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Paws for thought: Chinese swimming ace escapes EIGHT-YEAR ban after judge’s DOG-MEAT tweets force verdict to be scrapped

Chinese swimming star Sun Yang's eight-year doping ban has been wiped out - for now - after one of the judges involved in his case was found to have tweeted anti-Chinese sentiments since taking on the case. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Paws for thought: Chinese swimming ace escapes EIGHT-YEAR ban after judge’s DOG-MEAT tweets force verdict to be scrapped

Chinese swimming star Sun Yang's eight-year doping ban has been wiped out - for now - after one of the judges involved in his case was found to have tweeted anti-Chinese sentiments since taking on the case. Read Full Article at RT.com

‘You suck’: Ex-WWE champ Kurt Angle slams Covid for keeping football fans out as Premier League side Arsenal adopt anthem (VIDEO)

Underperforming Premier League giants Arsenal shocked viewers by playing Kurt Angle's anthem, 'You Suck', midway through a dismal match at their London home - and the wrestling icon said he wished a stadium of fans had sung it. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘You suck’: Ex-WWE champ Kurt Angle slams Covid for keeping football fans out as Premier League side Arsenal adopt anthem (VIDEO)

Underperforming Premier League giants Arsenal shocked viewers by playing Kurt Angle's anthem, 'You Suck', midway through a dismal match at their London home - and the wrestling icon said he wished a stadium of fans had sung it. Read Full Article at RT.com

‘Here we go’: Dana White sends UFC fans into a frenzy by posting footage as he enters talks with champ Khabib Nurmagomedov (VIDEO)

The rumor mill around Russian champion Khabib Nurmagomedov's future has gone into overdrive after UFC boss Dana White posted a clip of the pair ushering each other into a meeting room before sitting at opposite sides of a table. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘Here we go’: Dana White sends UFC fans into a frenzy by posting footage as he enters talks with champ Khabib Nurmagomedov (VIDEO)

The rumor mill around Russian champion Khabib Nurmagomedov's future has gone into overdrive after UFC boss Dana White posted a clip of the pair ushering each other into a meeting room before sitting at opposite sides of a table. Read Full Article at RT.com

Winging it: Ukrainian tennis star Yastremska is seen dancing on flight to Australian Open despite provisional suspension (VIDEO)

Ukrainian tennis star Dayana Yastremska has caused controversy after being filmed dancing on board a chartered flight to Melbourne ahead of the Australian Open - despite being provisionally suspended for a doping offense. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Winging it: Ukrainian tennis star Yastremska is seen dancing on flight to Australian Open despite provisional suspension (VIDEO)

Ukrainian tennis star Dayana Yastremska has caused controversy after being filmed dancing on board a chartered flight to Melbourne ahead of the Australian Open - despite being provisionally suspended for a doping offense. Read Full Article at RT.com

German doctor Mark Schmidt cops almost five years in prison and $191,000 fine for leading international blood doping ring

The German doctor at the center of a ring that helped athletes to make blood transfusions in a bid to enhance their performance at competitions has been jailed for four years and eight months by a Munich court. Read Full Article at RT.com
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German doctor Mark Schmidt cops almost five years in prison and $191,000 fine for leading international blood doping ring

The German doctor at the center of a ring that helped athletes to make blood transfusions in a bid to enhance their performance at competitions has been jailed for four years and eight months by a Munich court. Read Full Article at RT.com

Trump plans to depart Washington the morning of Inauguration Day

President Donald Trump now plans to leave Washington on the morning of Inauguration Day next Wednesday after considering a departure on Tuesday, a source familiar with the matter said on Friday.
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Trump plans to depart Washington the morning of Inauguration Day

President Donald Trump now plans to leave Washington on the morning of Inauguration Day next Wednesday after considering a departure on Tuesday, a source familiar with the matter said on Friday.

Google Play is unsportsmanlike, US states likely to argue in potential lawsuit

State attorneys general are planning a third lawsuit against Alphabet Inc's Google, this one focused on the search and advertising giant's Play Store for Android phones, according to two sources familiar with the matter.
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Google Play is unsportsmanlike, US states likely to argue in potential lawsuit

State attorneys general are planning a third lawsuit against Alphabet Inc's Google, this one focused on the search and advertising giant's Play Store for Android phones, according to two sources familiar with the matter.

