Chelsea have won the Community Shield — the traditional curtain-raiser to the start of the English Premier League season — beating Manchester United 4-1 on penalties at Wembley after the teams drew 2-2 after 90 minutes. The London side scored all four of their spot-kicks, while veteran midfielder Ryan Giggs and French left-back Patrice Evra both missed their penalties for United
A disabled punk band has launched a campaign to fight for the rights of disabled people to be able to party late. “Heavy Load,” describe themselves as an “anarcho-garage-punk” band and are made up of five musicians, one of whom has Downs Syndrome and two who have unspecified learning disabilities
The Berlin Wall came down 20 years ago and in that time the world game has opened its arms to a tidal wave of talent from behind the former Iron Curtain. Here, Football Fanzone picks the 11 finest footballers to emerge from the old Eastern Bloc since 1989
President Obama urged nations Sunday to get rid of nuclear weapons, saying that the U.S. is committed to reducing nuclear stocks within the next four years
The Czech prime minister canceled a vote to allow the United States to put a key part of its planned missile defense system in the Central European country, the government announced late Tuesday.
A doctor makes an incision in a man’s scrotal sac and, deftly wielding his scalpel, quickly removes both testicles. In the Czech Republic, that simple operation is the punishment for male sex offenders. But to the Council of Europe, the region’s leading human-rights body, the procedure is “invasive, irreversible and mutilating.” In a report issued last week, the council called the punishment “degrading” and demanded it be scrapped immediately