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Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup: First FAN ID issued in Finland

The first FAN ID needed for foreign football fans to attend the FIFA World Cup in Russia has been issued in Finland. The lucky fan is a Finnish national who plans to attend the event with his family. The ceremony of handing over the document was held in the Russian Science and Culture Center in the Finnish capital of Helsinki. ...

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Russian presidential candidates release first official videos

Campaign videos for Russian presidential candidates have started running on TV and the internet. Voters are variously promised things ranging from the strength and stability of the nation to radical changes in their lives. Candidate Sergey Baburin of the All-Russian People’s Union political party emphasizes his Russian ethnicity and prioritizes family values. “The Russian choice is to love children, respect ...

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Watch first commercial LNG tanker cross Russia's Arctic route without icebreaker escort (TIMELAPSE)

The liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier ‘Eduard Toll’ has become the first commercial ship to travel the Arctic’s northern sea route in winter. The 300-meter-long vessel set out from South Korea in December for Sabetta terminal in northern Russia, cutting through 1.8-meter-thick ice. The tanker, which is owned by Teekay shipping company, completed the route last month, delivering an LNG ...

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First damages reported from 7.2-magnitude Mexico quake (PHOTOS)

Pictures have started appearing on social media that show material damage caused by the 7.2-magnitude earthquake that hit Mexico on Friday. The tremors were felt in the capital, hundreds of miles away from the epicenter. Images on social media, posted from the state of Oaxaca, where the quake hit near the Pacific coast, show cracked building walls with crumbled plaster, ...

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Former state Senator Jeremy Ring talks about the first days of Yahoo

In this episode of Technotopia I talk to Jeremy Ring, a former Florida state senator and author of We Were Yahoo!, a meditation on his career as one of the first employees at Yahoo. Ring has a lot to say about the search giant – including plenty of complaints about how things were run over the years – and some ...

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Canadian speed skater becomes world’s first athlete to be paid in cryptocurrency

Canadian speed skater Ted-Jan Bloemen is set to become the first athlete in history to be paid in cryptocurrency for his performance at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics, as the hype surrounding digital asset transfers grows. Dutch-born Bloemen, who won silver in the men’s 5,000-meter event on Sunday, has penned a one-year sponsorship deal with cryptocurrency social network onG.social, which forms ...

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Human egg matured in lab for first time in possible breakthrough for fertility treatment

Biology researchers have managed to grow human-egg cells obtained from ovary tissue to full maturity in a lab, promising a new treatment for fertility preservation. The technology would be of interest for women fighting cancer. Modern medical technology allows mature eggs to be extracted and frozen for years, until a patient wants to use them for an IVF procedure. During ...

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First make nuclear deal a success, then we’ll talk other issues – Tehran to US & EU

Tehran will not yield to pressure to renegotiate the landmark nuclear deal, a senior Iranian official has said, claiming no other country will bother negotiating with Washington in future if it withdraws from the agreement. The US and European Union must make the 2015 nuclear deal work before asking Tehran to negotiate other issues, such as its ballistic missile program ...

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'Suck on that Richard Spencer’: Internet reacts to news that first Brit could have been black

The internet unsurprisingly exploded after the ‘Cheddar Man,’ a 10,000-year-old human specimen thought to be Britain’s oldest complete skeleton, was proven by scientists to have had a “dark to black” complexion. The National History Museum carried out cutting-edge genetic sequencing with facial recognition technology on the skeleton of ‘Cheddar Man,’ found near Gough’s Cave in the Cheddar Gorge, and found ...

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