It took penalty kicks to deny an ageing and uninspiring Russia side a place in the semi-finals at the previous World Cup. There is no shame in becoming the first host nation to lose an opening match of a tournament. It is a decent and principled idea of FIFA’s to take events like the World Cup to places that do not usually get an opportunity to host them. But one of the key arguments in defence of this tournament taking place in Qatar was the appetite for football in the country. They will surely be hoping their team starts to make more sense by then, even if this tournament does not.
SEOUL, South Korea -- A pair of dogs gifted by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in 2018 are now mired in a South Korean political row, with the country's former president blaming his conservative successor for a lack of financial support as he gave the animals up. In its statement released on Facebook, Moon's office accused Yoon's office of "inexplicably" blocking the ministry's proposal to provide government funds for the animal's care. If that's the case, Yoon's government should be "cool" about ending that entrustment, Moon's office said. "There would be disappointment and regrets as they were companion animals (Moon) grew attached to, but there would be no way to reject the termination of entrustment," it said. Moon and Yoon's spat over the dogs sparked criticism online, with users lamenting that the animals were being treated only as properties.24 days ago Texarkana Gazette
Queens: Thursday, November 10 at 5:00 PM at Queens Borough Hall – Helen Marshall Cultural Center (120-55 Queens Blvd, Queens, NY 11424). The defendants, who have two other pending cases, face up to 25 years in prison if convicted on this case. At that time, defendant Iphael entered the room, threatened the victim and repeatedly punched the victim in the face, head and body. The ‘Support Survivors’ legislative package is a bold step toward a city where survivors of violence can find healing, growth, and safety. Keeping Each Other Safe: Self-Defense Workshop 3 – Monday, November 21 at 6pm, at Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.1 month ago Queens Gazette
SEOUL — North and South Korea have fired a number of missiles into waters near each other’s coasts in a marked escalation of hostilities. Wednesday’s exchanges began with missile launches by Pyongyang into waters close to South Korea, triggering air raid sirens on Ulleung, an island controlled by Seoul. It landed outside South Korea’s territorial waters but it is the closest a North Korean missile has come. The launch was picked up immediately by South Korean and Japanese authorities, who swiftly condemned the escalation from Pyongyang. Tensions have been rising this year — the peninsula has already witnessed more than 50 missile launches from North Korea in 2022, including one ballistic missile that passed over Japan.1 month ago Saudi Gazette
While the flurry of in-person meetings are unlikely to completely reset relations, they could serve as a positive first step in restoring open communication channels — in some ways similar to the meeting between Xi and Biden. In a Chinese readout of the meeting, Xi described his country’s system of governance as “Chinese-style democracy,” in an apparent signal to US allies that ideological differences are not a barrier to relations with Beijing. Prime Minister – you have said on multiple occasions that you will handle our countries’ bilateral relations in a more balanced approach, for which I highly value,” Xi told Albanese. Leaders of the two countries last met when Albanese’s predecessor, Scott Morrison, had brief informal discussions with Xi at the G20 in Japan in 2019. Xi also met South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and Senegalese President Macky Sall, and is expected to meet a few more world leaders later on Tuesday.17 days ago Saudi Gazette
Patrick J. Howey, of Youngstown, NY, passed away on Monday, November 14, 2022, under the care of Niagara Hospice at Northgate Healthcare Facility in North Tonawanda. Patrick was a proud Hard Hat of Niagara, having been a welder on the penstock installation of the Niagara Falls Power Project from 1958-1961. He was active in the Early American Industries Association, the Youngstown Historical Society, and Old Fort Niagara Association. He was the brother of the late Mary Carol (late David) Mulready, and Linda Filippi-Brancucci. Patrick's family wishes to express their gratitude to Niagara Hospice, Northgate Healthcare Facility Hospice wing, as well as Dr. Serena Bax-Dibiasi of Mt.14 days ago Niagara Gazette
SEOUL — South Korea’s police chief accepted “a heavy responsibility” for failing to prevent a crowd surge that killed more than 150 people during Halloween festivities in Seoul. Saturday’s crowd surge has raised public questions about what South Korea has done to prevent human-made disasters. After the Itaewon disaster, police launched a 475-member task force to find its cause. President Yoon asked officials to provide the same government support to the bereaved families of the foreign victims as to South Korean dead and injured people. South Korean police said Monday they do not have any specific procedures for handling incidents such as crowd surges during an event that has no coordinators.1 month ago Saudi Gazette
South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol declared a national mourning period on Sunday and ordered flags at government buildings and public offices to fly at half-staff. An estimated 100,000 people had gathered in Itaewon for the country’s biggest outdoor Halloween festivities since the pandemic began and strict rules on gatherings were enforced. During a televised speech on Sunday, President Yoon said support for victims' families and treating the injured would be a top priority. The tragedy and disaster that need not have happened took place in the heart of Seoul amid Halloween (celebrations),” Yoon said. A local police officer said he was also informed that a stampede occurred on Itaewon’s streets where a crowd of people gathered for Halloween festivities.1 month ago Saudi Gazette