FIFA says its executive committee will this week discuss a proposal to introduce a three-minute stoppage if a player suffers a suspected concussion. Michel D'Hooghe, head of FIFA’s medical committee, recommended the new rules for the treatment of head injuries following a series of incidents in recent months that have sparked criticism of FIFA.
The Vatican has arrested a former archbishop accused of paying for sex with children while he was a papal ambassador in the Dominican Republic, the first-ever arrest inside the city state on charges of pedophilia.
Credit ratings agency Moody's Investors Service has warned about the Argentine situation which can become “harmful” for Latin America, stating that the country's economy is in “decline” and qualifying current policies as “highly risky.”
Global goods trade will grow less than hoped this year and next, and factors including regional conflicts and the Ebola outbreak are putting a quick return to stronger growth at risk, the World Trade Organization said today.
Environmentalist and presidential opposition candidate Marina Silva blasted Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff for not supporting an initiative to put a deadline on deforestation supported by 32 countries this Tuesday during the Climate summit in New York.
More than 30 countries set the first-ever deadline on Tuesday to end deforestation by 2030, but the feasibility of such a goal was eroded when a key player, Brazil, said it would not join.
Britain's monarch is famously above politics, but Prime Minister David Cameron was overheard saying Queen Elizabeth had purred with happiness when he phoned her to inform her Scotland had voted to reject independence.
Evo Morales, Bolivia’s first indigenous president, inaugurated the first World Conference on Indigenous Peoples at the UN on Monday and said he is living proof that the community can “govern and not just vote.”
A group of Argentine lawmakers will be travelling next month to the UK, on an official visit to meet with British officials and members of Parliament, a trip which has been described as 'historic' because it is a 'first time' since the end of the South Atlantic conflict such an invitation is extended.
The British and German embassies in Santiago hosted the first UK-Germany Climate Change Diplomacy Day. The joint initiative was organised to increase the awareness of the importance of climate change as it is a critical issue for both countries.