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Ex-Fifa president Blatter and ex-Uefa boss Platini charged with fraud
Former Fifa officials Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini have been charged with fraud and other offences in Switzerland.
Swiss prosecutors say Mr Blatter unlawfully arranged a transfer of two million Swiss francs ($2.19m; £1.6m) to Mr Platini in 2011.
Prosecutors say the payment “damaged Fifa’s assets and unlawfully enriched Platini”.
Guatemala’s economy buoyed by record $15bn sent home from workers overseas
Critics accuse the country’s government of doing nothing to stop the ‘escape valve’ of migration as it covers up their lack of spending
Chile’s president-elect names progressive, majority-women cabinet
Gabriel Boric, 35, picks youthful team including at defence the granddaughter of Salvador Allende, who was overthrown in a military coup
Female leadership is good for the world. Just look at Barbados
Mia Mottley is just one of a raft of strong women across the Caribbean and South America tackling society’s most pressing issues. The world could learn a lot from them
Robinho loses final legal appeal over rape
Brazilian footballer Robinho has lost his final appeal against a conviction for taking part in the gang rape of a woman in Milan in 2013.
Peru oil spill after Tonga eruption an 'ecological disaster'
An oil spill off the Peruvian coast has caused an "ecological disaster", authorities have said.
Elza Soares: Tributes as Brazilian samba legend dies aged 91
Elza Soares, one of the greatest Brazilian singers of all time, has died aged 91 at her home in Rio de Janeiro, her publicist says.
Ingrid Betancourt: Former Farc captive announces presidential bid
The former Colombian senator, Ingrid Betancourt, has announced she will run for president again, 20 years after being kidnapped by left-wing rebels.
US charges four Belarus officials with aircraft piracy over flight diversion
The US has charged four Belarusian officials with aircraft piracy over the diversion of a passenger plane to Minsk last May.
Infant among four bodies found near US-Canada border
Police in Canada have found the bodies of four people, including an infant, in a snowy field near the US border.
'Nicholas Rossi': US man who 'faked death' remanded in custody
An American who is said to have faked his own death before fleeing to Scotland has been remanded in custody.
U.S. House bill on China competitiveness, chip investment, coming soon - Pelosi
The U.S. House of Representatives will soon introduce a bill to increase U.S. competitiveness with China and boost federal spending on semiconductors, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said ...
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