The US on Tuesday slapped sanctions on Russian individuals and entities over the near-fatal poisoning of prominent opposition figure Alexei Navalny with a nerve agent, Biden administration officials said. Speaking to reporters on a conference call, the senior White House officials said the sanctions were being imposed in coordination with the European Union, and urged the release of Navalny from prison. What we know so far The EU imposed bans on travel and froze the assets in Europe of Alexander Bastrykin, head of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, Igor Krasnov, the prosecuto general, Viktor Zolotov, head of the National Guard, and Alexander Kalashnikov, head of the Federal Prison Service Senior White House administration officials did not immediately identify the Russian officials named in the sanctions Biden officials also announced sanctions under the US Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act for 13 companies and another … [Read more...] about EU, US impose sanctions on Russia over Alexei Navalny poisoning
Arminia Bielefeld replace Neuhaus with Kramer F1 refuse Bahrain vaccine offer Bobic to leave Frankfurt? March 2 Kramer unveiled as new Bielefeld coach The day after sacking Uwe Neuhaus, the man who got Arminia Bielefeld promoted last season, the club have moved to sign on Frank Kramer as his replacement. Kramer, 48, has recently coached a number of Germany's youth teams and had short stints as head coach of Fortuna Düsseldorf (2015) and Greuther Fürth (2013-15). "Frank is a multi-faceted coach with a wealth of experience in the professional and youth sectors. We are convinced that with his professional and analytical qualities, he is the type of coach that fits the Arminia path and that we need for the next development steps," said sporting director Samir Arabi. Bielefeld currently sit in 16th, the relegation playoff spot, and host Union Berlin on Sunday. Dimitrios Grammozis tipped as fifth Schalke coach Schalke are set to sign Dimitrios … [Read more...] about Sports News Feed: Dimitrios Grammozis to take helm at Schalke?
For hours, Biche Oliveira has been standing on the beach of Quirimba Island, watching young men unload bags of food from a dhow. A large part of the island's population is here because once a month the United Nations' World Food Programme distributes food. Just before it is his turn, Oliveira pulls out a photo from his pocket. "This is my daughter Muanarabo," he says. In April 2020, the 16-year-old was abducted here by Islamists. At that time, the militants attacked the island. They murdered two residents, looted food, and set the head of administration's house on fire. Angry and distressed: Biche Oliveira The local head of administration confirms: Thirty residents have been missing since the attack, most of them girls. This is news that the outside world of the island without electricity and telephone network has still not heard, almost a year later. 'We make them our wives' "They are bad people after all," says Oliveira, who works as a wheelbarrow transporter. "They come … [Read more...] about Kidnapping and murder in Mozambique
A BABY and toddler tragically face being orphaned after both their parents were diagnosed with terminal cancer within months of each other. Brit Adam Graveley, 38, met his Australian wife Caitlin, 39, when he went travelling. He managed to secure a good job and they sponsored him to stay and after tying the knot they had two kids. But now the couple, who live in Perth , have both heartbreakingly been diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer - just three months apart. They are faced with the devastating prospect of leaving kids Thea, two, and four-month-old Fearn without a mum and dad. Caitlin was diagnosed with Stage 4 bowel cancer in November after suffering pain she thought was due to her pregnancy. And then tragically Adam was diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer on February 4. Adam's British sister, Emma Reynolds, 41, says her and the rest of the family can't visit them until April. The family want to raise awareness of aggressive cancers that start in the … [Read more...] about Tragedy as baby & toddler face being orphaned after both parents develop terminal cancer within 3 months of each other
Indian security forces have seized dozens of "sticky bombs" during raids in India-administered Kashmir in recent months. "These bombs are a threat to security forces. We have issued orders to the security forces to remain alert," Rajesh Sharma, a senior police official in Samba district, told DW. Sticky bombs, or Magnet-attached Improvised Explosive Devices (MIEDs), can be attached to a vehicle and detonated remotely. They have been used by militants in Afghanistan over the past few months and although these bombs have not been used by Kashmiri insurgents, officials fear their presence could be a sign of impending violence in the disputed region. Muslim insurgents have been fighting Indian forces in the Indian-administered part of Kashmir — a region of 12 million people, about 70% of whom are Muslim — since 1989. Two of their three wars that India and Pakistan have fought since their independence in 1947, have been over Kashmir — which both claim in full, but rule in part. … [Read more...] about How ‘sticky bombs’ could impact Kashmir insurgency