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  • Defiant soccer chief resists calls to resign amid scandal

    As defiant as ever, Sepp Blatter resisted calls to resign as FIFA president Thursday and deflected blame for the massive bribery and corruption scandal engulfing soccer's world governing body. "We, or I, cannot monitor everyone all of the time,"...
  • Russia steps up propaganda push with online "Kremlin trolls"

    Deep inside a four-story marble building in St. Petersburg, hundreds of workers tap away at computers on the front lines of an information war, say those who have been inside. Known as "Kremlin trolls," the men and women work 12-hour shifts around the...
  • Vladimir Katriuk, alleged Nazi war criminal wanted by Russia, dead at 93

    Vladimir Katriuk, alleged Nazi war criminal wanted by Russia, dead at 93
    The second most wanted man on the Simon Wiesenthal Center's list of Nazi war criminals — charged earlier this month by Russia with genocide — has died at age 93, his lawyer said. Vladimir Katriuk passed away last week after a long illness,...
  • Santorum says he'd send troops to advise Iraq, arms to Ukraine

    WASHINGTON If Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum were in charge, he'd send more U.S. troops to advise Iraq and direct air strikes and would give arms to Ukraine for its defense, he said Friday. Santorum, speaking on MSNBC's "Morning Joe"...
  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    Ahead of presidential election, Blatter says vote for Russia and Qatar the root of FIFA crisis The worst corruption crisis in soccer history stems from the governing body's decision to award Russia and Qatar the next two World Cup tournaments, FIFA...
  • 12 Russians injured in lightning strike at ruins on Crete

    Greek authorities say 12 Russian tourists have been injured in a lightning strike at the archaeological site of Knossos, on the southern island of Crete. Health officials say one of the tourists, a 46-year-old woman, suffered a heart attack but was out...
  • THE LATEST: US will vote for Prince Ali in FIFA election

    The Latest on FIFA developments: 12:31 a.m. (2231 GMT, 6:31 p.m. EDT) The United States says it will vote for Jordan's Prince Ali bin Al-Hussein for FIFA president on Friday and not for incumbent Sepp Blatter. U.S. Soccer Federation President Sunil...
  • Russia classifies military casualties in peacetime

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree to make losses of Russian troops in peacetime a secret. The decree published on the official government website and signed by Putin on Thursday makes it a state secret to divulge information about...
  • FIFA President Sepp Blatter faces growing pressure to resign

    Embattled FIFA President Sepp Blatter took a pounding Thursday from politicians and sports figures, many of whom called for his resignation amid the far-reaching corruption scandal hitting the soccer world. Blatter, however, gave his critics no...
  • Alleged Nazi war criminal wanted by Russia dies in Quebec

    Vladimir Katriuk, the man who held the No. 2 spot on the Simon Wiesenthal Center's list of most wanted Nazi war criminals, has died, his lawyer said Thursday. He was 93. Katriuk passed away last week after a long illness, Orest Rudzik said. News of...
  • Defiant FIFA President Sepp Blatter resists calls to resign amid scandal

    Defiant FIFA President Sepp Blatter resists calls to resign amid scandal
    As defiant as ever, Sepp Blatter resisted calls to resign as FIFA president Thursday and deflected blame for the massive bribery and corruption scandal engulfing soccer's world governing body. "We, or I, cannot monitor everyone all of the time," Blatter...