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