What lies ahead for FIFA and Sepp Blatter in his 5th term
Full Article Philadelphia Daily News
29 May 2015

ZURICH (AP) - The FIFA election is won and done. Sepp Blatter's problems, however, are far from over. The prize for the 79-year-old president of soccer's governing body is four more years in office and some big issues ahead. American and Swiss federal investigations, which rocked FIFA this week, could yet creep closer to Blatter's door. Blatter,...

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FIFA President Sepp Blatter kicks a ball during the inauguration of a football stadium in the village Dura Al-Qari' near the West Bank city of Ramallah, Wednesday, May 20, 2015.
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updated 24 Mar 2015; published 24 Mar 2015
FIFA President Sepp Blatter calls for unity and solidarity ahead of elections
updated 29 May 2015; published 29 May 2015
Sepp Blatter Wins Re-Election as FIFA President
updated 29 May 2015; published 29 May 2015
Blatter Appeals For Unity Ahead Of FIFA Election - Fifa: Die Uefa ist kein weißer Ritter
updated 27 May 2015; published 27 May 2015
FIFA's Sepp Blatter 'is not dancing in his office' over arrests
updated 27 May 2015; published 27 May 2015
FIFA Justice "Another Body Blow for FIFA, and for Sepp Blatter"
updated 17 Oct 2014; published 17 Oct 2014
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A tale of two deals: Dennis Hastert's 'past misconduct' dwarfs $25bn merger
Full Article The Guardian
29 May 2015

In the span of only three days, the former US House speaker went from the high of a successful tobacco merger to the low of a federal indictment on payouts in an alleged cover-up involving a figure from his past ...

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In this Aug. 17, 2007, file photo, Rep. J. Dennis Hastert, front, R-Ill., announces that he will not seek reelection for a 12th term as he stands on the steps of the old Kendall County courthouse with, from left, his son Josh; wife Jean; and daughter-in-law Heidi, grandson Jack, in Yorkville, Ill.
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updated 14 Jul 2012; published 23 Mar 2012
Hastert Discusses Republican Efforts to Reclaim House: Video
updated 08 Nov 2013; published 29 Aug 2011
The Contenders - Historian's Roundtable
updated 03 Jun 2013; published 03 Jun 2013
TV9 - Delhi businessmen cheat Tirupati women
updated 29 May 2015; published 29 May 2015
Secrets of the Dennis Hastert indictment
updated 28 May 2015; published 28 May 2015
Former US House Speaker Dennis Hastert Indicted
updated 28 May 2015; published 28 May 2015
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US removes Cuba from terror blacklist in landmark move
Full Article Yahoo Daily News
29 May 2015

The United States removed Cuba from its blacklist as a state sponsor of terrorism on Friday, in a landmark move aimed at paving the way towards normalizing ties frozen for half a century. The decision means Cuba will now have better access to US banking facilities and American aid, and a ban on arms exports and sales is also lifted. It also wipes...

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US President Barack Obama with Cuban President Raul Castro during their meeting at the Summit of the Americas in Panama City, Panama, Saturday, April 11, 2015.
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updated 15 Apr 2015; published 15 Apr 2015
Obama moves to drop Cuba from terror blacklist
updated 10 Apr 2015; published 10 Apr 2015
Kerry holds landmark talks with Cuban counterpart
updated 15 May 2015; published 15 May 2015
US, Cuba to meet in coming weeks on reopening embassies: Minister
updated 01 Mar 2015; published 01 Mar 2015
Cuban locals optimistic about building relationship with US
updated 10 Apr 2015; published 10 Apr 2015
Kerry, Cuban minister see 'progress' in historic talks
updated 12 Apr 2015; published 12 Apr 2015
Obama, Castro shake hands at historic summit
How Merkel and Hollande Are Helping Cameron
Full Article Real Clear Politics
29 May 2015

BERLIN - While British Prime Minister David Cameron is travelling Europe from The Hague to Paris, from Warsaw to Berlin to kick off negotiations on Britain's relationship with the EU, German and French political leaders are working behind the scenes on how to deepen the euro area. In a recently leaked joint letter addressed to European Commission...

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, and British Prime Minister David Cameron shake hands after a news conference following a meeting at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Friday, May 29, 2015.
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updated 20 Feb 2015; published 20 Feb 2015
Merkel, Hollande want Greece in euro bloc
updated 05 May 2014; published 05 May 2014
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Other Countries' Presidents - François Hollande (HBO)
updated 23 Nov 2012; published 23 Nov 2012
Hollande and Merkel doubt summit will agree EU budget
updated 29 May 2015; published 29 May 2015
updated 29 Apr 2013; published 29 Apr 2013
Clash of Titans: Franco-German ties crack as Hollande slams Merkel
updated 16 May 2012; published 16 May 2012
Merkel, Hollande hold first ever talks on euro crisis
Thailand hosts talks on regional migrant crisis
Full Article Al Jazeera
29 May 2015

Representatives from 17 nations are meeting in Bangkok, the Thai capital, for talks on Southeast Asia's migrant crisis which has seen thousands of desperate people flee on boats across the Bay of Bengal aiming for Malaysia and Indonesia. Observers say it is unclear how much Friday's one-day meeting, which is not being attended at a minister level,...

