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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.

10:16am EDT

Blatter set to win new term despite soccer corruption scandal


ZURICH - World soccer boss Sepp Blatter was expected to be re-elected on Friday, defying growing calls for him to step down in the face of corruption scandals engulfing the sport's governing body. | Video

World, Sports 10:11am EDT

FIFA suspects face quick extradition to U.S., Swiss experts say

GENEVA - It will probably be a matter of just months before seven senior FIFA officials arrested in Switzerland can be extradited to the United States to face corruption charges, Swiss legal experts said on Friday.

Sports, World 10:11am EDT

Palestine drops motion to suspend Israel from FIFA

ZURICH - The Palestine Football Association (PFA) dropped its motion on Friday asking for Israel to be suspended by FIFA.

World, Sports 10:11am EDT

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 10:08am EDT

Heavy rains pound North Texas, severe weather kills 18 in the state


DALLAS - Storms bringing as much as seven inches of rain drenched North Texas overnight into Friday, prompting hundreds of calls for emergency assistance and adding to the woes of the state where 18 people have been killed in severe weather this week. | Video

U.S., Environment 9:44am EDT

Some blame EU Commission for Greek obstinacy in debt talks


BRUSSELS - Damned if you do, damned if you don't. Some euro zone countries are accusing the European Commission of giving Greece false hope of new loans for less reform effort, but they still want Brussels to find a way to keep a defiant Athens in the euro.

9:38am EDT

It's not just up to Germany to help Greece: Schaeuble

DRESDEN, Germany - German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Friday that it was not just up to Germany to help Greece, saying this was a task for the whole of the euro zone.

Germany, Greece 9:38am EDT

U.S. Lew urges broad deal on Greece now, focus on details later


DRESDEN, Germany - Greece and its creditors need to quickly agree on a broad deal to address the Greek debt crisis and then work out the details before Athens hits deadlines for repayments, U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said on Friday.

9:38am EDT

Exclusive: Air France faces new safety probe after freighter takeoff scare


PARIS - Air France faces its second safety investigation in as many weeks after pilots were forced to recover in mid-takeoff after entering the wrong data into the computer of a cargo jet, airline and safety officials said.


Santorum says ‘sickened’ by molestation in TV’s Duggar family

Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum said he was "sickened" by revelations of molestation by the eldest son of the Duggars, the Christian family that features in television hit "19 Kids and Counting" and helped the conservative in his last campaign.