Former champion Ivanovic through to 4th round at French Open

Serbia's Ana Ivanovic returns the ball to Croatia's Donna Vekic during their third round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, Friday, May 29, 2015 in Paris. Ivanovic won 6-0, 6-3. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)PARIS (AP) — After struggling in her first two matches at the French Open, Ana Ivanovic eased past Donna Vekic 6-0, 6-3 Friday to book a spot in the second week at the clay-court Grand Slam.

Blatter set to win new term despite soccer corruption scandal

FIFA President Blatter walks to deliver an opening speech at the 65th FIFA Congress in ZurichBy Mike Collett and Brian Homewood ZURICH (Reuters) - World soccer boss Sepp Blatter was expected to be re-elected on Friday, defying growing calls for him to step down in the face of corruption scandals engulfing the sport's governing body. Addressing delegates at FIFA's annual Congress in Switzerland, where members will later vote to decide the organization's presidency, Blatter promised more transparency and urged members to remain unified. Europe, which accounts for all but three of the countries that have ever made it to a World Cup's final match, is particularly keen to banish the 79-year-old Swiss.

FIFA congress resumes after bomb threat in Zurich

Swiss police said on Friday they were investigating an anonymous bomb threat at the FIFA congress in Zurich that led authorities to search the premises. The threat was made by telephone to a Zurich-based newsroom on Friday morning, Zurich city police said, adding that no one had been evacuated from the congress. The premises have been cleared by the authorities," FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke told the congress after it resumed.
US presses Europeans at meeting to solve Greek crisis

Jacob J. Lew, US Secretary of the Treasury, passes US flags after a press conference at the G7 Finance Ministers meeting in Dresden, eastern Germany, Friday, May 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)DRESDEN, Germany (AP) — Finance ministers from the Group of Seven wealthy democracies heard a sharp call from U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew to find agreement on more financial help for Greece.

US says all parties need to move on Greece

Greece is negotiating to unlock some 7.2 billion euros in bailout cash with creditors -- the IMF, the European Union and the European Central BankGreece and its creditors need to move if the debt-wracked country is to remain in the eurozone, the United States said Friday, as Athens' European partners insisted there was still a lot of work to do. "All parties need to move," the United States Secretary of the Treasury Jacob Lew told a briefing after a meeting of Group of Seven finance ministers and central bank chiefs wrapped up in Dresden. After four months of negotiating to unlock some 7.2 billion euros ($7.9 billion) in bailout cash, Athens' coffers are near empty and officials have indicated they might not be able to make a payment due next week, an event that might trigger a chain of events that could lead to a messy exit from the euro.

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