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THE LATEST: Arrested FIFA officials resist deportation to US
ZURICH (AP) -- The Latest on FIFA developments:... 5/27/2015 5:02 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, officials said, 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 4:45 PM

North Korean couple taken by Libyan Islamic State stronghold
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) -- A spokesman of a local Libyan city council says a North Korean couple has been abducted near the stronghold of the country's Islamic State affiliate.... 5/27/2015 4:20 PM

Serbian Premier Vucic in landmark visit to Albania
TIRANA, Albania (AP) -- The leaders of Serbia and Albania sought to mend their thorny relations Wednesday during the first visit to Albania by a Serb prime minister.... 5/27/2015 4:13 PM

Soccer officials arrested in Zurich; World Cup votes probed
ZURICH (AP) -- Swiss prosecutors opened criminal proceedings into FIFA's awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, only hours after seven soccer officials were arrested Wednesday pending extradition to the U.S. in a separate probe of "rampant, systemic, and deep-rooted" corruption.... 5/27/2015 4:12 PM

6 of the 7 arrested in FIFA probe oppose extradition to US
BERN, Switzerland (AP) -- The Swiss justice ministry says six of the seven soccer officials arrested in a FIFA corruption probe oppose extradition to the United States.... 5/27/2015 4:08 PM

Holocaust meeting calls on nations to do more for survivors
PRAGUE (AP) -- Representatives of 39 nations have urged governments to do more for Holocaust survivors in the remaining time they have.... 5/27/2015 4:06 PM

Outfits on wheels: In Zimbabwe, cars are used clothing shops
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- The wares in Zimbabwe's capital are laid out for shoppers to browse through: the shoes lined up on the trunk, the shirts and dresses hanging from open doors of the spotlessly clean car.... 5/27/2015 4:02 PM

Bomb blast kills senior police officer in Egypt's Sinai
EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) -- Egypt's Interior Ministry says a roadside bomb has killed a senior police officer in the northwestern region of the Sinai Peninsula, home of the country's Islamic State affiliate.... 5/27/2015 3:50 PM

Ethiopia: Partial results show ruling coalition in huge win
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) -- Ethiopia's ruling coalition won a sweeping victory in parliamentary elections, according to partial results released Wednesday. Western countries said the vote was peaceful but criticized what they described as restrictions on civil liberties.... 5/27/2015 3:48 PM

EU migration plans under fire from UN chief, member states
BRUSSELS (AP) -- European Union plans to destroy the boats of smugglers bringing desperate migrants across the Mediterranean and share the refugee burden more evenly came under fresh fire Wednesday from within and outside the EU.... 5/27/2015 3:43 PM

Moldova police find Molotov cocktails, detonators, masks
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) -- Moldovan police have found Molotov cocktails, detonators, mobile phones and masks at two locations in the capital Chisinau and suspect they were intended to be used against peaceful protesters.... 5/27/2015 3:37 PM

Greece says deal with creditors is close; markets cheer
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece's prime minister said Wednesday that his country is close to reaching a deal with its bailout creditors, prompting European stock markets to jump on hopes of a breakthrough in the slow-moving, often acrimonious talks.... 5/27/2015 3:33 PM

Amnesty: Researcher refused entry to United Arab Emirates
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Amnesty International says one of its researchers was denied entry to the United Arab Emirates, where he was planning to speak about companies' responsibility in ensuring the rights of migrant laborers in the Gulf.... 5/27/2015 3:32 PM

Int'l court case against Ivory Coast ex-1st lady admissible
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- International Criminal Court appeals judges have upheld a ruling that the court can prosecute Ivory Coast's former first lady on charges including murder and rape linked to violence that left 3,000 people dead in the aftermath of the country's disputed 2010 presidential election.... 5/27/2015 3:19 PM

Burundi urges citizens to donate money to pay for elections
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- Burundi's government is asking Burundians to donate money to pay for elections as some foreign donors warn of aid cuts if President Pierre Nkurunziza runs for third term.... 5/27/2015 3:12 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 3:11 PM

World's most powerful democracies discuss how to help growth
DRESDEN, Germany (AP) -- Top finance officials from the Group of Seven wealthy democracies are gathering in Germany this week to discuss ways to strengthen the global economy.... 5/27/2015 3:06 PM

UK's Cameron outlines EU vote plan in Queen's Speech
LONDON (AP) -- Pomp met politics as Queen Elizabeth II donned a diamond-studded crown Wednesday to read out laws planned by Britain's new government, including more autonomy for Scotland and a referendum on whether to remain in the European Union.... 5/27/2015 3:03 PM

Saudi Arabia sanctions 2 senior Hezbollah members
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Saudi Arabia says it is sanctioning two senior members of Hezbollah, accusing them of leading terrorist operations in the Middle East.... 5/27/2015 3:03 PM



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