France lost 1-0 to Tunisia but still won World Cup group

Defending champion France won its World Cup group despite losing to Tunisia 1-0 Wednesday. Wahbi Khazri scored in the 58th minute to give the Tunisians the victory, but it wasn’t enough to get them into the round of 16. Australia beat Denmark 1-0 in other Group D game and finished second on goal difference. Khazri ran at … Continue reading France lost 1-0 to Tunisia but still won World Cup group

Venezuelan publisher receives award from US book association

Photo by cottonbro studio on Pexels.com One of Venezuela’s few remaining independent publishers is being honored by the Association of American Publishers, the trade association announced Wednesday. Editorial Dahbar, which publishes books that include interviews with political prisoners and critiques of the country’s criminal justice system, has been given the AAP’s International Freedom to Publish/Jeri … Continue reading Venezuelan publisher receives award from US book association

Kim Kardashian and Ye settle divorce, averting custody trial

Kim Kardashian and Ye have reached a settlement in their divorce, averting a trial that had been set for next month, court documents filed Tuesday showed. The former couple and their attorneys filed documents asking for a judge’s approval of terms they have agreed on, including $200,000 per month child support payments rom Ye, formerly known as … Continue reading Kim Kardashian and Ye settle divorce, averting custody trial

Why are UK royals traveling to Boston?

The first overseas trip by the Prince and Princess of Wales since the death of Queen Elizabeth II begins Wednesday, an occasion to show the world as much about who they are not as who they are. With their three-day visit to Boston, focused on Prince William’s initiative to find the environmental entrepreneurs of a … Continue reading Why are UK royals traveling to Boston?

The Kid Laroi and Jutin Bieber top 2022 Apple Music’s global song chart

“Stay,” the smash hit by The Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber topped Apple Music’s global song chart in 2022 as the giant music streamer released its end-of-year lists and provided listeners with data on their own most listened-to tunes. “Stay,” which stayed atop the Billboard Hot 100 for seven weeks this summer, was No. 1 … Continue reading The Kid Laroi and Jutin Bieber top 2022 Apple Music’s global song chart

Spanish government presents bill to fight human trafficking

Spain’s government presented a new bill Tuesday with the goal of providing better protection for economically vulnerable migrants who are in the clutches of international human trafficking rings. The proposed legislation was designed to help victims of different types of trafficking, from sexual exploitation and forced labor to the illegal sale of human organs, involuntary … Continue reading Spanish government presents bill to fight human trafficking

Germany to approve visas for skilled workers from these countries

Photo by Ingo Joseph on Pexels.com The German government said Wednesday that it plans to ease entry rules for immigrants from outside the European Union to help meet Germany’s demand for skilled workers. Experts say Europe’s biggest economy needs about 400,000 skilled immigrants each year as the country’s ageing workforce shrinks, particularly to fill vacancies … Continue reading Germany to approve visas for skilled workers from these countries

Number of immigrants seeking asylum in EU countries highest in 6 years

Photo by Karolina Grabowska on Pexels.com The European Union’s asylum agency said Wednesday that the number of people seeking asylum in Europe has hit a six-year high, with Syrian nationals once again seeking international protection more than people from any other country. The agency said that around 98,000 asylum applications were lodged in September in … Continue reading Number of immigrants seeking asylum in EU countries highest in 6 years

Nigerian stowaways found on ship’s rudder in Canary Islands

Three stowaways were found on a ship's rudder in the Canary Islands after an 11-day ocean voyage from Nigeria, Spain’s maritime rescue service said. The men found on the Alithini II oil tanker at the Las Palmas port on Monday afternoon appeared to have symptoms of dehydration and hypothermia and were transferred to hospitals on … Continue reading Nigerian stowaways found on ship’s rudder in Canary Islands

Christian Pulisic diagnosed with ‘pelvic contusion’ after deadly collision in Qatar

Christian Pulisic has been diagnosed with a “pelvic contusion” after leaving the U.S. men’s national team’s 1-0 World Cup win over Iran at halftime, and is considered “day-to-day” ahead of Saturday’s Round of 16 match against the Netherlands, according to the team. Pulisic suffered the injury while scoring the only goal of the match. He clattered into Iranian … Continue reading Christian Pulisic diagnosed with ‘pelvic contusion’ after deadly collision in Qatar

Why Belgium lost 2-0 to Morocco

The Belgium players attended what turned out to be an understandably “awkward barbeque” in the wake of their dressing room bust-up. Belgium fell to a 2-0 defeat to the African side on Sunday to leave their qualification to the last 16 at the World Cup in the balance ahead of their last group game against … Continue reading Why Belgium lost 2-0 to Morocco

RIVALDO: Gabriel Jesus should worry about Richarlison

Gabriel Jesus is not worried about his lack of goals for Brazil and insists he is helping the team on the pitch in different ways. The Arsenal striker may be a favourite at the Emirates, but he is not the first-choice striker under Tite for Brazil, and is certainly not a fans’ favourite. The 25-year-old … Continue reading RIVALDO: Gabriel Jesus should worry about Richarlison