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Ex-Fifa president Blatter and ex-Uefa boss Platini charged with fraud
Former Fifa officials Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini have been charged with fraud and other offences in Switzerland.
Swiss prosecutors say Mr Blatter unlawfully arranged a transfer of two million Swiss francs ($2.19m; £1.6m) to Mr Platini in 2011.
Prosecutors say the payment “damaged Fifa’s assets and unlawfully enriched Platini”.
Crypto named Omicron spikes and outperforms Bitcoin amid variant fears
The token came into existence in November and appears to have risen for no other reason than the newly-named COVID strain.
UK’s Facial recognition firm faces possible £17m privacy fine
An Australian firm which claims to have a database of more than 10 billion facial images is facing a potential £17m fine over its handling of personal data in the UK.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey resigns saying 'it's time for me to leave'. Investors and democracy activists agree and happy.
Jack Dorsey, 45, who co-founded the company in 2006, is stepping down from his role at the company. Dorsey was accused of damaging Twitter reputation, by carrying out the most d...
COVID-19, UK: Not our job to enforce mask rules, retailers tell government
Industry bodies fear staff could be placed in harm's way if asked to police renewed rules on face covering and say enforcement should remain the job of the authorities.
As China Speeds Up Nuclear Arms Race, the U.S. Wants to Talk
The Pentagon thinks Beijing may build 1,000 or more weapons by 2030. But it’s the new technologies that worry strategists.
Why France's Caribbean islands are a prostate cancer hotspot
Banana farmers in Guadeloupe and Martinique were poisoned by a banned chemical. Now they could be compensated by French authorities
Lionel Messi Wins Men's Ballon d'Or For Record Seventh Time
Ballon d'Or Award 2021: Lionel Messi, now 34, won the last edition of the Ballon d'Or in 2019 before last year's awards were cancelled due to the pandemic.
Ghislaine Maxwell accused of preying on young girls for Epstein to abuse
Prosecutors have alleged that British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell and convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein were "partners in crime", and that she groomed vulnerable young girls ...
Omicron: How do you detect it?
The first cases of the new Omicron variant of coronavirus have now been detected in the UK, after it was highlighted by scientists in South Africa as a potentially worrying new ...
Cause For Concern, "Not Panic": What Joe Biden Said On New Covid Variant
US President Joe Biden said the virus variant Omicron, first detected in South Africa but already appearing in multiple countries, "is a cause for concern, not a cause for panic."
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