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Vladimir Putin with Pele (centre) and Diego Maradona (right).

These photos show how the World Cup is being used to whitewash everything terrible about Russia

FIFA World Cup: One of the best soccer players on the planet, Mohamed Salah, has been used like a PR pawn as Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov looks to overturn his negative image worldwide. Salah is not the first athlete to have photographs taken with the warlord, and he won't be the last.

The extravagant cars of 5 world leaders — worth a combined $19 million

Powerful people need powerful motors — or so you may have thought. Select Car Leasing gathered data on the cars of five of the world's most influential leaders, including their estimated price and special features.
Israeli security forces examine the remains of an F-16 Israeli war plane near the Israeli village of Harduf, Israel February 10, 2018.

Israel was about to get ‘a lot more violent’ with Syria after losing an F-16 — and then Putin stepped in

A series of events on Saturday might have led to a regional war in the Middle East were it not for Russian President Vladimir Putin, an NYT op-ed article says.
Russian President Vladimir Putin meets British PM Theresa May at the G20 Summit in Hangzhou, in 2016.

Russia is ready to ‘kill thousands and thousands’ of British people

The Kremlin is assessing how attacks on British infrastructure can cause chaos and kills millions, according to Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson.
Theresa May has accused Russia of weaponising fake news to "sow discord."

Politicians are piling the pressure on Theresa May to root out Russian meddling in British democracy

MPs will hold a Parliament debate on the issue of Russian interference in UK politics and society this Thursday.

Putin said he could see himself buying a Tesla — but he thinks natural gas power is cleaner

Russian President Vladimir Putin said he thinks cars that run on natural gas are better than electric vehicles for saving the planet, but he would buy a Tesla.

Trump’s 1990 Playboy interview perfectly lays out his view of the world

The interview touched on familiar issues of trade, alliances, and strong leadership.

Hackers were able to break into US voting machines in less than two hours

Hackers were given the rare chance to crack into US voting machines at the 2017 Def Con hacking conference. It didn't take long.

Former Homeland Security head issues fiery statement on the Trump-Russia investigation

"Cyberattacks of all manner and from multiple sources are going to get worse before they get better."

Stephen Colbert’s fiery interview with Oliver Stone about Putin has one fatal flaw

Stephen Colbert takes director Oliver Stone to task for not being harsher when interviewing Vladimir Putin.