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Blatter wins fifth FIFA term as challenger concedes

ZURICH - Sepp Blatter was re-elected president of FIFA for a fifth term on Friday after his only challenger conceded defeat in an election overshadowed by allegations of rampant corruption in world soccer. | Video

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U.S. warns G7 of global economy 'accident' without Greece deal

DRESDEN, Germany - The United States warned on Friday of a possible accident for the world economy if Greece and its creditors miss their June deadlines to avert a debt default.

29 May 2015

SE Asia vows to rescue 'boat people'; Myanmar seizes migrant vessel

BANGKOK - Southeast Asian nations agreed on Friday to intensify search and rescue efforts to help vulnerable "boat people" stranded in the region's seas, as Myanmar said its navy had seized a vessel off its coast with more than 700 migrants aboard. | Video

World, Myanmar 29 May 2015

Insurgents advance in areas around captured Syrian town: monitor

BEIRUT - Insurgents who captured the last government-held town in Syria's Idlib province celebrated inside on Friday and made more advances in surrounding areas, in a further blow to the stretched army and allied militia. | Video

World, Syria 29 May 2015

Hollande, Merkel call for rapid implementation of Minsk agreement

PARIS - French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to rapidly implement measures agreed under the Feb.12 Minsk ceasefire, Hollande's office said in a statement.

World, Russia 29 May 2015

Tighter border controls block African migrants in Italian Alps

BOLZANO, Italy - Some 200 mostly Eritrean migrants heading northwards from Italy were turned back by police in the Italian Alps on Friday and left sleeping in train stations as European countries tightened frontier checks before a global summit in Germany.

World, Italy 29 May 2015