Tuesday, September 22nd 2015 - 14:38 UTC

Trinidad approves extradition proceedings for Concacaf ex chief, Jack Warner

Untied States wants to try Mr. Warner, 72, a Trinidadian national, on corruption charges. He is accused of accepting millions of dollars in bribes.

The extradition proceedings against Jack Warner, a former vice-president of football's world governing body FIFA, are to go ahead after being approved by Trinidad's attorney general. Untied States wants to try Mr. Warner, 72, a Trinidadian national, on corruption charges. He is accused of accepting millions of dollars in bribes.

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015 - 11:57 UTC

Ron Jans – the next National Coach of Holland?

Coach  Ron Jans

The Dutch National football team, 3rd in the 2014 World Cup and runners-up 4 years previously, are in grave danger of not qualifying for the 2016 European Champions Finals in France.
Currently in 4th place in their qualifying group they need to finish no lower than 3rd just to ensure a play-off game and few people in Holland has any confidence this can be achieved.

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015 - 08:07 UTC

Pope will celebrate last mass in Cuba on Tuesday before flying to the US

“I am aware of the efforts and of the sacrifices the Church in Cuba has carried out to take to all, even in most remote locations, the word and the presence of Christ”.

Pope Francis has celebrated mass in front of thousands of people in the eastern Cuban city of Holguin. During his homily, he paid tribute to the “efforts” and “sacrifices” the Roman Catholic Church has made in Cuba.

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015 - 07:40 UTC

Brazil/Israel spat over ambassador candidate, spearhead of settlements in the West Bank

 “Dani Dayan is the right man at this time to represent Israel in Brazil,” Hotovely said in a statement late on Sunday, according to media.

Israeli Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Tzipi Hotovely defended the appointment of former settlements' department director, Dani Dayan, as the Jewish state's ambassador in Brazil, after it was rejected by Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff.

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015 - 06:37 UTC

VW shares plunge 20% following emissions' scandal; fines could reach 18bn dollars

“I personally am deeply sorry that we have broken the trust of our customers and the public,” CEO Winterkorn said.

Shares in German auto giant Volkswagen (VW) fell more than 20% in morning trading at the Frankfurt stock exchange on Monday in reaction to revelations that some of its diesel cars in the United States had been fitted with software that gave false emissions data.

Monday, September 21st 2015 - 08:07 UTC

Francis meets Fidel Castro and warns Cubans of the dangers of ideology

Spokesperson Father Lombardi said the meeting, which included Castro's wife and other family members, was “very relaxed, fraternal and friendly.”

Pope Francis met Cuba's revolutionary leader Fidel Castro on Sunday hours after warning Cubans to beware the dangers of ideology and the lure of selfishness as the island enters a new era of closer ties with the United States. Latin America's first pope and Castro, the region's last surviving revolutionary icon of the 20th century, discussed religion and world affairs at the home of the 89-year-old retired president for about 40 minutes.

Monday, September 21st 2015 - 07:53 UTC

Che's daughter refuses to attend Pope Francis mass at Revolution Square

“I did not go to the mass because it would be hypocritical of me. What was I to do standing there for hours? No, no” said Aleida Guevara

The Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara’s daughter, Aleida Guevara refused to go to a mass Pope Francis conducted on Sunday during his historic Cuban trip, saying it would be “hypocritical” of her to be present.

Saturday, September 19th 2015 - 08:36 UTC

Pope Francis arrives in Cuba, but dissidents are skeptical about any changes

Rights groups and dissidents opposed to the regime have called on the pope to urge Raul Castro to put an end to crackdowns and curbs on civil liberties.

Pope Francis praised Cubans' “spirit” in the face of adversity in a message broadcast ahead of his trip to the impoverished island. “It does me a lot of good and helps me to think of your faith in the Lord, of the spirit with which you confront the difficulties of each day,” the pope said in a message played on state television.

Saturday, September 19th 2015 - 07:15 UTC

UK economists debate on further interest rate cuts to combat low inflation

“The balance of risks to UK growth, and to UK inflation at the two-year horizon, is skewed squarely and significantly to the downside” Haldane said.

The Bank of England may have to cut rates to combat low inflation, rather than raise them as its next move, its chief economist Andy Haldane has said. UK inflation may not pick up in the second half of the year, and there are risks of fallout from emerging economies, he said in a speech.

Friday, September 18th 2015 - 07:58 UTC

FIFA's investigation reaches Valcke, who is released from his duties until further notice

Newspaper allegations on Thursday implicated Valcke, 54, in a scheme to sell World Cup tickets for above face value.

FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke has been put on leave and released from his duties until further notice. A Fifa statement said it had “been made aware of a series of allegations involving the secretary general”.


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