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Switzerland

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  • 'World Cup of fraud' rocks FIFA, soccer's top body

    'World Cup of fraud' rocks FIFA, soccer's top body
    After a day of police raids and high-profile arrests that staggered the world of soccer, prosecutors in the U.S. and Switzerland said their probe into corruption at the sport's highest levels had only begun. Trouble for what is often called "the...
  • FIFA's top spokesman leaves job, Blatter urged to do same

    FIFA's top spokesman left his job on Thursday, hours after Sepp Blatter was urged to do the same by the European Parliament. FIFA responded by announcing that its executive committee will meet on July 20 in Zurich to decide when from December to February...
  • Azerbaijan free speech activist flown out by Swiss FM

    A free speech activist from Azerbaijan who spent 10 months in the Swiss embassy has left the country aboard the jet of Switzerland's foreign minister. Emin Huseynov landed in Switzerland late Friday with Swiss Foreign Minister Didier Burkhalter, who...
  • Israeli veterans group comes under fire amid boycott threat

    An organization of former Israeli soldiers dedicated to shedding light on the dark side of the country's military is coming increasingly under fire, roiling a country in the grips of a battle against the burgeoning threat of international isolation and...
  • FIFA corruption probe: 14 charged, including former Strikers owner

    FIFA corruption probe: 14 charged, including former Strikers owner
    Prosecutors charged former Fort Lauderdale Strikers owner Aaron Davidson and 13 other top FIFA executives Wednesday in a more than $150-million racketeering and fraud scheme the U.S. Department of Justice said had corrupted the world's most popular...
  • Bosnian war veterans protest the arrest of wartime commander

    Several hundred war veterans in Bosnia have protested the arrest in Switzerland of the wartime commander of the town of Srebrenica, where Serbs massacred thousands of Bosnian Muslims in 1995. Swiss authorities arrested Naser Oric Wednesday on a request...
  • Swiss, Austrians conduct spying probes over Iran talks

    Swiss prosecutors are conducting an espionage investigation amid suspicions that hotels hosting the talks on Iran's nuclear program have been targeted in a cyber-spying campaign. Austria is also looking into the allegations. Kaspersky, a cybersecurity...
  • Swiss Justice Dept: 1 of 7 arrested in FIFA case seeks bail

    Switzerland's Justice Department says one of the seven soccer officials arrested in Zurich appealed for bail during the extradition process. The justice office says Switzerland's "Federal Criminal Court will rule on whether or not he will have to...
  • Swiss police arrest former Srebrenica Commander, mayor says

    Srebrenica's mayor says Swiss border police have arrested the Bosnian wartime commander of the eastern Bosnian town where Serbs massacred thousands of Bosnian Muslims in 1995. Camil Durakovic told Bosnian TV police arrested Naser Oric as he traveled to...
  • Swiss police reportedly seize FIFA data related to World Cup bids

    Swiss police reportedly seize FIFA data related to World Cup bids
    FIFA handed over technical data to Swiss authorities investigating the bidding processes behind the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, multiple sources reported. According to the Associated Press, FIFA complied Wednesday to a request by the Swiss attorney...
  • FIFA: 'No legal grounds' to remove World Cup from Russia, Qatar

    FIFA: 'No legal grounds' to remove World Cup from Russia, Qatar
    FIFA said in a statement Monday that it has "no legal grounds" to remove the 2018 and 2022 World Cup competitions from Russia and Qatar, despite widespread speculation that bribery led to the awarding of soccer's biggest event to the regions back in 2010....