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Ethnic Rohingya women queue up for food at a temporary shelter in Bayeun, Aceh province, Indonesia, Saturday, May 23, 2015.
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updated 20 May 2015; published 20 May 2015
Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand tackle migrant crisis 말레이•인니, 로힝야족 난민에 임시 피난처 제공
updated 21 May 2015; published 21 May 2015
Asia migrants: Myanmar to attend regional crisis talks - Breaking News - 21-05-2015
updated 29 May 2015; published 29 May 2015
Asia Migrants Bangkok Meeting To Debate Crisis
updated 29 May 2015; published 29 May 2015
U.S. says need to save lives as Asia migrant crisis talks begin
updated 29 May 2015; published 29 May 2015
Bangkok hosts talks over Asian migrant crisis
updated 23 May 2015; published 23 May 2015
Myanmar migrants ransomed by traffickers - BBC News

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Judicial Watch obtained a declassified 2012 anticipating ISIS (the Islamic State - IS) emerging from US support for Al Qaeda and other takfiri terrorists. It predicted what...
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Nick Bryant New York correspondent 27 May 2015 From the section US & Canada comments Jeb Bush has struggled to articulate what he would have done over Iraq On both sides of the...
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Belfast Telegraph
A leading international watchdog has accused the militant Hamas group of abducting, torturing and killing Palestinians during the war in the Gaza Strip last year, saying some of...

German Chancellor Angela Merkel prepares to answer questions after her speech at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
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BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel sounded a conciliatory note Friday on Britain's efforts to renegotiate its relationship with the European Union, saying "when there is a desire there should be a way." The comments made alongside David...
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Supporters of opposition candidate Gen. Muhammadu Buhari's All Progressives Congress (APC) party celebrate what they said was the senatorial win in Kano Central district of APC candidate Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, in Kano
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The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Mahmud Mohammed has sworn in the new president, Muhammadu Buhari. Muhammadu Buhari was sworn in as Nigeria’s new head of state on Friday in a ceremony mixing military pomp with cultural...
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FILE - In this Thursday, May 15, 2014 file photo, from left, Mohammed Fahmy, Canadian-Egyptian acting bureau chief of Al-Jazeera, Australian correspondent Peter Greste, and Egyptian producer Baher Mohamed appear in a defendant's cage along with several other defendants during their trial on terror charges at a courtroom in Cairo. An Egyptian court is to deliver its verdict Monday, June 23, 2014 in the trial of three journalists for Al-Jazeera English on terrorism-related charges.
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SYDNEY Al Jazeera reporter Peter Greste, deported after spending 400 days in an Egyptian jail on charges that included aiding a terrorist group, fears he will be found guilty in absentia at a retrial that resumes in Cairo next week. Australian Greste...
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Former House speaker Dennis Hastert was indicted on Thursday for ‘bad acts’ shocking Washington and leaving those who knew him best with a host of questions. The news stopped the Washington political class cold: Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert,...
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Tents are set up to provide shade for members of the public, as they stand in line to pay their respects for the late Lee Kuan Yew at the Parliament House where he will lie in state for four days, Thursday, March 26, 2015, in Singapore
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Singapore: The dreaded Islamic State terror outfit has identified Singapore, along with the US and the Philippines, as a possible target for its attacks, a noted expert said here today. Islamic State (IS) supporters from the region have also cited...
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An internally displaced Rohingya boy wraps himself with a sarong as he walks in rain at a makeshift camp for Rohingya people in Sittwe, northwestern Rakhine State, Myanmar, ahead of the arrival of Cyclone Mahasen, Tuesday, May 14, 2013.
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Senior officials from across Asia will meet Friday in Bangkok to tackle the growing problem of desperate people landing on the shores of Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, as Rohingya Muslims flee persecution in Myanmar and poor Bangladeshis crowd...
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A major announcement by NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden that Boeing and SpaceX have been chosen to transport U.S. astronauts to and from the International Space Station – effectively putting America back into the business of launching humans to space – ending our sole reliance on Russia by 2017.  29 May 2015
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The restoration of America’s ability to launch American astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) from American soil in 2017 took a major step forward when NASA ordered the first ever commercial human spaceflight mission from Boeing. NASA’s...
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