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A tumultuous week ends as Blatter gets standing ovation

June 3, 2015

ZURICH (AP) — In one tumultuous week, world soccer's governing body was plunged into a corruption scandal, top officials were arrested, new investigations were launched, and Sepp Blatter was... more »»

 
 
 
The Latest: Blazer's plea included admission of bribes

June 3, 2015

1800 GMT (4 p.m. EDT)

Former FIFA executive committee member Chuck Blazer told a U.S. more »»

UN chief orders external probe into child sex abuse claims

June 3, 2015

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.. more »»

Washington Post reporter detained in Iran has hearing Monday

June 3, 2015

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Detained Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian will face the second day of his closed-door espionage trial on Monday, Iran's semi-official ISNA news agency reported... more »»

The Latest: Beckham says FIFA scandal is infuriating

June 3, 2015

1925 GMT (3:25 p.m. EDT)

David Beckham says he has found it infuriating watching the FIFA scandal escalate over the last week and that it is time for soccer's governing body to change. more »»

Greek leader defends bailout plan in talks with creditors

June 3, 2015

BRUSSELS (AP) — Greece's prime minister entered a showdown with creditors on Wednesday in Brussels, where each side would present proposals in the hope of reaching a deal to unlock bailout loans... more »»

The Latest: Swiss lawmakers vote to soften graft bill

June 3, 2015

1840 GMT (2:40 p.m. EDT)

Swiss lawmakers have voted to weaken a bill meant to increase scrutiny of sports bodies such as FIFA. more »»

What next for Greece? A look at its options in coming days

June 3, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's bailout talks are going down to the wire. more »»

The Latest: Ronaldo urges Brazil soccer chief to resign

June 3, 2015

1810 GMT (2:10 p.m. EDT)

Former Brazilian star player Ronaldo is calling for Marco Polo Del Nero, the president of the Brazilian Football Confederation, to step down. more »»

The Latest: FIFA official rejects WCup bribe claims

June 3, 2015

1755 GMT (1:55 p.m. EDT)

FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke says he sees "no reason" why he should resign amid claims he helped authorize $10 million in bribes for World Cup bidding votes. more »»

The Latest: Germany's Merkel welcomes Blatter's resignation

June 3, 2015

1735 GMT (1:35 p.m. EDT)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomed Blatter stepping down, saying it was "now more possible that FIFA's work could be conducted on a more transparent basis. more »»

Sepp Blatter back at work at FIFA headquarters amid crisis

June 3, 2015

ZURICH (AP) — A day after announcing his decision to resign, Sepp Blatter was back at work at FIFA headquarters on Wednesday as the worst corruption crisis in the governing body's 111-year histor... more »»

The Latest: US says FIFA now has chance to improve it image

June 3, 2015

1715 GMT (1:15 p.m. EDT)

The White House says recent revelations have made it clear that FIFA could benefit from new leadership. more »»

Gunmen in Egypt kill 2 police officers outside Giza Pyramids

June 3, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — Gunmen on a speeding motorcycle opened fire outside the famed Giza Pyramids on the outskirts of Cairo early Wednesday, killing two police officers in a rare attack near one of the... more »»

The Latest: Paraguay president CONMEBOL immunity lifted

June 3, 2015

1700 GMT (1:00 p.m. EDT)

Paraguay's president is calling on Congress to overturn a law that gives immunity to the headquarters of the South American Football Federation. more »»

The Latest: Players' union calls for FIFA transparency

June 3, 2015

1630 GMT (12:30 a.m. EDT)

World players' union FIFPro wants FIFA to publish all documents linked to Sepp Blatter's decision to resign. more »»

Ukraine battle tests cease-fire to breaking point

June 3, 2015

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A major battle erupted Wednesday on the western edge of the main separatist rebel stronghold in eastern Ukraine, leaving more than a dozen dead and threatening to tip the... more »»

What next for the 7 men detained in the FIFA raids in Zurich

June 3, 2015

ZURICH (AP) — One week after an American investigation of soccer corruption erupted at FIFA, seven men remain detained in Zurich prison cells. more »»

Neighborhoods: Local rhythms and tourist sites in Old Havana

June 3, 2015

HAVANA (AP) — In some destinations, tourist areas are located far from the rhythms of everyday life. more »»

Dutch firebrand vows to show Muhammad cartoons on TV

June 3, 2015

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders said Wednesday he plans to show cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad on Dutch television after Parliament refused to display them. more »»

 
 

 

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