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China hit by its biggest Covid-19 outbreak

China has re-imposed some restrictions in response to its biggest spike in Covid-19 infections in two years. The country reported nearly 3,400 new cases on Sunday, most of them locally transmitted and around a half of them asymptomatic. On Friday, the number of daily local cases surpassed 1,000 for the …

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World-famous author speaks out against Russophobia

Best-selling Brazilian novelist Paulo Coelho has spoken out against the rise of Russophobia in the wake of Moscow’s military operation in Ukraine. The world-famous author of ‘The Alchemist’ and ‘Eleven Minutes’ took to Twitter on Friday to point out that the “Ukraine crisis” has become a “convenient excuse for Russophobia.” …

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Kiev claims NATO will defend arms convoys to Ukraine against Russia

If Russian forces launch an attack on a Western convoy delivering arms to Ukraine, NATO will consider this a reason to invoke Article 5 of the military bloc’s treaty, which assures its members’ collective self-defense, Aleksey Danilov, the secretary of Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council, claimed on Sunday, citing …

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Rich Russians turning to Dubai to evade sanctions – media

Wealthy Russians have stepped up their efforts to move their funds from Europe to Dubai to evade Western sanctions placed on them over the war in Ukraine, Reuters has reported, citing financial and legal sources in the Gulf state. A globally acclaimed tourist destination, Dubai is also considered the region’s …

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Man City poised to pip rivals to Haaland signature – report

Borussia Dortmund goalscoring phenomenon Erling Haaland is on the brink of agreeing a deal to join Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City in the Premier League, according to credible reports online. The 21-year-old Norway star has risen in recent seasons to become arguably the most in-demand player in world football. Haaland joined …

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Car giants Hyundai make Chelsea decision after Abramovich sanctions

Car giants Hyundai have asked Premier League heavyweights Chelsea to remove their branding from their Stamford Bridge home and team shirt sleeves following the sanctioning of club owner Roman Abramovich. The company, which agreed a five-year deal with the Champions League holders in 2018, has acted following the punishments imposed …

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Ex-German chancellor Schroeder loses football role over Russian links

Germany’s former Chancellor, Gerhard Schroeder, has been removed from his role as an honorary member of the German Football Association (DFB) because bosses said he had failed to “position himself clearly” on Russia’s attack on Ukraine. Schroeder, who served as Social Democrat chancellor between 1998 and 2005, is said to be on the …

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Russian Paralympian opens up on ordeal of being ousted from Games

Paralympic medalist Alexey Bychenok has voiced his frustrations and denied there was any “difficult situation” at the Beijing 2022 Games after the Russian team was excluded by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) following its arrival in China. Skier and biathlete Bychenok held hopes of adding to the silver medal he won …

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Boxer ‘all good’ after shocking KO (VIDEO)

Irish former Olympic boxer Michael Conlan says he is “all good” after suffering a devastating 12th-round knockout against British rival Leigh Wood in Nottingham on Saturday night. After a dominant early showing in which he sent Wood to the canvas in the first round, Conlan appeared to tire as the …

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