Tag Archives: World Cup

Over 35,000 Britons petition to ban Trump from UK after 'Muslim ban' comments

LONDON (Reuters) – More than 35,000 Britons have signed an online petition to ban U.S. Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump from the country following his proposal to ban Muslims from…

U.S. campaign rhetoric jeopardising resettlement of Syrian refugees – U.N.

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) – Campaign rhetoric in the United States is harming a vital U.S. resettlement programme for Syrian & other refugees fleeing war & persecution, the United…

Erin Hamlin leads US luge World Cup sweep at Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Erin Hamlin won the World Cup luge women's singles race on Saturday at Mount Van Hoevenberg, leading a sweep of the podium by the United…

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Zuckerbergs give $20M to speed US classroom Internet

Facebook billionaire Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday said that he & his wife are donating $20 million to assist obtain high-speed Internet service to US classrooms. The money is being given…

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Iran's Khamenei calls for Syrian elections to solve crisis

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran's top authority said elections should be held in Syria to end the civil war there & criticized foreign powers that arm & fund Syrian opposition fighters,…

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Halloween in Space: A Vampire Astronaut and Nightmare in Orbit

You might masquerade as an astronaut for Halloween, yet what approximately when astronauts dress up? Here's how one spacefarer celebrated the spooky season. In search of eerie holiday cheer, Space.com…

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Airbus lifts jet output, dismisses glut concerns

By Tim Hepher & Cyril Altmeyer PARIS (Reuters) – Europe's Airbus pledged to increase production of its popular A320 & dismissed growing concerns approximately the jetliner market on Friday, putting…

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US Soccer Star Abby Wambach Calls Time On Career

American soccer star Abby Wambach – the world's all-time leading international goalscorer – has announced her retirement. Wambach issued a statement saying she would end her career when the US…

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New health overhaul challenge reaching Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) — Opponents of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul are taking yet another challenge to the law to the Supreme Court, & say they will be back with…

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Yemen government forces make gains in southwest city Taiz, locals say

DUBAI (Reuters) – Yemeni forces loyal to President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi made gains on Sunday in the southwestern city of Taiz after days of battles with Houthi fighters, a local…