Putin hoped his World Cup bid would improve relations with the West. They've suffered instead.

  1. Putin hoped his World Cup bid would improve relations with the West. They’ve suffered instead.  Washington Post
  2. We can’t separate the World Cup from the real world  SB Nation
  3. 5 Things to Know About the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia  PEOPLE.com
  4. Soccer’s Oil Derby Is a Depressing One  Bloomberg
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Maverick cleric's election upset could rattle US-Iraq relations

  1. Maverick cleric’s election upset could rattle US-Iraq relations  Washington Post
  2. Militia Leader Who Battled US During Iraq War Leads Election  New York Times
  3. In First Election Since Defeat Of ISIS, Iraqis Deliver Surprising Results  NPR
  4. How Iraq’s elections proved ‘status quo’ expectations wrong  Aljazeera.com
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Pakistan bars U.S. diplomat from leaving amid tense relations: media

Pakistan bars U.S. diplomat from leaving amid tense relations: mediaPakistani authorities have barred a U.S. diplomat involved in a fatal traffic accident from leaving the country, forcing an American military aircraft flown in for his departure to leave without him, local media reported on Saturday. The move came a day after Pakistan said it would restrict the movements of all American diplomats in the country in response to Washington’s similar restrictions on Pakistani embassy diplomats. A spokesman for the U.S. embassy in Islamabad declined to comment on the media reports, and a U.S. State Department spokesperson in Washington would neither confirm nor deny them.


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