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World Cup kicks off today

World Cup

MNA Sports Desk: The wait of soccer fans across the world is finally over as the largest show of football, World Cup 2018 will begin on Thursday in Moscow of Russia. The tournament opener featuring Russia and Saudi Arabia at the imposing 80,000-capacity Luzhniki stadium has so far failed to capture the imagination of Muscovites, although they have warmly welcomed foreign fans. The match will kicks off 9.00pm Bangladesh time. While curious locals have clamoured to see the likes of Lionel Messi and Neymar, it has proved a slow build-up to the June 14-July 15 showpiece, which is being held ...

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Russia looks for body fragments after 71 dies from plane crash


MNA International Desk: Emergency workers in Russia searched snow-covered fields outside Moscow on Monday, looking for body fragments and clues after a fatal plane crash a day earlier killed all 71 people on board. President Vladimir Putin has ordered a special commission to investigate what caused the AN-148 plane operated by Saratov Airlines to crash outside Moscow shortly after taking off for the city of Orsk in the Orenburg region, about 900 miles (1,500 km) southeast of the capital. Among the possible causes investigators are looking into are weather conditions, human error and the plane’s technical condition. The plane’s crew ...

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Trump defends son over Russia ‘dirt’ emails

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MNA International Desk: Donald Trump defended his eldest son Wednesday over emails showing his embrace of Russian efforts to support the billionaire’s presidential campaign in a shock disclosure set to fuel speculation over Moscow’s suspected role in the vote. The revelation puts the president’s son at the center of a burgeoning scandal involving multiple US investigations into whether Trump associates colluded with Moscow in its efforts to tilt the 2016 election in the Republican’s favor. In a string of emails released on Tuesday, Donald Trump Jr was told he could get “very high level and sensitive information” that was “part ...

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Navalny jailed, 1,500 detained after protests across Russia


MNA International Desk: Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny was jailed for 30 days, and over 1,500 of his supporters were arrested after demonstrations across the nation on Monday against government corruption. The protests were the second mass action since March called by Navalny, who has announced his intention to run for president next year and has drawn a new generation to the streets through a relentless online campaign. A Moscow court, sitting late Monday, found the 41-year-old Navalny guilty of organizing unauthorized protests and sentenced him to a month in administrative custody, his spokeswoman Kira Yarmysh said on Twitter. The ...

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Dhaka, Moscow to establish intergovernmental commission


MNA Business Desk: Bangladesh and the Russian Federation yesterday signed an agreement on the establishment of the intergovernmental commission on trade, economic, scientific and technical cooperation. The agreement has been signed with an aim to promote the development of broad-based cooperation in a variety of areas, including trade, economy, science and technology. The Intergovernmental Commission will identify the main directions for trade, economic, scientific and technical cooperation and its priority areas of the two countries. Deputy Minister for Economic Development of the Russian Federation Alexey Gruzdev and State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam MP signed the agreement on ...

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Moscow summons French ambassador over Euro 2016


MNA Sports Desk: According to reports, Moscow summons the French ambassador over the issue of an ‘anti-Russian’ Euro 2016. Soccer fan violence fallen into global politics as this was done after the imprisonments of Russians at Euro 2016 and it was warned that an ‘anti-Russian’ mood could even harm relations between Russia and France. Sergei Lavrov, Russian Foreign Minister, blamed other countries’ soccer fans of ‘unconditionally challenging actions’ at the tournament, such as crushing on the Russian flag. In the meantime the epicenter of soccer violence at Euro 2016 moved from the south of France to the far north. Police used ...

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