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Kicked to the curb: Fans threaten to boycott 2018 FIFA world cup

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After many years of criticism on Fifa’s corruption and many reports on the destruction of host country’s economy the festivities for the 2018 Fifa World Cup held in Russia will go on. A few countries such as England and Poland have declared they will boycott the tournament this year by pulling out their teams and…

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Fire, Fury, and the Faculty of Donald Trump: What the latest White House exposé reveals about the attitude of the Trump presidency

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Filled with the personal accounts of White House aides, staff and sometimes Trump himself, Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury” provides an all-access pass to what Wolff calls “The most extraordinary political storm since Watergate.” Despite being referred to as the “Trump tell-all book,” Wolff exposes something much larger and more disturbing than Donald J. Trump…

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A closeted world: Gay men in Chechnya tortured for their sexuality

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Chechnya, a federal subject of Russia, has been hit with a recent spike in police violence against the gay community, with over a hundred men captured in early April. The men are sent away to secret facilities where they are mistreated and tortured for being part of the LGBTQ+ community.   Chechen leader, Ramzan Kadyrov,…

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From Russia With Love: FBI investigates Trump/Russia ties

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On March 20, 2017, F.B.I. director James B. Comey announced at a hearing before the White House Intelligence committee that the F.B.I. is investigating ties between President Donald J. Trump and Russia. The investigation could take months, or even years, according to the New York Times.   During the public hearing Comey and Admiral Michael…

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The new player: How Russia is changing the game in Syria

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Syrian president Bashar Al Assad visits soldiers and officers at a military checkpoint near the area of Jobar, outskirts of Damascus, Syria, on December 31st, 2014. Assad has outlasted the Obama administration’s 2011 prediction that his days are numbered. (Abaca Press/TNS) The Syrian Civil War is in its fifth year. One of the Syrian government’s…

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