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Luan and Cassio surprise inclusions in Brazil squad
Aug10

Luan and Cassio surprise inclusions in Brazil squad

Gremio midfielder Luan was a surprise inclusion in the Brazil squad announced on Thursday for upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Ecuador and Colombia. A reported target of Arsenal and Liverpool, the 24-year’s only previous appearance was as a substitute in the January friendly against Colombia, when coach Tite picked only home-based...

Ukraine’s Economy Shrinks by 1.5% Over Southeast’s ‘Blockade’ – Deputy Minister
Aug10

Ukraine’s Economy Shrinks by 1.5% Over Southeast’s ‘Blockade’ – Deputy Minister

KIEV (Sputnik) — The blockade has been in place since early January. The activists — military veterans and lawmakers — claimed any trade with the self-proclaimed republics was illegal and described freight traffic coming from the east as smuggling. “The GDP [gross domestic product] grew by roughly 2.3 percent in the first quarter, down from the...

Ukraine’s Economy Shrinks by 1.5% Over Southeast’s ‘Blockade’ – Deputy Minister
Aug10

Ukraine’s Economy Shrinks by 1.5% Over Southeast’s ‘Blockade’ – Deputy Minister

KIEV (Sputnik) — The blockade has been in place since early January. The activists — military veterans and lawmakers — claimed any trade with the self-proclaimed republics was illegal and described freight traffic coming from the east as smuggling. “The GDP [gross domestic product] grew by roughly 2.3 percent in the first quarter, down from the...

Politics: The FBI conducted a predawn raid of Paul Manafort’s home as part of its Russia investigation
Aug09

Politics: The FBI conducted a predawn raid of Paul Manafort’s home as part of its Russia investigation

The FBI conducted a predawn July raid on the home of President Donald Trump's campaign chairman Paul Manafort. The FBI conducted a predawn July raid on the home of President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, as part of its ongoing investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, The...

FBI Agents Searched Former Trump Campaign Chair’s Home
Aug09

FBI Agents Searched Former Trump Campaign Chair’s Home

WASHINGTON – FBI agents have searched one of the homes of President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, whose past foreign political work has been swept into the investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election. A Manafort spokesman confirmed the search Wednesday. Manafort spokesman Jason Maloni said in a...

Tech: RANKED: The least peaceful countries in the world
Aug09

Tech: RANKED: The least peaceful countries in the world

The 2017 Global Peace Index reveals the most militarized countries in the world. North Korea — the country that recently said it’s considering a plan to fire nuclear-capable missiles at Guam — is one of the least peaceful countries in the world. That’s according to the 2017 Global Peace Index from the Institute for Economics and Peace...

Georgia slams Putin’s visit to Moscow-backed rebel region
Aug09

Georgia slams Putin’s visit to Moscow-backed rebel region

Georgia reacted furiously on Tuesday after Russian President Vladimir Putin visited the Moscow-backed separatist region of Abkhazia on the anniversary of the outbreak of a brief war between Tbilisi and Moscow. Putin visited the Black Sea resort town of Pitsunda in Abkhazia for talks with the leader of the self-proclaimed country, Raul Khajimba,...

Nice: Sneijder hoping club success will lead to World Cup
Aug09

Nice: Sneijder hoping club success will lead to World Cup

Veteran Wesley Sneijder is dreaming of playing in a fourth World Cup next summer and believes a good season with Nice can help him achieve that aim. Veteran Wesley Sneijder is dreaming of playing in a fourth World Cup next summer and believes a good season with Nice can help him achieve that aim.The 33-year-old, the most capped player in the...

Kiev Court Extends Arrest of Russian Troop Abducted on Crimea’s Border
Aug09

Kiev Court Extends Arrest of Russian Troop Abducted on Crimea’s Border

KIEV (Sputnik) — In November 2016, the Russian Defense Ministry said two contract servicemen Aleksander Baranov and Maksim Odintsov had been kidnapped and whisked across the border to the Mykolaiv region of Ukraine with an apparent goal to press criminal charges against them. The SBU said later that the detained Russian servicemen had previously...

Kiev Lodges Protest Against Warsaw Plans to Depict Lviv Chapel in Passports
Aug08

Kiev Lodges Protest Against Warsaw Plans to Depict Lviv Chapel in Passports

KIEV (Sputnik) — Poland is planning to issue the new version of the country’s passports with depictions of several historical figures and places to commemorate the centennial anniversary of its independence in 2018. One of the proposed historical places is a chapel located at the place of the Polish war graves at Lychakiv Cemetery in Lviv....

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