Compared with years past, the build-up to the Russia World Cup has been relatively subdued from a marketing and advertising standpoint.
Russia and Saudi Arabia's new friendship is bad news for Iran.
After a century of debate, Europe still hasn't figured out how to deal with its giant of a neighbour.
Can we trust expert football predictions? Perhaps, but it's variable.
FIFA has never been free of political interference and controversies since its inception in 1904.
A flavor of diplomacy that focuses on science cuts through political differences and finds new ways for nations to work together.
The Russian people need to show the world a different side to the scandal-struck country when the World Cup kicks off.
Scandal-plagued FIFA says it's committed to reform. Changing the way World Cup hosts are selected would be a start.
When Senegal face Poland in their first World Cup match in Russia, the whole nation will be roaring them on to victory.
Video Assistant Referees at the World Cup finals in Russia might help African teams to do better than they have done so far.
Russia is aiming to triple international students numbers to more than 700,000 by 2025.
A stunning feat of security service showmanship speaks volumes about Ukraine's abject state of decay.
Vladimir Putin's Russia is as much an imperial power as its Soviet and Tsarist predecessors were.
Roman Abramovich, the owner of Chelsea Football Club, is facing a delay renewing his British visa.
London is a global financial centre that relies on money coming in from overseas. When the EU goes, what is left?
A stint teaching university students in Lithuania leaves a longtime economics professor optimistic about the future of Eastern Europe as it continues its transition to a free-market economy.
Recent historical research has revealed that after the Nazis surrendered at end the Second World War, thousands of German women were raped by Allied forces.
Russian politics depends on a competition between different power networks. And hardline nationalists are winning at the expense of reformers.
Years of mediation by Russia have helped keep a direct Israeli-Iranian conflict off the agenda. But things have changed.
The US Democratic Party has filed an unprecedented lawsuit against Russia for alleged hacking during the 2016 presidential campaign. The case contains lessons for Australian politicians.