The world's football governing body FIFA has been urged to conduct an independent investigation into claims the Qatar 2022 World Cup bid team ran a secret campaign in 2010 to sabotage competing host bids.
Fake news has plunged democracy into crisis with voters being systematically manipulated by campaigns of hate and disinformation, a Commons committee has warned. In a blistering attack, MPs rounded on tech giants such as Facebook, Twitter and Google, for acting “irresponsibly” over data collection and called for new laws to make them accountable for the content on their sites.
The proportion of voters who favor a referendum on the final terms of any Brexit deal has overtaken those who do not for the first time, while UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s approval ratings have plunged, according to opinion polls.
The Falkland Islands Government operating surplus now stands at over £38 million, Standing Finance Committee members were informed this week. The large surplus is due to favorable corporation tax receipts, and was arrived at by deducting operating costs of £68 million from the year’s income, which is £106 million.
By Irina Slav for Oilprice.com - The strength of the U.S. dollar poses an obstacle to further gains in oil prices. President Trump's trade war with China, which is still in its early stages, has already battered the Yuan.
Five allied political parties endorsed the presidential nominee of the bigger business friendly Brazilian Social Democracy Party on Thursday, giving a boost to the man seen as the establishment candidate in Brazil's fractured political landscape.
Family of the only Argentine naval officer killed and buried in South Georgia during the 1982 South Atlantic conflict will soon be able to visit their father's grave in Grytviken, according to reports in the Buenos Aires media.
The killing of a medical student in Nicaragua has been condemned by the World Medical Association. Brazilian student Rayneia Lima was shot this week while driving home from her hospital shift in Managua, Nicaragua's capital city.
The World Health Organization (WHO) and partners are calling on countries to urgently increase hepatitis testing and treatment services in order to eliminate viral hepatitis as a public health threat by 2030.
Brazilian jailed former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva pledged on Friday to block or undo privatizations if he is returned to the office he held from 2003 to 2010.