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Russian doping: IOC bans Russia from 2018 Winter Olympics

Russian doping: IOC bans Russia from 2018 Winter Olympics

Media playback is not supported on this device IOC President on ‘unprecedented attack on the integrity of the Olympics’ Russia has been banned from competing at next year’s Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang by the International Olympic Committee. But Russian athletes who can prove they are clean would be allowed to compete in South Korea under […]

Trump-Russia probe: Mueller ‘demands Deutsche Bank data’

Trump-Russia probe: Mueller ‘demands Deutsche Bank data’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mueller is investigating alleged links between the Trump campaign and Russia US special counsel Robert Mueller has ordered Germany’s Deutsche Bank to provide records of accounts held by Donald Trump, according to reports. The revelation is being seen as an indication the former FBI chief’s investigation is directly focusing […]

Jerusalem: Turkey warns Trump against crossing ‘red line’

Jerusalem: Turkey warns Trump against crossing ‘red line’

Image copyright rrodrickbeiler Image caption No country has recognised Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem Turkey’s president has warned it could sever ties with Israel if the US recognises Jerusalem as its capital. Recep Tayyip Erdogan said such a move would cross a “red line” for Muslims. Donald Trump called Middle Eastern leaders on Tuesday amid growing […]

Russia-Trump: President hits out at FBI over Russia inquiry

Russia-Trump: President hits out at FBI over Russia inquiry

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Donald Trump’s presidency has been overshadowed by the inquiry into collusion with Russia Donald Trump lashed out at the FBI on Sunday, issuing a fresh denial that he asked former director James Comey to drop an investigation into the conduct of one of his top aides, Michael Flynn. In a […]

Trump-Russia: Flynn’s dealings were ‘lawful’

Trump-Russia: Flynn’s dealings were ‘lawful’

Media captionTrump on Russia inquiry: “What has been shown is no collusion” US President Donald Trump has said the actions of former national security adviser Michael Flynn after the 2016 presidential election were lawful. Mr Flynn has entered into a plea deal and agreed to co-operate with an inquiry into alleged collusion between Mr Trump’s […]

Praljak: Bosnian Croat war criminal dies after taking poison in court

Praljak: Bosnian Croat war criminal dies after taking poison in court

Media captionSlobodan Praljak drank a small vial of liquid after his prison sentence was upheld. A Bosnian Croat war criminal has died after drinking poison during an appeal hearing in The Hague. Slobodan Praljak, 72, died in hospital, with the UN court announcing that the courtroom was now “a crime scene”. On hearing that his […]

Donald Trump retweets far-right group’s anti-Muslim videos

Donald Trump retweets far-right group’s anti-Muslim videos

Media captionThe White House says Trump’s Britain First tweets were about border security Donald Trump has retweeted three inflammatory videos from a British far-right group. The first tweet from Jayda Fransen, the deputy leader of Britain First, claims to show a Muslim migrant attacking a man on crutches. This was followed by two more videos […]

Garrison Keillor: Radio host fired amid misconduct claim

Garrison Keillor: Radio host fired amid misconduct claim

Image copyright AFP/ Getty Images US author and radio host Garrison Keillor has been fired from his radio station amid a claim of misconduct. Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) said a colleague on Keillor’s former show, A Prairie Home Companion, had accused him of inappropriate behaviour. Keillor told Associated Press he lost his job over “a […]

North Korea says new missile can re-enter atmosphere

North Korea says new missile can re-enter atmosphere

Media captionMembers of the public watched on as the launch was announced in Pyongyang. North Korea has said the missile it tested overnight held a warhead capable of re-entering the earth’s atmosphere. The claim was not proven and experts have cast doubt on the country’s ability to master such technology. Kim Jong-un called the launch […]

Zimbabwe court acquits Mugabe critic Evan Mawarire

Zimbabwe court acquits Mugabe critic Evan Mawarire

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Pastor Evan Mawarire left court wearing the national flag Leading Zimbabwean opposition activist Pastor Evan Mawarire has been acquitted on charges of trying to overthrow Robert Mugabe’s former government. The organiser of last year’s #ThisFlag protests faced 20 years in prison had he been convicted. A Harare high court judge […]