Seven powerful soccer figures were arrested today on US corruption charges and face extradition from Switzerland, where authorities also announced a criminal investigation into the awarding of the next two World Cups.
The US Senate has rejected legislation aimed at reforming NSA intelligence gathering, a blow to President Barack Obama and others who support ending the bulk collection of Americans' telephone records.
Rising seas and thawing permafrost caused by warmer global temperatures threaten US military bases and will change the way the US armed services defend the country, President Barack Obama said last night.
Democrats in the US Senate have blocked a bill that would have given President Barack Obama the authority to finalise trade deals such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment and Partnership with the EU.
Pope Francis may visit Cuba this September as part of a trip that will also take him to the United States, the Vatican has announced, although discussions with Cuban authorities are at an early stage.