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Russia expels 60 US diplomats, orders consulate closed

Russia expelled 60 US diplomats on Thursday and announced it would eject scores from other countries that have joined London and Washington in censuring Moscow over the poisoning of a spy. The US ambassador was also ordered to shut the consulate in St. Petersburg, in Russia’s retaliation for the biggest expulsion of …

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International friendly: Serbia defeat Nigeria 2-0

Nigeria’s Super Eagles were beaten 2-0 by Serbia in an international friendly match ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The game was played at Hive Stadium in London on Tuesday night. This year’s World Cup will be hosted by Russia and will run from June 14 to July 15.

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MMM founder, Sergei Mavrodi is dead

Russian businessman Sergei Mavrodi, whose MMM pyramid scheme deprived millions of Russians of their savings in the 1990s, has died of a heart attack, according to Russia media. Reports said the 62-year-old was rushed to the hospital late on March 25 with pain in his chest and died several hours …

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US denies entry to son of former Sri Lankan president

A controversial Sri Lankan opposition legislator Thursday said US authorities prevented him from taking a flight to Texas from Moscow where he was an observer for the Russian presidential election. Namal Rajapakse, son of former strongman president Mahinda Rajapakse, said the airline had been instructed not to allow him to …

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Video assistant referees set to be used at 2018 World Cup

Video assistant referees (VAR) are set to be used at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The International Football Association Board “unanimously approved” the technology’s use after a meeting in Zurich on Saturday. IFAB described its decision as an “historic step for greater fairness in football”. But VAR has not …

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Officer dies of cardiac arrest after fan violence in Spain

A Spanish riot police officer died of cardiac arrest after clashes involving Russian soccer fans before a Europa League match on Thursday between hosts Athletic Bilbao and Spartak Moscow, raising concerns less than four months before the World Cup in Russia. Basque Country authorities in northern Spain said the officer …

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