FIFA World Cup 2022: Players react after Tunisia win, chance for history against Denmark

The Socceroos now face an incredible shot at history as their World Cup winning drought is broken, writes ADAM PACOCK. The 12-year hex is over. Now to repeat history. The Socceroos’ pulsating 1-0 win over Tunisia leaves them with a chance to reach the play-offs for the first time since 2006, something that looked impossible … Read more

EU asylum claims hit highest monthly level since 2016 – POLITICO

More than 77,500 first-time asylum applicants sought international protection in the EU in August, Eurostat’s latest monthly asylum data showed on Friday. This is 11,000 more than the previous month and the highest number since 2016. August numbers are up 17 percent from July 2022 and up 54 percent from August 2021. The largest group … Read more

Energy ministers to meet again in December to agree on gas price cap – POLITICO

EU energy ministers will reconvene before Christmas – most likely on December 13 – for the next emergency Energy Council amid widespread disapproval of Brussels’ gas price cap proposal. Ministers meeting for an Energy Council in Brussels on Thursday reached an informal agreement on the less controversial elements of the Commission’s energy crisis package, four … Read more

Brussels calls for guidelines for NGO ships amid France-Italy migrant row – POLITICO

The European Commission is trying to create guidelines for NGO boats rescuing migrants off European coasts as part of a plan to reduce the number of asylum seekers heading to the continent. The plan, unveiled Monday by the EU’s executive arm, the European Commission, comes amid a public row between France and Italy’s new right-wing … Read more