The Tampa Bay Lightning are the Eastern Conference Champions after they shut out the New York Rangers 2-0. They will either face the Anaheim Ducks or Chicago Blackhawks in the Stanley Cup Finals.
The FBI finally busted FIFA officials on corruption charges related to the World Cups scheduled for Russia and Qatar. Vladimir Putin, naturally, does not like this at all.
An article by Bloomberg’s Josh Rogin has triggered wide disparagement from Moscow, where officials implied all involved in the publication of a piece reporting that Russia was using mobile crematoriums to erase the presence of soldiers in east Ukraine needed mental help. A day later, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree that makes all Russian soldiers’s deaths a state secret, even in a time of peace.
The Islamic State commander in Palmyra, Syria. announced the terrorist group will destroy anything in the UNESCO World Heritage Site that promotes idolatry, but everything else will remain untouched.
Christof Heyns, the United Nations Special Raporteur of Extrajudicial Summary and Arbitrary Executions, recently spoke out against the rise in executions in Saudi Arabia. “It is certainly very disturbing that there is such a fast pace of executions at the moment,” Heyns told AFP. “If it continues at this pace we will have double the number of executions, or more than double the number of executions, that we had last year.”
The Assyrian monks at Saint Matthew’s Monastery in the Nineveh Plains told the world they will not leave, even though the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) creeps closer to their home. The monks regularly hear battles down the mountain.
The Chicago Blackhawks forced a Game 7 against the Anaheim Ducks in a dramatic Game 6. They won 5-2, which is the first game Anaheim lost all playoffs in regulation. There is a reason why the Blackhawks won two Stanley
Turkish authorities in the Muğla province kicked out 40 Syrians after business owners and tourism companies complained about the massive hordes of people in the park.
Reports from Iraq indicate the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) burned an 80-year-old woman to death after she failed to obey Sharia law.
“Children are not instigating these suicide attacks; they are used intentionally by adults in the most horrific way,” explained Jean Gough, the UNICEF Representative in Nigeria. “They are first and foremost victims – not perpetrators.”
The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) released their first video from Palmyra, Syria, which shows the city’s ancient ruins untouched for now. Those buildings and temples earned Palmyra the title of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The group’s official media outlet uploaded the short video to YouTube.
French Open 2014 Finalist Simona Halep, seeded third, lost to Mirjana Lucic-Baroni in straight sets in the second round.
The New York Rangers defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 7-3 to force a Game 7 in the Eastern Conference Finals.
NATO and European countries started a two week Arctic training exercise program as tensions with Russians continue to grow. Russian President Vladimir Putin retaliated with an order for a mass surprise drill.
The Anaheim Ducks defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 5-4 in overtime in quite possibly the best game of the 2014-2015 Stanley Cup playoffs. They are just one win away from the Stanley Cup finals.
American Sloane Stephens must know something about the Williams sisters because she always performs so well against them. She eliminated Venus Williams at the French Open, 7-6 (7), 6-1.
A large rally in Istanbul demanded the government change the historic Hagia Sophia church, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, into a mosque. The Humanitarian Relief Foundation (İHH) led the rally through the Sultanahmet district.
Unseeded German Annika Beck, ranked #83, defeated 14th seed Agnieszka Radwanska in the first round at the French Open, 6-2, 3-6, 6-1.
With the official Iraqi army defeated, Iraqi militias have gathered arms and advanced to Ramadi to counter the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL), who recently captured the key town. The militias also hope to stop the terrorist group from entering Baghdad, which is only 70 miles to the west.
A fan jumped onto Philippe Chatrier Court after Roger Federer defeated Alejandro Falla to take a selfie with the tennis great.
Stan Wawrinka blasted French Open organizers after an article on his personal life appeared on the tournament’s official website.
The Tampa Bay Lightning stormed into Madison Square Garden with a vengeance and blanked the New York Rangers 2-0. They take a 3-2 series lead back to Tampa Bay.
The French Open 2015 starts today. Can Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova defend their titles?
After an incredibly boring Game 3, the Anaheim Ducks and Chicago Blackhawks provided their fans with one of the most exciting matchups this playoffs. It was the Blackhawks who ended up with the victory in double overtime, 5-4.
The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) has published an article in the latest issue of its magazine, Dabiq, by jihadi bride Umm Summayyah, estimating that First Lady Michelle Obama is only worth $40 on the terrorist group’s slave market. Summayyah also defends the rape of thousands of Yazidi females.