Russia draw top-ranked Belgium in Euro 2020 qualifiers, England paired with Czech Republic

Russia have been placed in a tricky Euro 2020 qualification group in Saturday’s draw in Dublin, as last summer’s World Cup hosts have been paired with the world’s number one team Belgium in Group I. READ MORE: Copa Libertadores Final – River Plate & Boca Juniors united in rejecting Madrid tie Stanislav Cherchesov’s men, who entered the […]

1.5mn children need emergency aid in C. African Republic ‘neglected’ crisis – UNICEF

Two-thirds of all children in Central African Republic need emergency aid, the UN said Friday, citing a worsening “neglected” crisis in the impoverished country. Some 1.5 million children nationwide are in need of humanitarian assistance, an increase of 300,000 compared with 2016, the UN children’s agency UNICEF said in a report. The agency’s top representative […]

Russia's New African Launch Pad: The Central African Republic

The team of Russian journalists who flew into the Central African Republic (CAR) last month were on a mission to investigate Moscow’s growing role in one of the world’s poorest nations. Days after arriving, the three men were murdered by unknown assailants. Their local driver told CAR authorities that they were killed at a roadside […]

E. Ukraine: Head of self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic killed in cafe blast

Published time: 31 Aug, 2018 15:46 Edited time: 31 Aug, 2018 15:58 An explosion that rocked a cafe in central Donetsk city in eastern Ukraine killed the leader Aleksandr Zakharchenko, the leader of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic, and injured several other top officials. Media reports said that Zakharchenko was severely injured as a blast […]

3 prominent Russian journalists killed in Central African Republic – reports

A three-man crew of Russian journalists was killed in the Central African Republic, with colleagues saying they were shooting a film about mercenaries in the country. Local police say they may have fallen victim to a robbery. The three men have been named as journalist Orhan Dzhemal, director Aleksandr Rastorguyev, and cameraman Kirill Radchenko. Dzhemal […]

Trump pivots to confronting Iran with the ‘fire and fury’ approach — and it could crush the Islamic republic

President Donald Trump told Iran to stop threatening the US or it would suffer historically epic consequences. Trump was responding to a statement by Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani. Rouhani described a potential conflict with the US as ‘the mother of all wars,’ but also offered a vision of peace. Trump’s administration has visibly begun a […]

‘People’s Republic of Desire’ Turns Its Lens On China’s Live-Streaming Culture [Fantasia Film Festival]

If you’re anything like me and the thought that you’ve accidentally Instagram Live-d your makeup routine induces sudden nausea, than making a living by live-streaming is probably not one of your career goals. But for the subjects of Hao Wu‘s documentary People’s Republic of Desire, live-streaming isn’t just how they make their living, it’s how […]

2 British tourists and their driver have been abducted in a national park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Wikimedia Commons Two British tourists and a driver were kidnapped in Virunga National Park. A park ranger was also allegedly killed. KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — A Congo park spokesman says one guard has been killed and two British tourists and their driver have been abducted in Virunga National Park. Joel Wengamulay, spokesman for the Congolese […]

4 injured in knife & arson attack at school in Russia’s Bashkortostan republic – reports

At least four people have been injured after a student armed with a knife stormed his school in the Republic of Bashkortostan in Russia’s Urals, and attempted to set it on fire, according to local media and officials. “According to our information, four injured people, including three children, were transported to a hospital in Sterlitamak,” […]