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Fast-food chain wants to close Russian outlets but can’t

Burger King won’t be able to join the exodus of Western corporations pulling out of Russia to make a public statement about the Ukraine crisis. The fast-food giant said its local partners want to keep its 800 restaurants open, and legal agreements don’t allow the chain to shut them down …

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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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Ban Russian boxer Bivol from Canelo superfight, say Klitschko brothers

Former heavyweight champion boxing brothers Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko have called on the sport’s authorities to prohibit Russian light heavyweight Dmitry Bivol from facing pound-for-pound king Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez in May amid Russia’s military operation in Ukraine. A host of sporting bodies have suspended Russian and Belarusian athletes from being able to …

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