governing body.... 5/28/2015 6:22 PM

Oxford University nominates 1st female vice-chancellor
LONDON (AP) -- Oxford University has nominated its first female vice-chancellor in its history.... 5/28/2015 6:21 PM

THE LATEST: Bach says FIFA can learn from Salt Lake scandal
ZURICH (AP) -- The Latest on FIFA developments:... 5/28/2015 6:10 PM

J Lo looks forward to Morocco's top music festival
RABAT, Morocco (AP) -- Singer and movie star Jennifer Lopez expressed excitement Thursday about kicking off Morocco's Mawazine music festival, while insisting she's still just the girl from the Bronx.... 5/28/2015 6:06 PM

Burundi: Catholic bishops withdraw support for elections
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) -- Catholic Church leaders said on Thursday they no longer support the Burundi government's decision to hold elections next month amid political unrest over President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term. The European Union also said it was suspending its election observer mission here.... 5/28/2015 6:03 PM

At 72, Brazilian stars celebrate half-century of friendship
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- A university student by the name of Caetano Veloso struck up a conversation one day with a fellow student, a budding musician with a local TV gig. It was a chance encounter that helped change the face of Brazilian music and launched a friendship that has continued for more than half a century.... 5/28/2015 6:03 PM

Bill Clinton hopes to keep working _ whatever Hillary does
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Former U.S. President Bill Clinton made an impassioned appeal Thursday for modern health care in the Ebola-stricken countries of West Africa where his foundation works. He told The Associated Press afterward he hopes to keep working in Africa and elsewhere - regardless of what happens politically with his wife, Hillary.... 5/28/2015 6:24 PM

Ireland's parliament votes in favor of Aer Lingus share sale
LONDON (AP) -- Ireland's parliament on Thursday voted in favor of selling off the country's share in the Aer Lingus airline as part of a 1.4 billion euro (US$1.53 billion) takeover bid by International Airlines Group, the parent company of British Airways.... 5/28/2015 5:58 PM

Russia classifies military casualties in peacetime
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree to make losses of Russian troops in peacetime a secret.... 5/28/2015 5:32 PM

Northern Ireland bakery owners to appeal 'gay cake' verdict
LONDON (AP) -- The owners of a Northern Ireland bakery that refused to bake a cake supporting gay marriage said Thursday they would appeal their conviction for discrimination.... 5/28/2015 5:29 PM

Airstrikes target Yemen's rebels as fighting rages in east
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Saudi-led warplanes bombed Shiite rebels in their northern Yemeni stronghold on Thursday as fighting raged in an oil-rich eastern province, security officials and tribesmen said.... 5/28/2015 5:01 PM

Polish police find man who entered bear enclosure, got hurt
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- A man who went missing after tangling with a brown bear at Warsaw's zoo, leaving traces of blood, was found Thursday in the hospital.... 5/28/2015 4:54 PM

UK defense chief dismisses nuclear fleet safety worries
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's defense secretary has dismissed a whistleblower's warnings about the safety of the country's nuclear fleet.... 5/28/2015 4:42 PM

After suicide, Israel lawmakers discuss online shaming
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli lawmakers are looking to take steps to prevent online defamation after a public servant killed himself over an accusatory Facebook post.... 5/28/2015 4:40 PM

Belarus sentences man with opposition tattoo
MINSK, Belarus (AP) -- A court in Belarus has added two years and stiffer conditions to the prison sentence of an opposition activist known for a chest tattoo calling for the ouster of the country's authoritarian president.... 5/28/2015 4:25 PM

Nobel laureates appeal for end to persecution of Rohingya
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- Several Nobel Peace Prize winners on Thursday called for an end to the persecution of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims, describing it as "nothing less than genocide," and appealed for international help for them in Rakhine state.... 5/28/2015 4:22 PM

Mystery of disappearing holes in Swiss cheese solved
BERLIN (AP) -- The mystery of Swiss cheese and its disappearing holes has been solved: The milk's too clean.... 5/28/2015 4:15 PM

Israeli Burning Man festival torches ancient remains
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Israeli Antiquities Authority says revelers at a Burning Man festival famous for its pyrotechnic spectacles have accidentally torched some remnants of prehistoric man.... 5/28/2015 4:09 PM

Finland's new justice minister supportive of death penalty
HELSINKI (AP) -- Finland's incoming justice minister from the populist Finns Party says he approves of the death penalty in "some circumstances."... 5/28/2015 4:04 PM

Top finance officials debate what's needed for global growth
DRESDEN, Germany (AP) -- Top finance officials from the Group of Seven wealthy democracies are debating ways to broaden and strengthen economic recoveries that aren't as robust as everyone would like.... 5/28/2015 3:59 PM



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