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  • Byron York: Trump dossier probes now include possible State Department involvement

    01/16/2018 5:23:56 AM PST · by grayboots · 57 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/16/2018 | Byron York
    Congressional investigations into the Trump dossier have so far been focused on the FBI and Justice Department. They still are, but now investigators are also looking into a possible Obama State Department role in the collection and dissemination of sensational and still-unverified allegations against candidate Donald Trump gathered by a former British spy working for the Hillary Clinton campaign. In addition to having contacts in the Obama Justice Department and FBI, that former spy, Christopher Steele, was also well-connected with the Obama State Department. A book published in November by a correspondent at the Guardian, "Collusion: Secret meetings, dirty money,...
  • Russia Promises to Stop Killing Stray Dogs Before World Cup 2018

    02/02/2018 2:49:39 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Care2 ^ | February 1, 2018 | Laura Goldman
    As a way of “cleaning up” Sochi, Russia, prior to the Winter Olympics in 2014, city officials hired a pest control firm to kill thousands of stray dogs. Many of those dogs were former pets abandoned when their families’ houses were demolished prior to the construction of Olympics venues. The families were moved to apartments where their dogs were unwelcome. People around the world, as well as the world’s greatest athletes, were outraged. Some, like silver-medalist skier Gus Kenworthy, adopted doomed dogs to spare their lives. Humane Society International worked with local rescue groups to transport many of the dogs...
  • Russia is ‘preparing to slaughter stray dogs en masse before World Cup 2018’

    02/02/2018 12:21:51 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    Metro (U.K.) ^ | Wednesday 24 Jan 2018 | Ashitha Nagesh
    Animal rights campaigners in Russia are fighting to save the dogs (Picture: East2West) Russian animal rights campaigners are warning that stray dogs will be slaughtered en masse ahead of this summer’s World Cup. Deals worth Ł1.4 million have been signed in host cities for killer dogs to be deployed, according to Ekaterina Dmitrieva, director of the City Animal Protection Foundation. Judge commends hero Imam who defended Finsbury Park Mosque attacker from the crowd Dmitrieva’s claims go against the official line that dogs are going to be rehoused in temporary accommodation for the duration of the Cup. Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly...
  • Russia in 2018: Putin's re-election and a World Cup, but what else?

    12/30/2017 8:54:31 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 1 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Dec 30 2017 | Shaun Walker
    Barring severe illness or the most extraordinary electoral upset of the 21st century, Vladimir Putin will end 2018 in the Kremlin, having won a new six-year mandate in March elections that will take his rule over Russia to 2024. Even if the result is in little doubt, the manner of Putin’s victory will influence how the year develops. With no real opposition candidates taking part, victory is ensured but the Kremlin is worried about turnout, as political apathy grows, and a low one would ring alarm bells. The one opposition politician running a real campaign, Alexei Navalny, has been barred...
  • North America’s bid to host 2026 World Cup jeopardized by falling U.S. popularity

    12/19/2017 8:04:25 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 61 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 12-18-2017 | Steven Goff
    The North American bid to stage the 2026 World Cup seems like a sure thing. From stadiums and infrastructure to commercial opportunities and organizational experience, the joint effort by the United States, Mexico and Canada appears to meet all the necessary requirements (and then some) to host soccer’s premier competition. The proposal would mesh more than a half-billion people from three countries that have put on 12 FIFA tournaments (men and women, senior and youth). With European and Asian countries ineligible to bid and South America waiting for 2030, the only challenger is Morocco, a country of similar size and...
  • Lindsey Vonn suffers back injury in World Cup race after Trump comments

    12/09/2017 7:38:39 PM PST · by Reno89519 · 109 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 9, 2017 | Fox News / AP
    Skiing star Lindsey Vonn suffered a back injury during a World Cup super-G race in Switzerland Saturday, two days after she criticized President Donald Trump in an interview about next year's Winter Olympics.Vonn crossed the finish line in obvious distress, almost one second behind the then-leader, and slumped to the snow. .... Vonn stayed in the finish house to be treated, and one hour later limped slowly into a waiting car to be driven from the St. Moritz course. .... Vonn tweeted that she had suffered an "acute facet (spinal joint) dysfunction"
  • 'Miracle on Ice' Team Captain Disagrees With Vonn, Says President Should Be Respected