Amazon union election to start in February: US labor board

Amazon.com Inc's first U.S. union election since 2014 is scheduled to begin with the mailing of ballots in early February and a vote count starting March 30, a U.S. labor board official said in a filing on Friday.
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Amazon union election to start in February: US labor board

Amazon.com Inc's first U.S. union election since 2014 is scheduled to begin with the mailing of ballots in early February and a vote count starting March 30, a U.S. labor board official said in a filing on Friday.

Covid UK: Businesses hail Supreme Court ruling forcing insurers to pay out for lockdown losses

Ex- footballer Gary Neville, who owns two luxury hotels in Manchester with Ryan Giggs, is one tens of thousands of business owners in line for a £1.2billion windfall.
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Covid UK: Businesses hail Supreme Court ruling forcing insurers to pay out for lockdown losses

Ex- footballer Gary Neville, who owns two luxury hotels in Manchester with Ryan Giggs, is one tens of thousands of business owners in line for a £1.2billion windfall.

Stephen Bear arrested at Heathrow airport after Georgia Harrison claimed he made a sex tape of her

Reality star Stephen Bear has been arrested for allegedly filming himself having sex with ex-girlfriend Georgia Harrison without her knowledge and sharing the explicit content online.
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Stephen Bear arrested at Heathrow airport after Georgia Harrison claimed he made a sex tape of her

Reality star Stephen Bear has been arrested for allegedly filming himself having sex with ex-girlfriend Georgia Harrison without her knowledge and sharing the explicit content online.

Russia’s pullout from Open Skies Treaty opens up possibilities for new deal, says expert

On January 15, the Russian Foreign Ministry announced that Russia is launching domestic procedures to withdraw from the Treaty on Open Skies
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Russia’s pullout from Open Skies Treaty opens up possibilities for new deal, says expert

On January 15, the Russian Foreign Ministry announced that Russia is launching domestic procedures to withdraw from the Treaty on Open Skies

Moment police bust illegal London shisha bar with 29 lockdown flouters inside

Onlookers said 100 police swooped on the scene in Seven Sisters, London, in 15 vans last night - but locals said very little was done to break up the celebration.
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Moment police bust illegal London shisha bar with 29 lockdown flouters inside

Onlookers said 100 police swooped on the scene in Seven Sisters, London, in 15 vans last night - but locals said very little was done to break up the celebration.

No Signal: App experiencing ‘technical difficulties’ after gaining 40 MILLION users in a week

The encrypted messaging service Signal appears to be offline, blaming ‘technical difficulties’ and promising to restore service. Millions of new users have recently flocked to the app, promoted by Elon Musk and Edward Snowden. Read Full Article at RT.com
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No Signal: App experiencing ‘technical difficulties’ after gaining 40 MILLION users in a week

The encrypted messaging service Signal appears to be offline, blaming ‘technical difficulties’ and promising to restore service. Millions of new users have recently flocked to the app, promoted by Elon Musk and Edward Snowden. Read Full Article at RT.com

Russians buy twice as many goods on New Year holidays than in 2020, says online retail

As noted by Ozon, sales growth during the New Year holidays was facilitated by the continued New Year's trend of transferring purchases from offline to online
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Russians buy twice as many goods on New Year holidays than in 2020, says online retail

As noted by Ozon, sales growth during the New Year holidays was facilitated by the continued New Year's trend of transferring purchases from offline to online

Russia put in maximum effort to save Treaty on Open Skies, says diplomat

Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman noted that after the US withdrew from the treaty, the trend towards the destruction of the agreement "acquired an irreversible nature
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Russia put in maximum effort to save Treaty on Open Skies, says diplomat

Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman noted that after the US withdrew from the treaty, the trend towards the destruction of the agreement "acquired an irreversible nature

Karen State Militia Leadership Quits en Masse After Military Ousts Its Chief

The 90 officers of the BGF, which runs a China-backed casino hub in Karen, are discussing their next move after the Tatmadaw asked them to reconsider their resignations.
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Karen State Militia Leadership Quits en Masse After Military Ousts Its Chief

The 90 officers of the BGF, which runs a China-backed casino hub in Karen, are discussing their next move after the Tatmadaw asked them to reconsider their resignations.

