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  • The Latest: Irish FA publishes full contract with FIFA

    2155 GMT (5:55 p.m. EDT) Ireland's soccer association has published the full contract of its previously secret deal with FIFA that saw the federation accept millions in cash in exchange for ending protests about Ireland's controversial loss in 2010 World...
  • In letter, South African official asks FIFA to channel funds

    A South African newspaper on Friday published a 2007 letter linking the country's chief World Cup organizer to a $10 million payment made to projects linked to Jack Warner, then a FIFA executive and now a suspect in a corruption probe. In the letter...
  • A glance at Thursday's developments in FIFA investigation

    Thursday's key developments in the FIFA investigation: BLATTER'S REFORMS Sepp Blatter said he has started working on cleaning up soccer's governing body after U.S. indictments of 14 people, including current and former members of FIFA, on corruption...
  • South African police investigating World Cup bribes

    South African police investigating World Cup bribes
    South African authorities have opened a preliminary investigation into World Cup bribery allegations, and an opposition lawmaker said Thursday he had information suggesting "high-level" involvement. Anton Alberts of the Freedom Front Plus said the...
  • Race jokes in South Africa: An oldie but a goodie

    In a Johannesburg bar with peeling velvet wallpaper and a grimy carpet, a new generation of South African comedians line up dozens of borrowed wooden chairs to turn the dance floor into a makeshift comedy club that they are hoping might produce the next...
  • Connecticut LGBT Film Festival: 10-Plus Movies Over 9 Days

    Connecticut LGBT Film Festival: 10-Plus Movies Over 9 Days
    When Nelson Mandela was elected president of South Africa in 1994, he set in motion the adoption of a new constitution, with an emphasis on equality of rights and opportunities. This openness was not just intended for blacks. It extended to LGBT citizens,...
  • FIFA executive committee member Blazer admitted bribes

    Former FIFA executive committee member Chuck Blazer told a U.S. federal judge that he and others on the governing body's ruling panel agreed to receive bribes in the votes for the hosts of the 1998 and 2010 World Cups. Prosecutors unsealed a 40-page...
  • A tumultuous week ends as Blatter gets standing ovation

    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 re-elected as president, only to stun everyone by saying he was quitting....
  • The Latest: Warner makes televised address in Trinidad

    0040 GMT (8:40 p.m. EDT) Former FIFA vice president Jack Warner made a televised address in Trinidad on Wednesday night, saying he will prove a link between soccer's governing body and his nation's elections in 2010. "I will no longer keep secrets for...
  • Woman killed by lion in Africa was from NY; funeral Saturday

    The American woman who was mauled to death by a lioness in a South Africa game preserve was "brilliant, kind, adventurous and high-spirited," her family says. Katherine Chappell's "energy and passion could not be contained by mere continents or oceans,"...
  • FIFA's tumultuous week ends as Sepp Blatter gets standing ovation

    FIFA's tumultuous week ends as Sepp Blatter gets standing ovation
    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 re-elected as president, only to stun everyone by saying he was quitting. On...