    12/09/2017 4:48:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 75 replies
    Insider Fox News ^ | December 9, 2017
    Olympic gold medal skier Lindsey Vonn sparked a backlash when she said she will represent the United States at the 2018 Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, in February, but not the president. Vonn also said she would "absolutely not" accept an invitation to the White House if she were to win a gold medal. On "Fox & Friends Weekend" this morning, fellow Olympic gold medalist Mike Eruzione said Vonn has the right to make her own decisions, but he disagrees and believes it's important to respect the presidency.
  • World Cup Draw Vanity

    12/01/2017 7:54:10 AM PST · by LRoggy · 22 replies
    Vanity ^ | 12/1/17 | LRoggy
    Just an open vanity to discuss the drawings
  • Gay fans warned holding hands at Russia World Cup will be dangerous

    11/29/2017 9:28:05 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 12 replies
    The Guardian Fayke News ^ | November 29, 2017 | Martha Kelner
    LGBT fans will be warned about holding hands in public and other outward displays of affection when in Russia for the World Cup next summer. A cautionary guide will be produced by Fare – formerly Football Against Racism in Europe and now a pressure group that campaigns for equality in football – and dispersed to fans travelling to the tournament. Being gay is not illegal in Russia but the country has a law banning teaching about homosexuality in schools and there are numerous cases where gay people from foreign countries have been attacked because of their sexuality. Alexei Smertin named...
  • Byron York: Next stop for Trump dossier probe: the FBI

    08/29/2017 12:16:47 PM PDT · by gubamyster · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 08/27/2017 | Byron York
    In late July, the Justice Department refused a request from the Senate Judiciary Committee — a bipartisan, joint request from Chairman Charles Grassley and Ranking Democrat Dianne Feinstein — to make two top FBI officials available for an interview in the committee's investigation of the Trump dossier and other matters related to the Trump-Russia affair. Citing the Mueller special prosecutor investigation, Justice stated "confidentiality" and the "sensitivity of information relating to pending matters" made it impossible for the two officials, Carl Ghattas and James Rybicki, to talk to the Senate committee that oversees the FBI. Grassley and Feinstein are still...
  • Thousands of fans boo US national anthem at soccer game in Mexico City

    06/13/2017 3:19:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    AOL News ^ | June 12, 2017 | Alex Lasker
    Thousands of soccer fans loudly booed the United States national anthem when it was played at Mexico City's Estadio Azteca before the two countries faced off in Sunday night's World Cup qualifier game. Thousands of fans jeered and refused to stand as the Star-Spangled Banner played over the sound system, making their dislike of the United States known. While Mexican fans booed during the national anthem, they celebrated their team's one goal of the night by hurling slurs towards American fans, who slung back insults in retaliation, according to the Miami Herald.....
  • England’s Lallana relishes ‘historic’ Scotland clash

    06/10/2017 12:32:13 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 113 replies ^ | June 10, 2017 | June 10, 2017
    Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana believes time has done nothing to wear away the lustre of the rivalry between England and Scotland ahead of today's World Cup qualifying match in Glasgow. Beginning with their first encounter in November 1872, the two neighbours faced off almost every year until 1984, when the British Home Championship was abolished. Their meetings since have been scarce and with Scotland having not qualified for a major tournament since the 1998 World Cup, a gulf has emerged between the teams. But Lallana said: “It's a historic game. We proved in the fixture at Wembley (England's 3-0 win...
  • Disgraced ex-MI6 agent Christopher Steele hired by FBI for Further Research

    03/07/2017 12:51:28 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/07/17 | Judi McLeod
    Too politically biased to succeed at the job of national security, the FBI has much in common with Christopher Steele in trying to pass off as truth bogus information The FBI is not just part of a USA intelligence apparatus that systematically spies on its own American citizenry, it intends to pay—with taxpayer dollars—for filth completely made up against a president they apparently did not want elected. The Bureau has been caught planning to pay ex-MI6 agent Christopher Steele, who salaciously claimed in a dirty dossier that Donald Trump hired prostitutes to urinate on a bed the Obamas slept on...
  • Israelis warned to avoid soccer match after terror threat

