Announcing his intention to stand for Fifa presidency, prince Ali Bin Al Hussein said “the message I heard, over and over, was that it is time for a change”. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

Jordanian royal prince Ali Bin Al Hussein, a close ally of Uefa president Michel Platini, announced plans on Tuesday to run for the leadership of w(...)

North Korean army officers punch the air in a sign of loyalty at a rally in Kim Il Sung Square in central Pyongyang, North Korea. Photograph: Jon Chol Jin/AP

North Korea stepped up its warlike rhetoric at the weekend, declaring that the Korean peninsula was in a “state of war” and saying that its nuc(...)