World Cup 2022: Scenarios, standings, tiebreakers as Brazil, Portugal qualify for last 16; 27 teams alive

Getty Images We’re reaching the business end of the World Cup group stage as some of the groups only have one match remaining. So far, France, Portugal, and Brazil are the only teams to book their passage to the round of 16 but more will join them on the final matchday of each group. Qatar … Read more

Trump Dinner with Extremists Raises Questions About 2024 Run

Former U.S. President Donald Trump made headlines over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend after it was revealed he hosted two men known for making virulently antisemitic statements for dinner at Mar-a-Lago, his Florida resort. In the meeting, Trump reportedly sat down with the rapper and fashion designer Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, as well as … Read more

Japan death row prisoners sue government to stop hangings

Rights groups have long criticised the practice of hanging, saying it affects the mental health of prisoners, but the government has pointed to high levels of public support for capital punishment. An opinion poll of more than 1,500 people carried out by the Cabinet Office in late 2019 found that 80% of respondents supported the … Read more

The U.S.-Iran World Cup game puts a spotlight on Iran’s protest movement : NPR

A woman at a protest in Qatar holds up a sign bearing the name of Mahsa Amini, the 22-year-old Iranian woman whose death in police custody sparked a nationwide protest movement. Francisco Seco/AP hide caption toggle caption Francisco Seco/AP A woman at a protest in Qatar holds up a sign bearing the name of Mahsa … Read more

This frequently used Social Security strategy could cost you $182,000

Americans are fascinated with getting the most out of Social Security, but many retirees are making a strategic mistake that can cost them tens of thousands of dollars in lifetime benefits, according to new research from economists at Boston University and the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.  The analysis examines the issue of the optimal age … Read more

India asked by sanctions-hit Russia for parts for key sectors: Report

Russian President Vladimir Putin. File photo (via REUTERS)

The list, a version of which has been seen by Reuters in New Delhi, is provisional and it is unclear how many of the items will eventually be exported and in what quantity, but an Indian government source said the request was unusual in its scope. India is keen to boost trade in this way, … Read more

Redmi K60 series specifications leaked: What to expect

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Redmi, a sub-brand of Xiaomi, is all set to launch its upcoming smartphone Redmi K60 and could expand the K series. Ahead of the launch, a notable tipster has leaked the specifications of the series. As per Kacper Skrzypek, a notable tipster, the upcoming Redmi K60 series is expected to come with Redmi K60, Redmi … Read more

Kings vs. Suns: How to watch live stream, TV channel, NBA start time

Who’s Playing Phoenix @ Sacramento Current Records: Phoenix 13-6; Sacramento 10-8 What to Know The Sacramento Kings need to shore up a defense that is allowing 117.11 points per game before their contest Monday. They will take on the Phoenix Suns at 10 p.m. ET at Golden 1 Center after having had a few days … Read more

Billie Eilish Speaks Out on Relationship With Jesse Rutherford

Billie Eilish is ready to talk about her new boyfriend Jesse Rutherford—and it seems like he’s everything she wanted. The “Bad Guy” singer got candid on her relationship with The Neighbourhood singer—who she went Instagram official with last month—during an interview with Vanity Fair Nov. 28. “It’s really cool, and I’m really excited and I’m really happy about it,” she told the … Read more

China protests paused as police flood streets and temperatures drop below freezing | World News

Chinese security personnel walk past a junction near the site of protest the day before in Beijing

Protests against China’s strict anti-lockdown measures have been paused as police were out in force on Beijing’s streets and temperatures dropped well below freezing. Shanghai, Nanjing, and other cities where online calls to gather were issued were also reportedly quiet. Rallies against China‘s unusually strict zero-COVID measures spread to several cities over the weekend in … Read more