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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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Russia World Cup to generate a staggering $6 billion for FIFA

FIFA is set to generate up to 6.1 billion from the 2018 World Cup kicking off in Russia, according to the world governing body’s financial documents. The figure is 10 percent higher compared to the revenues FIFA projected for the tournament, and $ 1.3 billion more than the earnings generated by the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, documents seen by ...

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WhatsApp down: App crashes, outage reported in many parts of the world

Published time: 14 Jun, 2018 09:59 The Whatsapp messenger app is experiencing outages in many parts of the world, with frustrated users reporting difficulties in Europe, South Africa and south-east Asia, including Hong Kong. People have been having trouble connecting to the app, as well as sending and receiving messages since 10:00 GMT, according to Down Detector, a website that ...

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Russia & Saudi Arabia to talk oil on World Cup sidelines as teams meet on pitch

Russian President Vladimir Putin plans to meet Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the opening of the FIFA World Cup in Russia. They plan to discuss oil, amongst other things. The world’s top crude producers are key partners in the OPEC+ deal, which is designed to prop up oil prices by cutting global output. Read more However, oil dipped ...

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Denuclearize first, talk sanctions after: What historic US-N. Korea summit promised to the world

The “epochal” first-ever summit between the US and North Korea has ended with eloquent vows to “leave the past behind” and “make the world a safer place.” RT looks at highlights of both leaders’ pledges. US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un met at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa Island in Singapore on Tuesday. The preparations for ...

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Foreign tourists to shell out almost $2bn in Russia during World Cup

Russia will get a significant boost as a result of increased tourist flow during the FIFA World Cup, the Russian Ministry of Economic Development said. “According to our estimates, foreigners will spend over 100 billion rubles ($ 1.6 billion) during the World Cup in Russia,” Minister of Economic Development Maxim Oreshkin told Sovetsky Sport newspaper. He expressed confidence Western sanctions ...

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Trump v the world : G7 summit photo sparks meme frenzy

A photo from the G7 summit has gone viral for capturing a telling moment from the meeting of world leaders, although not everyone is in agreement about what it says. The photograph shows President Donald Trump sitting with his arms crossed in a chair, while German Chancellor Angela Merkel looks down at him, her hands resting on a table between ...

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‘Ultimate narcissist’ Trump wants to ‘destroy the world’ – George Soros

Controversial billionaire George Soros is up in arms about Donald Trump again, claiming the US leader wants to “destroy the world” and needs to be kicked out of office. Donald Trump is the “ultimate narcissist” who “is willing to destroy the world”, Soros told the Washington Post on Saturday. He added that, if the Democratic Party wins the general election ...

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God, steel and World War III: 5 highlights from Vladimir Putin’s marathon Q & A

As Vladimir Putin tried to answer as many of the 2 million questions from Russians he could in four and a half hours, personal answers served as interjections to sharp commentary about Russia’s complex relationship with the West. Tariffs are sanctions by another name  “The introduction of US tariffs on steel, on aluminum, not only for Europe but also for ...

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Which world leaders is Putin on first-name terms with? Not just the ones you’d expect

Vladimir Putin says personal relationships with all world leaders are important, but tellingly singled out several politicians with whom he drops official titles. During his four hour-plus Q & A in Moscow on Thursday, Putin was asked which world leaders he addresses using the informal version of you – ‘ty’ – as opposed to the formal ‘vy.’ Noting that, of ...

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