FIFA President Sepp Blatter addresses a news conference at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, June 2, 2015. REUTERS/Ruben Sprich

Blatter resigns from FIFA

ZURICH - Sepp Blatter rocked the world of soccer by unexpectedly quitting as FIFA president in the face of a corruption investigation that has plunged the game's governing body into the worst crisis in its history.  Full Article | Video 

Allies back Iraq plan against ISIS, Baghdad seeks more help 3:15pm EDT

PARIS - Western and Arab states carrying out air strikes on Islamic State fighters backed on Tuesday Iraq's plan to retake territory from the jihadist movement after being accused by the Iraqi premier of not doing enough to help Baghdad push back the insurgents. | Video

'I wished they had killed me'


NEW YORK - The CIA used a wider array of sexual abuse and other forms of torture than was disclosed in a Senate report last year, according to a Guantanamo Bay detainee.   Video | Full Article 

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (C) gestures as he is escorted by Minister for Culture, Education and Religious Affairs Aristides Baltas (2nd L), Deputy Minister for Culture, Education and Religious Affairs Stavros Kontonis (R) and government spokesman Gabriel Sakellaridis (rear, 2nd R) during his visit at the ministry in Athens June 2, 2015.  REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Greece lines up reform proposals to unlock aid

ATHENS/PARIS - Greece's creditors are close to finishing a draft agreement to present to the leftist government in Athens, injecting new momentum into long-running negotiations to release aid for the cash-strapped country.  Full Article 

Marianne Sparta, sports a "I Voted Today" sticker after placing her ballot at the Weccacoe Playground with her 2 year old grandson during Primary Special election in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on May 19, 2015.  REUTERS/Mark Makela

Big money may not buy the next election

NEW YORK - The idea that billionaires can buy elections has taken root in public imagination. This, along with evidence that the super-rich are inefficient political spenders - raise questions about how effective billionaires will be in the 2016 elections.  Full Article | Video 

Member of the protest group, Code Pink, Cayman Macdonald protests against President Barack Obama and the NSA before his arrival at the Department of Justice in Washington, January 17, 2014. REUTERS/Larry Downing

Spying bill advances but political fight looms

WASHINGTON - A bill that would end U.S. spy agencies' bulk collection of Americans' telephone data and replace it with a more targeted system cleared a procedural hurdle in the Senate, allowing lawmakers to consider amendments to the legislation.  Full Article 

A rescue ship and workers are seen around a sunken ship in the Jianli section of Yangtze River, Hubei province, China, June 2, 2015. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Hundreds missing after ship capsizes in China

JIANLI COUNTY, China - Rescuers searched for more than 400 people, many of them elderly Chinese tourists, after a cruise boat was hit by a freak tornado and capsized on the Yangtze River.  Full Article | Video 

Foes of Islamic State push for unified battle strategy

Iraqi volunteers and Shi'ite paramilitaries are preparing for an offensive against Islamic State, as an international coalition meets in Paris to find an answer to the crisis. Nathan Frandino reports.