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May 27, 2015 14:57
Walter De Gregorio, FIFA Director of Communications and Public Affairs at news conference at FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, May 27, 2015. (Reuters / Ruben Sprich)
‘We are the damaged party': FIFA vows to go on with World Cup plans despite scandal
Following arrests of its seven officials in Sweden, FIFA assured at a press conference that the 2018 and 2022 WC games will still be held in Russia and Qatar. Calling itself “the damaged party”, the federation said it fully cooperates with the probe.
Reuters / Ruben Sprich FIFA arrests in corruption probe LIVE UPDATES
A massive US investigation has led to an early morning raid by Swiss police on senior football officials staying at a Zurich hotel. The suspects face federal corruption charges and may be extradited to the United States.
RIA Novosti / Igor Maslov
‘How do I live through this?’ Grief in Gorlovka, E. Ukraine, after deadly shelling (FOOTAGE)
Houses turned into rubble, a mother lamenting her son’s death and town residents who have just lost their friends and are losing hope after a recent shelling by the Ukrainian army – this is what RT saw when visiting Gorlovka.
The Sevastopol amphibious assault ship of the Mistral class at the STX Europe shipyard in Saint-Nazaire. (RIA Novosti / Grigoriy Sisoev)
Russia arms chief reprimands official for saying Moscow won’t buy Mistrals - reports
An official from Russia’s Military Industrial Commission has been reprimanded by Dmitry Rogozin for saying Russia won’t buy France’s Mistral warships, media reported. The official is said never to have taken part in talks over the ships.
A Boeing 777 (Reuters / Marcus R Donner) France probes Boeing 777’s near crash into active volcano in Africa
An investigation has been launched into a “serious incident” involving Air France Flight 953. It was revealed the plane with nearly 40 on board risked crashing into a giant volcano in Cameroon while trying to avoid a storm.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.(Reuters / John Stillwell) ​‘Dangerous precedent’: Assange on EU military plan against Libyan ‘refugee smugglers’
The military intervention against “smugglers” bringing migrants from Libya to EU shores will set a “dangerous precedent” for the EU to unilaterally engage in hostilities and endanger innocent people’s lives, believes WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
Reuters / Ints Kalnins NATO keeps pinning blame on Moscow, pushing Kiev to military resolution – Russian envoy
​NATO is destabilizing the Ukrainian crisis by turning blind eye to Kiev’s aim for a military solution, Moscow’s envoy to NATO said, warning that alliance’s rhetoric of shifting all responsibility onto Russia is not consistent with real state of affairs.
Reuters / Alexander Demianchuk
Ukraine humanitarian crisis ‘one of the world’s worst’ – UN refugee agency
The rise in the number of refugees in the Ukrainian conflict is resulting in one of the world’s “worst humanitarian crisis” today, the UN has confirmed, as sporadic fighting and a lack of aid forces civilians flee to neighboring countries, mainly Russia.
AFP Photo / Joe Raedle ​No more than 4 coffees a day! EU sets new (lax) caffeine guidelines
The EU has set generous recommended limits for caffeine consumption, after a comprehensive report failed to find significant health risks associated with the substance if imbibed in the usual quantities, either chronically or in one session.
Al-Rahman corps and the Islamic Union for Recruiting the Levant carry their weapons as they pose for a picture during a military training in Marj Al-Ashari, eastern Ghouta of Damascus, May 22, 2015. (Reuters / Mohammed Badra) ISIS issues propaganda magazine in Russian
Islamic State has issued the first edition of a propaganda magazine in the Russian language. Appealing to the would-be terrorists, the publication features a "brief history" of the militant group and calls for readers to support it.
Reuters / Ints Kalnins ​Virus as medicine: Genetically engineered virus can cure cancer, scientist learn
A new study by UK scientists reveals that a genetically created herpes-based virus is an effective remedy against skin cancer. This virotherapy raises life expectancy for patients with aggressive melanoma and has fewer side effects than other treatments.
 V-22 Osprey - due to be exclusively supplied to Israel in the coming years.(Reuters / Wolfgang Rattay) ​Netanyahu demands ‘up to $45 bn’ in US military aid for Israel to deter Iran, Gulf States
Israel is hoping to receive $4.2-$4.5 billion a year in military aid from the United States for ten years, to counter the threat from Iran and oil-rich Middle East states that have been re-arming rapidly, a senior Israeli source has told Defense News
An employee of Kyushu Electric Power Co walks in front of reactor buildings at the company's Sendai nuclear power plant in Satsumasendai.(Reuters / Mari Saito ) Japan gives final clearance for 1st nuclear plant restart since Fukushima
A nuclear plant in southern Japan is set to become the first in the country to resume operation under new standards introduced following the 2011 Fukushima disaster. Sendai NPP was handed the final permit on Wednesday to restart its reactors.
Reuters / Fayez Nureldine / Pool 89 in 5 months: Saudi Arabia continues executions
A man was beheaded in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, with the convicted murderer's execution becoming the 89th case this year, according to an AFP count. The death toll has already overtaken the total for all of 2014.

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