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Latest update : 2018-06-14

It's all kicking off: What expectations for Russia's World Cup?

The day has arrived. Russia is kicking off a month of planetary football madness at its own World Cup. Over the next month, at office water coolers, cafes and family gatherings, we all get to be experts on France's choice of a 4-4-2 formation, the offside rule and the chances of the 32 nations present. Even if the hosts are not expected to lift the trophy on July 15, Russia's leader is already a winner. Just how much political hay can Vladimir Putin make from the tournament?

Produced by Daniel BARNEY, Alessandro XENOS, Van MEGUERDITCHIAN.

By François PICARD

Our guests

Igor MLADENOVIC

Columnist, The Guardian

Serguei MEDVEDEV

Independent football agent

Zyad LIMAM

Editor-in-chief, Afrique magazine

Douglas HERBERT

International Affairs Commentator, France 24

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2018-06-18 Colombia

Colombia's next president: Duque defeats left-wing Petro in runoff

What next for Colombia? Voters tacking conservative in the first presidential runoff to feature a straight choice between left and right. 41-year old Ivan Duque beating Gustavo...

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2018-06-13 migrants

Franco-Italian rift: Conte, Macron row over stranded migrants

Will the new Italian prime minister still be coming for lunch on Friday? Amid an escalation with France's president over the refusal to take in stranded migrants in the...

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2018-06-12 Asia-pacific

Handshake for the ages: What to make of the historic Trump-Kim summit?

The first ever meeting between a sitting US president and a North Korean leader marked a de facto recognition of the North Korean regime. But it's still far from bringing lasting...

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