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  • 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.…

  • The Latest: Ex-FIFA vice president Chung mulls running

    11:55 a.m. (0955 GMT; 5:55 a.m. EDT) In Seoul, former FIFA Vice President Chung Mong-joon says he will think about whether to run for the FIFA presidency. Chung says “many people” are asking him whether…

  • 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. INTERPOL PUTS 6 LINKED TO FIFA ON MOST WANTED LIST An international alert is issued for the…

  • U.S. officials: ISIL’s money train is under attack

    WASHINGTON — The financial fortunes of the Islamic State group have taken a hit. ISIL, which in the past year has committed some of the most heinous terror acts in modern history, was reportedly worth…

  • Greek leader heads to Brussels to defend deal proposal

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s prime minister was heading to high-level meetings in Brussels on Wednesday to try to persuade the country’s creditors to accept a proposal that might unlock much-delayed bailout loans and save…

  • $4 million fire-prevention grant ignites passions in Oakland

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A $4 million federal grant to chop down trees in the ritzy Oakland hills has ignited debate over how best to prevent deadly wildfires in the affluent Northern California region. Oakland…

  • Platini cancels UEFA meeting on anti-Blatter tactics

    NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA has canceled a meeting in Berlin this weekend where member federations were to discuss ways of opposing a Sepp Blatter-led FIFA. UEFA President Michel Platini says it is better to…

  • Afghan anti-corruption body assails nepotism in government

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An independent Afghan anti-corruption body says that nepotism plays a critical role in getting a job as a diplomat in the country’s Foreign Affairs Ministry. In a report released on Wednesday,…

  • Spain ex-premier plans Venezuela trip to help politician

    MADRID (AP) — A former Spanish prime minister hopes to travel to Venezuela this weekend to help lawyers defending imprisoned opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez. Felipe Gonzalez will travel to Colombia on Thursday and will decide…

  • 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…

  • Office of rights activists in Chechnya attacked by mob

    MOSCOW (AP) — Human rights activists in Chechnya say that masked men bashed their way into the group’s office, sending the occupants fleeing through the windows. The Committee against Torture wrote on its Twitter account…

  • S. Korea test-fires missile that can strike all of N. Korea

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Wednesday successfully test-fired a domestically built ballistic missile that can hit all of North Korea, an official said, amid continuing animosity between the rivals over the North’s…

  • 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…

  • 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. Lately you could get the impression that coal is the only one. As a global agreement to rein in…

  • Calif. student gets OK to wear eagle feather at graduation

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Native American student who sued his California school district because it refused to let him wear an eagle feather to his high school graduation will be able to wear the…