We now know what Budweiser will do with the beer it cannot sell at the World Cup

New York CNN affairs — Qatar’s last-minute decision to ban alcohol from World Cup stadiums has left Budweiser with a lot of beer. The company has an innovative solution to relieve it. Budweiser ships the unsold Buds to the country that wins the tournament, the The company reports this in a tweet. The company confirmed … Read more

England’s Harry Kane and several other European captains told not to wear a ‘OneLove’ bracelet during the World Cup

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

COP27: Negotiators reach tentative agreement on ‘loss and damage’ at UN climate summit

Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt CNN — Despite a major breakthrough on Saturday, international climate negotiations at the UN’s COP27 climate summit are dragging on into early Sunday morning. The closing plenary session of this year’s COP will begin at 3 a.m. Egyptian time, according to a message from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate … Read more

Gianni Infantino launches explosive diatribe against Western critics on the eve of the World Cup

Doha, Qatar CNN — On the eve of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, FIFA President Gianni Infantino launched into a tirade against Western critics of the controversial tournament in an explosive hour-long monologue. Infantino, the boss of world football’s governing body, looked glum as he addressed hundreds of journalists in Doha, Qatar, on Saturday. … Read more

‘Utterly unjust:’ Gianni Infantino launches explosive diatribe against Western critics on eve of World Cup

Doha, Qatar CNN — On the eve of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, FIFA President Gianni Infantino launched into a tirade against Western critics of the controversial tournament in an explosive hour-long monologue. Infantino, the boss of world football’s governing body, looked glum as he addressed hundreds of journalists in Doha, Qatar, on Saturday. … Read more

FIFA confirms that no alcohol can be sold in Qatar’s World Cup stadiums

Doha, Qatar CNN — Just two days before the World Cup kicks off in Qatar, FIFA confirmed that no alcohol will be sold in the eight stadiums hosting the tournament’s 64 matches. “Following discussions between the host country authorities and FIFA, it has been decided to concentrate the sale of alcoholic beverages on the FIFA … Read more

Israel blames Iran for a drone attack on an oil tanker in the Gulf of Oman

CNN — Israel on Wednesday accused Iran of launching a drone strike against an oil tanker off the coast of Oman, an official describing it as “an Iranian provocation in the Gulf” linked to the World Cup in Qatar. A self-destructing drone attacked the Pacific Zircon, a Liberian-flagged, Israel-affiliated gas oil tanker, at about 10 … Read more

Protests in Iran: court issues first death sentence against protester

CNN — An Iranian court has handed down the first death sentence in connection with recent protests, condemning the unnamed person for “enmity against God” and “spreading corruption on earth,” state media reported. It comes after weeks of nationwide demonstrations sparked by the death of Mahsa Amini in September. Iran’s Revolutionary Court has sentenced a … Read more

Turkey says the Istanbul bomb suspect is of Syrian nationality and has ties to Kurdish groups

CNN — The woman detained Sunday on suspicion of carrying out the deadly Istanbul bombing is a Syrian national who Turkish authorities say was trained by Kurdish militants. Turkish police said in a statement that the suspect entered the country through the city of Afrin in northern Syria without papers to carry out the attack … Read more

Deadly explosion in central street of Istanbul

Istanbul CNN — At least six people were killed and 53 injured in an explosion in the heart of the Turkish city of Istanbul on Sunday afternoon, the city’s governor said. The injured are being treated, the governor, Ali Yerlikaya, added. “We wish God’s mercy to those who lost their lives and a speedy recovery … Read more