Marvel star slams Quentin Tarantino

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings star Simu Liu has clapped back at Quentin Tarantino over his recent remarks about Marvel movies. Earlier this week, the Pulp Fiction filmmaker appeared on the 2 Bears, 1 Cave podcast where he took aim at the superhero films, complaining that the blockbuster franchise “are the only … Read more

Sober or bright? Europe faces holidays during energy crunch

VERONA, Italy — Early season merrymakers sipping mulled wine and shopping for holiday decorations packed the Verona Christmas market for its inaugural weekend. But beyond the wooden market stalls, the Italian city still has not decked out its granite-clad pedestrian streets with twinkling holiday lights as officials debate how bright to make the season during … Read more

Qatar out as Ecuador and the Netherlands share points

Cody Gakpo put the Netherlands a goal up after just six minutes, but Enner Valencia equalised early in the second half. The Netherlands and Ecuador shared points in their second World Cup match, with the South American underdogs looking the more dangerous throughout their 1-1 draw. The result on Friday means that hosts Qatar are … Read more

Qatari Police Confront Female Fan Wearing ‘Woman, Life, Freedom’ T-Shirt at Iran Match

An Iranian soccer fan has told Storyful his sister was forced to change out of a t-shirt reading “Woman, Life, Freedom” before she was allowed to watch the Wales vs Iran match in Doha, Qatar, on Friday, November 25. Kevin Amirehsani said he and his sister, Kiana Amirehsani, were attempting to enter the Wales vs … Read more

Which EU politicians refused to label Russia a sponsor of terror?

Many on the far right and some on the left rejected the symbolic move to declare Moscow as a terrorist regime. The European Parliament on Wednesday adopted a resolution declaring Russia a state “sponsor of terrorism” over its war in Ukraine. “The deliberate attacks and atrocities committed by Russian forces and their proxies against civilians … Read more

Russia rains missiles on recaptured Ukrainian city

KHERSON, Ukraine — Natalia Kristenko’s dead body lay covered in a blanket in the doorway of her apartment building for hours overnight. City workers were at first too overwhelmed to retrieve her as they responded to a deadly barrage of attacks that shook Ukraine’s southern city of Kherson. The 62-year-old had walked outside her home … Read more

National anthem drowned out by boos

The action continues in Qatar after two World Cup contenders put their stamp on proceedings during day 5. Some tantalising contests are on the agenda, with England to take the field as hopes once again begin to grow among fans. In Group A, Netherlands will take on Ecuador with the winner assured of moving out … Read more

Hong Kong finds 90-year-old cardinal guilty over pro-democracy protest fund | CNN

Hong KongCNN  —  A 90-year-old former bishop and outspoken critic of China’s ruling Communist Party was found guilty Friday on a charge relating to his role in a relief fund for Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests in 2019. Cardinal Joseph Zen and five others, including the Cantopop singer Denise Ho, contravened the Societies Ordinance by failing … Read more

Germany’s viral photo backfires badly

Belgium star Eden Hazard says Germany should focus on football rather than “political messages” after its shock World Cup loss to Japan. Four-time winners Germany was stunned by two late goals to lose 2-1, and made to rue missed opportunities in the first half. The German team covered their mouths for the team photo before … Read more

Fact check: Were three drunk Ukrainians arrested in Qatar?

A fake Al Jazeera video online claims ‘drunken’ Ukrainian football fans were detained over ‘Nazi symbols’ in Doha. Kyiv, Ukraine – A fake video ascribed to Al Jazeera that claims “drunken” Ukrainian football fans spread “Nazi symbols” in Doha has been circulating online since Tuesday. In less than a minute, the video “reports” that three … Read more