Category Archives: Middle East

Macron congratulates Putin for hosting 'perfect' World Cup

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Macron congratulates Putin for hosting 'perfect' World Cup

French President Emmanuel Macron congratulated Russia’s President Putin for his “perfect” organisation of the World Cup as the two leaders prepared to watch the final on Sunday. Macron and his wife Brigitte met the Russian leader at the Kremlin on Sunday afternoon before the match between France and Croatia at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium. Macron told Putin he wanted “to congratulate you as the organising country for how well this event has passed off.

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After cave ordeal, Thai boys now face battle with fame

After cave ordeal, Thai boys now face battle with fame

By James Pearson and Patpicha Tanakasempipat CHIANG RAI, Thailand (Reuters) – After their traumatic ordeal deep inside a dark and flooded mountain cave, Thailand’s 12 rescued boys and their young soccer coach will now have to navigate a fresh challenge: Fame. The boys, aged 11 to 16, will spend at least a week in hospital and a month at home, health officials said, following a daring rescue from the Tham Luang cave complex in the northern province of Chiang Rai that captivated the world. The head of the Thai navy SEAL diving team involved in their rescue …read more

Elon Musk joins effort to free Thai boys from cave, as immediate diving attempt ruled out

Elon Musk, the billionaire entrepreneur, on Friday dispatched engineers from his companies, SpaceX and The Boring Company, to Thailand to help with the rescue of 12 young boys and their football coach who have been trapped for two weeks in the Tham Luang caves of northern Chiang Rai province. Mr Musk initially responded to requests for help from Twitter users, but later outlined a more detailed strategy using his companies’ pumps, battery packs and tubes, to help the boys, aged 11-16, escape the horrific imprisonment they have now endured for two weeks. The businessman suggested inserting a one-metre diameter nylon …read more

Donald Trump tells Republicans to 'stop wasting time' on immigration

Donald Trump urged Republican politicians on Friday to drop their efforts to pass comprehensive immigration legislation until after the November mid-term elections, which he hopes will boost the party’s majority in Congress. Mr Trump, faced with a public outcry over his policy that separated children from their migrant parents at the US border with Mexico, tried to refocus the immigration debate on Congress in a series of posts on Twitter. Despite Republican control of both the House of Representatives and the Senate, the party’s slim 51-49 majority in the latter chamber makes some Democratic support necessary to pass most legislation. …read more

Donald Trump tells Republicans to 'stop wasting time' on immigration

Donald Trump urged Republican politicians on Friday to drop their efforts to pass comprehensive immigration legislation until after the November mid-term elections, which he hopes will boost the party’s majority in Congress. Mr Trump, faced with a public outcry over his policy that separated children from their migrant parents at the US border with Mexico, tried to refocus the immigration debate on Congress in a series of posts on Twitter. Despite Republican control of both the House of Representatives and the Senate, the party’s slim 51-49 majority in the latter chamber makes some Democratic support necessary to pass most legislation. …read more

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