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FIFA Best Awards: Ronaldo & Messi set to snub lavish London ceremony

By ethan / September 24, 2018

The FIFA Best awards take place on Monday night but the two greats of the modern game will be conspicuously absent, as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are reportedly both set to miss the glitzy ceremony in London. Ronaldo is hoping to make it a hat-trick of awards in the Best Men’s Player category, having […]


Putin to hand World Cup host mantle to Qatari emir at Sunday ceremony

By ethan / July 13, 2018

Russian President Vladimir Putin will take part in a ceremony with the emir of Qatar on Sunday to signal the handing over of the mantle of World Cup hosts. Read more Russia’s role as 2018 World Cup hosts will come to an end on Sunday when France and Croatia meet in the final at Luzhniki […]


Speech of spite: Clinton takes jab at Russia during Yale graduation ceremony (VIDEO)

By ethan / May 21, 2018

One-and-a-half years after Hillary Clinton lost the election, she’s taken her baseless claims of Russian collusion to her alma mater, pulling out a Russian hat while speaking at Yale’s graduation ceremony. The former secretary of state, who has hardly taken a breath in her campaign against Moscow and claims that it colluded with Donald Trump, […]


US Embassy opening ceremony in Jerusalem as Palestinians killed in protests (WATCH LIVE)

By ethan / May 14, 2018

US and Israeli officials are at the highly-guarded Jerusalem compound during an opening ceremony for the new US Embassy, following Donald Trump’s decision to move the diplomatic mission from Tel Aviv last December. Meanwhile, according to the IDF, an estimated 35,000 Palestinians are taking part in 12 separate protests. Called ‘The Great Return March,’ they […]


Pelican attack sparks graduation ceremony chaos (VIDEO)

By ethan / May 1, 2018

A pair of pelicans stole the show at Pepperdine University’s graduation on Friday when they crashed the ceremony. Footage shows the birds swooping down on to the graduation attendees as people scream and laugh. Their dramatic descent, however, brought graduation proceedings to a halt as the large birds menaced the crowd. One of the pair […]


IPC to pay tribute to Stephen Hawking at PyeongChang 2018 Paralympics closing ceremony

By ethan / March 16, 2018

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) will commemorate British scientist Stephen Hawking in a speech during the closing ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Paralympic Games. IPC President Andrew Parsons will deliver the speech dedicated to the physicist, who passed away on Wednesday at the age of 76, at the Games’ closing ceremony on Sunday. Hawking […]


'Russian doping'-themed documentary wins Oscar in politicized ceremony

By ethan / March 5, 2018

“Icarus,” a documentary that credits claims of Russian state-sponsored athletics doping won an Oscar at the highly politicized awards ceremony. It beat another film praising the controversial White Helmets in Syria’s Aleppo. ‘Icarus’ director Bryan Fogel and producer Dan Cogan picked up their statuette at Sunday night’s Academy Awards in Los Angeles. The film sees […]


Rifle-toting couples blessed in bizarre church ceremony (PHOTOS)

By ethan / March 1, 2018

Hundreds of gun-toting parishioners descended upon a rural Pennsylvania church on Wednesday to have their marriages (and AR-15s) blessed. Some participants even sported crowns made of bullets. In a bizarre ceremony contrived by the son of deceased cult leader Reverend Sun Myung Moon, women dressed in white and men in dark suits paraded around the […]

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