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France will not retaliate to closure of trade mission in Russia – Ambassador

Murmansk (Russia) – France is not planning to retaliate symmetrically to the recent decision of the Russian authorities to suspend the operation of the French government agency — Business France in Russia, French Ambassador in Russia Sylvie Bermann said on Tuesday. French President Emmanuel Macron signs the ‘gold book’ at The Presidential State House in Abuja on July 3, 2018.French President Emmanuel Macron has arrived in Abuja for a meeting with his Nigerian counterpart Muhammadu Buhari, in his latest attempt to forge closer ties with English-speaking Africa. / AFP PHOTO / French President Emmanuel Macron signs the ‘gold book’ at The Presidential State House in Abuja on July 3, 2018.French President Emmanuel Macron has arrived in Abuja for a meeting with his Nigerian counterpart Muhammadu...

Putin proposes a joint cybersecurity group with the US to investigate Russian election meddling

Over the course of Monday’s controversial Helsinki summit, Russian President Vladimir Putin pushed an agenda that would ostensibly see the U.S. and Russia working side by side as allies. The two countries make stranger bedfellows than ever as just days prior, Trump’s own Department of Justice indicted 12 Russian intelligence officials for the infamous 2016 Democratic National Committee hack. Nonetheless, the Russian president revived talks of a joint group between the U.S. and Russia dedicated to cybersecurity matters. For anyone with the security interests of the U.S. at heart, such a proposal, which Trump endorsed in a tweet one year ago, would truly be a worst-case scenario outcome of the puzzlingly cozy relationship between the two world leaders. “Once again, President Trump mentioned ...

Department of Justice indicts 12 Russian intelligence officers for Clinton email hacks

Just days before President Trump is set to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Department of Justice has leveled new charges against 12 Russian intelligence officers who allegedly hacked the Democratic National Committee and the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton . The charges were released by Rod J. Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general who’s leading the investigation into Russian election tampering because of the recusal of Attorney General Jeff Sessions from the investigation. In January of last year, the intelligence community issued a joint statement affirming that Russia had indeed tampered with the U.S. presidential elections in 2016. Now the investigation is beginning to release indictments. Three former campaign aides for the president’s campaign have already p...

FIFA: Zero positive doping tests at Russia World Cup

Paul Pogba admits that France expected to win the 2016 Euro final, but won’t make that mistake in the World Cup final. ESPN shows the agony and ecstasy of both England and Croatia in a sketch as Croatia advance on to the World Cup final. MOSCOW — There have been no positive results from over 3,000 anti-doping tests carried out before and during the World Cup, FIFA said on Thursday. FIFA collected 2,761 samples prior to the tournament and another 626 during it, including 108 collected on non-matchdays, as part of the largest-ever World Cup testing programme. “The regular tests were complemented by FIFA’s use of the athlete biological passport programme in WADA’s “ADAMS” system, under which all test results, including those from confederations and NA...

Croatia’s Domagoj Vida apologises for pro-Ukraine comments after World Cup semifinal win

Mario Mandzukic and Croatia completed their comeback in extra time, defeating England to advance to their first-ever World Cup final. Mario Mandzukic and Croatia completed their comeback in extra time, defeating England to advance to their first-ever World Cup final. Attention now turns towards the World Cup final as Croatia must find the legs to face France on Sunday. The FC boys answer your latest questions on the aftermath of Croatia-England. ESPN shows the agony and ecstasy of both England and Croatia in a sketch as Croatia advance on to the World Cup final. Relive the best of Croatia’s victory over against England in the World Cup semifinals in LEGO form. Croatia defender Domagoj Vida apologised after his team’s World Cup semifinal victory over England on Wednesday after s...

Croatia prime minister pays for own ticket to Russia

Andrej Plenkovic Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic and Speaker of Croatia’s parliament Gordan Jandrokovic have travelled to Russia for their national team’s World Cup semi-final against England on a regular flight at their own expense. “The prime minister will be joined by Sabor Speaker Gordan Jandrokovic, and along with fans they will set off for Moscow by a commercial airline. According to the protocol, they will watch the semi-final match with other officials. The prime minister and the speaker pay for their travel expenses themselves,” .

