Relatives of the two British human rights researchers who are believed to have been detained in Qatar have questioned the right of the Gulf emirate to host the 2022 World Cup. "If Qatar wants to organise the World Cup, it should respect the human rights of people. If they don't want to respect human rights, they should not hold these events," said Yuvraj Ghimire, the younger brother of one of the men, Krishna Upadhyaya. "In my opinion they have been detained because they were working for the rights of labourers in Qatar. We have seen the situation of the people who work there; almost every day a Nepali dies. The Qatar government does not want this disclosed." Krishna Upadhyaya and Ghimire Gundev went missing on Sunday 31 August as they prepared to leave their hotel in Doha and fly home, but they never boarded the plane. The men, who are British citizens of Nepalese extraction, were visiting Qatar to investigate the treatment of Nepalese migrant workers. Shyam Ghimire, the older brother … [Read more...] about Qatar should not hold World Cup, say relatives of missing human rights workers
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It’s 1892, and at Anfield a football team is rudely interrupted shortly before kick-off by the arrival of a spacecraft full of aliens keen to launch their planet’s bid to host the World Cup. For a while, confusion reigns. The aliens mistake the red-shirted Everton player Alex Latta (1867-1928) first for David Beckham and then for Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The humans have no idea what their little green visitors are on about when they ask if they’ve touched down at Wembley (the stadium didn’t open until 1923). But then things get even more complicated. Another alien craft appears, bearing a rival bid from a planet whose sulphurous atmosphere and searing heat brings to mind a certain World Cup-hosting Gulf state – and now things turn nasty. Boom! Suddenly, our mustachioed players have no choice but to scrub the fixture they were about to play. (Note for the slightly confused: in 1892 Everton’s ground was Anfield, now the home of … [Read more...] about Richard Woods: a Wellsian war of the World Cup
President Trump said Monday that North Korea has shown 'great disrespect' to China with its latest missile launch. Jumping back into foreign policy after returning from his first overseas trip, Trump endeavored to drive a wedge between hermetic North Korea and its political benefactor – following futile efforts by the U.S. to get it to back off its aggressive actions. 'North Korea has shown great disrespect for their neighbor, China, by shooting off yet another ballistic missile...but China is trying hard!' Trump tweeted. North Korea's latest 'successful' launch landed into the Sea of Japan, in a provocation toward one of the United States' closest allies. President Trump said Monday that North Korea has shown 'great disrespect' to China with its latest missile launch The president has repeatedly linked North Korea and China, saying China could reign in North Korea if it wanted to. After meeting Chinese President Xi Jinping at Mar-a-Lago in April, Trump … [Read more...] about Trump tweets that North Korea has shown ‘great disrespect for China’ after latest ballistic missile launch as Kim Jong-un’s team hails it a ‘success’
SLAVISA JOKANOVIC has played in one World Cup and is now working where the next one will be staged. So when the former Fulham boss claims Qatar 2022 will be the “best ever” he is worth listening to - even if few share his prediction outside the Gulf state or Fifa HQ. Jokanovic, who reached the last 16 of France ‘98 with Yugoslavia, is currently in charge of Al-Gharafa in the Qatar Stars League. And from his first-hand experience, he reckons the World Cup in three years’ time will be a huge hit, despite issues with the climate and crowds at the recent World Athletics Championships in Doha. Jokanovic, 51, told SunSport: “We have played four games in air-conditioned stadiums and the temperature was perfect for playing football, even when outside was still so hot. “The temperature will be better in November or December when the World Cup is played anyway, but the technology is incredible.“I have also visited the completed Al Janoub Stadium, which … [Read more...] about Slavisa Jokanovic claims Qatar World Cup will be ‘best ever’ and reveals he wants to manage in England again in the future
During the summit between President Trump and Kim Jong-un, the US and North Korea committed to recovering the remains of American troops missing in action during the Korean War.Thousands of US military personnel remain unaccounted for. The number varies from state-to-state. For example 431 Texans and 593 Californians are unaccounted for, while there is one man from Alaska on the list of missing. Most of them - about 5,300 - were lost in what is now North Korea, according to the US defence agency that oversees the process of recovering the remains of American troops. And the US Army says it knows exactly where many are buried.Fighting stopped in 1953 - but technically the two Koreas remain at war. The conflict ended with an armistice agreement not a peace treaty.American-led UN forces, including troops from the UK, supported the South, while Chinese forces joined the war on the North's side. Estimates vary, but at least two million Korean civilians, up to 1.5 million communist and about … [Read more...] about Trump-Kim summit: How many US soldiers are buried in North Korea?