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International Biathlon Union denies Russia application for full membership, remains provisional

By ethan / September 7, 2018

The International Biathlon Union (IBU) has voted against awarding Russia full membership status at its 2018 congress on Friday, meaning the country will remain only a provisional member. READ MORE: 4 Russian biathletes facing fresh doping allegations named At the union’s annual congress, held in Porec, Croatia, it voted against handing Russia a doping reprieve in […]

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International competition in Arctic could lead to military conflict – Russian DM

By ethan / August 31, 2018

Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu has said that resource-rich Arctic regions have become attractive to many nations and warned that the situation could lead to a military confrontation, for which Moscow must be prepared. “The protection of Russia’s interests in the Arctic region and the active development of this region remain among top priorities of […]

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Over 75 people killed in Indonesia in lead-up to Asian Games – Amnesty International

By ethan / August 17, 2018

Amnesty International has claimed that Indonesian authorities killed dozens of people as part of public safety operation aimed at preparing the host cities Jakarta and Palembang for the 2018 Asian Games. According to the human rights organization, at least 77 people have been killed across the country in a pre-Games crackdown by police. Last month, […]

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Russia opposes blanket ban on AI weapons, supports international political declaration

By ethan / August 16, 2018

Russia opposes a complete ban on weapons using artificial intelligence (AI) because such systems do not exist, but will sign an declaration on the issue if it does not contradict its interests, according to a newspaper report. The business-oriented Russian paper Kommersant Daily reported on Thursday that its journalists had learned that Moscow was ready […]

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IAAF bars Russian ex-Olympic champion from international competition

By ethan / August 3, 2018

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has rejected neutral status for Russian Olympic champion high jumper Anna Chicherova, refusing to allow her to take part in international competition. Chicherova, who served a two-year doping ban, returned to competition last month at the Russian nationals, where she claimed silver with a result of 1m 90cm. […]

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‘Racism and disrespect’: Mesut Ozil announces shock international retirement

By ethan / July 22, 2018

The 92-times capped midfielder was critical of the public reaction to his pre-World Cup meeting with Turkish President, declaring that he “no longer wants to wear the German national team shirt”. Read more Ozil, whose social media statement also stated that he believes he is being blamed for Germany’s poor showing in this summer’s World […]

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Iran wants to take US to international court over re-imposed sanctions

By ethan / July 16, 2018

Tehran has announced that it has filed a complaint against the US in the International Court of Justice over President Donald Trump’s decision to re-impose sanctions on the Islamic Republic after he ditched the ‘nuclear deal’. By bringing the case to the court, Iran hopes to “hold the US accountable” for its “unlawful” return to […]

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