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Germany thank Russia for hospitality after crashing out of World Cup

The German national football team has thanked Russia for their hospitality after crashing out of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The defending champions crashed out of the tournament after losing 2-0 to South Korea in Kazan on Wednesday. This is the first time since 1938 that Germany has failed to...

Thursday, June 28, 2018, 10:30 AM

Sweden crashes Mexico 3-0 at FIFA World Cup match in Yekaterinburg

Sweden thrashed Mexico 3-0 in Yekaterinburg on Wednesday to book a spot in the knockout stage of the FIFA World Cup. Ludwig Augustinsson volleyed in his first international goal from close range to put Sweden ahead five minutes after the interval. Soon after the hour mark, Sweden defender and...

Thursday, June 28, 2018, 10:21 AM

Iran's Squad Coach Furious as Ronaldo Avoids Red Card at World Cup Match

Iran coach Carlos Queiroz has lashed out at FIFA after his team's elimination from the 2018 World Cup, insisting that Cristiano Ronaldo should have been sent off due to his off-the-ball elbow against Morteza Pouraliganji during the Portugal-Iran match, which...

Tuesday, June 26, 2018, 2:44 PM

Messi Fan's Body Fished Out of River After Argentina's Loss - Reports

Dinu Alex left a suicide note saying he was going to end his life, devastated by Argentina's World Cup loss to Croatia. Internet users are grieving over the tragic loss, paying their respects on Twitter. According to The Times of India, Dinu Alex, a thirty-year-old accountant from...

Monday, June 25, 2018, 3:49 PM

Sweden Striker Berg to Avoid Ban for Skipping Doping Test at World Cup - Reports

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Sweden striker Marcus Berg will not be punished by FIFA despite skipping a doping test after his side's 2-1 loss to Germany in their second Group F match at the FIFA World Cup on Saturday, the Swedish website Fotbollskanalen.se reported Monday. According to the media,...

Monday, June 25, 2018, 3:44 PM

Al-Nusra attack on pro-gov't settlements in south Syria repelled - Russian MoD

Nusra Front terrorists had carried out an attack targeting settlements that had joined the government forces in the southern de-escalation zone, the Russian military reported. According to the Russian Center for Syrian reconciliation, almost 70 al-Nusra (also known as Tahrir al-Sham) militants...

Monday, June 25, 2018, 10:35 AM

Israeli airline accommodates ultra-Orthodox men who won’t sit next to women

An El Al flight from New York to Israel had to sit on runway for 75 minutes after four ultra-Orthodox Jews refused to be seated next to a woman last week, the Jerusalem Post reports. The whole incident has been reportedly documented by an Israeli rapper Khen Rotem, who goes by his alias Sagol 59...

Monday, June 25, 2018, 9:54 AM

Zimbabwean VP classifies explosion at presidential rally as terror attack

On Saturday, an explosion broke out in Bulawayo during a campaign rally of Mnangagwa representing the ruling ZANU-PF party. The president was not injured and was promptly evacuated from the scene. According to the most recent figures, the number of people injured in the blast stands at 49. The...

Monday, June 25, 2018, 9:47 AM

Magnitude 5.5 quake hits off Greek coast - USGS

The earthquake occurred 70 kilometers southwest of the city of Kalamata, the second most populous city of the Peloponnese peninsula, at the depth of 30 kilometers, according to the US Geological Survey. A 5.5-magnitude quake hit off the coast of southern Greece on Monday. There were no immediate...

Monday, June 25, 2018, 9:42 AM

Trump reportedly plans to restrict Chinese investments in US tech firms

US President Donald Trump is planning to introduce a set of restrictions that would create difficulties for Chinese companies in their technology-related activities in the United States, the Wall Street Journal reported. The Wall Street Journal said Sunday that the measures that were expected to...

Monday, June 25, 2018, 9:39 AM

Turkish Electoral Council: Erdogan receives absolute majority of votes

Incumbent Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gathered the support of an absolute majority of voters, who participated in the presidential election, Sadi Guven, the president of the Supreme Electoral Council of Turkey said Sunday citing preliminary results. "A total of 97.7 percent of...

Monday, June 25, 2018, 9:36 AM

Indonesia sentences radical cleric to death

South Jakarta District Court ruled on Friday to sentence Indonesian cleric Aman Abdurrahman to a death penalty over instigating a string of terrorist attacks, including the Jakarta Starbucks cafe bombing in 2016. According to the Jakarta Post newspaper, the cleric was a de facto leader of the...

Friday, June 22, 2018, 9:49 AM

Russian, South Korean presidents to hold talks in Moscow

Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold talks with his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in in Moscow on Friday. The two leaders will discuss the topical issues of further development of bilateral relations in the political, trade, economic and humanitarian sectors. Putin and Moon will also...

Friday, June 22, 2018, 9:43 AM

'I might not be celebrating any goals': England head coach dislocates shoulder

England head coach Gareth Southgate dislocated his right shoulder while running near England's base camp in Repino, just outside St. Petersburg, during a scheduled day off from training. England defeated Tunisia 2-1 thanks to a brace from captain Harry Kane in their first Group G match on...

Thursday, June 21, 2018, 10:25 AM

FIFA World Cup 2018 breaks 1954 record of goalless draws

No goalless draws have been registered in the first 20 matches of the World Cup for the first time since 1954. Russia's squad won their opening two matches at the tournament beating Egypt 3-1 and thrashing Saudi Arabia 5-0 to book their place in the latter stages of the competition for the...

Thursday, June 21, 2018, 10:15 AM

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