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Best still to come from World Cup favourites after shocks galore (5)
DOHA, Dec 3, 2022 (BSS/AFP) - The World Cup in Qatar has already delivered plenty of major shocks but as it moves into the knockout phase the top contenders including Brazil and France have plenty to prove. This is the first World Cup since the South Africa tournament in 2010 in which teams from Asia, Africa and North America have all been represented in the last 16. Brazil remain the favourites to claim a sixth World Cup and end Europe's recent dominance on the global stage.
US forces monitor Mideast skies at Qatar base amid World Cup (2)
The Associated Press December 2, 2022, 11:11 AM AL-UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar (AP) - As World Cup fans throng stadiums across Qatar, about 8,000 American troops stationed just nearby watch over the airspace of the tumultuous Middle East from a major base run by this energy- rich nation. Built on a flat stretch of desert about 20 miles (30 kilometers) southwest of Qatari capital Doha, Al-Udeid Air Base once was considered so sensitive
European Commission Proposes Harmonizing Penalties For Violating Russia Sanctions (1)
Fahad Shabbir (@FahadShabbir) Published December 02, 2022 | 09:19 PM The European Commission on Friday put forward a proposal to harmonize penalties for circumventing European sanctions against state actors, in particular, Russia MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 02nd December, 2022) The European Commission on Friday put forward a proposal to harmonize penalties for circumventing European sanctions against state actors, in particular, Russia.
US, Russia Trade Jabs Over Ukraine (4)
December 02, 2022 6:24 PM VOA News Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday he is ready for negotiations with the West - provided the West recognizes Russia's "new territories" taken from Ukraine. The statement from the Kremlin came after what appeared to be a cautious diplomatic overture from the White House. At a news conference Thursday with French President Emmanuel Macron, President Joe Biden said, "I'm prepared to speak with Mr.
Parcels with animals' eyes sent to Ukrainian embassies (2)
December 2, 2022 GMT KYIV, Ukraine (AP) - Ukrainian embassies and consulates in six European countries have received packages containing animals' eyes in recent days, a Ukrainian official said Friday. Foreign Ministry spokesman Oleh Nikolenko wrote on Facebook that the "bloody parcels" were received by the Ukrainian embasses in Hungary, the Netherlands, Poland, Croatia and Italy, as well as by consulates in Naples,
Russia 'open' to talks on Ukraine but presses demands after Biden comment (1)
Putin urges Scholz to rethink Germany's line on Ukraine Published: December 02, 2022 17:22 Reuters Russian President Vladimir Putin. Image Credit: Reuters Kyiv: Russian President Vladimir Putin is "open to negotiations" on Ukraine but the West must accept Moscow's demands, the Kremlin said on Friday, a day after US President Joe Biden said he was willing to talk if Putin were looking for a way to end the war.
US Designates Iran, China For Concern Over Religious Freedom (3)
Friday, 12/02/2022 The United States on Friday designated China, Iran and Russia, among others, as countries of particular concern under the Religious Freedom Act over severe violations. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in a statement said those designated as countries of particular concern - which also include North Korea and Myanmar - engaged in or tolerated severe violations of religious freedom.
FIFA cave in to Graeme Souness demand as explanation finally given for Japan goal (6)
Japan scored a controversial winner against Spain to send Germany out of the World Cup on Thursday evening. By Archie Griggs 16:44, Fri, Dec 2, 2022 World Cup 2022 briefing: Day 13 SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you.
This Is The B-21 Raider Stealth Bomber (2)
The B-21 isn't just America's next stealth bomber, it's the most advanced aircraft ever built and we're finally allowed to see it. Joseph Trevithick, Tyler Rogoway | PUBLISHED Dec 2, 2022 8:17 PM In one of the most hotly anticipated military aviation reveals in history, Northrop Grumman, together with the U.S.
Banksy mural cut off battered Kyiv wall (3)
56 minutes ago Police have arrested eight people who tried to cut a Banksy mural out of a wall. The world-renowned graffiti artist admitted last month to having painted a number of murals around heavily damaged areas in Kyiv. Ukrainian police arrested on Friday eight people who cut out a mural by graffiti artist Banksy, painted on a yellow, battle-scarred wall in Kyiv. The group succeeded in cutting a section of board and plaster of the mural,