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Blatter blue but unbattered by bribery brouhaha
Blatter blue but unbattered by bribery brouhaha
The turmoil surrounding Fifa escalated on Tuesday, with calls for the presidential election to be postponed and leading global sponsors expressing...
FIFA bans, fines two executive committee members
FIFA bans, fines two executive committee members
Two Fifa executive committee members were banned and fined on Thursday following an investigation into allegations they had offered to sell their...
Ronaldo named World Footballer of the Year
Ronaldo named World Footballer of the Year
Manchester United and Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo was on Monday named Fifa World Footballer of the Year for 2008.
Valuev sees off Holyfield
Valuev sees off Holyfield
Russia's Nikolai Valuev successfully defended his WBA title on Saturday night with a majority decision win over former world champion Evander...
Swiss discoverer of LSD dies, aged 102
Swiss discoverer of LSD dies, aged 102
Albert Hofmann, the Swiss chemist who discovered the hallucinogenic drug LSD, has died aged 102, the organisation that republished his book on the...
UBS to slash 5 500 jobs as it sells down subprime
UBS to slash 5 500 jobs as it sells down subprime
UBS will cut 5 500 jobs in one the biggest purges seen so far in the financial markets crisis, as the Swiss wealth-management titan slashes at...
UBS in capital hike after huge loss
UBS in capital hike after huge loss
UBS AG doubled its writedowns from the subprime crisis, parted company with its chairperson and asked shareholders for more emergency capital on...
Société Générale trader faced earlier inquiry
Société Générale trader faced earlier inquiry
French bank Société Générale, at the centre of a huge trading scandal, began investigating trades executed by Jerome Kerviel months before his...
Blatter lends ear to NUM
Blatter lends ear to NUM
Fifa president Sepp Blatter showed his solidarity with the construction workers who are getting 10 stadiums in South Africa ready for the 2010...
Zuma: Power cuts or not, World Cup will happen
Zuma: Power cuts or not, World Cup will happen
Frequent power failures in South Africa won't affect the 2010 Soccer World Cup, the man who is expected to be the country's next president said on...
Brazil officially named 2014 World Cup hosts
Brazil officially named 2014 World Cup hosts
Brazil, the only bidding country, were named as the host nation of the 2014 Soccer World Cup finals by Fifa, world soccer's governing body, on...
Thieves take masterworks worth $91m in Swiss art heist
Thieves take masterworks worth $91m in Swiss art heist
Paintings worth about $91-million were stolen from a Zurich museum in an armed robbery in the second dramatic art theft in the area within days,...

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