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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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Attempt to break world’s biggest orgy record falls limp as enthusiasm withers

An attempt in Las Vegas to break the record for the world’s biggest orgy has fallen short of its record-breaking 500+ person target. Instead, the Sin City event attracted a relatively limp crowd of just 375. Despite organizers having changed to a larger venue to accommodate the more than 1,000 registrants, more than half of the expected number pulled out ...

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Russia-China trade to reach record $100bn by year-end as ties grow in all sectors – Putin

Trade between Moscow and Beijing has grown 31 percent this year and is projected to reach the $ 100 billion target, said Russian President Vladimir Putin during a meeting with China’s President Xi Jinping in Beijing. Read more Energy is the key sector of cooperation between the two countries, according to Putin. “Russia remains the largest supplier of fuel to ...

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Apple is introducing a health record API for developers this fall

For all of the news that Apple managed to cram into today’s 135 minute (!) WWDC keynote this morning, the event was actually pretty light on health care updates. It was a bit of a surprise, given how much of a focus the company has put on the space at past events. Apple did announce an interesting health tidbit today ...

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Turkish lira touches record low as Erdogan pledges more govt control of economy

President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced more state control in the country’s fiscal and economic policy. This triggered a further sell-off in the Turkish lira. Erdogan announced the measures in a recent interview with Bloomberg. They will come after the presidential election in July, which will end Turkey’s transition to a presidential republic and is set to consolidate ...

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Rockefeller estate auction breaks world record, raises almost $1bn

The three-day auction of Peggy and David Rockefeller’s art collection set 22 world records at Christie’s in New York. The priciest single-owner collection ever well exceeded initial expectations. All of the more than 1,500 lots have been sold, fetching a total of $ 832 million. That’s about twice the previous record of $ 484 million from a 2009 Paris sale ...

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Russian gas sales to EU hit record high despite the Skripals, election meddling & all that jazz

European countries boosted imports of Russian gas to unprecedented levels in April with overall supplies in 2018 expected to climb above 200 billion cubic meters for the first time ever, ignoring the impact of strained relations. In the first quarter of this year, Gazprom’s gas deliveries to Europe reportedly increased by 6.6 percent against the same quarter a year ago. ...

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Sin City sex drive: Las Vegas to attempt world record orgy

Las Vegas is looking to live up to its reputation as Sin City next month with the world’s largest ever orgy attempt. And you can still be a part of it. The current world orgy record stands at 500 people. It was set in Japan over a decade ago. Menage Life, who are organizing the Las Vegas attempt, promise to ...

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CIA image at stake? Trump's spy chief nominee Haspel mulled withdrawal amid torture record scrutiny

The CIA and the White House have rushed to support Gina Haspel, who reportedly mulled withdrawing from her nomination to the top spy post, amid public scrutiny of her alleged deep involvement in the agency’s torture practices. Unwilling to further discredit the CIA’s already quite controversial ‘enhanced interrogation’ techniques used on suspected terrorists, 61-year-old Haspel reportedly asked, at a White ...

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Austerity policies drag Saudi Arabia’s non-oil private growth to record low

Growth in Saudi Arabia’s non-oil private sector slowed to a crawl, hitting its lowest level in at least nine years, as the kingdom’s businesses keep feeling the impact of the government’s struggle with low oil prices. In April, the headline Emirates NBD Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) fell to 51.4 in April from 52.8 in March – the worst figure since ...

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