Israel Plans to Broadcast 2018 World Cup to Arab States as Gesture of Respect

Israel named the decision to broadcast the 2018 World Cup “a historic step,” that confirms the status of the Arabic language and the respect that Israel has for it, as Arabs amount to 20 percent of the country’s population. The FIFA World Cup 2018 will be held in Russia from June 14 to July 15. The matches will take place at 12 venues in 11 cities […]

FIFA, Twitter ‘In Panic’ as English Team May Boycott 2018 World Cup

Meanwhile Spanish publication AS has reported that FIFA is in a state of panic over growing international calls for a World Cup boycott. “Publicly, world football’s governing body has remained silent, but high-ranking officials are privately acknowledging that the poisoning of Sergei Skripal has been the straw that broke the camel’s back. Tensions have reached breaking point,” the publication wrote.

SBS presenter Lucy Zelić hits back at abuse for World Cup pronunciation

“Les had to fight tremendously hard for the game and for the immigrants, like my parents, who came to Australia with nothing for a better life,” she said. “They were able to establish an identity through Les and through the game and within the country – so, I’m glad.”

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un Hails ‘Sacred Combat Mission,’ Gets Warm Words from World Leaders

“That would be a very messy war, a very bad war. Many millions of people would be killed,” he added. “In the meantime, we’ve gotten along with them. We didn’t get to war. Everyone said that if I was elected, I’d be at war in one week; it’s been just the opposite.”

Spain National Team to Use Training Base in Krasnodar During FIFA 2018 World Cup

Russia will host its first FIFA World Cup from June 14 to July 15, 2018. The matches will be held in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kaliningrad, Volgograd, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Samara, Saransk, Rostov-on-Don, Yekaterinburg and Sochi. The opening match between the national teams of Russia and Saudi Arabia will take place on June 14 at Luzhniki stadium in Moscow.

Putin critical of Russia’s soccer team ahead of World Cup

Russia has won just one of its last 10 games and crashed out of this summer’s European Championship without winning a game. Despite all this, the team has been set a target of reaching the semifinals in 2018.

U.S. Has Officially Withdrawn From the World Health Organization

Despite Trump’s May letter, an official told senators last week that the U.S. was still working with the WHO. Admiral Brett Giroir, the assistant secretary at the Department of Health and Human Services, said he was still on the WHO’s executive board and planned to attend an agency meeting in October.

On the 75th Anniversary of Hiroshima, Here’s Where the World Stands With Nuclear Weapons

Nine nations possess nuclear weapons—the U.S., Russia, the U.K., France, China, India, Pakistan, Israel and North Korea—according to data compiled by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). Of these nations, the U.S. and Russia have by far the highest number, with about 5,800 and 6,185, respectively. China comes in third, with about 320 as […]

China, Russia key adversaries to world order: Top UK intel official

Hockenhull said: “Whilst conventional threats remain, we have seen our adversaries invest in Artificial Intelligence, machine learning and other ground-breaking technologies, whilst also supercharging more traditional techniques of influence and leverage”.

More women than ever are running for Congress. One expert calls them “the heart of the resistance.”

When Lauren Underwood, a 32-year-old registered nurse, decided to run for Congress in 2018, she was considered a long shot. Her opponent was a Republican incumbent who had won his previous election by 20 points. But Underwood had grown up in Naperville, Illinois, which is part of the 14th Congressional District. She knew the community […]