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APNewsBreak: Quartet Mideast envoy Tony Blair resigns
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Officials in Jerusalem tell The Associated Press that the Quartet's Mideast envoy, Tony Blair, has resigned after nearly eight years on the job.... 5/27/2015 2:13 PM

Dutch police detain motorcycle gang members in raids
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- Dutch police detained 20 people Wednesday, 14 of them members of the Bandidos motorcycle gang, and seized weapons including five rocket-propelled grenade launchers and six automatic handguns.... 5/27/2015 2:12 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 2:12 PM

UN chief cool on EU smuggler boat destruction plan
BRUSSELS (AP) -- U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has expressed doubts about European plans to destroy migrant smuggler boats and says the focus should be on saving lives at sea.... 5/27/2015 2:11 PM

Q&A: Nuts and bolts of EU migrant plan to help Italy, Greece
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union moved Wednesday to help Italy and Greece manage a massive influx of migrants across the Mediterranean and oblige reluctant EU partners to share the refugee burden.... 5/27/2015 2:08 PM

About 1,100 people dead as summer temperatures soar in India
HYDERABAD, India (AP) -- Soaring summer temperatures in India have left over 1,100 people dead over the past month, officials said Wednesday.... 5/27/2015 2:02 PM

JERUSALEM (AP) -- Official tells AP that Quartet Mideast envoy Tony Blair submits his resignation.... 5/27/2015 2:01 PM

THE LATEST: Ex-FIFA exec Jack Warner says he's innocent
ZURICH (AP) -- The Latest on FIFA developments:... 5/27/2015 1:57 PM

Trinidad's Warner characteristically defiant amid FIFA raids
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (AP) -- Former international soccer official Jack Warner is defiant in the face of corruption allegations.... 5/27/2015 1:56 PM

French court convicts Salafi for disrupting mosque prayers
PARIS (AP) -- A mosque won an unusual court battle on Wednesday against an ultraconservative Salafist member of the congregation regarded as disruptive and, in an apparent first for Muslims, used France's 1905 law guaranteeing secularism to argue its case.... 5/27/2015 1:49 PM

Jack Warner statement on FIFA corruption indictment
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (AP) -- Statement issued Wednesday by former FIFA vice president Jack Warner, who has been indicted in the U.S. on corruption charges:... 5/27/2015 1:48 PM

Kazakhstan 'gay propaganda' measure deemed unconstitutional
MOSCOW (AP) -- A proposed law in Kazakhstan that would criminalize dissemination to minors of information supporting homosexual relationships has been struck down as unconstitutional.... 5/27/2015 1:47 PM

Quadruplets born to 65-year-old mom still in critical phase
BERLIN (AP) -- Doctors say the week-old quadruplets born prematurely to 65-year-old Annegret Raunigk in Berlin are still in intensive care, but have been gaining a little weight and are being given their mother's milk through feeding tubes.... 5/27/2015 1:44 PM

Senior Hamas official Abu Marzouk settling in Gaza for good
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- A senior Hamas official says he is moving to the Gaza Strip for good, underscoring the gradual shift of the Islamic militant movement's power base from exile to the Palestinian territory.... 5/27/2015 1:42 PM

Report: Spain seeks revamp of EU financial powers
MADRID (AP) -- A leading Spanish newspaper says the 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 1:41 PM

Payments start to child survivors of Holocaust
BERLIN (AP) -- Child survivors of the Holocaust have begun receiving additional financial assistance from Germany under a landmark agreement reached last year.... 5/27/2015 1:40 PM

Islamic State suicide attacks in Iraq's Anbar kill 17 troops
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Islamic State extremists unleashed a wave of suicide attacks targeting the Iraqi army in western Anbar province, killing at least 17 troops in a major blow to government efforts to dislodge the militants from the sprawling Sunni heartland, an Iraqi military spokesman said Wednesday.... 5/27/2015 1:37 PM

Singapore Airlines investigates engine problem during flight
SINGAPORE (AP) -- Singapore Airlines said Wednesday that it is investigating how one of its jets suffered a loss of power in both of its engines over the weekend and descended 13,000 feet (3,962 meters) before regaining altitude en route from Singapore to Shanghai.... 5/27/2015 1:26 PM

Court rejects Yemenis' case against Germany over US drones
COLOGNE, Germany (AP) -- A German court has rejected a lawsuit brought by three Yemeni men who lost two relatives in a U.S. drone strike.... 5/27/2015 1:22 PM

UN agency to hire mountain guides, porters for Nepal relief
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- The U.N. food agency is hiring thousands of mountain and trekking guides, porters and other workers to carry food, medicine, tents and supplies to Nepal's mostly inaccessible northern villages where two powerful earthquakes destroyed houses, officials said Wednesday.... 5/27/2015 1:14 PM

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