Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for June 2, 2015.
Senate passes USA Freedom Act
A bill that will roll back some parts of the controversial Patriot Act – under which the NSA has collected large amounts of private call information from phone companies – is on its way to President Obama's desk for a final signature and passage into law. Several Republican senators broke with party leadership to approve the measure on Tuesday.
[Read more from The Washington Post]
Search for missing ship passengers continues in China
Over 400 people are still missing Tuesday following the sinking of the Eastern Star, a tourist ship, in the Yangtze River. Reports say the vessel had encountered unspecified problems after getting caught in a cyclone. Several passengers have been rescued.
[Read more from MSNBC]
FIFA president resigns in midst of corruption scandal
As allegations of mass corruption continue to dog professional soccer's international governing body, its long-serving head, Sepp Blatter, says he's resigning his post. This comes just days after he won re-election as FIFA president.
[Read more from CNN]