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Attorney General: Blatter is not under investigation

Blatter's resignation will not affect proceedings. Credit: PA

Switzerland's office of attorney general (OAG) said on Tuesday it was not investigating outgoing Fifa president Sepp Blatter, who announced he was stepping down in a hastily convened press conference shortly before.

"Joseph S. Blatter is not under investigation by the OAG. His announced resignation will have no influence on the ongoing criminal proceedings," the attorney general said in a brief statement.

The attorney general, which has opened criminal proceedings against persons unknown on suspicion of criminal mismanagement and of money laundering alongside a far wider U.S. corruption investigation into FIFA, said it would release no further information.


Silk Road 'mastermind' gets life for drugs website

The mastermind behind the world's largest illegal online drugs market has been sentenced to life imprisonment for creating the website that allowed $200 million of anonymous drug trades worldwide.

Ross Ulbricht, 31, was sentenced by US District Judge Katherine Forrest in Manhattan after a federal jury in February found him guilty of charges including distributing drugs through the Internet and conspiring to commit computer hacking and money laundering.


Sir Jony Ive promoted to chief design officer at Apple

Sir Jony Ive Credit: REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Briton Sir Jonathan Ive has inched a step closer to the top job at Apple, after being promoted to chief design officer at the tech giant.

The man behind the iconic designs of the iPod, iPhone and iPad revealed his new position in an interview with Stephen Fry in the Daily Telegraph.

The designer, from Chingford in north-east London, has led Apple's design team since the mid-1990s and, alongside former chief executive Steve Jobs, helped bring the firm back from the brink of financial ruin.

Sir Jonathan was made a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE) in 2012 for services to design and enterprise.

Business Minister tells O2 to 'sort out' reception issue

Business Secretary Sajid Javid has taken to Twitter to tell mobile phone network O2 to "sort it out", joining a flood of people up and down the country complaining about poor signal on their phones.

People in Manchester, Bristol, Birmingham, Glasgow and parts of Northern Ireland and London have reported problems with their service over the weekend.

O2, which suggested that people turn their phones on and off again, said there were aware of "some issues" and "isolated instances".

The company said that "our engineers are beavering away and working to fix ASAP."

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