Russia is hoping the World Cup will improve its international image, which may be a challenge considering the Kremlin has been accused of war crimes in Syria and Ukraine, spy poisonings in Britain and election meddling in the U.S. and other Western countries.
Militias are bolstering their ranks with more kids, as a United Nations–led task force struggles to help thousands of former child soldiers reintegrate into society.
"The so-called Indo-Pacific strategy is done for the objectives which suit Western powers," Pakistan caretaker Prime Minister Anwar-ul-Haq Kakar tells Newsweek.
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It's totally different when somebody challenges him. Putin's chief trait is probably his outstanding hypocrisy.
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