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Stewart, McBride exit US Soccer, leaving Berhalter in limbo

Jan. 26, 2023 18:14 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The American men's national team shakeup that began after a public spat erupted between two well-known families accelerated Thursday when sporting director Earnie Stewart announced he is quitting the U.S. Soccer Federation to join PSV Eindhoven. Men's general...

UN says Taliban divided on appeal to restore women's rights

Jan. 20, 2023 19:01 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A delegation led by the highest-ranking woman at the United Nations urged the Taliban during a four-day visit to Afghanistan that ended Friday to reverse their crackdown on women and girls. Some Taliban officials were more open to restoring women’s rights but others were...

Klinsmann 'sad to see' fallout from Reyna-Berhalter dispute

Jan. 18, 2023 19:46 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Former United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann says the fallout from the public dispute between coach Gregg Berhalter and the family of young star Gio Reyna is “obviously not looking good” for U.S. soccer. Klinsmann, who coached the men’s national team from...

UN's top woman in Afghanistan for talks on Taliban crackdown

Jan. 17, 2023 16:54 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The highest-ranking woman in the United Nations arrived in Kabul on Tuesday at the head of a delegation promoting the rights of women and girls, a response to the recent crackdown by Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers. Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed, a...

Key EU corruption suspect makes deal to earn leniency

Jan. 17, 2023 13:29 PM EST

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — The alleged ringleader of a European Union cash-for-influence corruption scandal linked to Qatar and Morocco has decided to reveal information about the affair in exchange for a lighter sentence, Belgian prosecutors said Tuesday. Pier Antonio Panzeri, who...

Top EU lawmakers say no party immune to potential corruption

Jan. 17, 2023 09:48 AM EST

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — Senior members of the European Union’s parliament conceded Tuesday that a corruption scandal ravaging the assembly’s reputation could have happened to any political group, as Belgian prosecutors focus on lawmakers and an assistant from the main center-left bloc. ...

Scandal-hit EU political group starts damage limitation work

Jan. 16, 2023 02:53 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The major center-left political group embroiled in a corruption scandal at the European Parliament will seek this week to insulate itself from more fallout in the cash-for-influence affair linked to Qatar and Morocco as Belgian justice authorities target its members. ...

Top EU lawmakers greenlight anti-corruption reform plans

Jan. 12, 2023 12:02 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Senior European Union lawmakers agreed Thursday to press ahead with a major overhaul of the rules governing access to the European Parliament and the way it deals with lobbyists in response to a massive corruption scandal, the assembly’s president said. Parliament...

Scandal-hit EU assembly set to move on anti-corruption plan

Jan. 11, 2023 11:14 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Spurred into action by a major corruption scandal, the European Parliament president wants to prevent former lawmakers from lobbying on behalf of businesses or governments soon after they leave office and to make public the names of current members who break assembly rules, a...

Yedlin, Zimmerman praise embattled US coach Berhalter

Jan. 10, 2023 21:29 PM EST

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — National team defenders DeAndre Yedlin and Walker Zimmerman praised U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter for bringing the Americans together at the World Cup in Qatar, even as he's currently under investigation by U.S. Soccer for a 1991 incident during which he kicked his future...