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Iranian protesters celebrate World Cup defeat, as fears surround players’ return

CNN — Iran’s World Cup defeat to the United States was met by cheers and celebrations in Tehran and other Iranian cities on Tuesday evening, as protesters hailed the country’s exit from the tournament as a blow to the ruling regime. The nation was eliminated from the tournament in Qatar after its 1-0 loss on …

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Portugal vs. Uruguay: Pitch invader with rainbow flag interrupts World Cup match

CNN — The World Cup match between Portugal and Uruguay was briefly interrupted by a pitch invader waving a rainbow flag on the field at the Lusail Iconic Stadium on Monday. The FIFA global television feed avoided showing the pitch invader, but the individual could be seen running on the field trailing the flag as …

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Iran threatened families of World Cup soccer team, according to security source

CNN — The families of Iran’s World Cup soccer team have been threatened with imprisonment and torture if the players fail to “behave” ahead of the match against the USA on Tuesday, a source involved in the security of the games said. Following the refusal of Iranian players to sing the nation’s national anthem in …

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After US Soccer changes Iranian flag on social media, Iran calls for US to be kicked out of 2022 World Cup

CNN — Iran state media has called for the US to be kicked out of the 2022 World Cup after the United States Soccer Federation changed Iran’s flag on its social media platforms to show support for protesters in Iran. The federation had temporarily displayed Iran’s national flag on its official Twitter, Instagram and Facebook …

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More than 3,500 US flights delayed Sunday as major storm system hinders travel

New York CNN — A severe weather system in several parts of the United States has prompted the three major airports serving New York to urge passengers to arrive early for flights on what is expected to be one of the busiest travel days of the year. As of Sunday afternoon, 3,507 flights to, from …

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Morocco vs Belgium: Big World Cup upsets as Atlas Lions shock Red Devils and Costa Rica defeats Japan

CNN — It was a day of big upsets at the World Cup as Belgium and Japan both succumbed to shock defeats against Morocco and Costa Rica respectively. Morocco won its first World Cup match since 1998 – and its third ever – securing a sensational 2-0 victory over heavyweight Belgium to ensure that it …

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US bans sales of Huawei and ZTE gear amid Chinese spying fears

The Biden administration has banned the approval of new telecommunications equipment by Chinese companies Huawei Technologies and ZTE because they pose “unacceptable risk” to US national security. The U.S. Federal Communications Commission announced on Friday that it has adopted the final rules, which also prohibit the sale or import of equipment made by Chinese surveillance …

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Apple has a huge problem with its supplier’s iPhone factory in China

hong kong CNN Business — A violent uprising by workers at the world’s largest iPhone factory in central China this week further clouds Apple’s strained supply chain and highlights how the country’s tough zero Covid policy is harming to global technology companies. The unrest began last month when workers left the factory campus in Zhengzhou, …

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England vs USA: USMNT takes on England in potentially decisive World Cup meeting

CNN — After a frustrating 1-1 draw against Wales, this World Cup isn’t about to get any easier for the United States Men’s National Team (USMNT). A promising first-half performance and a well-taken goal from Timothy Weah was canceled out by Gareth Bale’s late penalty on Monday as the youthful USMNT team was denied victory …

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The Nexperia and Elmos cases show how the US-China chip war is spreading to Europe

hong kong CNN Business — Two European chip deals have run into trouble over their ties to China, a sign of concern spreading in the West about China’s potential control over critical infrastructure. Last week the new owner of Britain’s biggest chipmaker was ordered to reverse its takeover, just days after another chip factory sale …

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