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Interest in football soars across Russia after national team’s record victory – survey

Interest in football amongst Russians has soared after the national team beat Saudi Arabia 5-0 in the first game of the 2018 World Cup, new research has shown. Russian state-run public opinion research center VTSOM reported on Monday that the share of Russians planning to watch games at the tournament increased from 52 percent before last week’s big kick-off to ...

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'End of national tradition’: Catholic leaders slam Sessions’ asylum ruling

US Catholic bishops have denounced Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decision to reverse grants of asylum based on claims of domestic abuse or gang violence, with one calling the decision the “end of our great national tradition.” “For the whole of our history, the United States has been a refuge for people seeking protection from oppression,” San Diego Bishop Robert McElroy ...

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Fines for insulting Russian national football team if new bill becomes law

Russian MPs have prepared a bill introducing fines for public statements insulting the players or coach of the Russian national football team, saying that moral climate was an important condition for sports victories. The bill has been prepared by a group of lawmakers, headed by MP Vitaly Milonov of the majority party United Russia. He is best-known as the principal ...

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Russia & Belarus ditching dollar trade in favor of national currencies

The Belarusian Prime Minister, Andrey Kobyakov, has called for a complete shift away from the US dollar towards national currencies in Russia-Belarus trade and price-setting. “That would be great if the entire trade turnover, as well as price-formation were set in national currencies,” Kobyakov said during the session of the Council of Ministers of the Union State of Russia and ...

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Cutting out the US dollar: Russia & China boost national currencies trade

Moscow and Beijing have agreed to raise the share of ruble-yuan trade settlements, in a joint agreement signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Friday. The document envisages “further strengthening of the Russian-Chinese cooperation in the financial sector, promoting increase of the share of national currencies in trade payments, investments and financing, expanding collaboration in such ...

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UK wants to unlock century-old secret fund to pay off national debt

The UK government intends to force open a £475 million ($ 640 million) charity fund untouched since 1928. It wants to put the money towards paying off national debt. The National Fund was established 90 years ago when an anonymous benefactor donated £500,000 on the condition that it must stay untouched until it was large enough to pay off the ...

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US national security requests to Apple more than doubled, transparency report reveals

Apple has been bombarded with requests from the US government for access to their user data, and the rate is soaring, the company revealed in its biannual report. More than twice as many requests were filed in the second half in 2017 than the same period the previous year. In its ‘Report on Government and Private Party Requests for Customer ...

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Russia's Far East attracts nearly third of all national investments

The special economic zone and preferences in the Far East have warmed foreign investor interest in the region, which accounts for 30 percent of all investments in Russia, Deputy Prime Minister Yury Trutnev said at SPIEF. “We started with changes in the investment climate… At the moment, a Far East resident gets six times more investment than the average across ...

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French politicians call for those on national security watch list to be expelled

In the aftermath of the Paris knife attack, French politicians are urging the authorities to kick those on the national security threat list, known as Fiche S, out of the country – even if they are there legally. On Saturday evening, a 20-year-old man stabbed passers-by in the heart of Paris, killing one and injuring four more. The assailant, who ...

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$21 trillion lost: Largest theft in history buried under guise of US national security – Lee Camp

Comedian Lee Camp on his show Redacted Tonight recalls the first-ever audit of the Pentagon, which is taking 2,400 auditors to do the job, trying to understand where $ 21 trillion in unsupported adjustments went. In his show, Camp recalled that a couple of years ago professor Mark Skidmore of Michigan State University heard Catherine Austin Fitts, former Assistant Secretary ...

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