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Russian dating app traffic surges as football World Cup fever rises

The Moscow fan area set up in the iconic Vorobyovy Gory (Sparrow Hills) for the World Cup has been dubbed the “flirt-zone” with both Russian and foreign fans vying for each others’ attention. Dating apps have seen a significant surge in users since the tournament kicked off in the Russian capital last week.Tinder experienced a big boost in those seeking ...

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Utilizing World Cup euphoria: Argentinian gang smuggles cocaine in FIFA trophy replicas

With FIFA paraphernalia now everywhere, an Argentinian drug gang was busted with World Cup trophy replicas full of marijuana and cocaine. While the majority of Argentinians are lamenting Lionel Messi’s poor performance at the World Cup, a gang from the La Matanza district, Greater Buenos Aires, used the football craze to pedal drugs. READ MORE: 49 years in prison, $ 192m ...

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Perks of being in NATO: New HQ has big screen to watch World Cup

It’s the world’s biggest military alliance, with 29 member countries, but the best perk of being a NATO member may be the big screen at the alliance’s new $ 1.23 billion headquarters, which is perfect for watching the World Cup. The unexpected advantage was advertised by none other than the top official of the alliance. “It’s one of the many ...

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Russians’ interest in World War Two on the rise, poll shows

The majority of Russians remember the date on which Nazi Germany attacked the Soviet Union and about a third can quote stories from relatives who took part in WWII, according to a recent poll. The state-run public opinion research center VTSIOM released the results of their latest study concerning the history and legacy of WWII on Friday, June 22. The ...

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Tit-for-tat: World responds to Trump's tariffs with levies on US goods

The trade war that captured the world over recent months has deepened with more countries responding to US tariffs, while others are pledging to toughen already introduced retaliatory measures. The Chinese commerce ministry said the country is “fully prepared” to hit back against any protective steps Washington may potentially take. The response comes as US President Donald Trump threatened Beijing ...

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World running out of sand, making it the black market’s hot commodity

A global shortage of sand is prompting black-market gangs to steal large amounts from rivers and beaches. Scientists are warning that the global supply of sand is slipping through our fingers. Statistics show that worldwide, we go through 50 billion tons of sand every year – twice the amount produced by every river in the world during the same period. ...

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German politicians should not boycott FIFA World Cup in Russia – poll

As speculation continues as to whether Chancellor Angela Merkel will attend the World Cup in Russia, the majority of Germans believe that boycotting the event would be a bad choice, according to a new poll. The survey, conducted by Infratest-dimap for Germany’s major ARD broadcaster, revealed that 69 percent of respondents believe German officials should be at the World Cup ...

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PR stunt or more? Robbie Williams' middle finger at FIFA World Cup opening puzzles Twitter community

Pop legend Robbie Williams unleashed a true avalanche of comments on Twitter after sticking up his middle finger while performing a song at the FIFA World Cup opening ceremony in Russia. Twitter users were left puzzled as to why. Thousands of fans in the Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium sang in unison on Thursday with one of the UK’s most popular artists. ...

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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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