Crunch time for Sepp Blatter | Journal

Crunch time for Sepp Blatter | Journal

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Sepp Blatter is standing for re-election as the head of football's governing body, FIFA. His organization is entangled in corruption investigations. Those have lead to a string of high-profile arrests, and calls for



SEE IT: Crowd lifts double-decker bus off man in London

SEE IT: Crowd lifts double-decker bus off man in London

This is the moment hordes of bystanders lifted a double-decker bus on a London street to free a pinned unicyclist.

Teen Jailed For Lee Rigby Copycat Attack Plot

Teen Jailed For Lee Rigby Copycat Attack Plot

A teenage terrorist has been jailed for trying to persuade a man with learning difficulties to carry out a Woolwich-style attack.

Unicyclist gets trapped under a London bus, bystanders rush to the rescue

Unicyclist gets trapped under a London bus, bystanders rush to the rescue

Footage captured by an eyewitness shows about 100 people moving a London bus as they rushed to the aid of a unicyclist who found himself trapped on Thursday evening during rush hour. Eyewitnesses captured the scene in Walthamstow, east London, as bystanders came to the aid of the man stuck under

14-year-old spelling bee contestant tries, fails to dodge the mom kiss

14-year-old spelling bee contestant tries, fails to dodge the mom kiss

Third place in a national spelling competition is NO excuse for going for the cheek kiss, mom. When Cole Shafer-Ray, a 14-year-old from Oklahoma, was eliminated from the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday, his proud mother tried to lean in to kiss her accomplished son on the cheek. Cole was

Stocks Extend Drop After Report Shows Economic Contraction

Stocks Extend Drop After Report Shows Economic Contraction

U.S. equity markets extended their slide after the second reading on first-quarter GDP showed the economy shrank, and corporate profits dropped most in a year.

Merkel will work constructively with Cameron to reform EU

Merkel will work constructively with Cameron to reform EU

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will work constructively with British Prime Minister David Cameron on reforming the European Union, reaffirming her desire to keep the UK in the bloc.

British Prime Minister David Cameron was in Berlin on Friday (May 29) where he was greeted with military

Nepal’s Kumaris Change With the Times

Nepal’s Kumaris Change With the Times

Nepal’s kumaris are little girls who are worshipped as embodiments of Durga, the Hindu goddess of protection. While the tradition is centuries old, many of today’s kumaris represent a changing Nepal. Photo: Simon de Trey-White for The Wall Street Journal.

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Freddie Gray activists plan protest at O'Malley presidential announcement

Freddie Gray activists plan protest at O'Malley presidential announcement

BALTIMORE (AP) - Some Baltimore police accountability activists say they'll protest former Gov. Martin O'Malley's announcement of a possible presidential bid in the city Saturday morning. Duane Davis of Baltimore Bloc said Thursday that police brutality flourished under O'Malley's "ze

Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch for sale for $100 million

Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch for sale for $100 million

The 12,000 square-foot home where Michael Jackson and his numerous exotic animals once lived is now on the market.On 2,700 acres in Los Olivos, 40 miles outside Santa Barbara, the King of Pop's Neverland Ranch, now the Sycamore Valley Ranch, is being priced at $100 million, according to The Wall Str

VIDEO: 'Premiership win would be a dream'

VIDEO: 'Premiership win would be a dream'

England centre Jonathan Joseph tells BBC Points West that winning the Premiership title with Bath "would be a dream" for the players.

Google Photos' algorithm makes the manual sorting of images a quaint pastime

Google Photos' algorithm makes the manual sorting of images a quaint pastime

Think of Google Photos as Gmail for pictures, said Google vice president Bradley Horowitz. Before Gmail existed, Horowitz recalled, he'd obsessively file away every email. But as the emails started to pile up, that practice became unsustainable. "E-mail would have been all I did if that mode

Stocks are lower (SPY, DJI, IXIC, USD, UST)

Stocks are lower (SPY, DJI, IXIC, USD, UST)

Stocks are lower after a second estimate showed that the US economy shrank by 0.7% in the first quarter. Near 9:35 a.m. ET, the Dow was down 56 points, the S&P 500 was down 4 points, and the Nasdaq was down 7 points. Following the GDP data, the US dollar index firmed, rising to as much as 97.27.

Snapchat is reportedly raising $650 million at a $16 billion valuation

Snapchat is reportedly raising $650 million at a $16 billion valuation

Snapchat is reportedly raising $650 million in equity, according to CNBC. This would value the company at $16 billion. The company previously raised a $200 million Series E round in March from Alibaba, valuing the company at $15 billion. To date, Snapchat has raised $848 million in venture capital f

Consumer confidence beats expectations, but plunges from last month

Consumer confidence beats expectations, but plunges from last month

Consumer confidence beat expectations in May but still dropped from April.  The University of Michigan's consumer confidence index rose to 90.7 from a preliminary reading of 88.6, but fell from a 95.9 reading in April. Expectations were for the reading to come in at 89.5, up from 88.6 earlier t

OIC demands from Armenia to withdraw its troops from Azerbaijani lands

OIC demands from Armenia to withdraw its troops from Azerbaijani lands

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has demanded from Armenia to withdraw its troops from Azerbaijan's occupied lands.