Russia World Cup has set bar ‘very, very high’ for Qatar in 2022 – FIFA chief

Relive the highs and lows from Russia’s unexpected but memorable World Cup journey through the eyes of ESPN’s Charlie Gibson. Russia’s Artem Dzyuba and Igor Akinfeev believe the side played with their souls to make history by reaching the World Cup quarter finals. MOSCOW — FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura said on Wednesday that Russia’s staging of the 2018 World Cup had set the bar high for Qatar, the tournament’s next hosts in 2022. “I feel for Qatar, because [Russia] has set the bar very, very high,” Samoura said at a meeting with Valentina Matviyenko, speaker of the upper house of Russia’s parliament. Samoura asked Matviyenko to convey to Russian President Vladimir Putin FIFA’s “profound appreciation for everything th...

Project Russia: A Cinderella run to remember

ESPN FC Global Scores Transfers Teams Leagues Cups Video More ESPN.com Search Site Terms Featured Matches Previous France Belgium 6:00 PM UTC Jul 10, 2018 Match 61 Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » Croatia England 6:00 PM UTC Jul 11, 2018 Match 62 Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » Next Videos Latest ESPN FC TV Highlights Leagues English Premier League Champions League La Liga Bundesliga Serie A Major League Soccer International Friendlies World Cup Now Playing FIFA World Cup about an hour ago Related Videos FIFA World Cup 2 hours ago Read FIFA World Cup 2 hours ago Read FIFA World Cup 3 hours ago Read FIFA World Cup 19 hours ago Read ESPN FC TV 19 hours ago Read FIFA World Cup 19 hours ago Read FIFA World Cup 19 hours ago Read FIFA World Cup 20 hou...

Russia’s Sergei Ignashevich announces retirement after World Cup exit

England’s World Cup dream continues on, while Croatia broke Russian hearts in the penalty shootout. Croatia may have just edged past hosts Russia in a penalty shootout, but ESPN FC’s Craig Burley says to expect much more in the semis. Russia’s most-capped player, Sergei Ignashevich, has announced his retirement after the hosts were eliminated from the World Cup by Croatia. Ignashevich, 38, who spent his club career in Russia, was a key member of his country’s run to the quarterfinals, playing in each of their five matches. He earned 127 caps, scoring nine goals, and holds the record for the most international appearances by any Russian player. “This was my last World Cup, my last tournament and the last match of my soccer career. If it wasn’t for the Wor...

Russia’s Denis Cheryshev scores stunner but defensive failings cost World Cup hosts

Russia fought valiantly, but saw their World Cup dreams dashed as Ivan Rakitic and Croatia won 4-3 on penalties to set up a semifinal showdown with England. Denis Cheryshev got Russia out to a dream start versus Croatia, but it wasn’t mean to be as the hosts bow out on penalties. Croatia may have just edged past hosts Russia in a penalty shootout, but ESPN FC’s Craig Burley says to expect much more in the semis. The guys respond to your tweets about the challenge of penalties, Subasic’s heroics, England’s chances, the song ‘Three Lions’ and Roberto Martinez. Russia’s World Cup fairytale came to an end in Sochi. A team that started its home tournament as the lowest side in the FIFA Ranking came within a penalty shootout of a semifinal. Positives The...

Croatia’s resilience propels them past Russia and on to the semifinals

The guys respond to your tweets about the challenge of penalties, Subasic’s heroics, England’s chances, the song ‘Three Lions’ and Roberto Martinez. With Croatia and England set to meet in the World Cup semifinals, the FC crew explain why the Three Lions will likely prove too much for Croatia. Croatia may have just edged past hosts Russia in a penalty shootout, but ESPN FC’s Craig Burley says to expect much more in the semis. SOCHI, Russia — It’s not about getting knocked down. It’s about getting back up and treating triumph and disaster, both impostors, just the same. If both Little League coaches and Rudyard Kipling agree, then you can be pretty sure there’s more than a grain of truth in it. For all its talent and experience, this Cro...

Vida heads Croatia in front in extra time

ESPN FC Global Scores Transfers Teams Leagues Cups Video More ESPN.com Search Site Terms Featured Matches Previous Uruguay France 0 2 FT Match 57 Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » Highlights Brazil Belgium 1 2 FT Match 58 Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » Highlights Sweden England 0 2 FT Match 60 Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » Highlights Russia Croatia 2 2 LIVE 118′ Match 59 Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » Highlights Next Videos Latest ESPN FC TV Highlights Leagues English Premier League Champions League La Liga Bundesliga Serie A Major League Soccer International Friendlies World Cup Now Playing FIFA World Cup 17 minutes ago Related Videos FIFA World Cup about an hour ago Read FIFA World Cup abo...

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