The Brazilian forward was widely mocked during the 2018 World Cup for his spectacular rolling on the grass, allegedly in a bid to get the referee's attention. This spawned a challenge on social media, where participants lie on the ground feigning excruciating pain whenever anyone mentions the famous footballer.
After leaving the Trump administration, the former investment banker has been looking for new ways to promote his right-wing views, deciding that he will rival US billionaire George Soros’ Open Society Foundations (OSF), which is active in Europe.
Ankara has been facing difficulties in its acquisition of the F-35 despite making all the necessary payments, including contributing to its development. The US Congress has attempted to block Turkey from obtaining the fifth generation jet, citing security concerns due to Ankara’s purchase of Russian S-400 air defense systems.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has arrived in the United Arab Emirates as part of a five-nation trip to the Middle East and Africa, during which he’ll also visit Senegal, Rwanda, South Africa and Mauritius. Sputnik discussed his trip with Lina Benabdallah, assistant professor of politics and international affairs at Wake Forest University in the US.
TEL AVIV (Sputnik) - Gaza's ruling Hamas movement asked Israel to cease fire through Egyptian mediation and promised to stop border clashes as part of the deal, an Israeli high-ranking political source told Sputnik.
In a bid to overcome a shortage of military personnel at home, the German Armed Forces are reportedly considering recruiting citizens of other European Union countries.
Two Dutch citizens have been taken into custody after authorities seized one of their largest-ever loads of cocaine on July 19, aboard a yacht off the British southwest coast, Euronews said.
Disney has decided to fire James Gunn, the director of the massively successful movie franchise, for tweets he made nearly 10 years ago where he joked about controversial topics such as rape and pedophilia, which resurfaced earlier this week.
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