Fifa sponsors warn on ‘corruption’

Football’s governing body Fifa is due to open its annual congress despite warnings from sponsors that they may review ties over the arrest of seven top officials on corruption charges. Visa says it will reassess its sponsorship unless Fifa makes changes. Coca-Cola and Adidas voiced concern. The European football body Uefa will decide whether to boycott Friday’s vote for the

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Al-Nusra ‘told not to attack West’

The interview with Abu Mohammed al-Julani was his second with Al Jazeera since 2013 Al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria has been ordered by the jihadist network not to use the country to launch attacks on the West, the group’s leader has said. In an interview with Al Jazeera, Abu Mohammed al-Julani said al-Nusra Front was focused on capturing Damascus and toppling

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Centre takes battle against Kejriwal to SC: Here’s what the MHA will argue

As the row between the Centre and the Delhi government intensified on Wednesday with the former challenging the Delhi High Court’s order that termed a notification of Union Home Ministry barring the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) from acting against its officials ‘suspect’, reports said that the MHA will argue that the observations were made without hearing the ministry completely. Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal.

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Resolutions against L-G Jung, MHA: It is just about Kejriwal showing up PM Modi

New Delhi: The Delhi Assembly on Wednesday passed a resolution moved by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government against the Ministry of Home Affairs’ (MHA) notification which conferred ‘absolute’ powers on Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung in appointments, postings and transfers of senior officials as well as matters relating to the police and public order. The private member’s resolution moved by

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Look beyond politics: The Modi-Singh chai pe charcha is a welcome gesture

In the unending season of political acrimony and the asphyxiating environment of grudge and bitterness, the meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh comes as a waft of refreshing air. The warmth evident in the handshake and the subsequent Twitter post of the former expressing his happiness after the meeting, tells us something: political animals

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He called me; no, he did: Competing versions of the MMS-Modi meet spawn conspiracy theories

Ex-Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had a bit of bipolar day on Wednesday.  He started it by smacking down his successor, claiming that PM Modi was the reason why “the very idea of India was was under attack.” But come evening, he was enjoying conversation and general bonhomie  at 7 Race Course Road. The visit took most observers by surprise, including Singh’s

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