BBC News Fifa: French probe 2018 & 2022 World Cup bids 2017-04-27T16:50:12.000000000+00:00 French prosecutors are investigating the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups and have questioned former Fifa president Sepp Blatter. Joey Barton: FA gave Burnley midfielder 'shortest possible ban' 2017-04-27T16:41:02.000000000+00:00 The FA says Joey Barton's 18-month suspension from all football activities is "the shortest possible" ban it could have imposed. Marine A Alexander Blackman to be freed 'on Friday' 2017-04-27T16:22:44.000000000+00:00 Campaigners celebrate the imminent release of a marine jailed for killing a wounded Taliban fighter. Elizabeth Hart-Browne cleared of murdering boyfriend 2017-04-27T16:15:11.000000000+00:00 The trial heard Elizabeth Hart-Browne cried "I have just killed the man I love" after stabbing Stephen Rayner. World Championship 2017: Ding Junhui edges ahead of Mark Selby in semi-final 2017-04-27T16:11:26.000000000+00:00 Ding Junhui leads reigning champion Mark Selby 5-3 after an intriguing start to their World Championship semi-final. Terror arrest near Houses of Parliament 2017-04-27T16:10:58.000000000+00:00 Armed police detain a man near Parliament, with a witness saying he saw two knives on the ground. Security warning after powder sent to MP and offices 2017-04-27T16:09:14.000000000+00:00 Police issue a warning after "suspicious packages" sent to an MP, a council building and a party HQ. Maria Sharapova is a 'cheater' and should not play tennis again - Eugenie Bouchard 2017-04-27T15:48:05.000000000+00:00 The WTA is "sending out the wrong message to kids" by allowing Maria Sharapova to resume her playing career, says 2014 Wimbledon finalist Eugenie Bouchard. Le Pen's National Front 'took 5m euros from EU' 2017-04-27T15:41:40.000000000+00:00 The European Parliament alleges fraud by the French presidential candidate's nationalists. When you drop your drugs... in court 2017-04-27T15:35:46.000000000+00:00 An arrest warrant's out for a man who dropped a bag of drugs during a court appearance in Ohio.