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Trump Says He Wasn’t Being Serious in Remarks About Putin
Aug12

Trump Says He Wasn’t Being Serious in Remarks About Putin

BEDMINSTER – President Donald Trump said he was not being serious when he thanked Russian President Vladimir Putin for ordering a drastic reduction in the number of U.S. diplomatic employees and saving the U.S. significant cash. “Absolutely, I think you know that,” Trump told reporters Friday when asked about the comments he made a...

Controversial Film About Russian Czar Cleared for Release

MOSCOW – A historical film about the last Russian czar’s affair with a ballerina has been cleared for release, the Culture Ministry said Thursday, a decision that follows months of disputes and angry calls for its ban. “Matilda,” which describes Nicholas II’s relationship with Matilda Kshesinskaya, has drawn virulent...

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...

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