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NY Cosmos defeat Cuba 4-1 in friendly match amid detente
HAVANA (AP) -- The New York Cosmos soccer club have defeated Cuba's national team 4-1 in a friendly match held during the first visit to the island by a U.S. professional team since the two countries began their detente effort in December.... 6/3/2015 12:50 AM

Blatter's 17-year rule in soccer marked by growth, scandal
GENEVA (AP) -- Sepp Blatter governed the biggest sport on Earth for nearly two decades, for years untouched personally by allegations of corruption, but never sharing the game's popularity.... 6/3/2015 12:07 AM

UN chief appeals for resumption of Israeli-Palestinian talks
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon used the 65th anniversary of the U.N. agency that helps Palestinian refugees to appeal Tuesday for an immediate resumption of Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations and an end to unilateral actions "that erode trust."... 6/2/2015 11:40 PM

Key questions: Why did Blatter resign and what now for FIFA?
LONDON (AP) -- Sepp Blatter and his mentor Joao Havelange have run global's soccer's governing body since 1974, handing out power to national federations and regional chiefs who awarded the men with loyalty.... 6/2/2015 11:38 PM

Christie's to sell works by Monet, Chagall, Picasso in June
LONDON (AP) -- Christie's auction house is offering works by Claude Monet, Rene Magritte, Joan Miro, Marc Chagall and Pablo Picasso this month amid a voracious global appetite for impressionist and modern art.... 6/2/2015 11:37 PM

Colombia struggles to restore power to port hit by rebels
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- Authorities struggled on Tuesday to restore power to a major Colombian port city more than 48 hours after a rebel attack on a transmission line plunged Buenaventura's 400,000 into the dark.... 6/2/2015 11:33 PM

Mexico candidate slain; 1,000s of ballots burned in attack
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A Mexican congressional hopeful was shot dead in a town bordering the capital Tuesday, becoming the fourth candidate to be slain ahead of Sunday's midterm elections.... 6/2/2015 11:23 PM

Small plane crashes on Mexican highway, killing all 5 aboard
JILOTEPEC, Mexico (AP) -- A small plane has crashed on a major Mexican highway, killing all five people on board and shutting down traffic in both directions for several hours.... 6/2/2015 11:21 PM

Dominican Republic to debate presidential re-election
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) -- Legislators in the Dominican Republic have approved a measure to establish a special assembly that will debate whether to allow presidents to hold office for two consecutive terms.... 6/2/2015 11:17 PM

NGO threatens legal action against Israel over Hamas claim
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- A British non-governmental organization is threatening legal action against the Israeli government over its accusation that the organization is linked to the militant group Hamas - while denying that the Hamas leader called the NGO to congratulate it.... 6/2/2015 11:12 PM

UN chief urges all nations to help end Ebola in West Africa
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned Tuesday that as long as there is one Ebola case in West Africa "all countries are at risk" and urged all nations to support the final battles to wipe out the deadly disease in Sierra Leone and Guinea.... 6/2/2015 11:10 PM

El Salvador records post-war high of 635 homicides in May
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) -- El Salvador recorded a grisly milestone with 635 homicides in May, believed to be the most killings for a single month since the Central American nation's civil war ended in 1992.... 6/2/2015 11:08 PM

Facing deadline, Puerto Rico seeks to overhaul power company
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Puerto Rico is preparing to overhaul its heavily indebted public power company as the U.S. territory's government faces a July deadline to approve a new budget and make a roughly $400 million payment to the utility's investors amid growing concerns that public agencies could go bankrupt.... 6/2/2015 10:51 PM

Activists: Decline of elephants in Tanzania is catastrophic
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- The sharp decline of the elephant population in Tanzania, most likely due to poaching, is catastrophic, a wildlife conservation group said Tuesday.... 6/2/2015 10:20 PM

Report: Schools for Canada First Nations 'cultural genocide'
TORONTO (AP) -- A long-awaited report released Tuesday into Canada's decades-long government policy requiring Canadian First Nation children to attend state-funded church schools called it "nothing less than cultural genocide."... 6/2/2015 10:16 PM

Aide: Yemen's president willing to meet rebels in UN talks
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Yemen's exiled President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi has agreed to travel to Geneva for peace talks with Shiite rebels who have taken over large swaths of his country, an aide to the embattled leader said Tuesday. A U.N. official said it is hoped the talks will begin by June 10.... 6/2/2015 9:49 PM

Greece submits draft bailout plan, creditors say not enough
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece's prime minister will meet European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in Brussels on Wednesday to discuss his radical left-led government's proposal to secure a vital, long-overdue agreement with the country's bailout lenders.... 6/2/2015 9:34 PM

Blatter says he will resign as FIFA president
ZURICH (AP) -- The end for Sepp Blatter came suddenly, just days after he had seemingly solidified his hold on FIFA.... 6/2/2015 9:25 PM

New survey finds Britons have more favorable view of Europe
LONDON (AP) -- An extensive new survey finds British attitudes toward the European Union are improving ahead of a decisive referendum on whether to remain in the EU that must be held by the end of 2017.... 6/2/2015 9:07 PM

Column: Blatter's departure is a start, but not a revolution
PARIS (AP) -- "I only want to do the best for football," said the sport's most disliked man. Yeah, yeah, Sepp Blatter. Heard that one before. It was only when he then said he would be quitting as president of FIFA that Blatter's supposed good intentions for soccer could finally be believed.... 6/2/2015 8:54 PM

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