Thursday, 22 February 2018

Tag Archives: Russia

Russia to use Pakistani footballs in FIFA world cup 2018

Russia to use Pakistan’s footballs in 2018 FIFA world cup

MOSCOW: When millions of football lovers cheer on their favourite teams at the 2018 FIFA World Cup to be held in Russia this summer, Pakistanis will have a special reason to rejoice, although the 198th-ranked football nation will not be participating in the mega event. Pakistan’s famous footballs will be used in the World ...

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China a Bigger Threat to US Than Russia, Says CIA Boss

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The director of the CIA Mike Pompeo has revealed in an interview with the BBC that China is a “big threat” to the USA just as Russia which has been fingered to have influenced the last presidential polls which brought Donald Trump to power. Pompeo said that China’s efforts to ...

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Russian opposition takes to streets, calls for election boycott

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MOSCOW: Hundreds of supporters of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny began a nationwide day of protest against the authorities on Sunday, calling on voters to boycott what they said was a rigged presidential election on March 18. Beneath bright blue skies, hundreds of young people gathered in the main square ...

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World Cup trophy arrives in Sri Lanka to kick off global tour

World Cup arrives in Sri Lanka to kick off global tour

COLOMBO: The World Cup trophy has arrived in Sri Lanka for the first time as the most coveted prize in global soccer started a 54-country tour ahead of the 2018 tournament in Russia. The trophy arrived late on Tuesday and was unveiled by President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil ...

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Britain sets up unit to combat fake news

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LONDON: Britain announced it was setting up a new national security unit to combat “disinformation”, just weeks after Prime Minister Theresa May accused Russia of using fake news to undermine Western institutions. “We are living in an era of fake news and competing narratives,” the prime minister’s spokesman said. “The ...

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Vladimir Putin takes holy dip in icy waters

Putin takes holy dip in icy waters

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin stripped off to his bathing trunks and immersed himself in the freezing waters of a lake late on Thursday, observing an Orthodox Christian ritual to mark the feast of Epiphany . Russian state television showed Putin marching onto the ice of frozen Lake Seliger, about ...

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UN chief defends Iran deal after Trump demands changes

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UNITED NATIONS :UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned that any bid to address concerns about Iran should not jeopardize the hard-won nuclear deal after US President Donald Trump demanded changes to the accord. The United States is concerned the deal, thrashed out over 12 years of talks, does nothing to punish ...

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Iranian Foreign Minister in Russia for talks on nuclear deal

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif

MOSCOW: Iran’s foreign minister is visiting Moscow for talks focusing on the future of the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers and the situation in Syria, where both nations support President Bashar Assad. Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif emphasized the need for close cooperation to safeguard the nuclear agreement during ...

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Cutting Off Pakistan, U.S. Takes Gamble in Complex Afghan War

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Afghan officials have pleaded with three American presidents to reconsider their support for Pakistan, which was both receiving billions of dollars in American aid and harboring the leaders of a Taliban insurgency that the United States has struggled to defeat. But when President Trump suspended nearly all American security aid ...

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