Only hours before the start of Fifa’s Congress in Zurich, six senior Fifa officials have been arrested in early-morning raids by Swiss authorities – with 14 people understood to be facing corruption charges worldwide.
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Michael Schumacher’s wife Corinna Betsch seems to be accepting the fact that her husband likely never will be the same.
The legendary Formula One driver remains paralyzed and unable to speak after a devastating ski accident in December 2013.
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The debate around the world about what to do with growing waves of desperate migrants will be spurred by a Cannes Film Festival triumph for a movie that looks at the plight of a refugee hero.
“Dheepan”, a French movie … Read the rest
Islamic extremists in Belgium have publicly threatened to kill the mayor of the Belgian city of Antwerp, Bart De Wever, if he does not convert to Islam, local media reported Monday.
A sign written in French stating threats against de … Read the rest
The percentage of Russians who are positive about the law banning the propaganda of homosexuality is increasing and is now 77% against 67% in 2013, Levada Center told Interfax.
Fifteen percent of the respondents do not support this law and … Read the rest
Pointing the finger of blame at Russian President Putin for the Malaysia Airlines shoot-down last July, an Australian news show claims to have found the spot where the Russian BUK missile battery made its getaway, but the images don’t match, … Read the rest
Moscow believes the events in Macedonia are being orchestrated from outside, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday.
Lavrov said that outside pressure is being put on current Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski for not agreeing to follow Western-backed sanctions … Read the rest
This year’s Cannes Film Festival was greeted with consternation when a commonality was noticed across many of the festival’s in-competition selections: the Killer language, English.
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Though there are only two American filmmakers in competition for Cannes’ Palme d’Or and no
Leader of France’s National Front party, Marine Le Pen, has launched a month-long blitz against the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) – a proposed EU-US treaty, which has been criticized for secretiveness and lack of accountability.
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German prosecutors are investigating a police officer who allegedly abused two immigrants, strangling an Afghan man and forcing a Moroccan to eat pork off the floor.
The police officer has been accused of bragging about the brutal assaults in text … Read the rest
A French court delivers its verdict in the case of two police officers accused of not helping two youths electrocuted in 2005, whose deaths sparked three weeks of rioting.
The deaths of Bouna Traore, 15, and Zyed Benna, 17, following … Read the rest
It is one of Russia’s newest military vehicles, designed to take soldiers into battle, while having the firepower of a tank.
Yet for many in Russia’s military, controlling the Kurganets-25 will be easy.
Rather than a traditional steering wheel, it … Read the rest