FIFA appoints first female secretary general

May 14, 2016

FIFA appoints first female secretary general

FIFA’s corruption crisis was declared to be over by president Gianni Infantino on Friday as the scandal-battered governing body broke new ground by appointing its first female and first non-European secretary general. Senegalese United Nations official Fatma Samoura has no experience working in sports ...

Brazilian women angry at all-male new government

May 13, 2016

Brazilian women angry at all-male new government

Brazilian interim President Michel Temer’s post-impeachment government is not a day old and already has an image problem: Where are the women? All 24 ministers presented to the nation in a televised ceremony, just hours after the suspension of leftist president Dilma Rousseff, bore ...

Brazil's Senate impeaches Rousseff

May 12, 2016

Brazil's Senate impeaches Rousseff

Brazil’s Senate voted Thursday to impeach President Dilma Rousseff after a months-long fight that laid raw the country’s fury over corruption and economic decay, hurling Latin America’s largest country into political turmoil just months before it hosts the Summer Olympics. Rousseff’s enraged backers called ...

Business titans secretly fund Philippine presidential hopefuls

May 8, 2016

Business titans secretly fund Philippine presidential hopefuls

Philippine presidential favorite Rodrigo Duterte has flippantly brushed aside campaign trail allegations of accepting million-dollar gifts, while his rivals have refused to disclose their backers, deepening concerns over business titans’ shadowy grip on politics. The Philippines has one of Asia’s biggest rich-poor divides, with ...

Brazil Senate committee recommends Rousseff impeachment

May 7, 2016

Brazil Senate committee recommends Rousseff impeachment

A Brazilian Senate committee voted Friday to recommend starting an impeachment trial against President Dilma Rousseff, who now faces being suspended from office in less than a week. The impeachment is based on accusations that Rousseff made illegal accounting maneuvers to mask the depth ...

May 6, 2016

FIFA hands lifetime bans to two South American officials

FIFA ethics judges have imposed life bans on two South American soccer officials who have pleaded guilty in the United States to corruption charges. The FIFA ethics committee judging chamber said it found Luis Bedoya, a former FIFA executive committee member from Colombia, and ...

Iraqis storm parliament, demanding political reform

May 1, 2016

Iraqis storm parliament, demanding political reform

Anti-government protesters tore down walls and poured into the Iraqi capital’s heavily fortified Green Zone on Saturday, where they stormed parliament in a major escalation of a political crisis that has simmered for months. Supporters of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr have been holding demonstrations ...