FIFA rejects calls to move 2018 World Cup from Russia FIFA issued a statement saying it "deplores any form of violence" and questioning the purpose of relocating the sport's showcase tournament.
EU reaches preliminary agreement on more Russia sanctions Maja Kocijancic, spokeswoman for EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, said there was still work to be done.
Turkish PM inaugurates $4bn high-speed train link (video) "Twelve years ago, a fast train was nothing more than a dream. We are now a country which makes its dreams come true," Erdogan said.
French soldiers secure black box from Air Algerie jet wreckage site One of two black boxes was recovered from the wreckage in the Gossi region of Mali near the border with Burkina Faso.