FIFA President Sepp Blatter delivers an opening speech at the 65th FIFA Congress in Zurich, Switzerland, May 29, 2015. REUTERS/Ruben Sprich

Blatter faces division and suspicion at FIFA

ZURICH - FIFA President Sepp Blatter began his fifth term at the helm of football's governing body facing the daunting task of restoring public faith in an organisation tainted by allegations of corruption and deeply divided over his re-election.  Full Article 


Mexico lawmakers demand president detail wealth after misrepresentation

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MEXICO CITY - Mexico's president came under pressure on Friday to fully disclose his financial assets following a Reuters report on Thursday that he had misrepresented the circumstances under which he acquired a property in a lakeside retreat near Mexico City.


Policies working, ECB must persist with purchase programmes - Constancio

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SITGES, Spain - The European Central Bank's monetary policy, aimed at raising inflation in the euro zone area, is working according to plan, ECB vice president Vitor Constancio said on Saturday, citing recent figures.


Silk Road website creator gets life term for drug plot

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NEW YORK - The accused mastermind behind the Silk Road underground website was sentenced on Friday to life in prison for orchestrating a scheme that enabled more than $200 million (£130.8 million) of anonymous online drug sales using the digital currency bitcoin. | Video


Ireland agrees to restore some public-sector pay cuts

29 May 2015

DUBLIN - Ireland's government has struck a deal with trade unions to restore some of the pay cuts imposed on public-sector workers after the country's financial crisis, spending minister Brendan Howlin said on Friday.

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Anti-Islam protesters gather outside mosque in Arizona

Crowds gather for an anti-Islam demonstration outside Phoenix mosque. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).