MC Alger and USM Alger may be fierce city rivals from the Algerian capital, but they nevertheless share a history intertwined with their country’s revolt against French colonialism.
The French Foreign legion was formed on March 10, 1831. Most of the earliest members were dispatched to Algiers, according to historian Douglas Porch’s canonical book on the subject, “The French Foreign Legion: A Complete History of the Legendary Fighting Force.”
Day 6 of the 2014 FIFA World Cup kicked off with upstart Belgium defeating Algeria 2-1. In the afternoon Brazil and Mexico battled to a nil, nil finish. Russia and Korea Republic tied 1-1 in the evening.
Filipinos continue to protest Obama, new Star Wars cast, World Team Table Tennis Championships | April 29
Filipinos continue to protest Obama’s new defense agreement with the Philippines, the cast for ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ is announced, Tokyo hosts the World Team Table Tennis Championships, and more in today’s daily brief.
Christians worldwide gather on Good Friday, the South Korean island of Jindo mourns, and Toronto’s embattled mayor tries to win again. Those events are among the stories in today’s photo brief.
A look at what’s coming up on the East Coast and around the world. This week, that includes a spacecraft’s awakening, an IMF visit to Romania and two East Coast food events.