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MOSCOW | Banned ex-FIFA president Blatter in Russia for World Cup

MOSCOW (AP) — Banned by FIFA, Sepp Blatter was back at the World Cup on Tuesday expecting to see two games and hopefully Russian President Vladimir Putin. The former FIFA president landed in Moscow to fulfil a two-year-old invitation from the host nation’s leader. Both did essential work to help ensure Russia won the tournament … Continue reading MOSCOW | Banned ex-FIFA president Blatter in Russia for World Cup

MOSCOW | Banned ex-FIFA president Blatter in Russia for World Cup

MOSCOW (AP) — Suspended former FIFA president Sepp Blatter has arrived in Moscow for a World Cup visit at the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Blatter posed for photographs with fans from Mexico and Portugal on his arrival Tuesday at a five-star downtown hotel. The 82-year-old Blatter is banned from official football duty until … Continue reading MOSCOW | Banned ex-FIFA president Blatter in Russia for World Cup

MOSCOW | The Latest: Colombia vs Japan is 1-1 after dramatic 1st half

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday at the World Cup (all times local): 3:47 p.m. It’s 1-1 in the World Cup game between Colombia and Japan after a dramatic first half. Japan defied expectations by taking an early lead over vaunted Colombia, which managed to equalize in the 39th despite being a man down … Continue reading MOSCOW | The Latest: Colombia vs Japan is 1-1 after dramatic 1st half

MOSCOW | The Latest: Mexico veteran hopes for World Cup appearance

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest at the World Cup, including the FIFA Congress vote for the 2026 hosting rights (all times local): 4:25 p.m. For backup Mexico goalkeeper Jesus Corona, the World Cup in Russia is his last chance to finally make an appearance at the tournament. The 37-year-old Corona was included in Mexico’s squad … Continue reading MOSCOW | The Latest: Mexico veteran hopes for World Cup appearance

WASHINGTON | Mueller worries Russia could use court case to spy on probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team is worried that Russian intelligence services will use a criminal case in Washington to gather information about its investigation. Prosecutors are asking a federal judge to impose limits on the information that can be shared by attorneys for Concord Management and Consulting LLC. The company is accused … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Mueller worries Russia could use court case to spy on probe

MOSCOW | The Latest: Putin says Russia seeks to streamline tax system

MOSCOW  — The Latest on President Vladimir Putin’s annual call-in television show (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Russian President Vladimir Putin says the government will be looking to streamline the tax system in order to fight poverty. Putin said on his annual call-in show on Thursday that one of the goals of his presidency is … Continue reading MOSCOW | The Latest: Putin says Russia seeks to streamline tax system

MOSCOW | Putin heading to China to bolster ties as US pressure grows

MOSCOW —Just a month after beginning his new term in office, Russian President Vladimir Putin is heading to China for a state visit, underscoring how mounting U.S. pressure is drawing the two countries increasingly close. Russia and China have responded to the U.S. national security strategy describing them as America’s top adversaries by vowing to … Continue reading MOSCOW | Putin heading to China to bolster ties as US pressure grows

MOSCOW | Putin names ex-Cabinet member as new space chief

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has named an ex-Cabinet member to lead the Roscosmos state space corporation. Putin told Dmitry Rogozin Thursday that his job would be to implement the streamlining proposals he had put in place as a deputy prime minister in charge of military and space industries. Rogozin, who lost his … Continue reading MOSCOW | Putin names ex-Cabinet member as new space chief