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Pele’s son sentenced to 33 years in prison

The son of former Brazil striker Pele has been sentenced to 33 years in prison for laundering money earned from drug trafficking, Brazilian media reported. Edinho, who…

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U.S. Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl flies to freedom after Afghan prisoner swap

BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan/WASHINGTON – The sole American prisoner of war held in Afghanistan was flown to a U.S. military hospital in Germany on Sunday after being freed in a swap deal for five Taliban militants who were released from the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl had been held for nearly five years and his release, ...

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‘Qatar paid millions’ for World Cup bid support

UK newspaper report accuses Bin Hammam of using slush funds A former top Qatari football official paid more than $5 million to get support for the emirate’s controversial campaign to host the 2022 World Cup, a British newspaper alleged on Sunday. The Sunday Times said it had obtained millions of emails and other documents…

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Abkhazia’s president resigns before early elections

Reuters June 1, 2014 – 17:33 MOSCOW (Reuters) – Alexander Ankvab, the head of Georgia’s breakaway region of Abkhazia, resigned on Sunday, just a day after the local parliament voted to hold early presidential elections in August, a spokeswoman for the president said. “The president decided (to resign) in order to prevent the situation from worsening,” she said, adding that ...

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PM on collision course with Merkel

David Cameron is on a collision course with Angela Merkel after the German chancellor backed the continuity candidate for next president of the European Commission. Mrs Merkel announced she wants Jean-Claude Juncker to get the key post despite the Prime Minister making clear he views the former Luxembourg leader as a symbol of Europe’s past. Mr Cameron was thought to ...

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FBI reportedly investigating Phil Mickelson for insider trading

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Securities and Exchange Commission are investigating possible insider trading involving billionaire investor Carl Icahn, golfer Phil Mickelson and Las Vegas gambler William Walters, a source familiar with the matter said. Federal investigators are looking into whether Mickelson and Mr Walters may have traded illegally on private information provided by Icahn about his ...

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Watch This CNN Reporter Get Detained By Turkish Cops — On Air

In a sign of how tense things have gotten in Turkey these days, a CNN journalist was detained and kicked by police — live on air. Reporting from Taksim Square in Istanbul, CNN’s Ivan Watson was showing the audience lines of riot police, stationed there to prevent a resurgence of anti-government protests on the anniversary of last year’s Gezi Perk ...

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Turkish activists mark 1st anniversary of protests

ISTANBUL — Hundreds of activists mobilized Saturday for demonstrations in Istanbul and other cities, defying a heavy police presence on the anniversary of nationwide anti-government protests that erupted last year. Police blocked access to Istanbul’s main square, Taksim, and news reports said some 25,000 police officers and up to 50 anti-riot water cannon vehicles would be deployed around the city. ...

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Volcanic Ash Disrupts Flights in Australia and Bali

Billowing clouds of volcanic ash have forced airlines in northern Australia and Bali to cancel flights Saturday. Mount Sangeang Api began spewing ash on Friday. The volcano is located on…

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Spain’s PM says his government is to unveil 6.3 billion euro ($8.6 billion) stimulus package

Published May 31, 2014Associated Press Facebook0 Twitter0 Gplus0 MADRID – Spain’s prime minister says his government will unveil a stimulus package worth 6.3 billion euros ($8.6 billion) to boost competitiveness. In another sign that the country is emerging from five years of economic hardship, Mariano Rajoy said his plan “aims to mobilize” 2.7 billion euros from the private sector and ...

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