Posts Tagged Elections

FIFA President Blatter asks to be re-elected despite crisis

FIFA president Sepp Blatter after his election as President at the Hallenstadion in Zurich, Switzerland, Friday, May 29, 2015. Blatter has been re-elected as FIFA president for a fifth term, chosen to lead world soccer despite separate U.S. and Swiss criminal investigations into corruption. The 209 FIFA member federations gave the 79-year-old Blatter another four-year term on Friday after Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan conceded defeat after losing 133-73 in the first round.  (Patrick B. Kraemer/Keystone via AP)

ZURICH (AP) — In the end, nothing could stop Sepp Blatter.

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Sepp Blatter wins re-election as FIFA president after Prince Ali concedes

ZURICH (AP) — Sepp Blatter wins re-election as FIFA president after Prince Ali concedes.

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THE LATEST: Blatter cancels speaking engagement in Zurich

In this Thursday, June 2, 2011 file photo, suspended FIFA executive Jack Warner gestures during a news conference held shortly after his arrival at the airport in Port-of-Spain, in his native Trinidad and Tobago. Warner was one of the 14 people indicted Wednesday May 27, 2015 in the U.S. on corruption charges.  (AP Photo/Shirley Bahadur, File)

ZURICH (AP) — The Latest on FIFA developments:

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Putin accuses US of meddling into FIFA affairs

In this Wednesday, May 27, 2015 pool photo Russian President Vladimir Putin listens during a meeting in the Kremlin, Moscow, Russia. Putin says the United States is meddling in FIFA's affairs in an attempt to take the 2018 World Cup away from his country. Putin said in televised comments Thursday, May 28, 2015, that it is "odd" that the probe was launched at the request of U.S. officials for crimes which do not involve its citizens and did not happen in the United States. (Alexei Nikolsky/RIA Novosti, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the United States of meddling in the affairs of soccer’s governing body and hinted that its corruption investigation is part of an attempt to take the 2018 World Cup away from his country.

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CBS’ Bob Schieffer is ready for retirement

In this May 3, 2014, file photo, CBS News anchor Bob Schieffer attends the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton Hotel in Washington. Schieffer's last Sunday as host of CBS' "Face the Nation" will be on May 31, 2015. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — At 78, Bob Schieffer is entitled to reminisce about the “good old days” of reporting. He believes young people coming into the business can also learn from them.

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