- Swiss customs seize 578 pounds of ivory en route to China Updated: Aug-04-15 9:41 am
BERLIN - Customs officials at Zurich airport have seized 262 kilograms (578 pounds) of ivory that three Chinese men had dispatched from Tanzania, contraband that may have come from up to 50 elephants, Swiss authorities said Tuesday.
- Platini kicks off political fight for future of FIFA Updated: Jul-30-15 12:24 pm
GENEVA - Michel Platini hopes he made a decisive move early in the seven-month campaign to become FIFA president.
- Correction: FIFA-Zimbabwe Fined story Updated: Jul-30-15 11:09 am
ZURICH - In a story July 29 about FIFA fining Zimbabwe's football association for failing to show up for a women's Olympic qualifier, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Zimbabwe had later withdrawn from the qualifying competition. Zimbabwe only withdrew from the first leg.
- Blatter heads to Russia for first foreign trip since crisis Updated: Jul-22-15 2:17 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia - FIFA President Sepp Blatter is due in Russia on Thursday for his first overseas trip since the arrests of fellow soccer executives in May left him unwilling to leave the safety of Switzerland.
- FIFA vote to be held Feb 26; Blatter defies calls to go now Updated: Jul-20-15 5:08 pm
ZURICH - Sepp Blatter had a good day at the office on Monday, even if a prankster tried to spoil it by showering the FIFA president with fake dollar bills at a news conference.
- Blatter news conference at FIFA delayed by British comedian Updated: Jul-20-15 11:20 am
ZURICH - A British comedian disrupted a news conference by Sepp Blatter on Monday, showering the FIFA president with fake money.
- Blatter, Platini meet at Sunday session of FIFA leaders Updated: Jul-19-15 1:45 pm
ZURICH - Sepp Blatter hosted Michel Platini and football's other continental presidents on Sunday, in their first formal meeting since the FIFA president announced he would leave office amid a corruption crisis.
- Brazil's soccer chief decides not to travel to Switzerland Updated: Jul-18-15 1:35 am
SAO PAULO - The president of the Brazilian football confederation will not attend FIFA's upcoming executive committee meeting in Switzerland, where his predecessor was arrested on corruption charges less than two months ago.