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 … Read more

Odell Beckham Jr. removed from Miami flight after refusing to comply with safety protocol, police say

CNN — NFL free agent wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was removed from a Los Angeles-bound American Airlines flight Sunday morning at Miami International Airport after refusing to comply with safety protocol, according to a statement from the Miami-Dade Police Department. Officers were notified of a medical emergency on an American Airlines flight around 9:30 … Read more

Why your next Domino’s pizza delivery may arrive in a GM Chevy Bolt EV

Domino’s will roll out 800 custom-branded 2023 Chevy Bolt electric vehicles at locations across the US in the coming months. Domino’s Domino’s Pizza will be rolling out a fleet of 2023 Chevy Bolt electric vehicles, 800 of the GM EVs in total across the US in the coming months, as it looks to not only … Read more

Football or soccer? It’s complicated…

CNN — “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” William Shakespeare had no idea that those same words would apply to one of today’s ongoing terminology rivalries stretching across the Atlantic – the debate of association football versus soccer. Or as the Men in Blazers podcast once put it, soccer is “America’s … Read more

Amazon workers stage walkouts, protests on Black Friday | News

Amazon employees and their supporters have rallied in dozens of countries to protest against the retail giant’s labor policies, according to campaigners. From Germany and France to the United States, from India to Japan and the United Kingdom, Amazon’s employees downed their tools or joined marches on Friday demanding better working conditions and fair wages. … Read more

US bans Chinese telecom devices, citing ‘national security’ | Telecommunications News

US Federal Communications Commission decision includes devices from Huawei, ZTE and other manufacturers. The United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced it is banning telecommunications and video surveillance equipment from prominent Chinese brands, including Huawei and ZTE, citing an “unacceptable risk to national security”. The five-member FCC said on Friday it had voted unanimously … Read more

The 10 most expensive airports to fly out of in the US

It is notoriously expensive to book a flight during the holiday season, and this year the national average cost of airfare hit $397 during the second quarter, a high not seen since 2014, according to recent data from SmartAsset. The SmartAsset survey reported the average fare and percent change in ticket prices at 100 US … Read more

Nexperia and Elmos cases show how the US-China chip war is spilling over to Europe

Hong Kong CNN Business — Two European chip deals have run into trouble over their links with China, a sign of concern spreading in the West over potential Chinese control of critical infrastructure. Last week, the new owner of Britain’s biggest chipmaker was ordered to unwind its takeover, just days after another chip factory sale … Read more

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 … Read more

Fed minutes, Bank of Korea decision, Sri Lanka

Bank of Korea hikes rates by 25 basis points, meets expectations The Bank of Korea raised its benchmark interest rate by 25 basis points to 3.25%, a smaller hike than its previous move and widely in line with expectations. A Reuters poll of economists had expected the move amid signs of slowing domestic growth. The … Read more