CAF opposes postponement of FIFA Congress and election

By Mark Gleeson JOHANNESBURG, May 28 (Reuters) – The Confederation of African Football is opposed to any postponement of Friday’s FIFA Congress and presidential election in Zurich and reiterated its support for Sepp Blatter’s candidacy, a statement said on Thursday. CAF said a meeting of its members, held in the Swiss city on Wednesday, continued to back the under fire FIFA president, who is seeking re-election in a two-man race against Jordan’s Prince Ali bin Al Hussein on Friday. “CAF is following with particular attention the events that are occurring at this time in the football family,” the statement said in a reference to the dramatic arrest in Switzerland on Wednesday of seven FIFA officials on U.S. corruption charges.
Demi Lovato is the face of mental health in new campaign

FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2015, file photo, Demi Lovato arrives at the Roc Nation Pre-Grammy Brunch at RocNation Offices in Beverly Hills, Calif. Lovato is sharing her personal story and encouraging others to do the same through Be Vocal: Speak Up For Mental Health, an initiative launched Thursday, May 28, 2015, by a pharmaceutical company, the National Alliance on Mental Illness and other mental-health advocacy groups. Its aim is to improve treatment options at all levels and erase the stigma around mental illnesses. (Photo by Rob Latour/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Demi Lovato was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, she was actually relieved.



Greece aims to get bailout deal by Sunday but creditors wary

Residents enjoy a morning walk at the port of Kalamata, southwestern Greece on Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Greece is out of cash to repay debts due as soon as next week. The country and its creditors — other eurozone countries and the International Monetary Fund — have been locked in negotiations for months on what reforms the southern European country needs to take to get the final batch of loans from its international bailout. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece says it aims to clinch a deal with its creditors by Sunday, a development that would allow it to receive the desperately needed final installment of its international bailout plan and prevent a default.



Global stocks down as Shanghai sinks, Greece deadline looms

FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2014 file photo, people pass a Wall Street subway stop, in New York's Financial District. U.S. stocks rose modestly in late morning trading Wednesday, May 27, 2015, recovering part of a steep loss from the day before. Investors remain focused on Greece's debt problems. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)TOKYO (AP) — Chinese shares dived Thursday after big gains in the past three months and other global stock markets were mostly lower as a deadline neared for cash-starved Greece to make a debt payment.



The Latest: Becker injury puts Nishikori in French 4th round

Japan's Kei Nishikori returns in the second round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Brazil's Thomaz Bellucci at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France, Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Nishikori won in three sets 7-5, 6-4, 6-4. (AP Photo/David Vincent)PARIS (AP) — The Latest from the French Open:





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