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Interpol issues 'red notice' for 6 linked to FIFA probe
PARIS (AP) -- Interpol has put six men with ties to FIFA on its most wanted list, issuing an international alert for two former FIFA officials and four executives on charges including racketeering and corruption.... 6/3/2015 8:32 AM

N. Korea races to boost power in time for party anniversary
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- North Korea is racing to boost its electricity supply by up to 50 percent with the completion of several generating stations by the end of the year and is pushing alternative resources like solar - already used extensively in the countryside - to ease its chronic shortages, a government expert told The Associated Press in Pyongyang.... 6/3/2015 8:31 AM

Global watchdog slashes US economic forecast
PARIS (AP) -- The world economy risks being bogged down in a low-growth spiral unless measures are taken to spur demand and incite businesses to boost their stubbornly sluggish investments.... 6/3/2015 8:31 AM

China escalates effort to recover missing from capsized ship
JIANLI, China (AP) -- Chinese authorities escalated efforts to recover more than 420 people believed to be trapped inside an overturned river cruise ship Wednesday, deploying scores more divers and a large crane to possibly lift the craft.... 6/3/2015 8:26 AM

Growing calls for Thai owners to address Leicester sex video
BANGKOK (AP) -- It remains unclear how the "racist orgy" video was leaked. But it's safe to say the scandal surrounding Leicester City was not the game plan when its Thai owners and sponsors invited the club to tour Thailand.... 6/3/2015 8:18 AM

Maggi noodles ordered off India's shelves due to lead level
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Indian shopkeepers withdrew a popular brand of Nestle instant noodles from their shelves Wednesday after tests revealed the snack contained unsafe levels of lead.... 6/3/2015 8:08 AM

Japan, Philippines huddle amid increasing China concerns
TOKYO (AP) -- The Philippine president is on his sixth visit to Japan in less than five years, signaling his country's deepening ties with Tokyo amid increasing concerns by both sides about China's assertiveness in regional seas.... 6/3/2015 8:04 AM

2 civilians killed in surge of shelling in east Ukraine
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Authorities in east Ukraine say two civilians in a government-controlled area have been killed amid a surge of shelling as combat flares between the armed forces and separatist rebels.... 6/3/2015 7:46 AM

Oil and gas turn their backs on coal as climate deal nears
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Chemistry books say there are three fossil fuels: coal, oil and natural gas.... 6/3/2015 7:40 AM

S. Korea test-fires missiles that can strike all of N. Korea
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea on Wednesday successfully test-fired two domestically built ballistic missiles that can hit all of North Korea, officials said, amid continuing animosity between the rivals over the North's push to bolster its nuclear and missile capabilities.... 6/3/2015 7:28 AM

In Turkish parliamentary campaign, Erdogan is everywhere
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- As Turkey's president, Tayyip Recep Erdogan is supposed to be the invisible man in the upcoming general election, constitutionally bound to remain above the fray. Instead, it's been all about him.... 6/3/2015 7:23 AM

Thai army officer surrenders in human trafficking probe
BANGKOK (AP) -- A senior Thai army officer turned himself in Wednesday to face charges over his alleged involvement in a human trafficking scandal that included people from Thailand, Myanmar and Malaysia, marking the first arrest of a military official since authorities launched a widening probe last month.... 6/3/2015 7:10 AM

Greek PM heads to Brussels to present latest deal proposal
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is heading to Brussels Wednesday to discuss his radical-left government's proposal for a long-delayed deal with Greece's creditors that Athens hopes will unlock vitally needed bailout funds.... 6/3/2015 6:43 AM

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.... 6/3/2015 6:43 AM

Syria refugees stranded at Jordan border, group says
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- Human Rights Watch says hundreds of Syrian refugees are stranded in the desert because of Jordanian restrictions and urged Jordan to let them enter the country.... 6/3/2015 6:22 AM

AP PHOTOS: Bolivia festival merges Catholic, native culture
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) -- Bolivia's mix of Roman Catholic and indigenous traditions are on display across La Paz as thousands of costumed dancers perform during the annual feast of the Great Power, a raucous street party that celebrates a rendering of Jesus Christ with native features and outstretched arms.... 6/3/2015 5:59 AM

Yangtze River: Long river, long history, top tourist spot
BEIJING (AP) -- The scene of a capsized cruise ship with hundreds on board is one of the longest and most famous rivers in the world. The Yangtze has dramatic cliffs, peaks and waterfalls that are often featured in Chinese paintings, but its importance goes far beyond that to its role as a major transportation artery that created some of the country's biggest cities.... 6/3/2015 5:49 AM

Report: Schools for Canada First Nations 'cultural genocide'
TORONTO (AP) -- Canada's decades-long government policy requiring Canadian First Nation children to attend state-funded church schools amounted to "cultural genocide," a long-awaited report has found.... 6/3/2015 4:58 AM

US journalism courses rile Cuba amid effort to heal rift
HAVANA (AP) -- About 30 Cubans sit in a conference room for several hours each week and learn the ABCs of journalism: how to craft a news story, write a headline and check sources.... 6/3/2015 4:25 AM

Mexico candidate slain; 1,000s of ballots burned in attack
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A Mexican congressional candidate was shot dead in a town bordering the capital Tuesday, becoming the fourth politician to be slain ahead of Sunday's midterm elections.... 6/3/2015 3:15 AM



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