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Medal contender Nia Ali sacrificed her chance to reach this summer's Tokyo Olympics because something else was more important to her.
World champions France opened their campaign with a 1-0 win over Germany on Tuesday (June 15), while Hungary are looking to bounce back after going down 3-0 to Portugal the same day.The match in Budapest's Ferenc Puskas Stadium will played in front of a capacity crowd, the only venue of the eleven being used permitted to do so. Organisers have sold tickets to Hungarian fans who have been vaccinated and visiting fans with proof of negative COVID-19 tests.The match kicked off at 1300GMT.
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said Saturday he has cancelled talks next week with British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab after the Southeast Asian leader came into contact with someone infected with coronavirus.
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has praised the "fantastic" turnout of young Londoners coming forward to receive the coronavirus vaccine, as the jab is rolled out to all over-18s. "There are queues going all the way down the road, around the block, all the way to the station," he said while visiting a mass vaccine centre at Stamford Bridge football ground.
Double silver medalist basketball veteran Pau Gasol has made Spain's pre-list for the Olympics in Tokyo, the Spanish federation announced Saturday, giving the 40-year-old a fresh tilt at glory.
Former England manager Steve McClaren believes the fear factor that has hampered the "Three Lions" in previous tournaments has returned to Gareth Southgate's squad, who faced criticism for a flat performance in Friday night's goalless draw with Scotland. Southgate was hailed at the World Cup in Russia three years ago for removing the apprehension and pressure that has been blamed in the past for England not living up to expectations. But McClaren, who was sacked as England manager after failing to qualify for Euro 2008, believes that the old problem is back.
Czech striker Patrik Schick said Saturday his celebration after he scored a penalty in the 1-1 draw against Croatia at Euro 2020 was a tribute to his favourite MMA fighter.
Dad's man cave awaits.
This is the moment shocked traffic officers spotted an e-scooter rider trying to join a motorway.
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has warned that "two wrongs don't make a right" after hundreds of football fans ignored social distancing to gather for the England-Scotland Euro 2020 match. "The fact that some fans weren't keeping their social distance and may have inadvertently been passing the virus on doesn't make it okay for the rest of us to break the rules," he said.
Raisi, 60, is a hardline judge who is loyal to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and subject to U.S. sanctions for alleged human rights abuses. Putin congratulated Raisi and expressed hopes for the "further development of a constructive bilateral cooperation," according to RIA news agency citing a press officer at the Russian Embassy in Tehran.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani replaced two top ministers charged with managing the country's faltering security Saturday, as the Taliban pressed on with their campaign to capture new territory in fierce battles with government forces.
Conceived in 2019 and fielding its first call for projects at last year’s edition, Annecy’s Festival Residency program bore fruit this year, shepherding three projects to pitch sessions at the festival’s MIFA market. They benefitted from nearly six months of professional mentorship and institutional support. “For some time, festival director Mickaël Marin and I wanted […]
The ITV reality show takes the sexual health of its contestants seriously.
France striker Antoine Griezmann says he would like to see out his playing days in Major League Soccer to realise a long-held desire to live in the United States. Griezmann, who is set to make his 50th consecutive start for France in Saturday's Euro 2020 game against Hungary, has long been fascinated with life stateside and is a keen basketball fan, often travelling to NBA games when he has time off. The striker has had a mostly underwhelming time at Barcelona since joining the Catalans from Atletico Madrid for 120 million euros ($142 million) but said he would like to stay at the club until his contract ends.
This year's World Refugee Day offers a chance to reflect on the uncertainty faced by those forced to flee their homes, Oscar winner Cate Blanchett says as the world grapples with the unpredictability of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Australian actor, a goodwill ambassador for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, said the annual June 20 event came during a time of "challenge and reflection". "We've been forced to confront what uncertainty feels like and of course that is the situation that the majority of refugees live with, year in, year out," Blanchett told Reuters in an interview.
Thousands of heavy metal fans were camping, singing — and even moshing — on Saturday at Britain’s first full music festival since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The three-day Download Festival, taking place at Donington Park in central England, is one of a series of test events to see whether mass gatherings can resume without triggering outbreaks of COVID-19. About 10,000 fans, a tenth of the festival’s pre-pandemic attendance, secured tickets to watch more than 40 U.K.-based bands including Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Enter Shikari and Bullet for My Valentine.
India were left looking to captain Virat Kohli after New Zealand struck twice in quick succession to end their promising start in the inaugural World Test Championship final at Southampton on Saturday.
The United States will ship 2.5 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to Taiwan on Saturday, a senior administration official told Reuters, more than tripling Washington's previous allocation of shots for the island, which has faced increasing political and military pressure from China. Washington, competing with Beijing to deepen geopolitical clout through so-called "vaccine diplomacy", initially had promised to donate 750,000 doses to Taiwan, but is increasing that number as President Joe Biden's administration advances its pledge to send 80 million U.S.-made shots around the world. China, which considers Taiwan an integral part of its territory, has repeatedly offered to send coronavirus vaccines to the island, which has been battling a spike in domestic infections.
The director of the Quirino Awards-nominated “Cranston Academy: Monster Zone,” Mexico’s Leopoldo Aguilar, will direct “Bem & I.” It will be produced by Mexico’s Espíritu Santo Cine and Pēek Paax animation studio, both of whom backed this year’s Quirino best feature winner, “A Costume for Nicholas.” Mexico’s Espíritu Santo is a recently-founded company devoted to […]