BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — The British minister responsible for Northern Ireland says negotiations to sustain the region's Catholic-Protestant government amid a budgetary deadlock are looking "increasingly grim."
Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers spoke Tuesday after overseeing fruitless talks between the Irish Catholics of Sinn Fein and British Protestants of the Democratic Unionist Party.
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Negotiators seeking a resolution of Ukraine's conflict have ended their latest session without obvious progress.
The so-called Contact Group consisting of representatives of Ukraine, Russia and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe met Tuesday in the Belarusian capital Minsk, where an agreement was reached in February on a cease-fire and pullback of heavy weapons.
ZURICH (AP) — Text of statement Tuesday by Domenico Scala, chairman of FIFA's audit and compliance committee, following Sepp Blatter's announcement that he will step down as FIFA president:
Before I begin, I would like to thank the President. The decision that he has made today was difficult and courageous. In the current circumstances, this is the most responsible way to ensure an orderly transition. I know that he has truly acted with the best...
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni security officials say Saudi-led airstrikes have for the first time hit the rebel-held General Army Command building in the center of the capital, Sanaa.
They say strikes also hit rebel areas outside Sanaa and in the Arish part of the southern city of Aden on Tuesday, as well as several locations in the city of Taiz, including the command center of the 25th Mechanized Brigade.
They say airstrikes targeted several gatherings...
ZURICH (AP) — Text of statement by Sepp Blatter on Tuesday announcing he will step down as FIFA president:
I have been reflecting deeply about my presidency and about the 40 years in which my life has been inextricably bound to FIFA and the great sport of football. I cherish FIFA more than anything and I want to do only what is best for FIFA and for football. I felt compelled to stand for re-election, as I believed that this was the best thing...