The logo’s legend explains that the brick red rectangle on the far left is Crimea, the annexed peninsula that is the source of much of Russia’s latest woes // russia-brand.com With the 2018 FIFA World Cup beginning in June 2018, Russia’s federal tourism agency is seeking to put forth aRead More →

An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 22 (HSC-22), attached to the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), performs humanitarian aid operations on the embattled island of Dominica following the landfall of Hurricane Maria. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael Molina/Released)170924-N-VK310-0009. ViaRead More →

Comics excerpt on display at the promotion. Panel 1: “Hey you, don’t move!” Panel 2: “It’s all right, I’m not running!” Photo courtesy of Comics Bookshop Bunker, used with permission. On 4 December in Skopje, independent publisher Comics Bookshop Bunker promoted an unusual graphic novel: a biography of Somali OlympicRead More →

Ahmet Ustunel, who is blind, paddles his kayak solo on San Francisco’s Lake Merced. His goal is to kayak across the Bosphorus Strait in Turkey, his home country.Credit: Adam Grossberg/KQED This story by Laura Klivans originally appeared on PRI.org on November 7, 2017. It is republished here as part of a partnership between PRIRead More →

Afghanistan national football team before match with Japan, 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification, Azadi Stadium, Tehran. Photo by Javid Nikpour for Tasnim News Agency. CC 4.0 International License. In the end, the final of the Afghan Premier League’s (APL) championship was more of a night party than a sporting spectacle. ThatRead More →

‘No To the Stadium’ – Photo courtesy of ‘Residents Against the Stadium’ Facebook page A Melbourne lawn bowls club has lost its struggle to save its home of 60 years. Despite a concerted social media campaign, the local Stonnington Council has voted 6 – 3 to replace the Chadstone BowlsRead More →

The World Cup 2010 Jabulani Ball. Photo by Tai Gray, CC BY-SA 2.0. On the night of October 10, 2017, a sprinkling of football enthusiasts went to the Ato Boldon Stadium in central Trinidad to see a World Cup qualifier match between Trinidad and Tobago and the USA. The smallRead More →