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Putin calls sanctions a ‘covert form’ of protectionism

Ahead of the G20 summit, Russian President Vladimir Putin has restated his anger over sanctions levied against Moscow. In a guest article for a German newspaper, he warned that trade barriers are becoming the norm.In an editorial published on Thursday in the German business daily Handelsblatt, Putin criticized “politically motivated” sanctions, describing them as a …

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Russia readies for Confederations Cup desperately seeking support

The stadia are ready and there has been a great deal of investment in security and infrastructure ahead of the World Cup warm-up in Russia. The only thing missing so far, is interest in the competition.Russian President Valdimir Putin is not particularly renowned for his love of football or the Russian national side. Once asked …

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German soccer chief sees football as bridge-builder in Russia and Qatar

The president of the German football association (DFB) Reinhard Grindel says politicians must find a solution to the diplomatic crisis in Qatar. But he feels soccer can provide a social impulse there and in Russia too.Football can not replace political solutions, insisted DFB President Reinhard Grindel on Thursday when asked about the diplomatic crisis in …

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‘Laundromat’ funnels illicit funds out of Russia

Banks in Moldova and Latvia help Russians take billions of dollars out of their country bypassing strict money laundering rules. The massive operation has been dubbed ‘The Laundromat’ by anti-corruption activists.New details have emerged on how at least $20.8 billion (19.2 billion euros) was illegally moved out of Russia between 2010 and 2014. Though the …

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CAS bans Russian ‘doping doctor’

Sergei Portugalov was heavily implicated in reports about alleged state-sponsored doping in Russia. The Court of Arbitration for Sport has slapped him with a “lifetime period of ineligibility.”The Swiss-based Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has handed a lifetime suspension to a Russian sports doctor, who is thought to be the mastermind behind the country’s …

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