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Putin meets Macron ahead of World Cup final, gives flowers to French first lady (VIDEO)

Russian President Vladimir Putin met his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron ahead of the World Cup final between France and Croatia. He marked the occasion by presenting France’s First Lady Brigitte Macron with flowers. The French president was invited to the Kremlin a few hours before the World Cup final. It’s Macron’s second visit to Russia in the past few days. ...

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Germany warns Trump against ‘unilateral deals’ with Russia ahead of talks with Putin

The German foreign minister has joined a number of anxious Western politicians in offering advice to Donald Trump ahead of the US president’s summit with Vladimir Putin, warning him against making “unilateral deals” with Russia. “Unilateral deals at the expense of allies will harm the United States, too. The one who hits his partners risks losing eventually,” Heiko Maas told ...

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Czech PM signs power-sharing deal with Communist Party ahead of key vote

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis has signed a power-sharing agreement with the country’s Communist Party, marking the first time the party will have a governing role since the anti-communist Velvet Revolution in 1989. The agreement will ensure that the left-wing party supports the government coalition headed by Babis in a confidence vote which will take place in the parliament on ...

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‘FBI lovers’ who exchanged anti-Trump texts getting ‘cold feet’ ahead of Capitol Hill hearings

Two former FBI officials who worked on the Russia probe may be getting “cold feet” ahead of planned appearances on Capitol Hill this week, US President Donald Trump claimed in a tweet on Tuesday. Peter Strzok and Lisa Page are due to appear before the House Judiciary Committee and House Oversight Committee, to answer questions about anti-Trump text messages they’d ...

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Football withdrawal: Argentina prisoners on hunger strike after cable TV breaks ahead of World Cup

As football fans across the globe gear up to watch the World Cup, a group of Argentinian prisoners has gone on hunger strike until prison authorities fix the facility’s cable television system. Read more “Cable television is an indispensable right for everyone deprived of their liberty,” nine inmates at Puerto Madryn jail, near the Atlantic in southern Argentina, wrote. “It ...

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‘May the strongest team win’: Putin meets Saudi crown prince ahead of World Cup opener

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman both wished success to the strongest team ahead of their nations meeting in the opening match of the World Cup in Moscow. The two met in the Kremlin on Thursday, along with Russian Energy Minister Aleksandr Novak and his Saudi counterpart Khalid al-Falih. While the main goal of the ...

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Ahead of North Korea summit, Trump softens Iran rhetoric

Discussing the upcoming summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore, US President Donald Trump seemingly strayed off-topic to hold out the prospect of a new nuclear deal with Iran. “Iran is not the same country that it was a few months ago,” Trump told reporters at the White House at a joint press conference on Thursday with Japanese ...

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Elon Musk must be fired as Tesla chief say some shareholders ahead of crucial meeting

As Tesla’s problems pile up, some shareholders suggest ousting Elon Musk as company’s CEO. On Tuesday, major investors are meeting to challenge Musk’s grip on the electric carmaker. Read more One of the greatest opponents to Musk is CtW Investment Group, a company that works with pension funds sponsored by unions. According to CtW, which has criticized Musk for years, ...

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Apple Pay tests ‘order ahead’ for drinks at music festivals

Apple is fixing one of the worst parts of the concert experience: waiting in line for a beer while you miss your favorite song. Last week’s BottleRock music festival near San Francisco was the first to try a new “order ahead with Apple Pay” feature that Apple hopes to bring to more events. You just open the festival’s app, select ...

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Full stream ahead: Bulgaria wants direct natural gas pipeline from Russia

Amid talk of European energy security and diversification of gas supplies, Bulgaria has proposed building another pipeline to get gas directly from Russia, according to President Rumen Radev. The Balkan nation currently gets Russian natural gas by transit through Ukraine and other Gazprom customers in Europe. Last year, sales of the blue fuel to Bulgaria reached 3.3 billion cubic meters, ...

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