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Anne McClain, Oleg Kononenko, and David Saint-Jacques on space mission today

Russian, Canadian, American woman begin space mission

The first manned space mission to the International Space Station since an unprecedented accident in October, which raised concerns about Moscow’s Soviet-designed spacecraft, will launch on Monday.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 23, 2018 Russian Pussy Riot punk group member Pyotr Verzilov, who was recently jailed for 15 days in police cells after a pitch invasion at the World Cup final, attends an appeal hearing at a court in Moscow.An activist from the Russian protest group Pussy Riot who staged a pitch invasion during the World Cup has been hospitalised with suspected poisoning, members of the punk collective said on September 13, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Vasily MAXIMOV

Doctors: World Cup final pitch invader and Pussy Riot activist probably poisoned

An anti-Kremlin activist who invaded the pitch during the World Cup final was probably poisoned with a substance that has affected his nervous system, his doctors have said.
The World Cup final was interrupted on Sunday by four pitch invaders dressed in suits, in a concerted action claimed by Pussy Riot

World Cup pitch invaders ‘Pussy Riot’ freed from jail – lawyer

Four members of Russia’s anti-Kremlin “Pussy Riot’’ punk band who staged a pitch invasion during the football World Cup final have been released from police custody.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko addresses lawmakers after voting on a law to establish an anti-corruption court during a parliament session in Kiev, Ukraine June 7, 2018. REUTERS-Valentyn Ogirenko

Ukrainian president slams Russian church as ‘national security threat’

The Orthodox Church in Ukraine is split between the largest branch whose clerics pledge loyalty to the head of the Russian church, Patriarch Kirill, and one that is overseen by Kiev-based Patriarch Filaret.

Vatican says “there’s possibility” of Pope Francis visiting Russia

Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin said on Tuesday that there was “positive momentum” behind the idea of Pope Francis visiting Russia, but suggested there was more work to be done if it were to happen.

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Then-Army Capt. Mathew L. Golsteyn in Afghanistan. He has been charged in the alleged killing of a suspected Taliban bombmaker in 2010. (Officer of Rep. Duncan Hunter)

Donald Trump to review case of soldier charged with murdering Afghan

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Soldier killed as troops repel attack by insurgents disguised as aid workers

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Anthony Joshua: Why I rejected $50 million offer to fight Wilder at Wembley

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Xherdan Shaqiri

Liverpool back on top as Xherdan Shaqiri sinks Manchester United

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Kano Pillars retain Ahlan Cup

Kano Pillars stop Wikki Tourists to retain Ahlan Cup

Kano Pillars today retained the Ahlan Pre-Season Tournament after they beat Wikki Tourists 2-1 in the Final at the Sani Abacha Stadium in Kano.