About: 2018 FIFA world cup

Global Europe 16-07-2018

On eve of Russia summit, Trump calls EU ‘a foe’

On the eve of his meeting with Russia's Vladimir Putin, US President Donald Trump rattled allies once more by labeling the European Union a "foe" with regard to trade.
Global Europe 27-06-2018

Sanctions are good? Russian cheese producer claims credit for French soccer wins

Russian businessman Oleg Sirota thinks he knows why the French soccer team got off to a winning start at the World Cup: he is supplying their hotel with cheese and yoghurt from his dairy.

Asylum seekers use World Cup fan papers to try to enter EU from Russia

Asylum seekers from Morocco, Nigeria, China and elsewhere have tried to enter Europe illegally from Russia using World Cup fan identity documents, police told Reuters on 20 June.
Global Europe 15-06-2018

Defiant Putin welcomes World Cup as Russia win

Russia welcomed the world to the soccer World Cup on Thursday as fans streamed in, the hosts savored a 5-0 victory on the pitch and President Vladimir Putin’s government derided Western efforts to isolate him.
Global Europe 12-06-2018

Germany, France voice cautious hope on reviving Ukraine peace process

Germany and France voiced cautious optimism Monday that Russia and Ukraine will take steps to revive the long-stalled peace process in the smouldering Ukraine war that has claimed 10,000 lives.
Global Europe 06-06-2018

Chizhov warns against politicising Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup

Russia's ambassador to the EU, Vladimir Chizhov, met with journalists in Brussels on Tuesday (5 June) to promote this summer's FIFA World Cup in Russia, using the opportunity to deliver a number of messages to the EU and its leaders.
Sports 28-05-2015

Putin blames FIFA scandal on US

Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the United States on Thursday (28 May) of meddling outside its jurisdiction in the arrest of top officials from soccer's world governing body, FIFA.
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg visited F Company Scots Guards at their barracks in Central London, June 26, 2014 [Photo: Cabinet office/Flickr]
Sports 28-07-2014

Clegg backs calls to strip Russia of soccer World Cup

Russia should be stripped of the right to host the 2018 soccer World Cup unless President Vladimir Putin stops destabilising Ukraine, Britain's Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said on Sunday (27 July), as he warned the world would look weak if it did not act.
Sports 25-07-2014

German politicians mull moving 2018 World Cup from Russia

Several senior German lawmakers have raised the possibility of stripping Russia of its right to host the 2018 World Cup. Germany's football association said it was very worried about events following the downing of a passenger plane over Ukraine.

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