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UK officials show contempt for what voters love by ditching World Cup in Russia – John Pilger

Award-winning journalist and filmmaker John Pilger has blasted British politicians for refusing to attend World Cup matches in Russia, as the national team makes a historic run in the tournament. “Not a single UK official was in the stadium to see England’s magnificent win v Sweden,” Pilger, whose documentary work earned him many prestigious awards, including multiple BAFTA honors, tweeted ...

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'Can Croatia do what Hillary couldn't?' Amusing replies to journalist's World Cup tweet

As Croatia faced Russia in a World Cup game, a journalist pondered whether Croatia could do what Hillary Clinton couldn’t – beat Russia. Twitterati responded with answers that had nothing to do with baseless collusion claims. Taking to Twitter on Saturday, Huffington Post journalist Matt Fuller shared a thought with his audience. “Excited to see if Croatia can do what ...

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Moscow welcomes Macron’s decision to visit World Cup in Russia

The Kremlin welcomes the fact that French President Emmanuel Macron will arrive in Russia for the football World Cup, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists. “We are happy that the French president will come,” Peskov told RIA news agency. Earlier, Macron promised to attend the championship if the French national team reached the semifinals. “If the French team passes ...

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Cheaper than ever for England fans to watch their team play in Russia World Cup

Research from Post Office Travel Money has found that British fans travelling to Russia for the World Cup will benefit from sterling’s strength against the ruble. They will see their cash stretch further as currency fluctuations help to bring down the costs, the study suggested. England fans will get the equivalent of £66 ($ 86) more cash on a £500 ...

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‘We choose for whom we wear stockings’: Petition slams ‘whores’ story on Russian women at World Cup

A petition has been launched demanding an apology from the tabloid newspaper that published a controversial article, describing Russian women as ‘whores’ for flirting with foreign fans during the World Cup. More than 37,000 people signed the petition, which calls for an apology from the Moskovskiy Komsomolets newspaper, which earlier published a provocative piece titled “The time of whores: Russian ...

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‘Post-West world order’ being shaped as we speak – Lavrov to Channel 4

A new multipolar order, driven by economics and history, is emerging in the world and Western attempts to stop or to slow it down are unlikely to succeed, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told UK’s Channel 4. “I think that we are in the post-West world order,” Lavrov told the British Channel 4 in an interview on Friday. “It is ...

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‘You stopped Ronaldo!’ Netanyahu incites Iranians to depose government channeling World Cup euphoria

Showcasing his ball-dribbling skills, Benjamin Netanyahu engaged in some footsy lobbying with Iranians, insisting that, if their national team could stop Ronaldo of Portugal, then the opposition can surely take out the government. Playing on the emotions of millions of Iranians, who were thrilled to see their team achieve an “impossible” World Cup 1-1 draw with Portugal, the Israeli PM ...

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‘Time of whores’?! Rabid article shaming Russian girls for romancing World Cup visitors sparks fury

A provocative article in a popular Russian tabloid, shaming women as ‘whores’ for their hospitality and romance with foreign fans during the World Cup, has triggered an avalanche of criticism and heated debate on women’s rights. The controversial piece, entitled “The time of whores: Russian women disgrace their country and themselves during the Mundial,” has brought Moskovsky Komsomolets (MK) over ...

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Europe facing beer shortage crisis with hot World Cup summer in full swing

A Europe-wide shortage of food-grade carbon dioxide (CO2) could put meat and fizzy-drink supplies under pressure – right in the middle of the World Cup and peak season for summer barbecues. Supply chains at major fizzy-drink manufacturers and poultry producers across the UK were disrupted by the gas shortage, while some retailers have had to ration beverage sales. British-based food ...

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In Army of None, a field guide to the coming world of autonomous warfare

The Silicon Valley-military industrial complex is increasingly in the crosshairs of artificial intelligence engineers. A few weeks ago, Google was reported to be backing out of a Pentagon contract around Project Maven, which would use image recognition to automatically evaluate photos. Earlier this year, AI researchers around the world joined petitions calling for a boycott of any research that could ...

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