Russian Olympic Committee concerned about searches at biathlon team’s hotel

MOSCOW, February 22. /TASS/. The Russian Olympic Committee is highly concerned about searches at a hotel in the Italian city of Antholz where the Russian biathlon team is staying, the committee said in a statement. The searches took place earlier…

Sudan to investigate violence against protesters in Khartoum

CAIRO (Reuters) – Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok on Saturday ordered an investigation into a violent crackdown by security forces on protesters in Khartoum. Hamdok said in a televised speech: “I decided to form an investigative committee in the events…

Man appears in court charged with stabbing at mosque

A homeless man has appeared in court charged with stabbing a prayer leader with a kitchen knife at a London mosque. Daniel Horton, 29, is accused of grievous bodily harm and possession of a bladed article. He appeared at Westminster…

South Sudan rivals strike power-sharing deal

Former South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar has been sworn in as first vice-president, sealing a peace deal aimed at ending six years of civil war. President Salva Kiir witnessed the moment at a ceremony at the State House in…

EBay in discussions with multiple parties for sale of classified business

(Reuters) – EBay Inc (EBAY.O) is in discussions with multiple candidates regarding a potential transaction for its classified-ads business, the company said on Friday. The company expects to provide an update regarding the process by the middle of 2019, it…

Twitter suspends 70 Bloomberg-boosting accounts posting identical messages of support

Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg says he is open to having the three women make their case who have accused the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate of sexist or misogynistic comments. Twitter is reportedly suspending 70 accounts, some of…

Israeli forces kill Palestinian in Jerusalem after alleged attack

A Palestinian man has been shot dead by the Israeli police when he allegedly attempted a stabbing attack outside the Old City in Jerusalem on Saturday. According to Palestinian official news agency Wafa, witnesses said the man was shot several times…

Jones’ England future could turn on Curry winning duel

Eddie Jones used his experience to full advantage in his first four years in charge of England but since the World Cup final he has veered from grumpy to irascible, no longer sure of touch. On the day that the…

‘Anti-doping officer personally initiated police raid without IBU authorization’ – Russian biathlon head Vladimir Drachev

Her actions which triggered a massive police investigation were not authorized by the International Biathlon Union (IBU) which was unaware of Fussek-Hakkarainen’s intentions. READ MORE: Italian police search surging Russian biathlete Loginov HOURS before race “I have just spoken with the…

‘Extremely concerning’: Russia’s Olympic Committee and diplomats file complaints over police raid on biathletes in Italy

The Russian Embassy in Rome demanded that Italy explain the reasons behind police searches conducted in the hotel rooms of Russian athletes on Saturday. The diplomats urged local authorities to guarantee all “necessary conditions” for Russians to train and participate…