В Германии власти одной из федеральных земель решили создать тюрьму для нарушителей карантина

В Саксонии многократных нарушителей карантина будут отправлять в специальный центр, переоборудованный из пункта по содержанию беженцев. Ка
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В Германии власти одной из федеральных земель решили создать тюрьму для нарушителей карантина

В Саксонии многократных нарушителей карантина будут отправлять в специальный центр, переоборудованный из пункта по содержанию беженцев. Как будет устроено содержание нарушителей в "коронавирусной тюрьме", пока не ясно, но территория будет огорожена, а охрану будет осуществлять полиция.

Vaccine deployment under COVAX Facility to get under way by March

The deployment of coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines in countries across the Americas under the World Health Organization (WHO) COVID-19 Vaccine Global Access (COVAX) Facility is anticipated to get under way by the end of March. Pan American Health...
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Vaccine deployment under COVAX Facility to get under way by March

The deployment of coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines in countries across the Americas under the World Health Organization (WHO) COVID-19 Vaccine Global Access (COVAX) Facility is anticipated to get under way by the end of March. Pan American Health...

Direct deposit to transform payment system at courts

The Judiciary of Jamaica has introduced direct deposit payments as a more efficient and convenient way to collect maintenance, jury duty stipends, and reimbursement of bail bonds from the relevant courts. Director of Court Administration, Tricia...
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Direct deposit to transform payment system at courts

The Judiciary of Jamaica has introduced direct deposit payments as a more efficient and convenient way to collect maintenance, jury duty stipends, and reimbursement of bail bonds from the relevant courts. Director of Court Administration, Tricia...

CBU welcomes court ruling protecting journalists’ sources in Trinidad

The Caribbean Broadcasting Union (CBU) is welcoming a ruling by the Supreme Court in Trinidad and Tobago which has struck down the use of search warrants obtained by the police and used to gain access to a journalist’s home and office from...
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CBU welcomes court ruling protecting journalists’ sources in Trinidad

The Caribbean Broadcasting Union (CBU) is welcoming a ruling by the Supreme Court in Trinidad and Tobago which has struck down the use of search warrants obtained by the police and used to gain access to a journalist’s home and office from...

Police seeking man who robbed security guard at UWI

The public is being asked by the Half-Way Tree Police to share any information that can assist investigators to identify and arrest a man who robbed a security guard at gunpoint at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus on Tuesday. The man...
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Police seeking man who robbed security guard at UWI

The public is being asked by the Half-Way Tree Police to share any information that can assist investigators to identify and arrest a man who robbed a security guard at gunpoint at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus on Tuesday. The man...

One more COVID-19 death, 77 new cases

Jamaica on Thursday recorded one more COVID-19 fatality, pushing the total to 323. The deceased is a 42-year-old woman from Manchester. Two more cases were recorded as coincidental deaths. The health ministry says that one of the cases was...
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One more COVID-19 death, 77 new cases

Jamaica on Thursday recorded one more COVID-19 fatality, pushing the total to 323. The deceased is a 42-year-old woman from Manchester. Two more cases were recorded as coincidental deaths. The health ministry says that one of the cases was...

Akademik Treshnikov research vessel reaches Antarctic with first wintering team

In particular, the ship brought components for the new wintering complex for the Vostok station, as well as food for the Russian polar stations
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Akademik Treshnikov research vessel reaches Antarctic with first wintering team

In particular, the ship brought components for the new wintering complex for the Vostok station, as well as food for the Russian polar stations

Russian government coped with crisis in 2020, says Accounts Chamber

The 2020 economic crisis can be comparable or can be even above the Great Depression by its scale, head of the Accounts Chamber Alexei Kudrin said
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Russian government coped with crisis in 2020, says Accounts Chamber

The 2020 economic crisis can be comparable or can be even above the Great Depression by its scale, head of the Accounts Chamber Alexei Kudrin said

Seriousness of situation around Open Skies Treaty underestimated by Europeans -- diplomat

The Russian foreign ministry released a statement on Friday informing that Russia is beginning domestic procedures to withdraw from the Open Skies Treaty «over the lack of progress in what concerns the removal of obstacles for its continuation in the ne
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Seriousness of situation around Open Skies Treaty underestimated by Europeans -- diplomat

The Russian foreign ministry released a statement on Friday informing that Russia is beginning domestic procedures to withdraw from the Open Skies Treaty «over the lack of progress in what concerns the removal of obstacles for its continuation in the new conditions»

China's Tencent buys audiobook platform Lazy Audio for US$417 million

China's Tencent Music Entertainment Group said on Friday it acquired audiobook platform Lazy Audio, owned by Shenzhen Lanren Online Technology Co, for 2.7 billion yuan (US$417 million).
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China's Tencent buys audiobook platform Lazy Audio for US$417 million

China's Tencent Music Entertainment Group said on Friday it acquired audiobook platform Lazy Audio, owned by Shenzhen Lanren Online Technology Co, for 2.7 billion yuan (US$417 million).