Nigeria's Buhari Sworn-in as President

Nigeria's Buhari Sworn-in as President

Nigeria's new president, Muhammadu Buhari – the first Nigerian to defeat a sitting president in popular elections – has taken the oath of office in a festive ceremony in Abuja. Buhari was sworn in Friday, surrounded by banners featuring the green and white of the Nigerian flag. The ceremony

Defense Chiefs Meet in Singapore Amid Rising Maritime Tension

Defense Chiefs Meet in Singapore Amid Rising Maritime Tension

Defense chiefs from 26 countries gathered in Singapore Friday at a time of escalating tension in the South China Sea. The Shangri-La Dialogue, which runs through Sunday, occurs just days after the release of an assertive Chinese defense white paper and a blunt reaction from the top Pentagon off

AUDIO: Lessons for regions from financial crash

AUDIO: Lessons for regions from financial crash

Martin Wolf of the Financial Times talks to Brian Meechan of BBC Wales about lessons from the financial crash - and how to tackle inequality across Wales and the UK.

Saudi Arabian heir to throne dies

Saudi Arabian heir to throne dies

Saudi Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz al Saud, who was heir to the Saudi throne, has died in his eighties, Saudi TV reports.

Court rejects Saudi blogger case

Court rejects Saudi blogger case

A Saudi court refuses to charge a young blogger accused of insulting Islam, highlighting the struggle between conservative and reformist forces.

Saudi women jailed for terror links

Saudi women jailed for terror links

Four women in Saudi Arabia have been given prison sentences for supporting al-Qaeda and training their sons for jihad.

UK concern at Saudi paralysis ruling

UK concern at Saudi paralysis ruling

The UK urges Saudi Arabia not to carry out a "grotesque" sentencing of paralysis for a man as punishment for paralysing another man.

How gang violence is spreading fear in El Salvador

How gang violence is spreading fear in El Salvador

The BBC's Katy Watson reports from San Salvador on efforts to combat the high murder rate which has been driven up by increased gang activity.

VIDEO: Merkel meets Cameron for EU talks

VIDEO: Merkel meets Cameron for EU talks

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she wants to work closely with David Cameron to be "a constructive part of the process" on proposed EU reform.

IS group claims second attack on Shiite mosque in Saudi Arabia

The Islamic State (IS) group on Friday claimed responsibility for a deadly bombing on a Shiite Muslim mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia, the second such attack in the world's top oil-exporting country in a week.

Prince Ali vs Sepp Blatter: The battle for control of FIFA

FIFA's longtime boss Sepp Blatter is widely tipped to clinch a fifth term in Friday's presidential vote, though his challenger Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan is riding a wave of support in the wake of a sweeping corruption scandal.

Queensland down, but Darren Bell hoping to ring up surprise winter carnival win

Brisbane trainer Darren Bell had to wait until an ageing sprinter with a history of throat problems found his way into his Brisbane stable to break his stakes race duck - and now Falino is flying the flag in the face of a Queensland winter carnival wipeout.

WMNJBayley published Incredible moment man was pulled from under bus

This is the moment "hundreds" of passers-by dropped what they were doing to try and save the life a man trapped under a bus. The video, captured by Godfrey Bart, shows heroes running over to the double decker to try and lift it to free the trapped unicyclist. The retired 62-year-old,

Goodes' celebration steals the show

Adam Goodes was booed yet again, but says despite an emphatic goal celebration he didn't have any problems with Carlton fans at the SCG.

Tata workers vote for strike action

Tata Steel workers vote by almost 9-1 in ballot to take strike action over pensions, Community union announces.

Irish vessel in new migrant rescue

An Irish Naval Service vessel helps to rescue another 300 migrants off the coast of Libya, the Irish minister for defence has said.

US-China tensions rise over Beijing's 'Great Wall of Sand'

The US is expected to have tough words with China at a regional security meeting, over Beijing's building activities in the South China Sea, says Jonathan Marcus.

VIDEO: Nevin: Cazorla is Arsenal danger man

BBC football expert Pat Nevin analyses Arsenal's chances in Saturday's FA Cup final against Aston Villa at Wembley.

Focus on future say Labour contenders

Andy Burnham, Yvette Cooper and Liz Kendall urge Labour to move on from the past as campaign to succeed Ed Miliband moves up a gear.

Anderson takes 400th Test wicket

James Anderson becomes the first England bowler to take 400 Test wickets, in the second Test against New Zealand.

Barrier Reef spared 'danger' listing

The Great Barrier Reef should not go on the World Heritage danger list, according to a United Nations draft report.