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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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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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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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Dow rises more than 150 points as Wall Street looks to end winning week

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose on Friday as Wall Street pushed for solid gains in the holiday-shortened trading week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 174 points, or 0.51%. The S&P 500 gained 0.06% and the Nasdaq Composite slipped 0.36%, weighed down by shares of Activision Blizzard, which fell more than 4% following news …

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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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Asia-Pacific stocks generally down, Tokyo inflation at 40-year high; US markets closed

Hong Kong movers: Casinos and tech stocks tumble on rising caseload in China Hong Kong-listed shares linked to reopening and technology fell in the morning session in Asia following reports of a rise in Covid cases in China. Casino Operator Actions MGM China fell by more than 4%, Wynn Macau lose 2.5%, Sands China fell …

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