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Trade slowdown points to world recession risk, watchdog says

...percent or less, and each time has coincided with a world economic downturn, said Angel Gurria, the OECD's secretary-general."Trade should be growing at about double the speed of growth of the world economy because trade is always a locomotive...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-11-09/trade-slowdown-points-worl
Swiss place FIFA President Sepp Blatter under criminial investigation

...money laundering in the 2018-2022 World Cup bidding contests won by Russia and Qatar.His right-hand man, FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke, was suspended last week after being implicated in a scheme to sell tickets for the 2014 World Cup...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-09-25/swiss-place-fifa-pre
WHO: Viral testing 'advisable' in Rio's Olympic waters

...more than baseball and softball's combined total of 65 million players in 141 countries.Shuji Kusaka, JKF secretary general, believes karate meets all the criteria the IOC will be looking at in a new event, including universality, roots...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2015-08-14/who-viral-testing-advisa
Investigation of World Cup officials in FIFA scandal likely to expand

...are working with Swiss authorities.Lauber said Wednesday he "does not exclude" interviewing Blatter and FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke in the future.They are not, however, currently under suspicion in a Swiss case prompted by FIFA's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-06-17/investigation-world-
Environment has been cause of concern for many popes

...talking about global warming?Why would conservative Catholic commentators attack the Vatican for hosting the U.N. secretary-general at a climate conference?It turns out that environmental issues are particularly vexing for the Catholic Church...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-06-12/environment-has-been-cause-concern-
FIFA communications director Walter De Gregorio resigns after telling a joke concerning the embat

...to tell his favorite joke about FIFA.De Gregorio set up the punchline by saying the FIFA president, himself and secretary general Jerome Valcke were in a car, so who was driving?After a pause, De Gregorio gave the answer: "The police...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-06-11/fifa-spokesman-quits
Germans outclass Ivory Coast in their Women's World Cup opener

...country's World Cup bid, a newspaper claimed Sunday.South Africa's Sunday Times reported that the e-mail from FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke to the South African government asks when the $10 million, characterized as a bribe by American...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-06-07/germans-outclass-ivory-coast-thei
British House of Commons wants Sepp Blatter gone

...place there."D'Hooghe has served on FIFA's ruling body since 1988, a decade before Blatter's move up from secretary general to president."If you are faced with an abscess, simple medication does not suffice," D'Hooghe said. "You...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-06-01/british-house-common
UN endorses Iran nuclear deal with 6 world powers

...Britain, France and Germany - and the European Union sent a letter, seen by The Associated Press, informing U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon that they have agreed to extend the snap back mechanism for an additional five years. They asked...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/national/2015-07-20/un-endorses-iran-nuclear-d
FIFA will vote for new president in February

...from outside the sport to oversee the next election and reforms of FIFA. Kofi Annan, the former United Nations secretary general from Ghana, has been mentioned for the role."The rumors linking Mr. Annan to the FIFA job are just that: rumors...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-07-20/fifa-will-vote-new-president-febr