June 29th, 2010
06:07 AM ET

World update: World soccer boss says sorry

An update from London on some of the international stories we expect to develop on Tuesday:

Football chief sorry for referee errors: FIFA president Sepp Blatter has done a U-turn over the use of goal-line technology and apologized to the English and Mexican football associations for controversial refereeing decisions in their last 16 defeats.  Read more

Google changes China policy: Search engine giant will no longer reroute traffic to its uncensored Hong Kong website after it said Chinese government officials found the redirect unacceptable.

U.S.: Russian spies arrested: Less than a week after Russian President Dmitry Medvedev visited the United States, the Justice Department announced Monday that 10 people were arrested on charges of being Russian agents involved in a long-term mission in the country. Another suspect was still being sought. Read more

Taiwan, China in historic trade deal: Officials from Taipei and Beijing sign the Economic Co-operation Framework Agreement, which is that is expected to strengthen ties and reduce the potential for cross-strait tensions. Read more

U.S.: S. Korea sinking not terrorism: United States will not return North Korea to its list of state sponsors of terrorism despite its alleged role in the sinking of a South Korea naval ship in contested waters off the peninsula's coast. Read more

Armstrong’s final Tour de France: Lance Armstrong's official Twitter account says: "And yes, this will be final Tour de France. It's been a great ride. Looking forward to 3 great weeks." Read more

Sumo scandal: The association that governs sumo wrestling in Japan plans to announce a decision Sunday involving star wrestlers and stable masters caught up in a scandal that has tarnished the country's national sport. Read more

World Cup theft: Five hotel workers in South Africa have been convicted of stealing items from England football players, the Football Association said Tuesday.

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