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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 6:46 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

Journalist who denounced drug trafficking murdered in Brazil
SAO PAULO (AP) -- Police say a radio journalist known for denouncing drug traffickers and organized crime groups has been murdered in northeastern Brazil.... 5/27/2015 6:39 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

THE LATEST: FIFA suspends 11 people over corruption cases
ZURICH (AP) -- The Latest on FIFA developments:... 5/27/2015 6:48 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

AP NewsAlert
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (AP) -- Trinidad says arrest warrant issued for ex-VP of FIFA Jack Warner in US corruption case.... 5/27/2015 6:25 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

Serbian prime minister makes 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 6:10 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 6:09 PM

Soccer officials arrested in Zurich; World Cup votes probed
ZURICH (AP) -- Swiss prosecutors opened criminal proceedings into FIFA on Wednesday, only hours after seven soccer officials were arrested and threatened with extradition to the U.S. in an investigation of what was called "rampant, systemic, and deep-rooted" corruption.... 5/27/2015 6:07 PM

Temperatures soar across Mideast countries amid sandstorms
CAIRO (AP) -- Temperatures soared across the Middle East on Wednesday, with winds and sandstorms driving people indoors as unlucky pedestrians tried to shield themselves from the sun with books, newspapers or anything they could find.... 5/27/2015 6:03 PM

US Senator Graham in Israel ahead of likely presidential bid
JERUSALEM (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham says allowing the United Nations to decide the Israeli-Palestinian peace process is a "mistake."... 5/27/2015 5:53 PM

Trinidad's Warner characteristically defiant amid FIFA raids
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (AP) -- Former international soccer official Jack Warner on Wednesday denied the latest corruptions allegations against him.... 5/27/2015 5:31 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 5:22 PM

Figures of French Resistance inducted into Paris Pantheon
PARIS (AP) -- France is honoring four people who resisted the Nazis during World War II by inducting them into Paris' Pantheon mausoleum, in a rare and highly symbolic ceremony aimed at uniting the French against extremism and anti-Semitism.... 5/27/2015 5:21 PM

Holocaust meeting calls on nations to do more for survivors
PRAGUE (AP) -- Representatives of 39 nations urged governments on Wednesday to do more for Holocaust survivors in the remaining time they have.... 5/27/2015 5:18 PM

Spain seeks revamp of EU financial powers, new ECB mandate
MADRID (AP) -- Spain's government is calling for an overhaul of the European Union's common economic policy and for the European Central Bank to play a greater role in avoiding future crises.... 5/27/2015 5:17 PM

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