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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

THE LATEST: UEFA urges FIFA to postpone presidential vote
ZURICH (AP) -- The Latest on FIFA developments:... 5/27/2015 5:58 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

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 5:42 PM

Lamborghini signs deal to build new SUV in Italy
MILAN (AP) -- Super sports carmaker Lamborghini has confirmed it will enter the luxury SUV market and has signed a deal to produce the vehicle in Italy after receiving more than 80 million euros ($87 million) in government incentives.... 5/27/2015 5:31 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

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 5:26 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

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

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 5:21 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

Letter to Obama discussed at Post reporter's trial in Iran
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- A letter a detained Washington Post journalist wrote to U.S. President Barack Obama and a trip he made to the U.S. Consulate in Dubai have become major topics of his espionage trial in Iran.... 5/27/2015 5:17 PM

Int'l court case against Ivory Coast ex-1st lady admissible
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- International Criminal Court appeals judges upheld a ruling Wednesday 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 after the country's disputed 2010 presidential election.... 5/27/2015 5:17 PM

Greece says deal with creditors is close; markets rally
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece's prime minister said Wednesday that his country is close to reaching a deal with bailout creditors, prompting European stock markets to jump on hopes of a breakthrough in the slow-moving, often acrimonious talks.... 5/27/2015 5:16 PM

Germany wants UK in EU, but warns of limits on concessions
LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- Germany's foreign minister says Berlin wants the United Kingdom to stay in the European Union, but warns there are limits to how far other EU countries can go to accommodate British demands for change in the bloc.... 5/27/2015 5:14 PM

Electrical failure paralyzes Belgian air traffic
BRUSSELS (AP) -- A power failure at a control center paralyzed most of air traffic in and over Belgium for much of Wednesday and caused chaos at Brussels airport because of delays, detours and cancellations of flights.... 5/27/2015 5:14 PM

Finland picks populist EU-skeptic as new foreign minister
HELSINKI (AP) -- Finland's next prime minister Juha Sipila said Wednesday that he has chosen the head of the populist, anti-bailout Finns Party to be foreign minister in a new three-member ruling coalition, the first time the maverick EU-skeptic party is in the government.... 5/27/2015 5:14 PM



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