NEW YORK -- U.S. authorities indicted 14 people, including FIFA vice president Jeffrey Webb and six other officials on corruption charges involving $150 million in bribes.
Separately, Swiss prosecutors opened an investigation against 10 people for criminal mismanagement and money-laundering linked to the award of the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids to Russia and Qatar.
TOULOUSE -- The all-electric Airbus E-Fan can cruise at 160km/h for up to an hour before changing batteries. Airbus plans a 90-seat electric regional airliner by 2050.
GLOBAL -- Events include a bid to curb Iran’s nuclear programme, G7 summit in Germany, and an EU military campaign to smash migrant smuggling networks.
BRUSSELS -- The European Union plans a year-long military operation against human trafficking networks in the Mediterranean, destroying vessels along the Libyan coast.
DELHI -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government completes one year in office on May 26. Elected by a landslide, he has struggled to meet huge expectations.
ZURICH -- FIFA’s presidential election race is now a head-to-head between Jordan’s Prince Ali Bin al-Hussein and incumbent and runaway favourite Sepp Blatter.
LONDON -- Opening on June 12, Jurassic World is set 22 years after the events of Steven Spielberg’s original 1993 Michael Crichton adaption, Jurassic Park.
LOS ANGELES -- Virtual reality headsets are set to become the next big product trend in gaming and communication technology at E3, the biggest video game show of the year.
BRUSSELS -- The Battle of Waterloo – one of the most decisive battles in history – took place on June 18, 1815. The French defeat drew to a close 23 years of war.
TOKYO -- Japan surrendered on August 14, 1945, V-J Day, following the atom bomb attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the United States on August 6 and 9.
CAPE CANAVERAL -- The Planetary Society’s LightSail spacecraft is sending home telemetry data following a Wednesday launch to orbit aboard an Atlas V rocket.
SANTIAGO -- Twelve national teams will compete to wrest the crown of South American champions from Uruguay who won a 15th title in 2011.
EDMONTON -- Twenty four teams will take part in 52 matches, with host nation Canada opening the tournament against China.
TACOMA, Washington -- The Pacific Northwest welcomes the world’s best golfers to Chambers Bay – a links-style course with vast, treeless fairways built on a former sand quarry.
BAKU -- The inaugural edition of the European Games, the final continental multi-sport games to be initiated, takes place in Azerbaijan
WARSAW -- Defending champions Sevilla of Spain, aiming for a record fourth title, take on final debutants Dnipro of Ukraine at Poland’s National Stadium.
LONDON -- The final of the world’s oldest association football competition, will be contested this year by Arsenal, bidding for a record 12th title, and Aston Villa.
SAN LORENZO AL MARE -- The Giro d’Italia, first of cycling’s Grand Tours, starts in San Lorenzo al Mare and will conclude in Milan three weeks – and 3,492km – later.
MONTREAL -- Mercedes’ rivals will be hoping for a repeat of last season at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, when it witnessed the first win for a car other than the “silver arrow”.
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