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FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2007 file photo, a person stands next to the FIFA logo at the FIFA headquarter in Zurich, Switzerland. The Swiss Federal Office of Justice said six soccer officials have been arrested and detained pending extradition at  the request of U.S. authorities ahead of the FIFA congress in Zurich. In a statement Wednesday, May 27, 2015, the FOJ said U.S. authorities suspect the officials of having received paid bribes totaling millions of dollars.  (Steffen Schmidt/Keystone via AP, File)

Swiss open criminal proceedings in 2018, '22 World Cup votes

Swiss federal prosecutors opened criminal proceedings related to the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, throwing FIFA deeper into crisis only hours after seven soccer officials were arrested and 14 indicted Wednesday in a separate U.S. corruption probe. FIFA, meanwhile, said Friday's presidential election would go ahead as ...

FILE - In this May 14, 2015 file photo, security forces defend their headquarters against attacks by Islamic State extremists during a sandstorm in the eastern part of Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province, Iraq. An Iraqi military spokesman said Wednesday, May 27, 2015, that Islamic State extremists used a sandstorm that engulfed most of Iraq on Tuesday night to unleash 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. (AP Photo, File)

Multiple IS suicide attacks in Iraq's Anbar kill 17 troops

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. The attacks came just hours after ...

A man walks next to the FIFA logo at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, Wednesday morning, May 27, 2015. Swiss federal prosecutors say they have opened criminal proceedings related to the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. The prosecutors' office says the proceedings are against "persons unknown on suspicion of criminal mismanagement and of money laundering" in connection with the votes won by Russia and Qatar. (Ennio Leanza/Keystone via AP)

THE LATEST: FIFA: 'No surprise' at soccer officials' arrests

12:35 a.m. (1035 GMT, 6:35 a.m. EDT) FIFA spokesman Walter de Gregorio says it's no surprise that Swiss authorities have made arrests in relation to a corruption probe involving the world soccer body. He says it's only a surprise that the arrests came Wednesday. De Gregorio says FIFA itself turned ...

Venus Williams of the U.S. turns away after missing a return in the first round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Sloane Stephens of the U.S. at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France, Monday, May 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

The Latest: Stosur routs French wildcard at French Open

The Latest from the French Open: ___ 12.16 a.m. In front of her home crowd, Amandine Hesse looked up to the sky and sighed in relief. Her forehand volley had just landed on the line, out of Samantha Stosur's reach. It was a crucial point for the wild card entry, ...

The Latest on IS: IS frees 2 Christian women held in Syria

12:10 p.m. (0945 GMT) Syrian activists say the Islamic State group has released two Christian women who had been held along with dozens others since February in northeastern Syria. IS kidnapped more than 220 Assyrian Christians in February, after overrunning several farming communities on the southern bank of the Khabur ...

US Department of Justice statement on FIFA corruption probe

Excerpts from U.S. Department of Justice statement on FIFA corruption probe: ___ Nine FIFA Officials and Five Corporate Executives Indicted for Racketeering Conspiracy and Corruption The Defendants Include Two Current FIFA Vice Presidents and the Current and Former Presidents of the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football ...

Asia stocks ruffled by Greece crunch, Fed views; Europe up

Asian stock markets were ruffled Wednesday by Greece's impending cash crunch and expectations the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates this year for the first time in almost a decade. But Europe and U.S. futures traded higher. KEEPING SCORE: Europe bounced back from the previous session's losses. Britain's FTSE 100 ...

German Chancellor Angela Merkel talks to cabinet members as she arrives for the weekly cabinet meeting at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, May 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

German consumers remain optimistic for June

A closely-watched survey shows German consumers remain optimistic as their economic expectations and willingness to make purchases have been bolstered by robust domestic demand and low inflation rates. The GfK research group said Wednesday its forward-looking consumer climate index rose to 10.2 points for June, up from 10.1 points in ...

In this Thursday, May 21, 2015 photo, Musammat Shahida, top, a Rohingya from Myanmar, takes care of her sister Musammat Somuda suffering from fever at a camp for Rohingya people in Ukhiya, near Cox's Bazar, a southern coastal district about, 296 kilometers (183 miles) south of Dhaka, Bangladesh. As a boat people crisis emerged in Southeast Asia in recent weeks, nearly all the focus has been on the Rohingya: the persecuted Muslim minority fleeing Myanmar. But of the more than 3,000 people who have come ashore this month in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, about half were from Bangladesh, according to the U.N. refugee agency, mainly poor laborers seeking better jobs and a brighter future. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. SWISS OPEN CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS IN 2018, '22 WORLD CUP VOTES The move throws FIFA deeper into crisis only hours after six soccer officials were arrested and 14 indicted in a separate U.S. ...

UN: Fewer hungry people in the world despite wars, poverty

The number of hungry people around the world has dropped to 795 million from over a billion a quarter-century ago despite natural disasters, ongoing conflicts and poverty, the three U.N. food agencies said Wednesday. Countries in East Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean showed the most progress in reducing hunger, ...

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