With pandemic raging, Spain's real estate firms head online

Spain's Merlin Properties said on Friday it would roll out an online platform this year that allows clients to view, reserve and rent space in its shopping centres and aims to cut red tape for prospective tenants.
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With pandemic raging, Spain's real estate firms head online

Spain's Merlin Properties said on Friday it would roll out an online platform this year that allows clients to view, reserve and rent space in its shopping centres and aims to cut red tape for prospective tenants.

‘There at president's invitation’: Lawyer for ‘QAnon Shaman’ gives ‘bizarre’ interview comparing Trump to cult, asks for pardon

The lawyer for Jacob Chansley, dubbed the ‘QAnon Shaman’, has claimed his client entered the US Capitol at President Donald Trump’s “invitation” and a pardon would be “honorable.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘There at president's invitation’: Lawyer for ‘QAnon Shaman’ gives ‘bizarre’ interview comparing Trump to cult, asks for pardon

The lawyer for Jacob Chansley, dubbed the ‘QAnon Shaman’, has claimed his client entered the US Capitol at President Donald Trump’s “invitation” and a pardon would be “honorable.” Read Full Article at RT.com

Franklin Graham compares Republicans who voted for Trump impeachment to Judas’ betrayal of JESUS

Protestant evangelist Franklin Graham has taken a harsh stance against the 10 Republicans who voted in favor of impeaching President Donald Trump, comparing the “betrayal” to that of Judas turning on Jesus Christ. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Franklin Graham compares Republicans who voted for Trump impeachment to Judas’ betrayal of JESUS

Protestant evangelist Franklin Graham has taken a harsh stance against the 10 Republicans who voted in favor of impeaching President Donald Trump, comparing the “betrayal” to that of Judas turning on Jesus Christ. Read Full Article at RT.com

DOJ internal watchdog opens review into agency’s handling of Capitol riot, will assess if there are ‘weaknesses’ in policies

The US Department of Justice has said it is “initiating a review” of its own procedures and possible failings following the storming of the US Capitol last week by Trump supporters, which resulted in five deaths. Read Full Article at RT.com
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DOJ internal watchdog opens review into agency’s handling of Capitol riot, will assess if there are ‘weaknesses’ in policies

The US Department of Justice has said it is “initiating a review” of its own procedures and possible failings following the storming of the US Capitol last week by Trump supporters, which resulted in five deaths. Read Full Article at RT.com

‘Sanctions guru’ who helped fire 1st shots in Russiagate saga to return as CIA’s deputy director under Biden

Joe Biden’s transition team has picked David Cohen, the former deputy director of the CIA, to reprise his role and help smooth things out for his future boss, career diplomat and intelligence outsider William Burns.  Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘Sanctions guru’ who helped fire 1st shots in Russiagate saga to return as CIA’s deputy director under Biden

Joe Biden’s transition team has picked David Cohen, the former deputy director of the CIA, to reprise his role and help smooth things out for his future boss, career diplomat and intelligence outsider William Burns.  Read Full Article at RT.com

Senior Serbian politician to be inoculated with Russian vaccine against coronavirus

The country's parliamentary speaker, Ivica Dacic and Interior Minister Aleksandar Vulin earlier got inoculated with Sputnik V
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Senior Serbian politician to be inoculated with Russian vaccine against coronavirus

The country's parliamentary speaker, Ivica Dacic and Interior Minister Aleksandar Vulin earlier got inoculated with Sputnik V

NATO open for transparency dialogue with Russia over its withdrawal from Open Skies Treaty

NATO’s deputy spokesperson Piers Cazalet once again repeated the United States’ allegations that Russia was not fully implementing the Open Skies Treaty that had been used by Washington as a pretext to withdraw from that treaty in 2020
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NATO open for transparency dialogue with Russia over its withdrawal from Open Skies Treaty

NATO’s deputy spokesperson Piers Cazalet once again repeated the United States’ allegations that Russia was not fully implementing the Open Skies Treaty that had been used by Washington as a pretext to withdraw from that treaty in 2020