A Russian mother said military officers 'lied to my face' and she forced Putin's government to return her 2 conscripted sons who were not supposed to be in Ukraine
A Russian mother told the BBC that her two sons were conscripted into the military and found out later they had been sent to Ukraine.news.yahoo.com
UAE top diplomat acknowledges visa restrictions on Pakistan
FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 5, 2015 file photo, a thick blanket of early morning fog partially shrouds the skyscrapers of the Marina and Jumeirah Lake Towers districts of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. He did not elaborate on the visa suspension, which has blindsided expats seeking entry to the federation of seven sheikhdoms, where foreigners outnumber locals nearly nine to one. The reported visa restrictions targeting countries such as Lebanon, Kenya, Iran, Syria, Afghanistan and Yemen came just as tourists began arriving in the Persian Gulf country on Israeli passports following the normalization agreement. The Emirati and Israeli governments are hammering out a mutual visa waiver agreement to grant Israeli tourists visas on arrival. But young, single men from the countries are denied entry, fueling speculation that the ban may be tied to security or visa overstay concerns.
Punching through turmoil: Pro boxer helps medical staff cope
In this Wednesday, May 27, 2020 photo, Marina, a medical worker, boxes during a training session with French boxer Hassan NDam, at the Villeneuve-Saint-Georges hospital, outside Paris. A world champion French boxer is taking his skills to hospitals, coaching staff to thank the medical profession for saving his father-in-law from the virus, and giving them new confidence and relief from their stressful jobs. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)PARIS Hassan NDam, former middleweight boxing champion of the world, wanted to repay the French hospital that cared for his father-in-law through his bout with COVID-19. The hospital boxing bouts also gave NDam valuable time to see his father in law, Jean-Claude Valero, as he recovered from the virus. Light on his toes, the stocky surgeon unleashes a quick four-punch combination that seems to surprise, and perhaps even impress NDam.