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Structure celebrates Eiffel’s anniversary

Structure celebrates Eiffel’s anniversary

A structure of unusual composition modeled after Paris’ monumental tourist-magnet Eiffel Tower has been made as means of celebrating the landmark’s anniversary. Sitting on the Champ de Mars, the public park looking towards the Eiffel Tower, marks the original monument’s 125th anniversary. The 13-metre red tower made of 324 chairs has elicited appreciative responses from [&hellip

Germany trudges its way into last eight

Germany trudges its way into last eight

Luckless in breaking through Algeria’s defense for the most part of the game, Germany finally scores twice against the fearsome Round of 16 first timers to go into quarterfinals. Algeria, more than willing to build on their unprecedented passage into the tournament’s knockout stage, managed to maintain a steely line of defense for the entire [&hellip

Suarez sorry for biting Chiellini

Suarez sorry for biting Chiellini

Uruguay striker Luis Suarez has apologized to Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini for biting him in a World Cup game last week, a move which led to his four-month, nine-game suspension. In a statement posted on his Facebook and Twitter accounts on Monday, the Uruguayan player issued a public apology to Chiellini and the entire soccer [&hellip

Rail strike disrupts travel in Europe

Rail strike disrupts travel in Europe

Train services across Europe have come to a standstill as Belgium’s rail operators go on strike over working conditions. The Belgian railway operators NMBC/SNCB held a 24-hour industrial action on Monday to protest against poor employment conditions and low staffing levels. They provided no passenger service in the country’s French-speaking Wallonia region and limited service [&hellip

China to reopen embassy in Somalia

China to reopen embassy in Somalia

China has announced that it will reopen its embassy in Somalia more than two decades after evacuating its diplomats from the East African country. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said on Monday that Beijing would send a delegation to Somalia on July 1 to reopen the embassy, which was closed in 1991 following Somalia’s [&hellip

Hamas warns against any Israeli attack

Hamas warns against any Israeli attack

The Palestinian resistance movement Hamas has warned against any Israeli attack on Palestinians in retaliation for the death of three Israeli teenagers. Sami Abu Zuhri, a Hamas spokesman, said on Monday that if the occupiers escalate the situation or start a war, the resistance movement will respond to the aggression. “[Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu should [&hellip

ISIL militants target Shia shrine

ISIL militants target Shia shrine

Takfiri militants of the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have fired a volley of rockets at a revered Shia shrine in the Iraqi city of Samarra, and injured several people. According to reports on Monday, at least three rockets fired by the Takfiris hit the shrine complex as the militants continue [&hellip

Anger over manipulative Facebook study

Anger over manipulative Facebook study

A manipulative study by Facebook aimed at verifying that the network was capable of triggering emotional contagion has prompted angry responses among users. The study, carried out during the period of a week in 2012, involved doctoring what people would receive in their newsfeeds. It then gauged if people would go on posting positive or [&hellip

ISIL appoints leader for Lebanon

ISIL appoints leader for Lebanon

The terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has appointed a leader for Lebanon and set up camps to train militants to be sent to the country for terrorist attacks, a report says. Lebanon’s LBCI television reported on Sunday that the militant group “has appointed Abdul Salam al-Ordoni as an emir over [&hellip

500 British nationals recruited by ISIL

500 British nationals recruited by ISIL

Reports say more than 500 British nationals have been recruited to join the Takfiri militants from the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) operating in Syria and Iraq. The Takfiri extremists are said to have been brainwashed by individuals allegedly linked to the MI5. Iraqi officials have repeatedly warned against Western plots [&hellip