The United States has sent Switzerland extradition requests for seven soccer officials arrested in May on suspicion of racketeering in a corruption probe, the Swiss Federal Office of Justice (FOJ) said on Thursday. The officials were detained in a dawn raid on May 27 on a luxury Zurich hotel two days before FIFA's annual congress, throwing soccer's governing body into turmoil. Zurich's local police will now give the seven officials a hearing on the extradition requests, the FOJ said in a statement.
Tunisian authorities have arrested 12 people they suspect are linked to the deadly Sousse beach hotel attack on foreign tourists, and are hunting for two men who trained in a Libyan jihadist camp with the Sousse attacker, an official said. "This is a group who were trained in Libya, and who had the same objective. Two attacked the Bardo and one attacked Sousse," Lazhar Akremi, minister for parliamentary relations, told reporters late on Wednesday.