U.S. President Donald Trump has vowed to maintain U.S. dominance in space as China, Russia, and other countries make advances in the race to explore the Moon, Mars, and other planets.
Radio Liberty. Tue, 19 Jun 2018 03:13:05 +0000.
It has driven a wedge between America and its allies, given Russia a chance to put a stranglehold on European energy markets and may even threaten U.S. national security, some observers suggest, by potentially doubling as a spy device. ...
Ben Wolfgang. Washington Times. Mon, 18 Jun 2018 21:18:26 -0400.
The Saudi Arabia squad have touched down safely after a bird caused their plane's engine to catch fire as they travelled across Russia for their second World Cup match.
Sky News. Mon, 18 Jun 2018 21:48:00 +0100.
WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - The Austrian capital, Vienna, is under consideration as the site of a potential summit between US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, two sources familiar with the discussions said on Monday (June 18).
Straits Times. Tue, 19 Jun 2018 04:29:58 +0800.
Watch how the BBC's World Cup studio in Moscow reacted to Harry Kane's last-minute winner for England against Tunisia in their opening group G game at the World Cup.
BBC News. Mon, 18 Jun 2018 20:23:45 GMT.
Mohamed Salah is currently in Russia, hoping to lead Egypt on Tuesday in its second game of the World Cup. But back in his native country, he is everywhere, a reflection of his status as one of the top players in all of soccer.
Sima Diab and Rory Smith. New York Times. Mon, 18 Jun 2018 20:16:51 GMT.
The president's plan to set up a new branch of the military is a surprise, but his concern about losing America's edge in space is well-founded.
By Loren Thompson, Contributor. Forbes. Mon, 18 Jun 2018 16:00:00 -0400.
SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - A stunning volley from Dries Mertens and a Romelu Lukaku double broke the resistance of a brave Panama side on their World Cup debut as Belgium cruised to a 3-0 win in their opening Group G game on Monday.
Reuters. Mon, 18 Jun 2018 15:03:12 -0400.
Ukraine’s state-run energy company Naftogaz said on June 18 it has requested the Swedish Court of Appeal to reverse its ruling on a Ukraine-Russia gas transit case. Read more here. ...
Natalia Kucheriava. Kyiv Post. Mon, 18 Jun 2018 16:33:40 +0000.
Many football fans in Egypt cannot afford cable sports subscriptions or travel to Russia, but that does not mean they are missing out on World Cup action. Hamada Elrasam shows us how Egyptian fans find ways to get a part of the excitement.
Voice of America. Mon, 18 Jun 2018 12:14:00 -0400.
Russia might benefit marginally from a collapsing Iran nuclear deal but it does not see it as a positive development.
Al Jazeera. Mon, 18 Jun 2018 14:37:25 GMT.
Facts About Russia
The Russian Federation is a republic which occupies much of eastern
Europe and northern Asia. Russia is governed by a President, a
Premier, and a bicameral Federal Assembly. Its capital city is
Moscow, and its national currency is the Rouble. Russian is the
primary language used by Russians, and in 2007, Russia's estimated
population was 141,378,000.
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