Winter Olympics 2018
FRANCE -- Monitoring stations measured elevated levels of radioactive ruthenium 106 drifting across Europe between September 29 and October 6. Levels have now fallen, and pollution is no longer detected.
CARACAS -- Venezuela has a $120-$140 billion external debt which it borrowed when oil prices were more than $100 a barrel. Experts predict that a default is inevitable unless oil prices recover quickly
DUBAI -- The Dubai Frame is a $43.5m feat of engineering, a building at ground level linking two towers 150m high with an observation deck linking the top of the towers to form a huge “picture frame”.
NORTH KOREA -- Three U.S. military aircraft carriers are taking part in a rare military exercise not seen in a decade, providing the United States a powerful force within striking distance of North Korea.
SOCCER -- Five-time winners Liverpool go to Sevilla, in a repeat of the 2016 Europa League final, while Monaco face a must-win tie with Leipzig, and Manchester City look to maintain their unbeaten home run.
SOCCER -- FIFA have unveiled the official match ball for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the Adidas Telstar 2018, a modern interpretation of the iconic Telstar ball that featured in the 1970 and 1974 Finals.