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    France claims a win in off-pitch context

    Reuters . Paris | Updated at 12:19am on June 09, 2018

    French soccer has won one world contest before its players even fly to Russia for this year’s World Cup, with more blue jerseys sold across...

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    Spain, Panama reach Russia for WC

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 12:05am on June 09, 2018

    Former World Cup winners Spain and debutants Panama arrived in Russia on Thursday for the 21st edition of the global football spectacle....

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    South Korea’s president Moon to meet Putin

    Reuters | Updated at 12:35pm on June 08, 2018

    South Korea’s president Moon Jae-in will visit Russia at the invitation of Russia’s president Vladimir Putin from June 23 to 25, South Korea’s presidential Blue...

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    Russia not planning to withdraw from Syria yet: Putin

    Reuters . Moscow | Updated at 09:49pm on June 07, 2018

    President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia was not planning to withdraw its forces from Syria for now, and would keep them there for...

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    China hosts summit with Russia, Iran as nuclear deal wobbles

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 11:26am on June 07, 2018

    Iran, China and Russia may seek ways to salvage the nuclear deal ditched by Donald Trump when their leaders meet this weekend at a summit...

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    Hosts lament winless streak days

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 12:05am on June 07, 2018

    The question confronting Russian football fans ahead of the World Cup is whether the host nation’s team can actually get any worse. On Tuesday, Russia...

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    Russia not trying to split EU, Putin says

    Reuters | Updated at 11:25am on June 05, 2018

    Russian president Vladimir Putin, in an interview broadcast on Monday, said that he did not want to divide the European Union as he prepared to...

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    Football fever grips Russia’s Arctic

    Agence France-Presse . Yamalo-Nenets | Updated at 12:05am on June 05, 2018

    The cap’s unmistakable Barcelona logo peeks out from under the reindeer herder’s woolly hood....

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    Russia jails Ukrainian journalist for 12 years for spying

    Reuters | Updated at 09:09pm on June 04, 2018

    A Russian court sentenced a Ukrainian journalist, Roman Sushchenko, to 12 years in jail on Monday after convicting him of spying for his native Ukraine,...

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    France beat Italy in World Cup warm-up

    Reuters. Paris | Updated at 09:08am on June 02, 2018

    France underlined their World Cup credentials with their three forwards all involved in the goals that secured an impressive 3-1 friendly victory over Italy on...