Thursday, June 4, 2015
A day after announcing his decision to resign, Sepp Blatter was back at work at FIFA headquarters on Wednesday as the worst corruption crisis in the governing body's 111-year history continued to unfold.
The European Central Bank (ECB) raised on Wednesday its forecast for inflation this year to 0.3 percent from zero previously, another sign that the risk of crippling deflation -- a long-term drop in prices -- may be fading.
Thousands of Iranian and Iraqi fighters have been deployed in Syria in past weeks to bolster the defenses of Damascus and its surroundings, a Syrian security source told AFP on Wednesday.
The OECD on Wednesday sharply lowered its global growth forecasts for 2015 and 2016, dragged down partly by a "transitory" shortfall in U.S. performance and by businesses and governments skimping on investment.
Scientists on Wednesday hailed a "new era" in their quest to unravel more mysteries of the universe as the world's biggest particle smasher started experiments with nearly doubled energy levels in a key breakthrough.
Talks between Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker later Wednesday are not expected to produce a final deal on Greece's bailout, Juncker's spokesman said.
U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday signed into law landmark legislation ending the government's bulk telephone data dragnet, significantly reversing American policy by reining in the most controversial surveillance program since 9/11.
An Israeli soldier who was jailed earlier this week for eating a non-kosher sandwich has been freed after the army agreed to release him following a wave of public pressure.
A Native American student who sued his California school district because it refused to let him wear an eagle feather to his high school graduation will be able to wear the sacred item after all.
Former security contractor Edward Snowden won a Norwegian prize for freedom of expression Tuesday and received yet another invitation to leave his exile and receive the award in person.