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Russia says it thwarted drone attacks at World Cup

Nov. 7, 2018 11:18 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Attempted drone attacks at this year's World Cup in Russia were thwarted by government authorities, the head of the host country's Federal Security Service said Wednesday. Alexander Bortnikov said his officers "took measures to detect and foil attempts by terrorists to use drones during the...

Italy leaves it late to earn 1st competitive win in a year

Oct. 14, 2018 5:49 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italy is finally showing signs of emerging from its crisis, nearly a year after failing to qualify for the World Cup. Cristiano Biraghi's goal in stoppage time earned the Azzurri a much-needed 1-0 win in Poland on Sunday in the UEFA Nations League. Playing in Group 3 of League A, Poland became...

Organizers claim 170 people tried to run on field at WCup

Sep. 25, 2018 11:29 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Two months after the World Cup final was disrupted by four members of the Pussy Riot protest group running onto the field, the head of the local organizing committee claimed security stopped 170 others from doing the same during the tournament. Organizing committee CEO Alexei Sorokin spoke...

Private jets, favors to son detailed in FIFA official's case

Sep. 24, 2018 2:21 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — FIFA spent $11.7 million in less than three years on private jets, including luxury sight-seeing trips for a top official, a newly published legal document shows. Jerome Valcke, then the FIFA secretary general, was urged in a 2013 internal memo to find "more cost efficient alternatives...