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Former FIFA boss Blatter revels in visit to Putin, World Cup

FORMER FIFA BOSS BLATTER REVELS IN VISIT TO PUTIN, WORLD CUP

Next prev MOSCOW - Sepp Blatter came to Moscow and saw Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin, defying FIFA's wish that its suspended former...

Putin and Russia get their 1st win at the World Cup

PUTIN AND RUSSIA GET THEIR 1ST WIN AT THE WORLD CUP

Vladimir Putin craves sporting glory, and he got another taste of it in the opening match of the World Cup. Russia ended a 16-year...

 
 
 
England team not boycotting World Cup because tournament belongs to fans, not Putin - Johnson

ENGLAND TEAM NOT BOYCOTTING WORLD CUP BECAUSE TOURNAMENT BELONGS TO FANS, NOT PUTIN - JOHNSON

As England prepares for its first World Cup match and fans arrive in Russia, Boris Johnson says the nation was never going to boycott...

Mattis paints Putin as dire threat as Trump goes around flattering him

MATTIS PAINTS PUTIN AS DIRE THREAT AS TRUMP GOES AROUND FLATTERING HIM

Kevin Lamarque/Reuters President Donald Trump and Defense Secretary James Mattis offered strikingly different perspectives on Russian...

 
 
 
Trump Reportedly Facing Serious Internal Resistance Over the Idea of a Summit With Putin

TRUMP REPORTEDLY FACING SERIOUS INTERNAL RESISTANCE OVER THE IDEA OF A SUMMIT WITH PUTIN

For months, President Donald Trump has been pushing for a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Yet according to one U.S....

Russia routs Saudi Arabia 5-0 in opening game of World Cup

RUSSIA ROUTS SAUDI ARABIA 5-0 IN OPENING GAME OF WORLD CUP

MOSCOW Vladimir Putin craves sporting glory, and he got another taste of it in the opening match of the World Cup.

 
 
 
Column: Putin gets luck of the draw at World Cup opener

COLUMN: PUTIN GETS LUCK OF THE DRAW AT WORLD CUP OPENER

MOSCOW When Yuri Gazinsky headed in the first goal of the 2018 World Cup, giving host Russia early joy in what developed into a 5-0...

An opera singer, a middle finger, and Putin's speech: All the best photos from the 2018 World Cup opening ceremony

AN OPERA SINGER, A MIDDLE FINGER, AND PUTIN'S SPEECH: ALL THE BEST PHOTOS FROM THE 2018 WORLD CUP OPENING CEREMONY

The waiting is over - the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia has finally begun. On Thursday, English pop singer Robbie Williams and Russian...

 
 
 
Russia opens World Cup by treating Putin, home crowd to a show in 5-0 rout of Saudi Arabia

RUSSIA OPENS WORLD CUP BY TREATING PUTIN, HOME CROWD TO A SHOW IN 5-0 ROUT OF SAUDI ARABIA

MOSCOW - Substitute Denis Cheryshev scored two goals to lead host Russia over Saudi Arabia 5-0 Thursday in the opening match of the...

Twitter erupted at a funny image of Putin and the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia shaking hands after Russia's first World Cup goal

TWITTER ERUPTED AT A FUNNY IMAGE OF PUTIN AND THE CROWN PRINCE OF SAUDI ARABIA SHAKING HANDS AFTER RUSSIA'S FIRST WORLD CUP GOAL

The 2018 World Cup kicked off on Thursday with the opening match between Russia and Saudi Arabia. After Russia scored the first goal...

 
 
 
Your complete guide to corruption at the 2018 men's World Cup in Russia

YOUR COMPLETE GUIDE TO CORRUPTION AT THE 2018 MEN'S WORLD CUP IN RUSSIA

Congratulations, you made it! The 2018 World Cup officially kicks off on Thursday evening in Moscow - Thursday morning for those of...

Father Raymond J. de Souza: Is anyone willing to rain on Putin's World Cup parade?

FATHER RAYMOND J. DE SOUZA: IS ANYONE WILLING TO RAIN ON PUTIN'S WORLD CUP PARADE?

NAFTA may be dead, but the NAFTA World Cup will be coming in 2026. FIFA announced Wednesday that Canada, Mexico and the United States...

 
 
 
Kremlin: Putin was right to advocate for dialogue with North Korea

KREMLIN: PUTIN WAS RIGHT TO ADVOCATE FOR DIALOGUE WITH NORTH KOREA

MOSCOW - The Kremlin said on Wednesday that a summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un showed Russian President Vladimir...

Soccer descends on Russia for World Cup - a chance for Putin to reassert his strength at home

SOCCER DESCENDS ON RUSSIA FOR WORLD CUP - A CHANCE FOR PUTIN TO REASSERT HIS STRENGTH AT HOME

Vladimir Putin is not a soccer fan - ice hockey has always been his passion - but eight years ago, in the hours after FIFA declared...

 
 
 
Before Trump suggested G7 should reinstate Russia, Putin called on him to keep promise of improving relations

BEFORE TRUMP SUGGESTED G7 SHOULD REINSTATE RUSSIA, PUTIN CALLED ON HIM TO KEEP PROMISE OF IMPROVING RELATIONS

MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin made a new personal appeal to President Donald Trump for holding a summit meeting between...

GOP Sen. Sasse Slams Trump for Comments About Reinstating Russia in G-7: ‘Putin Is Not Our Friend'

GOP SEN. SASSE SLAMS TRUMP FOR COMMENTS ABOUT REINSTATING RUSSIA IN G-7: ‘PUTIN IS NOT OUR FRIEND'

Senator Ben Sasse criticized President Trump for his comments today about reinstating Russia into the group of industrialized nations...

 
 
 
Trump says Russia should be let back into the G7

TRUMP SAYS RUSSIA SHOULD BE LET BACK INTO THE G7

Reuters/Jorge Silva President Donald Trump said Russia should be readmitted to the G7. His comment came before heading to the group's...

There are some clear reasons why Trump would want Putin back in the G7

THERE ARE SOME CLEAR REASONS WHY TRUMP WOULD WANT PUTIN BACK IN THE G7

Thomson Reuters Why does Donald Trump want Vladimir Putin readmitted to the G7 summit, making it the G8? Here are a few thoughts: Russia...

 
 
 
Putin gave an ominous warning about World War III and nuclear competition with the US

PUTIN GAVE AN OMINOUS WARNING ABOUT WORLD WAR III AND NUCLEAR COMPETITION WITH THE US

Sergei Ilnitsky/Pool via Reuters Russian President Vladimir Putin's annual call-in question show contained an ominous warning about...

President Putin confident about Russia's long-term economic growth

PRESIDENT PUTIN CONFIDENT ABOUT RUSSIA'S LONG-TERM ECONOMIC GROWTH

Russia is currently on a stable economic growth path, President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday during his annual direct Q&A line in...