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US senator in Cuba says normal relations 'weeks away'
HAVANA (AP) -- A U.S. senator leading a delegation to Cuba predicts the two countries are just weeks away from full diplomatic relations.... 5/27/2015 10:47 PM

Ex-FIFA vice president Warner arrested, granted $2.5M bail
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (AP) -- Former FIFA vice president Jack Warner was expected to spend Wednesday night in jail after surrendering to face an arrest warrant issued at the request of U.S. authorities, who filed corruption charges against him and 13 others tied to international soccer.... 5/27/2015 10:36 PM

THE LATEST: Warner to spend night in jail after arrest
ZURICH (AP) -- The Latest on FIFA developments:... 5/27/2015 10:13 PM

Soccer officials indicted in sweeping corruption probe
ZURICH (AP) -- The U.S. government launched an attack on what it called deep-seated and brazen corruption in soccer's global governing body Wednesday, pulling FIFA executives out of a luxury Swiss hotel to face racketeering charges and raiding regional offices in Miami.... 5/27/2015 10:04 PM

Islamic State suicide attacks in Iraq's Anbar kill 17 troops
BAGHDAD (AP) -- As Iraqi forces gathered for a major new offensive to try to take back the sprawling Sunni heartland of Anbar province, Islamic State militants struck first, unleashing a wave of suicide bombings that killed at least 17 soldiers.... 5/27/2015 9:55 PM

Mexico drops charges against 4 men, finds they were tortured
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A judge has freed four men imprisoned for almost seven years on charges they threw hand grenades into a crowd at a Mexican independence day celebration in 2008, killing eight people.... 5/27/2015 9:30 PM

Analysis: Against IS, airstrikes may not suffice
BAGHDAD (AP) -- It is the modern era's military strategy of choice: overwhelming air power delivering precision-guided punishment backed by intelligence on the ground, with minimal exposure for soldiers of the striking side.... 5/27/2015 9:16 PM

FIFA's commercial partners urged to make their voices heard
LONDON (AP) -- FIFA's sponsorship paymasters are facing mounting calls to put pressure on soccer's global governing body to clean up its act - and fast - following Wednesday's arrest of seven officials.... 5/27/2015 8:30 PM

Blatter: FIFA to root out corruption, regain soccer's trust
ZURICH (AP) -- While accepting the trust of world soccer has to be regained, FIFA President Sepp Blatter responded to the arrest of top officials on Wednesday by insisting it showed his efforts to eradicate corruption were working.... 5/27/2015 8:00 PM

Vatican's media operations in for overhaul
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- The Vatican's media operations are in for a major overhaul to make them more efficient.... 5/27/2015 7:57 PM

APNewsBreak: Quartet Mideast envoy Tony Blair resigns
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair on Wednesday stepped down as the international community's Mideast envoy, leaving a post that began with great promise but which struggled to deliver dramatic changes in its quest to promote peace between Israel and the Palestinians.... 5/27/2015 7:12 PM

Journalist who denounced drug trafficking murdered in Brazil
SAO PAULO (AP) -- A radio journalist known for denouncing drug traffickers and organized crime groups was murdered in northeastern Brazil, police said Wednesday.... 5/27/2015 7:08 PM

Falling museum visitor grabs at, smashes ancient Greek vase
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece's culture ministry says a millennia-old pottery vase in a southern museum has been damaged after a visitor who lost her balance tried to hold onto the exhibit and crashed down with it.... 5/27/2015 6:53 PM

Greece: Nearly 12,000 immigrants entered illegally in April
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece's coast guard says nearly 12,000 immigrants were arrested entering the country illegally last month - an almost seven-fold increase from the previous year.... 5/27/2015 6:49 PM

Planned march shows cracks in Venezuela opposition movement
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- One of Venezuela's most high-profile politicians has called an anti-government march on Saturday, but the main opposition coalition is not endorsing the protest, underscoring fissures among critics of the country's socialist government.... 5/27/2015 6:43 PM

FIFA suspends 11 people over soccer corruption cases
ZURICH (AP) -- FIFA has suspended 11 people, including two of its vice presidents, from all football-related activities following a U.S. criminal investigation into corruption in world soccer.... 5/27/2015 6:37 PM

Criminal probe arrives at door of the great survivor Blatter
ZURICH (AP) -- Sepp Blatter is arguably the most powerful man in world sports and certainly its greatest survivor.... 5/27/2015 6:33 PM

Lamborghini signs deal to build new SUV in Italy
MILAN (AP) -- Super sports carmaker Lamborghini confirmed Wednesday it will enter the luxury SUV market and signed a deal to produce the new vehicle in Italy after receiving more than 80 million euros ($87 million) in government incentives.... 5/27/2015 6:32 PM

Saudi-led airstrikes on police headquarters kill 45 in Yemen
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Saudi-led airstrikes struck a headquarters for police commandos in Yemen's capital Wednesday, killing at least 45 people gathered there to prepare to fight against forces loyal to the country's exiled president, Shiite rebels said.... 5/27/2015 6:24 PM

UN recognizes role of journalists in preventing conflict
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council recognized the role journalists can play in preventing deadly crises in a resolution adopted unanimously Wednesday that condemns escalating attacks on the media and demands that perpetrators face justice.... 5/27/2015 6:11 PM



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