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FIFA Chief Vows Broader Vote for World Cup Sites

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 6:25 am (UTC-5)
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The president of football’s world governing body is vowing to reform the way future World Cup host cities are selected. FIFA chief Sepp Blatter pledged Wednesday that all 208 of the group’s members would be allowed to pick the sites for the quadrennial matches. Currently, FIFA’s 24-member executive committee selects the winning World Cup host […]

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Mladic in The Hague for War Crimes Trial

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 5:25 am (UTC-5)
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Bosnian Serb war crimes suspect Ratko Mladic has spent his first night in an isolation cell at The Hague, where he is awaiting trial on genocide charges. As a helicopter hovered overhead, a convoy of four black vehicles brought the 69-year-old Mladic to the prison on Tuesday. Mladic was arrested in Serbia last week after […]

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Belarus Asks IMF for a Rescue Loan

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 4:50 am (UTC-5)
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Belarus says it is asking the International Monetary Fund for a rescue loan to help it cope with a deepening financial crisis. The former Soviet republic announced the request Wednesday, a day after it froze prices on some basic foods until July 1 and several days after it devalued its currency by more than a […]

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Mladic in The Hague for War Crimes Trial

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 3:10 am (UTC-5)
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Bosnian Serb war crimes suspect Ratko Mladic has spent his first night in an isolation cell at The Hague, where he is awaiting trial on genocide charges. As a helicopter hovered overhead, a convoy of four black vehicles brought the 69-year-old Mladic to the prison on Tuesday. Mladic was arrested in Serbia last week after […]

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Belfast Celebrates 100th Anniversary of Launch of Doomed Ship Titanic

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 1:45 am (UTC-5)
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The Northern Ireland capital Belfast has marked the 100th anniversary of the launch of the doomed ship Titanic with a celebration. A flare was set off Tuesday at the exact moment the ship was launched from a Belfast dock 100 years ago, as the city ended a century of downplaying its role in the construction […]

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