FIFA bans former vice president for life for taking bribes

ZURICH (AP) — Former FIFA vice president Eugenio Figueredo has been banned for life for bribery that was exposed by a sprawling American federal investigation of corruption in international soccer. ...

Spain's window for Sephardic Jews to seek nationality closes

MADRID (AP) — Spain's Justice Ministry says that the four-year period for the descendants of Sephardic Jews to apply for Spanish citizenship has closed. The ministry said Tuesday tha...

Qatar worlds highlight track's many nationality switches

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Just as migrant workers built Qatar's stadiums, a foreign-born medalist is building its reputation in track. Abderrahman Samba's bronze in the 400-meter hurdles Mo...

India's top minister promises non-Muslim citizenship bill

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Home Minister Amit Shah says that non-Muslim refugees will get citizenship before a controversial citizen registry has been finalized. The leader of Prime Min...

Column: Clock now ticking as California takes on the NCAA

The state of California is ready to take the NCAA to school. And the smart money should be on California in this one. A bill signed Monday by California Gov. Gavin ...

Sri Lanka presidential candidate's citizenship challenged

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A Sri Lankan court has decided to hear a petition challenging presidential hopeful Gotabaya Rajapaksa's citizenship. The Court of Appeal on Monday set a hea...

Electoral gains revive old dilemma for Israeli Arabs

NAZARETH, Israel (AP) — When election results confirmed that an Arab alliance had emerged as the third largest bloc in Israel's parliament, its leader Ayman Odeh reached for the Old Testament, tweetin...

Myanmar: Repatriate Rohingya to 'more conducive environment'

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Wary of international interference, Myanmar insisted Saturday it wants Rohingya Muslim refugees who fled to neighboring Bangladesh repatriated to their former homes so they can l...

Deported Army veteran returns to US in bid to become citizen

CHICAGO (AP) — An Army veteran deported to Mexico in 2018 says he's overwhelmed to be granted permission to re-enter the country for another chance to become a U.S. citizen. Immigrat...

Israel qualifies for Olympic baseball for 1st time

Israel qualified for the Olympic baseball tournament for the first time, with former major leaguer Danny Valencia hitting a three-run homer in an 11-1, eight-inning rout of South Africa on Sunday at P...

'Everybody cries here': Hope and despair in Mexican shelter

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — Long after midnight, when the heat has finally relented and the walled courtyard is scattered with men sleeping in the open, someone begins to sob. The s...

Feds reverse decision ending immigrant medical relief

BOSTON (AP) — The Trump administration has reversed its decision to stop considering requests from immigrants seeking to defer deportation for medical treatment and other hardships. ...

Cuccinelli emerging as Trump's leading voice on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lady Liberty, constructed in this case of paper-mâché, stands about 7-feet-tall or so in the corner of the office of Ken Cuccinelli, the acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immig...

Israel's Arabs poised to gain new voice after tight election

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Arab coalition appears poised to emerge as the main opposition bloc following Tuesday's election, a historic first that would grant a new platform to a long-marginalized mino...

Nepal's sexual minorities say progress in rights has stalled

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal seized the lead in equal rights for sexual minorities in South Asia four years ago with a new constitution that forbids all discrimination based on sexual orientation. Ev...