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FIFA's ethics watchdog on Thursday suspended the two most powerful men in football, Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini, for 90 days in a sensational new blow to the sport's scandal-tainted governing body. Secretary-general Jerome Valcke was also suspended for 90 days while South Korean tycoon Chung Mong-Joon, a candidate for the FIFA presidency along with Platini, was banned outright for six years. While FIFA said the suspensions were "provisional", the action almost certainly signals the end of the reign of FIFA president Blatter and deals a major blow to UEFA leader Platini's hopes of taking over.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone, who helped stop a terror attack on a French train over the summer, was stabbed and seriously wounded Thursday in a fight outside a bar — the latest tragedy to befall him and his buddies since they returned home as heroes.
By Randall Palmer LIMA (Reuters) - The Bank of England will not necessarily wait for a hike from the U.S. Federal Reserve before it raises interest rates, Governor Mark Carney said on Thursday. "The exact timing of the Fed move is not decisive for the timing of the move by the Bank of England," Carney said in a seminar at the annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund.