Russia expresses readiness to discuss prisoner exchange with U.S.

Russia said on Friday it was ready to discuss a prisoner swap with the United States in private, a day after a Russian court jailed U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner for nine years for a drugs offence. The case against Griner, a two-time Olympic gold medallist and Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) star, plunged her… Read More Russia expresses readiness to discuss prisoner exchange with U.S.

Russian court jails U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner

A Russian court sentenced U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner to nine years in prison on Thursday after finding her guilty of deliberately bringing cannabis-infused vape cartridges into Russia, a ruling that U.S. President Joe Biden called “unacceptable.” Griner was escorted out of the courtroom in handcuffs by police after the ruling, turning to reporters and… Read More Russian court jails U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner

Belgium’s deputy premier Sophie Wilmes announces resignation

Belgian Foreign Minister and deputy premier Sophie Wilmes has resigned, the cabinet announced on Thursday, to take care of her husband, former Australian footballer Chris Stone, who has been diagnosed with brain cancer. Wilmes, who was Belgium’s prime minister in 2019-20 and the first woman in that role, had already temporarily stepped down in April… Read More Belgium’s deputy premier Sophie Wilmes announces resignation

UK imposes sanctions on two close associates of Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich

Britain on Thursday sanctioned two close associates of Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, saying the men had been subjected to the largest asset freeze ever imposed by the government. Chelsea Football Club director Eugene Tenenbaum and another Abramovich business associate, David Davidovich, were targeted. Davidovich will also face a… Read More UK imposes sanctions on two close associates of Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich

Tennis star Novak Djokovic returns to Serbia following Australia deportation

Novak Djokovic returned to a rapturous welcome in Serbia on Monday after Australia deported the world men’s tennis No. 1 for being unvaccinated against COVID-19, a stance jeopardising his quest for a record 21st Grand Slam title. Most Australians had wanted him gone, but Serbian fans cheered and waved national flags as Djokovic touched down… Read More Tennis star Novak Djokovic returns to Serbia following Australia deportation

Australia revokes tennis star Novak Djokovic’s visa again

Unvaccinated tennis star Novak Djokovic on Friday asked an Australian court to block his deportation ahead of the Australian Open after the government cancelled his visa for the second time over COVID-19 entry regulations. Djokovic’s lawyers submitted their request for an injunction late at night, less than three hours after Immigration Minister Alex Hawke used… Read More Australia revokes tennis star Novak Djokovic’s visa again

Kamaru Usman, 5Five 4Four wrap up first-ever Face-Off Fight Night in Africa

In what was a smooth-sailing full-on victory, Daniel ‘Big Shark’ Emeka, the 1st Runner Up of the African KnockOut Season 1 defeated Ayivor ‘The Finisher’ Mawuko in the biggest fight of the night at the first-ever Face-Off Fight Night in Lagos hosted by UFC Welterweight Champion, Kamaru Usman and organised by 5Five 4Four Limited. The… Read More Kamaru Usman, 5Five 4Four wrap up first-ever Face-Off Fight Night in Africa