Twenty nations agreed Thursday to provide emergency aid to the ailing Lebanese military, a French ministry said on Thursday, noting the army is "essential for the country's stability". The army is not looking for weapons but is unable to pay its troops enough to live on.
World powers will seek to raise tens of millions of dollars in emergency aid for the Lebanese army at a meeting on Thursday, aiming to prevent the military from collapsing as the country's economic and political crisis worsens, a French official said. Paris, which has led aid efforts to its former colony, has sought to ramp up pressure on Lebanon's squabbling politicians, after failed attempts to rally them to agree a new government and launch reforms to unlock foreign cash.
Kylian Mbappe gave his take on the appliance of science in football and stressed that he has noticed its progress since he began playing football professionally. In a videoconference chat with astronaut Thomas Pesquet, who is currently on the International Space Station (ISS), Mbappe was asked how the advanced statistics have influenced football over the last few years.