Germany vs. Japan: German players cover mouths in protest against FIFA clampdown on free speech in ‘OneLove’ armband row

Germany vs.  Japan: German players cover mouths in protest against FIFA clampdown on free speech in ‘OneLove’ armband row

CNN — It was a moment so brief that the thousands of fans inside the Khalifa International Stadium on Wednesday could easily have missed it. But a moment, the time it took for the photographers amassed in front of Germany’s World Cup team to snap a picture, was all it needed for the four-time winners … Read more

Group’s E and F get underway with Belgium, Germany and Spain in action

Group’s E and F get underway with Belgium, Germany and Spain in action

CNN — Some of soccer’s biggest names – notably Croatia’s Luka Modrić and Kevin De Bruyne of Belgium – will begin their World Cup campaigns on Wednesday, while the decades-long wait is nearly over for Canada fans as their team makes its tournament bow for the first time in 36 years. We’ve already seen some … Read more

England’s Harry Kane and several other European captains told not to wear ‘OneLove’ armband at World Cup

England’s Harry Kane and several other European captains told not to wear ‘OneLove’ armband at World Cup

CNN — The captains of several European teams will not to wear “OneLove” armbands at the World Cup in Qatar due to the danger of receiving yellow cards. England, the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland and Wales were set to participate in the “OneLove” campaign to promote inclusion and oppose discrimination. But those countries’ associations … Read more

COP27: Negotiators reach attempt deal on loss and damage at UN climate summit

COP27: Negotiators reach attempt deal on loss and damage at UN climate summit

Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt CNN — Negotiators at the UN’s COP27 climate summit have reached an attempted agreement to establish a loss and damage fund for nations vulnerable to climate disasters, according to negotiators with the European Union and Africa, as well as non-governmental organizations who are observing the talks. The United States is also working … Read more

Takeaways from Biden’s trip to summits in Egypt, Cambodia and Indonesia

Takeaways from Biden’s trip to summits in Egypt, Cambodia and Indonesia

CNN — President Joe Biden arrives in Washington on Wednesday evening after a whirlwind slate of summits across two different continents – his largest opportunity yet to play diplomat-in-chief among other world leaders in a world reemerging from the Covid-19 pandemic. The trip – spanning Egypt, Cambodia and Indonesia for summits focused on climate, Southeast … Read more

‘Joyland’ ban: Pakistan blocks national release of movie depicting story of sexual liberation

‘Joyland’ ban: Pakistan blocks national release of movie depicting story of sexual liberation

Islamabad, Pakistan CNN — Pakistan’s government has blocked the nationwide release of “Joyland,” the first Pakistani movie shown at the Cannes Film Festival, just one week before it was due to hit theaters in the South Asian country. “Joyland” tells a love story between the youngest son of “a happily patriarchal joint family” and a … Read more

Three Israelis killed in attack in occupied West Bank

Three Israelis killed in attack in occupied West Bank

Jerusalem CNN — At least three Israelis were killed and another three wounded when a Palestinian man went on a rampage near an Israeli settlement in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday. The attack took place in multiple locations near the Israeli settlement of Ariel. The Israel Defense Forces and Israel’s Magen David Adom (MDA) … Read more

US sanctions firms involved in production and transfer of Iranian drones to Russia

US sanctions firms involved in production and transfer of Iranian drones to Russia

Washington CNN — The US Treasury Department on Tuesday unveiled additional sanctions on the entities involved in the production and transfer of Iranian drones to Russia. The sanctions target several aviation related companies and two individuals – Abbas Djuma and Tigran Khristoforovich Srabionov – who facilitated the Russian mercenary Wagner Group’s “acquisition of UAVs from … Read more

Canada’s Trudeau deletes tweet falsely claiming Iran has sentenced 15,000 protesters to death

Canada’s Trudeau deletes tweet falsely claiming Iran has sentenced 15,000 protesters to death

CNN — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau deleted a tweet containing false information on mass death sentences in Iran, after a viral campaign on social media circulated the fake news. Celebrities and users shared a picture on Instagram showing a woman holding an Iranian flag with the caption “Iran sentences 15,000 protesters to death – … Read more

Sister of executed Iranian wrestler arrested and identified by state news as ‘agent’

Sister of executed Iranian wrestler arrested and identified by state news as ‘agent’

CNN — Iranian officials said they have identified the “Iran International agent” arrested Thursday as Elham Afkari, the sister of famous Iranian wrestler Navid Afkari, who was executed two years ago, according to state news agency IRNA. London-based news channel Iran International has become one of the go-to sources for many Iranians looking for news … Read more