DNA: World soccer rocked by Swiss arrests of FIFA officials for graft

The world's most popular sport was plunged into turmoil on Wednesday as seven senior soccer officials were arrested on U.S. corruption charges and faced extradition from Switzerland, whose authorities also announced a criminal investigation into the awarding of the next two World Cups.

Iran defends spy trial of US journalist

Iran hit back on Thursday at US charges that the trial of Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian on spying charges lacked transparency, with Tehran insisting its judiciary is independent.

FIFA scandal: World media bays for Sepp Blatter's blood
FIFA scandal: World media bays for Sepp Blatter's blood

Following the arrest of seven FIFA officials in Switzerland on Wednesday on corruption charges and the US attorney general indicting 14 people, the international media is demanding that the world football's president Sepp Blatter immediately resign.

Questions arise about banks' role in FIFA bribery case
Questions arise about banks' role in FIFA bribery case

A raft of banks could face tough questions in the sweeping U.S. crackdown on alleged corruption in global soccer as prosecutors review how much they knew about millions of dollars in bribes flowing through the U.S. banking system to accounts around the world.

Costa Rica opens probes into arrested FIFA official Eduardo Li
Costa Rica opens probes into arrested FIFA official Eduardo Li

Costa Rica has opened investigations into the president of the country`s soccer federation who was among seven FIFA executives arrested in Switzerland on Wednesday on corruption charges brought by prosecutors in the United States.

FIFA tremors rattle Women's World Cup
FIFA tremors rattle Women's World Cup

Women`s World Cup officials and sponsors expressed concern over the corruption scandal swirling around world soccer`s governing body on Wednesday while trying to keep the focus on the global showcase that kicks off in 10 days across Canada.

Sepp Blatter ally AFC opposes FIFA vote delay
Sepp Blatter ally AFC opposes FIFA vote delay

The Asian Football Confederation, a key ally of FIFA president Sepp Blatter with its own recent history of corruption allegations, insisted Thursday that the FIFA congress and presidential election should go ahead as planned.

EU, Switzerland sign major accord on tax transparency

The European Union and Switzerland signed a major accord Wednesday that will end banking secrecy for EU residents and prevent them from hiding undeclared income in Swiss banks, the European Commission said.

Several Fifa officials arrested on corruption charges in Zurich
Several Fifa officials arrested on corruption charges in Zurich

According to reports on Wednesday, several FIFA executives have been arrested in Zurich following a probe. The The charges include corruption in bid for World Cups and broadcast deals.

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Several people killed in shooting in Switzerland: Police

Police say they have found several people dead after shots were heard in a town in northern Switzerland.

13 Muslim graves vandalised in Switzerland

Thirteen graves thought to belong to deceased Muslims were damaged in acts of vandalism over the weekend in the Swiss city of Lausanne, police said on Monday.

Mufti Mohammad Sayeed wants to promote Gulmarg as India's Davos

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Thursday said he has a vision to promote Gulmarg as India's Davos where country's top business and policymakers can hold annual summits.

Chris Froome chases three in a row at Tour de Romandie
Chris Froome chases three in a row at Tour de Romandie

Vincenzo Nibali and Nairo Quintana will be looking to prevent Britain`s Chris Froome from making it three wins in a row at the Tour de Romandie in Switzerland, which begins on Tuesday.

Fugitive Italian financier arrested in Switzerland

Swiss police have arrested fugitive Italian financier Marco Marenco, wanted for fraud and tax evasion in his country, in Lugano, police and media reports said Friday.

Swiss ski resort bans selfies with iconic Saint Bernards

If there is one photo to take home from Switzerland, it is probably a selfie featuring iconic Saint Bernard dogs against the snow-covered backdrop of the Matterhorn peak.