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The front of FIFA's head office in Zurich on September 26, 2014 (Photo by Sebastien Bozon/AFP/Getty Images)

FIFA In Turmoil After Clearing Qatar, Russia In World Cup Probe

Hours after a FIFA judge cleared Russia and Qatar of corruption in their winning World Cup bids, the American who led the investigation said Thursday he would appeal the decision.

11/13/2014

Serena Williams talks to the media during previews for the WTA Finals at the ArtScience Museum on October 19, 2014 in Singapore. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Serena Williams Slams Russian Official For ‘Sexist’ And ‘Racist’ Remarks

In a statement released by the Russian Tennis Federation, Shamil Tarpischev denied any “malicious intent” and said his quotes had been taken out of context.

10/20/2014

President Barack Obama speaks at the 69th United Nations General Assembly at United Nations Headquarters on September 24, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Obama Calls For Dismantling ISIS ‘Network Of Death’

President Barack Obama told the assembled leaders that the “only language understood by killers like this is the language of force.”

09/24/2014

President Barack Obama speaks at close of NATO 2014 Summit in Newport, South Wales, on September 5, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Obama Talks About Ukraine, ISIS At Close Of NATO Summit

Speaking at the close of a two-day NATO summit in Wales, President Barack Obama commented Friday on the situations in Ukraine and Iraq.

09/05/2014

Sen. Robert Menendez (file/credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Sen. Menendez Wants Tougher Sanctions For Russia

Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said after meeting with leaders and locals, there’s no doubt Russia has invaded Ukraine.

09/01/2014

A man carries a United State and an Israeli flag during a 'New York Stands with Israel' rally at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza across from the United Nations on July 28, 2014. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

CBS News Poll: Most Americans Sympathize With Israel In Conflict

A new CBS News poll showed most Americans sympathize with Israel in the current conflict with Hamas, view Russia as unfriendly or an enemy, and disapprove of President Barack Obama’s handling of foreign affairs.

08/06/2014

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 25: Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during the annual Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) meeting on September 25, 2013 in New York City. Timed to coincide with the United Nations General Assembly, CGI brings together heads of state, CEOs, philanthropists and others to help find solutions to the world's major problems.  (Photo by Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)

Hillary Clinton On Facebook Chat: Tougher Sanctions Are Needed On Russia

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday that the U.S. and Europe should work together to develop tougher sanctions on Russia.

07/21/2014

Ukrainian rescue servicemen inspect part of the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 on July 20, 2014 in Rassipnoye, Ukraine.  (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images)

Obama Calls For ‘Immediate And Full Access’ To Malaysia Airlines Crash Site

The chaotic Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 recovery effort stumbled again Monday as the U.N. Security Council is set to vote on a resolution demanding international access to the crash site and a cease-fire in the area.

07/21/2014

A picture taken on July 18, 2014 shows the wreckages of the Malaysia Airlines jet carrying 298 people from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur a day after it crashed, near the town of Shaktarsk, in rebel-held east Ukraine. (credit: DOMINIQUE FAGET/AFP/Getty Images)

Ukraine Accuses Russia Of Helping Separatists Destroy Evidence In Malaysia Airlines Crash

Ukraine accused Russia on Saturday of helping separatist rebels destroy evidence at the crash site of a Malaysia Airlines plane shot down in rebel-held territory — a charge the rebels denied.

07/19/2014

New Jersey-born Quinn Schansman, 19, was killed after the Malaysia Airlines jetliner he was on was shot down over Ukraine on July 17, 2014 (Credit: CBS 2)

American On Board Downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 Was New Jersey Native

In remarks from the White House, the president said Friday that Flight MH17 was shot down by a surface-to-air missile in an area controlled by Russian-backed separatists.

07/18/2014

Teammates help injured Russian forward Alexander Ovechkin (C) during a IIHF International Ice Hockey World Championship preliminary round group B game between Russia and Germany, in Minsk, on May 18, 2014.   AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER NEMENOV

Ovechkin Injures Leg At Ice Hockey World Championships

Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin was taken to a hospital with a right leg injury Sunday after colliding with an opponent during Russia’s game against Germany at the ice hockey world championships.

05/18/2014

President Barack Obama speaks during a press conference March 25, 2014 in The Hague, the Netherlands. (Photo by Toussaint Kluiters-Pool/Getty Images)

Homeland Security To Cut NYPD Bomb Detection Funding After Obama Says NYC Nuclear Blast Bigger Concern Than Russia

Less than 24 hours after President Obama said he’s more concerned about the prospect of a nuclear weapon exploding in NYC than Russia’s recent actions, Homeland Security officials announced plans to cut the NYPD’s bomb detection funding by 50 percent.

03/26/2014

A man with his child walks by pro-Russian armed men blocking acces to the Ukrainian frontier guard base in Balaklava, a small city not far from Sevastopol, on March 1, 2014.  (Credit: VIKTOR DRACHEV/AFP/Getty Images)

Pro-Russian Forces Storm Ukrainian Air Force Base In Crimea

Pro-Russian forces stormed a Ukrainian air force base in Crimea, firing shots and smashing through concrete walls with armored personnel carriers. At least one person was wounded, the base commander said.

03/22/2014

FILE -- Rep. Steve Israel (credit: Getty Images)

Rep. Israel Fights To Get Boy In Ukraine Reunited With Mom In Queens: ‘Just Resolve It’

The boy hasn’t be able to get the necessary travel documents to be reunited with his mom and remains in Ukraine amid growing unrest.

03/20/2014

Rep. Chris Murphy is seen in his official headshot - File / Photo: Office of Chris Murphy

Sen. Murphy On Crimea Vote: Putin’s ‘Done Something Incredibly Stupid’

President Barack Obama on Monday froze the U.S. assets of seven Russian officials, including top advisers to President Vladimir Putin, for their support of Crimea’s vote to secede from Ukraine.

03/17/2014

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