• Russian Federation cruise past New Zealand in Confederations Cup
Russian Federation cruise past New Zealand in Confederations Cup

Between the Russian government's role in geopolitical affairs, the World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) McLaren Report into alleged state-supported performance-enhancing drug use among Russian athletes, and the mediocre performance of the national team in recent tournaments, a number of prospective sponsors have found reasons to stay away.

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  • Hundreds Detained Across Russia for Protesting Corruption on Russia Day
Hundreds Detained Across Russia for Protesting Corruption on Russia Day

At least 600 people were detained in Moscow - where riot police tried to push the crowds back sometimes by beating them with batons - and 300 in Saint Petersburg, according to an NGO that tracks arrests, with Navalny himself picked up by police as he was headed to the event.

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  • U.S. pushing China to rein in companies that deal with NKorea
U.S. pushing China to rein in companies that deal with NKorea

The security talks between USA and Chinese diplomats and defence chiefs are occurring amid outrage in Washington over the death of Otto Warmbier days after the American student was released from imprisonment in North Korea in a coma. "We also affirmed our strong commitment to cooperate, including through the United Nations, to realize our shared ...

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  • Duke of Cambridge turns 35 in year when he becomes full-time royal
Duke of Cambridge turns 35 in year when he becomes full-time royal

Traditionally, members of the royal family celebrate their birthdays in private with no scheduled engagements, and William is expected to do the same following his recent string of public outings. According to People , royal protocol states that touching a member of the royal family is historically reserved for handshakes. It was announced in Ja...

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  • Duke of Edinburgh admitted to hospital
Duke of Edinburgh admitted to hospital

The Duke was at the Queen's side on Tuesday for the opening day of Royal Ascot and a source said he was on "good form" during the event. Philip appeared to be in fine spirits when he attended the first day of Royal Ascot yesterday along with the Queen, Prince Charles, Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge.

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  • Prince Philip Hospitalized for an Infection
Prince Philip Hospitalized for an Infection

As per tradition, the queen gave a speech to Parliament Wednesday morning announcing the government's legislative agenda. The queen plans to attend the Royal Ascot on Wednesday afternoon, the palace said. However, his past history of a bladder infection could indicate his current problem. He is not bedridden, but up and about inside the p...

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  • Tillerson urges China to put more pressure on North Korea
Tillerson urges China to put more pressure on North Korea

He died Monday as a result of his condition. "It's a total disgrace what happened to Otto", Trump said, during an event in the Oval Office. Warmbier's funeral will be held at Wyoming High School - located in the city of Wyoming, a suburb of Cincinnati - from which he graduated in 2013.

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  • Britain's Prince Philip hospitalised with infection
Britain's Prince Philip hospitalised with infection

The Duke of Edinburgh has left the King Edward VII hospital, where he was being treated for an infection, after two nights. But he has also expressed his disappointment at not being able to attend the State Opening of Parliament and a second day at Royal Ascot.

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  • Public funeral planned for U.S. student freed from North Korea
Public funeral planned for U.S. student freed from North Korea

Trump has often cited China , North Korea's longtime ally, as a key player in U.S. efforts to rein in North Korea's quest to develop long-range nuclear missiles. A senior administration official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the United States had limited options to rein in North Korea without Chinese assistance.

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  • Situation on Global Stage is 'Far From What Helmut Kohl Was Expecting'
Situation on Global Stage is 'Far From What Helmut Kohl Was Expecting'

FILE - The July 17, 1990 file photo shows Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, center, sitting with West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl , right, and German Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher at a table in the garden of the guest house in Archiz during a break in their talks on the discussion of NATO-membership of United Germany, the most hard...

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  • Saudi Arabia Taps Anti-Iran Hardliner To Be King In Waiting
Saudi Arabia Taps Anti-Iran Hardliner To Be King In Waiting

The Kingdom was also involved in fighting the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Syria, but as the war has ground on into a sixth year, Saudi Arabia has pulled back. Analysts and diplomats say he was the prime mover in the kingdom's decision to go to war in Yemen, and more recently, to lead the campaign against Qatar.

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  • Qatar isolation could 'last for years', says UAE foreign minister
Qatar isolation could 'last for years', says UAE foreign minister

Qatar dismissed the allegations as "baseless" and "slanderous". Turkey's parliament on June 7 fast-tracked legislation to allow troops to be deployed to a military base in Qatar, two days after the worst diplomatic crisis in the region in years has started.

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  • Grand Strand remembers victims of Orlando nightclub shooting on one-year anniversary
Grand Strand remembers victims of Orlando nightclub shooting on one-year anniversary

Florida Gov. Rick Scott ordered the state's flags flown at half-staff Monday, which he declared Pulse Remembrance Day throughout the state. She says the youth she works with bonded together after the Pulse shooting , noting that they saw themselves in the victims .

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  • Locals honor the lives lost in Pulse massacre
Locals honor the lives lost in Pulse massacre

For Orlando, the city's brush with awful violence arrived June 12, 2016, as gunman Omar Mateen went on a shooting rampage at the club in the early hours, firing at club-goers after having pledged his allegiance to known terrorist groups and individuals, authorities said.

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  • OAS struggles to create mediation group for Venezuela
OAS struggles to create mediation group for Venezuela

In the past few weeks, as Ortega Diaz has pursued a number of legal actions seeking to block Maduro's power grab, government supporters have mounted a campaign to discredit her actions, alternately accusing her of being insane or a spokeswoman for "right-wing terrorists".

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  • Trump says he is under investigation, lashes out at Justice Department
Trump says he is under investigation, lashes out at Justice Department

The furious early morning barrage of tweets - his second in as many days - came as the special counsel investigating Russia's influence over his election pieced together a high-caliber legal team and readied to begin interviews. Trump on Friday said the person conducting that probe was the individual who had told him to dismiss James Comey, who had...

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  • NASA's Kepler mission finds 10 Earth-size exoplanets, 209 others
NASA's Kepler mission finds 10 Earth-size exoplanets, 209 others

It's also the final catalog from the spacecraft's view of the patch of sky in the Cygnus constellation . Kepler has discovered nearly 80 percent of all the planets discovered till date with the confirmation that they are exoplanets .

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  • Ex-Obama homeland security chief to face intelligence panel
Ex-Obama homeland security chief to face intelligence panel

Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is on the hot seat Wednesday after testifying on Capitol Hill that Russian Federation did indeed interfere in last year's presidential election, but that it didn't change any votes. Johnson is testifying before the House intelligence committee . Officials in Arizona and IL previously had confirmed...

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  • Explosives laden auto rams into police van on Champs-Elysees
Explosives laden auto rams into police van on Champs-Elysees

Monday's incident came less than a day after a vehicle attack on Muslim worshipers outside a mosque in north London. The man was placed on France's so called "Fiche S" watchlist after he was found to belong to a radical Islamist movement, two police sources said.

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  • May launches plan for government, promising to listen to Brexit concerns
May launches plan for government, promising to listen to Brexit concerns

May has faced pressure, including from several senior party figures, to water down her plans to make a clean break with the European Union after she failed to win a clear majority at a snap election earlier this month. Liberal Democrat Brexit spokesman Tom Brake said: "After one week of talks, we are no closer to finding out what the DUP have asked...

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