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  • Small clubs, youth teams feel victimized by FIFA scandal

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The accused in the FIFA scandal are easy to spot: globe-trotting executives charged with diverting millions meant to build the game to their personal accounts. Those who feel victimized aren’t…

  • Venezuelans mass for year’s largest anti-government protests

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Thousands donned white and took to the streets in cities across the country Saturday in the biggest show of frustration with Venezuela’s socialist administration since a wave of bloody anti-government protests…

  • Activists say Syrian army strikes kill 70 people in Aleppo

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian army airstrikes killed at least 70 people, most of them civilians, and wounded scores in attacks Saturday in the northern province of Aleppo that struck civilian areas, including a packed market…

  • What would happen if Western powers boycotted World Cup?

    NEW YORK (AP) — What would happen if Sepp Blatter hosts a World Cup and most of Europe, several South American powers and the United States don’t show up? Blatter was voted to a fifth…

  • Virgin Islands governor gives up state-funded residence

    CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) — The governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands says he has renounced his state-funded residence on the island of St. Thomas out of economic concerns. Ken Mapp made the…

  • Powerful quake strikes off Japan; no tsunami warning

    TOKYO (AP) — A powerful earthquake struck near remote Japanese islands and shook most of the country Saturday evening, but it occurred well beneath the earth’s surface and did not trigger a tsunami warning. Several…

  • Suicide bomber, rocket grenades kill 30 in Nigerian city

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — A suicide bomb blast outside a mosque and rocket-propelled grenades that exploded into homes as people slept killed at least 30 people in the Nigerian city Maiduguri on Saturday, residents and…

  • Child sex abuse claims shake UN as revelations continue

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The boys said they approached the French soldiers because they were hungry. Some were so young they didn’t quite understand the acts the soldiers demanded in return. One boy, 8 or…

  • French Open Results

    Saturday At Stade Roland Garros Paris Purse: $30.86 million (Grand Slam) Surface: Clay-Outdoor Singles Men Third Round Andy Murray (3), Britain, def. Nick Kyrgios (29), Australia, 6-4, 6-2, 6-3. Marin Cilic (9), Croatia, def. Leonardo…

  • Northern Ireland leader blames heart attack on bad lifestyle

    NEWCASTLE, Northern Ireland (AP) — Northern Ireland’s leader says he suffered a heart attack this week because he lives on junk food, gets too little sleep and no exercise. In his first comments since being…

  • US, Iran hold ‘intense’ nuclear talks month before deadline

    GENEVA (AP) — A month away from a nuclear deal deadline, U.S. and Iranian diplomats tried to narrow differences over how quickly to ease economic penalties against Tehran and how significantly the Iranians must open…

  • Ex-Georgian president named governor of Ukraine region

    MOSCOW (AP) — Former Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili on Saturday was appointed governor of Ukraine’s troubled Odessa region. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko posted the appointment announcement on his website and presented Saakashvili to officials in…

  • France’s Segolene Royal laments sexism in politics

    PARIS (AP) — France’s most powerful female politician laments persistent sexism in politics but says things have come a long way since she was “ridiculed” in Parliament in the 1980s. Segolene Royal, runner-up for the…

  • French Open Results

    Saturday At Stade Roland Garros Paris Purse: $30.86 million (Grand Slam) Surface: Clay-Outdoor Singles Men Third Round Andy Murray (3), Britain, def. Nick Kyrgios (29), Australia, 6-4, 6-2, 6-3. Marin Cilic (9), Croatia, def. Leonardo…

  • EU protests Russian blacklist of European politicians

    MOSCOW (AP) — The European Union on Saturday protested against a Russian list banning entry for nearly 90 European politicians. The bloc said in a statement that several politicians had been denied entry into Russia…