Sepp Blatter first joined Fifa as technical director in 1975 and was voted president in 1998 Former Fifa president Sepp Blatter says the decision to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar was a “mistake”. Blatter, 86, was president of world football’s governing body when Qatar was awarded the tournamentContinue Reading

Many analysts believe the campaign could actually be good for business. While Xi’s plans are still taking shape, his government has made clear that it ultimately wants to raise the incomes of more households and expand the middle class. That, in turn, could help increase purchasing power and consumption. ButContinue Reading

Greece’s often-strained relations in past years with European economic powerhouse Germany have taken center stage in a meeting in Athens between outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Greece’s president By ELENA BECATOROS Associated Press October 29, 2021, 9:38 AM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleContinue Reading

ISTANBUL — President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey stepped back on Monday from a threat to expel 10 Western ambassadors, averting a diplomatic storm that analysts and diplomats were warning would bring economic disaster upon Turkey and a lasting rupture in the NATO alliance. In what seemed to be aContinue Reading

“I gave the necessary instructions to our minister of foreign affairs,” Erdogan said in a speech Saturday. “I told him what to do. I said that you will deal with these 10 ambassadors being declared persona non grata as soon as possible.” The Turkish president added the ambassadors should leaveContinue Reading