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Russian hopes, fears tied up in Putin's showcase World Cup

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MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin claims soccer and politics have nothing to do with each other, yet the World Cup he's hosting is about much more than a ball game.
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'The more love at World Cup the better': Romantic stories should blossom, Russian MP says

'The more love at World Cup the better': Romantic stories should blossom, Russian MP says

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The World Cup should encourage more love stories, a senior Russian lawmaker believes, hoping for more romantic encounters during the major festival of sport and more children born from mixed marriages.
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Russian Police Stop Publishing 'Negative' Crime News Despite Spike in World Cup Robberies, Tourist Scams

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Regional departments in Russia's Ministry of Internal Affairs ordered police to stop publishing “negative news” about minor crimes until after the millions of World Cup attendees have departed in late June.
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'Man Utd should ignore World Cup and sign Bale' - Yorke urges Mourinho to make move on Madrid

'Man Utd should ignore World Cup and sign Bale' - Yorke urges Mourinho to make move on Madrid

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The former Red Devils striker considers the Wales international to be the perfect addition for a team still in need of a lot of work over the summer
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Vodka, pine nuts and politics: World Cup fans meet Russians on the world's longest train line

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Cheers! U.S. great Landon Donovan urges Americans to raise glass for Mexico in World Cup

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This is where the sorry state of American soccer has led us, to a West Loop bar last week where our country's most popular player taped a Modelo beer commercial encouraging fans to support Mexico in the World Cup because the United States failed to qualify. “Sad is the word,'' said Landon Donovan,...
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Russian official urges love at World Cup after backlash

Russian official urges love at World Cup after backlash

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MOSCOW - Russian women and visiting World Cup soccer fans: be fruitful and multiply.
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