The 2022 Soccer World Cup in Qatar is hugely controversial. The allegations range from corruption in the awarding of the tournament to Qatar to harsh criticism of the host nation for its human rights record, and its World Cup carbon emissions.
European football's ruling body has said events were "distressing" and that no fan "should be put in that situation." Meanwhile, French President Emmanuel Macron said those who missed out should be reimbursed.
The British prime minister insisted he did not knowingly breach pandemic lockdown rules. He is the first modern UK leader to receive a fine for breaking the law.
The last surviving alleged attacker, Salah A., said he hoped his apology would help the relatives of those killed. One hundred and thirty people were killed in the atrocities claimed by the "Islamic State" armed group.
13 Jul 2021
Mark Rutte said he regretted his government's "poor judgement" after daily coronavirus infection rates rose from a few hundred to over 9,000 in just two weeks.