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Give England 2018 World Cup, urges Lennart Johansson

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STOCKHOLM - Lennart Johansson, former president of European football's governing body UEFA, says the decision to award the World Cup to Russia and Qatar must now be reviewed in the light of the latest corruption allegations.

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Exclusive - Russia masses heavy firepower on border with Ukraine: witness

KHUTOR CHKALOVA, Russia - Russia's army is massing troops and hundreds of pieces of weaponry including mobile rocket launchers, tanks and artillery at a makeshift base near the border with Ukraine, a Reuters reporter saw this week.

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Exclusive: Russia masses heavy firepower on border with Ukraine - witness

KHUTOR CHKALOVA, Russia - Russia's army is massing troops and hundreds of pieces of weaponry including mobile rocket launchers, tanks and artillery at a makeshift base near the border with Ukraine, a Reuters reporter saw this week.

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For Kremlin, a charity teaching science to kids is viewed as suspect

MOSCOW - A Russian law designed to stop civil society groups trying to stir rebellion against President Vladimir Putin's rule is having unforeseen side effects: it threatens to close down a foundation that helps gifted school children study science.

UPDATE 1-Russia bans some Brazilian meat imports, little impact seen - Abiec

SAO PAULO, May 27 - Russia on Wednesday banned the import of meat from 10 Brazilian processing plants starting on June 9, but the world's top beef exporter said the ban will not impact trade.

Israeli air force chief unfazed Egypt may get Russia's S-300

HERZLIYA, Israel - The chief of Israel's air force on Wednesday played down worries voiced by some fellow officials about the possibility of Egypt acquiring advanced Russian-made air defences.

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Give England 2018 World Cup, urges Lennart Johansson

STOCKHOLM - Lennart Johansson, former president of European football's governing body UEFA, says the decision to award the World Cup to Russia and Qatar must now be reviewed in the light of the latest corruption allegations.

Soccer-Give England 2018 World Cup, urges Lennart Johansson

STOCKHOLM, May 27 - Lennart Johansson, former president of European football's governing body UEFA, says the decision to award the World Cup to Russia and Qatar must now be reviewed in the light of the latest corruption allegations.

Germany raps Russia over law against 'undesirable' NGOs

BERLIN - Germany on Wednesday criticised Russian president Vladimir Putin for signing a law allowing security officials to proceed against foreign and international non-governmental organisations (NGOs) if they are deemed undesirable.

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How Russia was warned against oil output cut as prices dived

MOSCOW/LONDON - As Russia prepares to meet OPEC next week, a briefing paper from a Moscow think tank has shed light on how the government was warned against cutting oil output late last year even though global prices were plummeting.

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World football rocked by U.S., Swiss arrests of officials for graft

ZURICH/NEW YORK - The world's most popular sport was plunged into turmoil on Wednesday as seven senior football officials were arrested on U.S. corruption charges and faced extradition from Switzerland, whose authorities also announced a criminal investigation into the awarding of the next two World Cups. | Video