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13h ago

World Cup: USA vs. Netherlands coverage

Team USA makes most of the running but falls short
Christian Pulisic of the United States reacts next to Head Coach Gregg Berhalter after losing the World Cup
Christian Pulisic of the United States reacts next to Head Coach Gregg Berhalter after losing the World Cup
16h ago

Royal teen at World Cup goes viral in China as 'dumpling wrapper prince'

“We love him because he is so cute,” one user commented on Weibo, a popular social media platform similar to Twitter.
Qatari Prince Abdulrahman Fahad al-Thani.
Qatari Prince Abdulrahman Fahad al-Thani.
18h ago

Biden vowed 'consequences' for Saudi Arabia after oil production cut. But the U.S. has no plans to follow through.

With gas prices falling, the White House’s initial bitterness about the decision has subsided, U.S. officials said.
President Joe Biden and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman
President Joe Biden and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

Thieves try to steal Banksy mural from scorched wall in Ukrainian town

The image of a woman in a bathrobe and gas mask holding a fire extinguisher, was cut away from the war damaged building in Kyiv's Hostomel suburb.
Image: TOPSHOT-UKRAINE-RUSSIA-CONFLICT-WAR
Image: TOPSHOT-UKRAINE-RUSSIA-CONFLICT-WAR

Syrian rebels say anti-ISIS operations with U.S. have stopped, ISIS fighters may escape from prisons

The Pentagon said Thursday that operations continued, but CENTCOM confirmed on Friday that "all partnered operations" had paused.
U.S. soldiers attend a joint military exercise between forces of the U.S.-led "Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve" coalition against the Islamic State (IS) group and members of the Syrian Democratic Forces
U.S. soldiers attend a joint military exercise between forces of the U.S.-led "Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve" coalition against the Islamic State (IS) group and members of the Syrian Democratic Forces

Ukrainians tear down despised symbols of Russian occupation in recaptured city

Some billboards in Kherson referred to World War II, but also to the Kremlin-orchestrated referendums that were held in four regions as a pretext for their unlawful annexation.
Russian Billboards Removed From Kherson After Ukraine Liberation.
Russian Billboards Removed From Kherson After Ukraine Liberation.
1d ago

'Rogue wave' hits Viking cruise ship, killing 1 passenger and injuring 4 others

The Viking Polaris was sailing toward Ushuaia, Argentina, on Tuesday night when the wave hit the ship, authorities said.
The Viking Polaris anchored in Ushuaia, Argentina, on Dec. 1, 2022.
The Viking Polaris anchored in Ushuaia, Argentina, on Dec. 1, 2022.

European Union agrees to a $60-per-barrel price cap on Russian oil

The $60 figure sets the cap near the current price of Russia’s crude, which recently fell below $60 a barrel. Some criticize that as not low enough to cut into one of Russia’s main sources of income.
An oil tanker is moored at the Sheskharis complex, part of Chernomortransneft JSC, a subsidiary of Transneft PJSC, in Novorossiysk, Russia, on Oct. 11, 2022, one of the largest facilities for oil and petroleum products in southern Russia.
An oil tanker is moored at the Sheskharis complex, part of Chernomortransneft JSC, a subsidiary of Transneft PJSC, in Novorossiysk, Russia, on Oct. 11, 2022, one of the largest facilities for oil and petroleum products in southern Russia.

More than 10,000 Ukrainian troops killed in war, official says

The figure, which has not been confirmed by the Ukrainian military, is far below estimates from Western leaders.
Family members of soldiers attend a memorial event in Kyiv
Family members of soldiers attend a memorial event in Kyiv
2d ago

Qatar World Cup lays bare the huge environmental cost of the tournament

“We shouldn’t have air-conditioned stadiums in the middle of the desert,” Gilles Dufrasne from Carbon Market Watch said.
Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup: Tournament Organisers Unveil Design For Lusail Stadium
Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup: Tournament Organisers Unveil Design For Lusail Stadium

Former NBA star Jeremy Lin fined for comments about Covid quarantine while playing in China

Lin, who plays for the Loong Lions Basketball Club, made “inappropriate remarks about quarantine hotel-related facilities” where the team stayed, the China Basketball Association announced.
Jeremy Lin of Guangzhou Loong Lions during a game against the Beijing Ducks in Hangzhou, China
Jeremy Lin of Guangzhou Loong Lions during a game against the Beijing Ducks in Hangzhou, China