Michel Platini is to step down as the head of European football after a tribunal rejected his appeal against a football ban. The court said it was not convinced that a $2 million payment he received from FIFA was “legitimate.”
Following concerns from its top brass that the Bundesliga is in danger of losing its place among Europe's elite leagues, a new UEFA report may well prompt fresh doubts. But there is also room for optimism.
A young woman's murder has highlighted citizens' lack of faith in Ukraine's justice system. Critics fear the government may cover up the true nature of the killing, drawing parallels with a violent crime four years ago.
Whether or not the pardoning of former dictator Alberto Fujimori was a dirty deal is hardly relevant. Either way, Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has lost the trust of voters in the country, says DW's Uta Thofern.
The anti-corruption advocate is vowing to appeal the election commission's ruling. Navalny has already called for a nationwide boycott of the vote in March; he's ineligible to stand due to recent convictions.
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