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Alexander Povetkin has Russian government behind him, warns Hearn

Alexander Povetkin has the full weight of the Russian government behind him as he prepares to fight Anthony Joshua at Wembley on Saturday night, the promoter Eddie Hearn has warned Alexander Povetkin has the full weight of the Russian government behind him as he prepares to fight Anthony Joshua at Wembley on Saturday evening, the promoter, Eddie Hearn, has warned. …

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Rivals in the scramble to be the world’s 21st-century superpower

After Donald Trumps troop withdrawal from Syria, it is clear that Americas global dominance is under threat. We look at what could come next The US troop withdrawal from Syria, the betrayal of the west’s Kurdish allies, and subsequent advances by Russian, Iranian and Syrian regime forces have been widely interpreted as a dramatic “watershed moment” both for the Middle …

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Russia prepare for ‘match of a lifetime’ against Spain after satisfying fans

The bell tolls for Russia and to say the fans are fatalistic before Spain last-16 match would be an understatement The bell tolls for Russia, the country’s first national team to make the knockout stages, and to say the fans are fatalistic would be an understatement. Sunday Stanislav Cherchesov’s side come up against Spain, a squad loaded with more star …

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Trump now claims he was ‘very strong’ with Putin on election meddling

After clashing statements on who was responsible, president claims he told Russian leader: We cant have this Donald Trump now says he holds the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, personally responsible for his country’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election, further walking back a statement on Monday that drew bipartisan condemnation. In an interview broadcast on Wednesday evening, the US president …

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Tiki-taxi for Spain as style becomes vice against Russia’s rearguard | Barney Ronay

Finesse was no match for the World Cup hosts tenacity in their Moscow last16 showdown Tiki-taxi for Spain. On a slow-burn, increasingly wild afternoon at the Luzhniki Stadium the outstanding team of the age produced a quietly extraordinary performance, exiting the World Cup with surely the most statistically dominant losing game ever mustered up. At the end Spain’s players sat …

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Summit critics have Trump derangement syndrome – says Trump

US president hits out at comments about his relationship with Putin Donald Trump has accused critics of “Trump derangement syndrome” as the fallout from his summit with Vladimir Putin showed no sign of abating. The US president might be regretting his partial climbdown on his drawing a moral equivalence between the Kremlin and American intelligence and law enforcement agencies, which …

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Syrian aid convoy attack: ‘the bombardment was continuous’

A witness describes the horror of the attack on aid lorries near Aleppo, which killed 20 people and left the ceasefire agreement perilously close to collapse Shouting for survivors amid the flaming ruins of lorries, the aid worker was panicking. Its September 19 and we have just been attacked by planes, he yelled as men called frantically for help from …

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Meridian commentators have Trump derangement syndrome- says Trump

US president affects out at statements about its liaison with Putin Donald Trump has accused commentators of “Trump derangement syndrome” as the fallout from his conference with Vladimir Putin presented no sign of abating. The US president might be repenting his partial climbdown on his depicting a moral equivalence between the Kremlin and American intelligence and law enforcement agencies, which …

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The rise of Russia’s neo-Nazi football hooligans

The long read: For the past two decades the Russian government has encouraged an organization of violent far-right fans. As the World Cup approachings, it is struggling to tame them. By Simon Parkin The day that Denis Nikitin, a Russian neo-Nazi who claims he formerly stopped a framed image of Joseph Goebbels in his bedroom, took part in his first …

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Davos Promenade Is About to Swap Business as Usual for Cocktails

When the masses descend upon snow-covered Davos for the World Economic Forum’s annual gathering, Esther Heldstab is determined to swim against the tide. The purveyor of tourist mementoes on the town’s main street is one of the few shopkeepers who won’t hand over their keys to multinational corporations who alter shoe accumulations and bakeries into lounges and cocktail party opening …

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