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Blatter hits out at US authorities, UEFA

Sepp Blatter has said that the events in the run-up to his re-election as FIFA president "do not smell right" and he was the victim of "hate" on the part of European soccer's governing body UEFA. Blatter im

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US mulls airport preclearance in Turkey

Turkey is among the nine countries where the US is considering expanding airline preclearance operations, said the Department of Homeland Security on Friday. Other countries where the department said it was entering negotiations t

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Saudi bans poultry meat import for 13 US regions, Bhutan

The Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) has temporarily banned the import of poultry meat, eggs, their products and equipment from five regions in the US, due to the spread of severe bird flu disease, according to a report. Monta

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Questions arise about banks' role in Fifa bribery case

A raft of banks could face tough questions in the sweeping US crackdown on alleged corruption in global soccer as prosecutors review how much they knew about millions of dollars in bribes flowing through the US banking system to accounts around

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Oil gains 1pc after US stocks drop for 4th week

Crude futures rose about one per cent on Friday after American inventories fell for a fourth straight week although prices are set for a weekly drop on a stronger dollar. Oil saw steep falls earlier this week as a resurgent dollar

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TCA Abu Dhabi targets US travellers

Abu Dhabi’s tourism industry is embarking on a four-day, three-city roadshow in North America next week as it looks to build on increasing inbound tourism from the continent. Led by Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority

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US lauds Saudi for sanctions on Hezbollah officials

The US on Wednesday commended Saudi Arabia for imposing sanctions on two senior officials of the Iranian-backed Hezbollah group in Lebanon and designating them as terrorists. The US designated the two officials, Khalil Youssef Har

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Etihad delivers $2.9bn to US economy, supports 23,400 jobs; study

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, will contribute $2.9 billion to the US economy and support 23,400 American jobs this year, a new research by the global consultancy Oxford Economics revealed. The study, commissione

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IS faces battle as Iraq bids to retake Ramadi

Islamic State poured more fighters into Ramadi as security forces and Shi'ite paramilitaries prepared to try to retake the Iraqi city, while Washington scrambled on Monday to reassure Baghdad after a US official's sharp criticism of Iraq

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Oil prices steady but ‘rally running out of steam’

Crude oil prices were broadly unchanged in early trading on Tuesday, as firm demand supported and ample supply dragged, but analysts said there were signs that a recent rally was running out of steam. Robust demand in Asia as well

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