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Joseph Sepp Blatter was elected FIFA president for a fifth consecutive term, defeating his only opponent Prince Ali bin al Hussein of Jordan after some aggressive voting in Zurich, Switzerland. Prince Hussein conceded defeat just before the second round of voting, after he had forced a showdown by...

swatch-052915.jpg Swatch Group AG will launch its own smartwatch in two countries this summer, the Wall Street Journal has reported, citing the Swiss watch and jewelry maker's Chief Executive Nick Hayek. According to the WSJ report, Hayek told shareholders at the company's annual general meeting that the Internet-enabled smartwatch will be launched in Switzerland and "one big country."

greenlasers-052915.jpg Federal Aviation Administration said several pilots complained about pointing of strong green laser beams at planes flying over Long Island. The location was around Farmingdale, during 9.30 pm and 10 pm. Searches are on to locate the exact source of the laser beam. The Federal official suspects that the beam came from a hand-held device.

mcdonalds-052915.jpg In order to lure back customers, McDonald's Corp. plans to change the way it makes its iconic burgers. The fast food chain said it will toast its hamburger buns five seconds longer and also change the way it sears and grills its beef patties to make them juicier.

Recognizing the growing challenge of feeding city dwellers, who will become the world's majority by 2050, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Union of Wholesale Markets Thursday signed a partnership aimed at reaching the urban poor and reducing food waste estimated...

The European Union will sign a reciprocal short-stay visa waiver agreements with 7 countries: Trinidad and Tobago, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa and Vanuatu. The Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos and Zanda Kalnina-Lukaševica,...

A Trade Committee of Members of the European Parliament in its draft recommendations voted on Thursday said the EU-US trade deal should deepen EU access to the US market, but must not undermine European Union standards or the right to regulate in the public interest. The committee added that the...

The European Union on Thursday welcomed the abolition of death penalty in the Nebraska State in the United States. Nebraska became the 19th State in the United States to repeal the death penalty. The EU in a statement said, "This is a historic step by the Nebraska Legislature, while the worldwide...

uscapitol-062509_28May15.jpg While the Senate remains adjourned for its Memorial Day break, the Democratic leadership released a statement Thursday urging Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ken., to pursue passage of the bill known as USA Freedom Act.

RickSantorum-052815.jpg A crowded Republican presidential field has received two more long-shot candidates, as former Senator Rick Santorum, R-Penn., and former New York Gov. George Pataki have both thrown their hats into the ring.

bacteria-052815.jpg Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and University of California have developed specially engineered bacteria to detect cancerous tumors in liver at its early stage itself. The special bacteria were used in lab studies to detect diabetes also.

GOP-052815.jpg With the field widening just about every day, the results of a new Quinnipiac University National poll released on Thursday showed there remains no clear front-runner in the race for the Republican presidential nomination.

A meeting of the UEFA member associations has decided not to boycott Friday's FIFA Congress, which is scheduled to elect the next President. Announcing this at a news conference Thursday, UEFA President Michel Platini said majority of the European associations will vote for Jordan's Prince Ali Bin...

FIFA-052815.jpg FIFA sponsors have warned that they may review contracts with football's world governing body after top FIFA officials were arrested in Zurich, and indicted by the US justice department on corruption charges. VISA, one of the sponsors, said it informed FIFA that if the organization fails to take swift and immediate steps to rebuild a culture with strong ethical practices in order to restore the

A meeting of the UEFA member associations Thursday will decide weather to boycott Friday's the FIFA Congress, which is scheduled to elect the next President. "The upcoming FIFA Congress risks to turn into a farce and therefore the European associations will have to consider carefully if they should...

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