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US files formal extradition request for 7 FIFA officials

ZURICH (AP) — The United States has submitted a formal request for Switzerland to extradite seven FIFA officials arrested as part of a corruption probe in Zurich in May, Swiss officials said Thursday. Read More

 

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The Latest: France's Sapin says committed to Greece in euro

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The latest news on Greece's financial woes (all times local): More »

 

Greece in limbo: Shuttered banks keep lifeline

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece braced for more chaos on the streets outside its mostly shuttered banks Thursday, as Athens and its creditors halted talks on resolving the country's deepening financial crisis until a referendum this weekend. More »

 

36 dead, 19 missing as ferry capsizes in Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine coast guard says 36 people have died and 19 are missing after an inter-island ferry capsized in the central Philippines. More »

 

What crisis? Stronger banks, economies ease fear over Greece

The prospect of a Greek crackup isn't so terrifying anymore. More »

 

Heeding Francis, Iowa Catholic leaders to pressure '16 field

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Roman Catholic leaders in the early voting state of Iowa will call Thursday on candidates for president to follow the teachings of Pope Francis and focus as much on the environment and income inequality in 2016 as they have in past elections on opposing gay marriage and abortion. More »

 

Solid hiring expected for June as US job market nears normal

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers likely hired at another strong pace in June, a sign that the job market is nearing full health and giving the Federal Reserve reason to raise interest rates as early as September. More »

 

Many but not all in GOP object as US, Cuba plan embassies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Loud but hardly universal catcalls from Republicans underscored the obstacles and opportunities ahead as U.S. and Cuban leaders announced an opening of embassies in Havana and Washington and a resumption of diplomatic relations severed the year President Barack Obama was born. More »

 

Benghazi, where Libya's uprising began, now a shattered city

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — The old courthouse in central Benghazi, Libya's second-largest city and the birthplace of the uprising against Moammar Gadhafi, is a shelled-out ruin — a testimony to the destruction and chaos that permeate this North African country four years after the civil war that ousted the longtime dictator. More »

 

Crashed Indonesian plane may have suffered engine problem

MEDAN, Indonesia (AP) — The aging Indonesian military transport plane that crashed into a residential neighborhood of Medan killing 141 people had a propeller "abnormality" that indicates an engine stalled, the air force chief said Thursday. More »

 

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