Sepp Blatter has claimed the arrest of seven FIFA officials on US corruption indictments may have been an attempt to interfere with the congress where he was re-elected for a fifth term as president. Photograph: PA

The re-elected Fifa president, Sepp Blatter, has said he was “shocked” at the way US authorities targeted football’s world body and slammed what he ca(...)

The Hudson County correctional centre in Kearny, New Jersey.  Yang Xiuzhu, a senior official who oversaw construction projects in the booming eastern province of Zhejiang, is in US custody pending her removal to China.  Photograph: Reuters/Eduardo Munoz

China’s most wanted fugitive, a government official accused of embezzling more than €36.5 million, has been detained by US immigration officers, the(...)

Dino Maglio, a former police officer in Padua, was jailed for six and a half years in April.

A suspected serial rapist was free in the city of Padua for more than a year after authorities in Italy and the UK failed to co-operate on a rape c(...)

Marius Gaizutis (52) of Marsh Road, Drogheda, Co Louth was charged with murdering Audrius Butkus (44).

A father-of-five has been handed down a life sentence at the Central Criminal Court for the axe murder of a Lithuanian national whose body was found o(...)

Damon Albarn and the  Blur who have been confirmed as headliners for this year’s Electric Picnic

Blur have been confirmed as one of the headline acts for this year's Electric Picnic. The former Britpop stalwarts have just released their fir(...)

A Children’s Hearing took place in Scotland and ordered that the child reside in “any place of safety” away from the mother. File photograph: Collins

The High Court had no power to order that a British boy brought by his mother to Ireland should be returned to the care of the Scottish authorities wi(...)

Det Insp Noel Browne  shows some of the  items of jewellery recovered by gardaí as part of Operation Fiacla. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times 1:55

More than 1,000 pieces of jewellery, including items worth up to €4,000, have been seized by gardaí as part of Operation Fiacla, targeting groups invo(...)

Trend Micro, the cybersecurity firm based in the US, said criminals have developed advanced mobile applications and tools that siphon their victims’ online passwords and contacts to increase the chance that they will pay up

For years, criminals have been tricking people into performing embarrassing sexual acts on the internet, and then blackmailing them with recordings o(...)

Argentina’s president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has had cover-up charges against her dismissed. Photograph: Jose Tantessio/AFP/Getty Images

An Argentine judge has dismissed charges filed against president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, a week after more than a quarter of a million took to(...)

Protesters carry a banner reading: ‘The Wolves of Russian Spring’ during an ‘Anti-Maidan’ rally on February 21st in Moscow against the 2014 Kiev uprising which ousted Ukraine president Viktor Yanukovich. Photograph: EPA/SERGEI ILNITSKY

Former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovich, who fled to Russia a year ago after being toppled by months of street protests, said he was ready to ret(...)