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  • Israel's Defence Minister Yaalon speaks with Prime Minister Netanyahu during a session of the Knesset, the Israeli parliament, in Jerusalem
    U.S. defence aid to Israel to rise over Iran deal fears - sources Reuters

    By Dan Williams TEL AVIV (Reuters) - U.S. defence aid to Israel is likely to increase after 2017, sources on both sides said on Thursday, seeing a possible link to Washington's efforts to assuage its … More »U.S. defence aid to Israel to rise over Iran deal fears - sources

    Israel's Defence Minister Yaalon speaks with Prime Minister Netanyahu during a session of the Knesset, the Israeli parliament, in Jerusalem

    By Dan Williams TEL AVIV (Reuters) - U.S. defence aid to Israel is likely to increase after 2017, sources on both sides said on Thursday, seeing a possible link to Washington's efforts to assuage its ally's fears over nuclear diplomacy with Iran. A U.S. official, speaking to Reuters on condition of anonymity, said negotiators …

  • Putin backs Blatter, says FIFA arrests shows U.S. meddling abroad Reuters

    By Darya Korsunskaya and Dmitriy Rogovitskiy MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin defended Russia's right to host the 2018 football World Cup on Thursday and accused the United States of … More »Putin backs Blatter, says FIFA arrests shows U.S. meddling abroad

    By Darya Korsunskaya and Dmitriy Rogovitskiy MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin defended Russia's right to host the 2018 football World Cup on Thursday and accused the United States of meddling outside its jurisdiction in the arrest of top officials from world governing body FIFA. Putin said the arrests …

  • UEFA members to back Jordan's Prince Ali as FIFA president Reuters

    A majority of UEFA's member associations will vote for Jordan's Prince Ali bin Al Hussein to succeed Sepp Blatter as the next FIFA president, UEFA President Michel Platini said on Thursday. "A large majority … More »UEFA members to back Jordan's Prince Ali as FIFA president

    A majority of UEFA's member associations will vote for Jordan's Prince Ali bin Al Hussein to succeed Sepp Blatter as the next FIFA president, UEFA President Michel Platini said on Thursday. "A large majority of the European associations will all vote for Prince Ali," Platini told a news conference in Zurich, a day after …

  • UK PM Cameron says strong case to change FIFA leadership: spokesman Reuters

    British Prime Minister David Cameron believes there is a strong case for a change of leadership at soccer's world governing body FIFA after the arrest of several senior officials on U.S. corruption charges, … More »UK PM Cameron says strong case to change FIFA leadership: spokesman

    British Prime Minister David Cameron believes there is a strong case for a change of leadership at soccer's world governing body FIFA after the arrest of several senior officials on U.S. corruption charges, his spokesman said on Thursday. "He (Cameron) does think there's a very - in diplomatic speak - a very very strong …

  • Israel's Defence Minister Yaalon speaks with Prime Minister Netanyahu during a session of the Knesset, the Israeli parliament, in Jerusalem
    U.S. defense aid to Israel to rise over Iran deal fears: sources Reuters

    By Dan Williams TEL AVIV (Reuters) - U.S. defense aid to Israel is likely to increase after 2017, sources on both sides said on Thursday, seeing a possible link to Washington's efforts to assuage its … More »U.S. defense aid to Israel to rise over Iran deal fears: sources

    Israel's Defence Minister Yaalon speaks with Prime Minister Netanyahu during a session of the Knesset, the Israeli parliament, in Jerusalem

    By Dan Williams TEL AVIV (Reuters) - U.S. defense aid to Israel is likely to increase after 2017, sources on both sides said on Thursday, seeing a possible link to Washington's efforts to assuage its ally's fears over nuclear diplomacy with Iran. A U.S. official, speaking to Reuters on condition of anonymity, said negotiators …

  • Poachers slaughtering elephants in Mozambique cut their population almost in half from 2009 to last year, but in Uganda, elephant numbers are increasing as a result of anti-poaching measures, according to aerial surveys. Poachers have slaughtered tens of thousands of African elephants in recent years to meet demand for …

  • Colony of Italian worker bees congregate outside their hive while pollinating a blueberry field near Columbia Falls, Maine

    (Reuters) - U.S. environmental regulators on Thursday proposed a rule that would create temporary pesticide-free zones to protect commercial honeybees, which are critical to food production and have been dying off at alarming rates. The Environmental Protection Agency restrictions would cover times when specific plants …

  • A general view of the Nkandla home of South Africa's President Jacob Zuma in Nkandla

    CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa's police minister said on Thursday that President Jacob Zuma will not be liable to repay money spent on controversial security upgrades to his rural home, part of a project that cost over $20 million. Police Minister Nathi Nhleko ruled in a nationally televised address that the upgrades, …

  • Rescue personnel search the floodwaters along Brays Bayou in southwest Houston

    By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - The National Weather Service issued a new flash flood watch on Thursday for large parts of Texas, where severe weather this week has left at least 16 people dead, damaged thousands of structures and flooded cities such as Houston and Austin. The warning stretches from south …

  • By Guy Faulconbridge and Kate Holton LONDON (Reuters) - Supporters of Britain's membership of the European Union will create a new group shortly to run the "Yes" campaign for a referendum Prime Minister David Cameron has promised by the end of 2017, four sources familiar with the plan told Reuters. The new group aims …

  • By Dmitry Solovyov ALMATY (Reuters) - The U.S.-trained commander of Tajikistan's elite police force has defected to Islamic State, he said in a YouTube video, and his former unit will issue a statement condemning him, media said on Thursday. Colonel Gulmurod Khalimov commanded the Central Asian nation's special-purpose …

  • Rohingya migrants who arrived in Indonesia last week by boat wait in line for breakfast at a temporary shelter in Aceh Timur regency near Langsa in Indonesia's Aceh Province

    By Amy Sawitta Lefevre and Simon Webb BANGKOK (Reuters) - A meeting in Bangkok aimed at addressing Southeast Asia's migrant crisis is unlikely to produce a binding agreement or plan of action to save thousands of people believed stranded on boats in the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea, participants said. Friday's meeting …

  • For months, American and Swiss investigators worked in secret to prepare for the raids that would shake the soccer world. Any leak could have given the game away, allowing international soccer officials to scramble out of Switzerland or time to destroy important evidence before authorities could seize it. It was quite …

  • British Prime Minister David Cameron believes there is a strong case for a change of leadership at football's world governing body FIFA after the arrest of several senior officials on U.S. corruption charges, his spokesman said on Thursday. "He (Cameron) does think there's a very - in diplomatic speak - a very very strong …

  • Vitaly Mutko, Russia's minister for sports arrives for a meeting of the European Soccer federation UEFA at a hotel in Glattpark-Zurich, ahead of the FIFA congress, in Zurich, Switzerland, Thursday, May 28, 2015. The FIFA congress with the president's election is scheduled Friday, May 29, 2015 in Zurich. (Walter Bieri/Keystone via AP)

    Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the United States of meddling in FIFA's affairs and hinted that it was part of an attempt to take the 2018 World Cup away from his country. Putin said in televised comments Thursday that he found it "odd" that the probe was launched at the request of U.S. officials for crimes which …