    11/12/2016 12:24:43 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 2 replies
    Kehila News Israel ^ | 11-10-16 | Kehila News Israel Staff
    Israel’s World Cup 2018 qualifying game in Albania was moved and Israelis have been warned not to attend the match on Saturday after four Islamic State suspects were arrested on suspicions of planning attacks at the event. “In recent days, Balkan officials have arrested individuals affiliated with ISIS who have planned terror attacks against a range of targets in the Balkans, including the international soccer game between Albania and Israel,” read the the Counter Terrorism Bureau warning. “Despite the arrests, and depending on the situation, there is still a significant threat of attacks in the area. Therefore, the Counter Terrorism...
  • No alcohol in streets, public places at World Cup - Qatar

    11/08/2016 5:59:29 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Alcohol will be banned from streets and public places and if Qatari officials get their way even stadiums during the 2022 World Cup, the head of the country’s tournament organizing committee said on Tuesday. The comments by Hassan Al-Thawadi will further alarm football traditionalists already unhappy that the tournament will be moved to the winter because of fierce summer temperatures in Qatar. A ban on alcohol inside stadiums — there has long been speculation about what the conservative Muslim country would do on the tricky issue of alcohol for the World Cup — could bring organizers into conflict with FIFA...
  • John Tortorella reiterates that U.S. team must stand for anthem

    09/07/2016 3:19:27 PM PDT · by PittsburghAfterDark · 18 replies ^ | September 7, 2016 | Scott Burnside
    COLUMBUS, OHIO -- John Tortorella, the coach of Team USA for the upcoming World Cup of Hockey, isn't backing off on his comments that he'd bench any player who didn't stand for the U.S. national anthem. On Tuesday, Tortorella told ESPN: "If any of my players sit on the bench for the national anthem, they will sit there the rest of the game." The coach seemed taken aback Wednesday by the reaction to his comment, but he did not backtrack on his stance. "I'm not backing off," Tortorella said after the team's on-ice workout Wednesday.
  • The U.S. women’s soccer team is the world’s best. Why can’t men buy their jerseys?

    12/19/2015 9:05:44 PM PST · by TBP · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 18, 2015 | Jim Kingman
    I stood a few rows behind the goal in Vancouver this summer when Carli Lloyd scored her hat trick in the United States Women’s National Team 5-2 World Cup win over Japan. The crowd was large, loud and star-spangled. While the USA was dominant, Carli was transcendent. Her game, especially 20 minutes in the first half, was the greatest individual performance in USA team sports history. It will likely be the most incredible and memorable sporting achievement I will witness. Like many fans, I want a jersey with LLOYD across the back. But I can’t have one. Jerseys for the...
  • Abby Wambach, Wife Sarah Huffman Share Kiss After U.S. World Cup Win

    07/06/2015 7:09:19 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 65 replies
    CNN ^ | July 6, 2015 | Wilfred Chan
    Abby Wambach, Wife Sarah Huffman Share Kiss After U.S. World Cup Win By Wilfred Chan, CNN July 6, 2015 So when her squad's memorable 5-2 triumph over Japan was sealed, she chose an unforgettable way to celebrate. With the crowd roaring, as cameras flashed, Wambach -- one of the greatest players in the history of women's soccer -- ran to the stadium's edge and leapt into the stands to kiss her wife, Sarah Huffman.
  • Abby Wambach, wife Sarah Huffman share kiss after U.S. World Cup win

    07/06/2015 1:36:09 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 99 replies
    CNN ^ | July 6, 2015 | Wilfred Chan
    (CNN)Before tonight, Abby Wambach had everything but the World Cup. So when her squad's memorable 5-2 triumph over Japan was sealed, she chose an unforgettable way to celebrate. With the crowd roaring, as cameras flashed, Wambach -- one of the greatest players in the history of women's soccer -- ran to the stadium's edge and leapt into the stands to kiss her wife, Sarah Huffman.
  • Stupid British vs. Japan soccer

    07/02/2015 6:39:30 PM PDT · by djf · 54 replies
    Alright I must have seen this clip a hundred times... a woman, dressed in white, kicks a soccer ball - it hits the bar, but then seems to go in, then bounces out. The goal is defended by a woman in a dark uniform with dark hair, I'm assuming she's Japanese. Now everyone is making a big deal of this saying she "scored her own goal" or some other BS and I'm sick of it can someone PLEASE explain to me what happened?