England vs. Senegal: Euro 2020 finalist faces African champion for place in World Cup quarterfinals

England vs.  Senegal: Euro 2020 finalist faces African champion for place in World Cup quarterfinals

CNN — Sunday’s round of 16 fixtures feature the 2018 World Cup winner, the current African champion and one of the Euro 2020 finalists. First up, reigning World Cup champion France faces Poland at the Al Thumama Stadium in the early fixture before arguably the highlight of the day as England meets Senegal at the … Read more

World Cup last 16: When, where and who’s playing who in knockout stage

World Cup last 16: When, where and who’s playing who in knockout stage

It’s almost time for the World Cup knockout stage. Group winners and runners-up have been confirmed, and the ties for the next round will take place between Saturday, December 3 and Tuesday, December 6, with a pair of fixtures on each of the four days. The Athletic keep track of the teams that have qualified … Read more

World Cup last 16: When, where and who’s playing who in knockout stage

World Cup last 16: When, where and who’s playing who in knockout stage

It’s almost time for the World Cup knockout stage. Group winners and runners-up have almost been confirmed, with just groups G and H to settle on Friday. The ties for the next round will take place between Saturday, December 3 and Tuesday, December 6 with a pair of fixtures on each of the four days. … Read more

Frappart becomes first woman to referee at men’s World Cup | Qatar World Cup 2022 News

Frappart becomes first woman to referee at men’s World Cup |  Qatar World Cup 2022 News

Stephanie Frappart oversaw the final Group E game between Germany and Costa Rica in Qatar’s Al Bayt Stadium. When Stephanie Frappart stepped onto the field of Al Bayt Stadium on Thursday, she became the first woman to referee a men’s World Cup game to complete a journey that started almost 30 years ago in the … Read more

Kamala Harris, Emmanuel Macron to visit NASA headquarters

Kamala Harris, Emmanuel Macron to visit NASA headquarters

CNN — Vice President Kamala Harris will meet with French President Emmanuel Macron at NASA headquarters on Wednesday as part of Macron’s state visit this week, US and French officials told CNN. The NASA visit – which will include a working meeting and a briefing by US space officials – will highlight a deepening French-American … Read more

Fossil of 8ft-long ichthyosaurus preserved for 180 million years tipped to sell for over £500,000

Fossil of 8ft-long ichthyosaurus preserved for 180 million years tipped to sell for over £500,000

The complete fossil of a 180 million-year-old marine reptile is tipped to sell for over £500,000 at auction. It is the skeleton of an ichthyosaur – a Jurassic predator approximately eight feet (2.4 m) long – and had been preserved in soft carbonate mud prior to its excavation. This specimen was discovered in a geological … Read more

Iran says 40 foreigners arrested for taking part in anti-government protests

Iran says 40 foreigners arrested for taking part in anti-government protests

A protester holds a portrait of Mahsa Amini during a demonstration in support of Amini, a young Iranian woman who died after being arrested in Tehran by the Islamic Republic’s morality police, on Istiklal avenue in Istanbul on September 20, 2022. Ozan Kose | AFP | Getty Images Iran’s judicial spokesperson reportedly said Tuesday that … Read more

Dozens of countries pledge aid for Moldova at Paris conference | European Union News

Dozens of countries pledge aid for Moldova at Paris conference |  European Union News

Diplomats from about 50 countries and institutions are drumming up money and other support for Europe’s poorest country, Moldova, which is suffering massive blackouts, heavy refugee flows and potential security threats from the war in neighboring Ukraine. Monday’s international aid conference in Paris is aimed at “concrete and immediate assistance” for the land-locked former Soviet … Read more

World’s longest-ruling dictator to extend his 43 years in power

World’s longest-ruling dictator to extend his 43 years in power

Equatorial Guinea’s President Teodoro Obiang speaks after casting his ballot during the country’s elections on Nov. 20, 2022.SAMUEL OBIANG/AFP/Getty Images The world’s longest-ruling dictator, boosted by vast oil wealth and strong US support, is expected to extend his 43 years in power in Equatorial Guinea this week when official results are announced in the latest … Read more

France’s star striker Karim Benzema out of World Cup with injury | Qatar World Cup 2022 News

France’s star striker Karim Benzema out of World Cup with injury |  Qatar World Cup 2022 News

Star forward hurt the quadriceps on his left thigh during a training session on Saturday and will need weeks to recover. France’s World Cup hopes have taken a huge blow with the news that star striker Karim Benzema is out of the tournament after tearing a muscle in his left thigh during training on Saturday. … Read more