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Violence Erupts During Soccer Match Between Russia, England

Fighting takes over Marseille, France, during Euro 2016

(Newser) - Fights broke out all day in Marseille, France, before and soon after Russia managed to earn a 1-1 draw against England on Saturday at the European Championship, the AP reports. England and Russia fans rioted before the soccer game in a third straight day of violence. Police in the Mediterranean...

Pussy Riot Members Sent to Prison Colonies

Russia sends remaining 2 members hundreds of miles from capital

(Newser) - A lawyer for the two jailed Pussy Riot band members says they have been transferred to prison colonies hundreds of miles from Moscow to serve their sentences. Mark Feygin said today that Maria Alekhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova were transferred over the weekend from the Moscow prison where they were kept...

Sweden to Create Registry of ... Sports Hooligans?

Agency approves preliminary government plan

(Newser) - Sweden is on the lookout for threats to society—in the form of hardcore sports fans. The government has received the OK from the country's Data Inspection Board to develop a registry of sports hooligans, the Local reports. There's one hoop to jump through, however: The agency first...

Madonna Gets Involved in Russian Trial

She hopes judge will go easy on punk rockers Pussy Riot

(Newser) - Madonna is stepping into another political fray. The Material Girl says she's hoping for leniency for Russia's Pussy Riot , the girl punk rockers on trial for a protest against Vladimir Putin in a Moscow cathedral, where they sang: "Virgin Mary, drive Putin away." The trio face...

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