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9 times Trump took on the world via Twitter

After, once again, taking to Twitter to threaten war with another nation over the weekend, RT takes a look at US President Donald Trump’s most threatening tweets targeting world leaders, celebrities and even restaurants. Trump’s twitter feed is literally one for the history books – a logbook of the time when one of the most powerful people on Earth got ...

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Foreign tourists shelled out $1.6 billion in Russia during World Cup

The Russian economy got a significant boost in June and July from increased tourist revenue during the FIFA World Cup, according to the CEO of the FIFA Organizing Committee Alexey Sorokin. “In total, Russia got around 100 billion rubles ($ 1.6 billion),” he said. Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin said earlier that the Russian capital received about 13 billion rubles ($ ...

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Trevor Noah defends ‘Africa won' World Cup joke after French ambassador’s backlash

Comedian Trevor Noah defended his joke that Africa, not France, won the World Cup after the French ambassador penned a letter of complaint. Noah’s response further fuelled debate on racial identity in France and the US. “Yes. Yes. Africa won the World Cup! Africa won the World Cup!” the South African comedian said on the ‘Daily Show’ last week. “I ...

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Pussy Riot face charges of illegal use of uniforms after World Cup pitch invasion

A Moscow magistrate has charged four members of Pussy Riot with the illegal wearing of police uniforms after they stormed the pitch disguised as cops during the World Cup final. The decision was made Friday by the magistrate in the Moscow district of Khamovniki, the location of the Luzhniki stadium where the France-Croatia showpiece took place on July 15. The ...

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Robbery on the go: Moving bus looted during World Cup celebrations in Grenoble (VIDEO)

Some people took advantage of the French national team’s victory at the World Cup – a group of young men were filmed robbing a bus as it was driven through Grenoble during the celebrations. Men chasing a bus and emptying its luggage compartment in broad daylight were caught on film. The video was widely shared on Wednesday. The vehicle is ...

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Cute kids recreating World Cup final causes online race debate. Must it always end like this?

A video of young footballers recreating the World Cup final between France and Croatia kicked off a vicious race debate online. Does everything in the era of online comments and identity politics have to be like this? RT is winding down its World Cup coverage after a successful tournament in Russia, and produced the video recreation as part of that. ...

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‘Threat to the world’: Hungary to pull out of ‘extreme’ UN migration pact

Hungary has said it will withdraw from a new UN migration pact before its final approval and called the agreement a “threat to the world.” The Global Compact For Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration was approved by every UN member nation except the United States, which withdrew from the agreement last year. Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said the pact ...

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How much gold is in the FIFA World Cup Trophy?

Arguably the most coveted prize in sport, the FIFA World Cup Trophy could not have been made from anything but gold. But RT wanted to find out just how much gold the trophy contains. After the French national team’s victory in the 2018 final in Russia, RT talked to precious metals experts at BullionStar, who took a closer look at ...

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‘Trump seems to have bad relations with the whole world’ – Spanish foreign minister

Donald Trump’s recent remarks suggest he has bad relations with the whole world, the Spanish foreign minister said, hours before the US leader’s landmark meeting with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki. “What I do know is that [Donald] Trump says he does not expect much from the meeting [with Putin] and that relations with Russia are very bad,” Josep Borrell said ...

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Russia blocked 25mn cyber attacks on IT infrastructure during World Cup – Putin

Russia has come under nearly 25 million cyber attacks targeting its critical information systems and infrastructure during the FIFA World Cup tournament, Vladimir Putin revealed. “Throughout the duration of the World Cup, we neutralized almost 25 million cyber attacks and other criminal activities against the information infrastructure of Russia, which, in one way or another, were associated with the holding ...

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