Pobeda flight DP936 was a few minutes into its descent towards Moscow's Vnukovo airport, where thousands of supporters of poisoned Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny were waiting to meet him on his return to Russia, when the flight captain said he could not land as planned. It was the first sign to those on board that Navalny's return from Berlin, where he had been treated since August after being attacked in Russia with the military-grade nerve agent Novichok, was not going smoothly.
Clinical Chico Ushindi scored just after half-time to give the Democratic Republic of Congo a 1-0 win over Congo Brazzaville Sunday and the lead in Group B of the African Nations Championship (CHAN).
Ali Abbas Zafar’s explosive Amazon Prime Video India political drama “Tandav,” which began streaming Jan. 15, has drawn the ire of Hindu nationalist lawmakers. Manoj Kotak, a member of parliament from Mumbai, has written to India’s information and broadcasting minister Prakash Javadekar, asking for a ban on “Tandav,” accusing the creative team — in which […]
Manchester City steamed into second place in the Premier League with defender John Stones scoring an unlikely double in a 4-0 demolition of visiting Crystal Palace on Sunday. Central defender Stones, closing in on 100 Premier League appearances for City, headed his first league goal for the club after a sublime cross by Kevin de Bruyne in the 26th minute. Ilkay Gundogan curled in a delightful second 11 minutes after the interval before Stones was in the right place to fire home a loose ball with his left foot in the 68th minute.
The 35-year-old Sauerbrunn, a two-times World Cup champion, 2012 Olympic gold medallist and two-time National Women's Soccer League champion, previously served as co-captain of the national team from 2016-18. Her appointment as captain was announced by head coach Vlatko Andonovski during a conference call ahead of the team's friendly against Colombia on Monday.
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was detained by police on January 17 as he returned to Moscow five months after he was poisoned, according to his press secretary and Russian state news agency Tass.This footage shows a large crowd gathered at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport ahead of his arrival from Germany. According to Tass, Navalny was arrested for “repeatedly” violating his probation as ordered in a 2014 conviction for fraud. He is set to be held by authorities until he appears in court.Local reports said 58 people were arrested in Moscow and seven in St Petersburg during gatherings related to Navalny’s return.Video filmed by Andrei Bystrov from Sheremetyevo Airport shows a large crowd gathered in an arrivals hall. Bystrov said the videos show Navalny’s wife, Yulia, leaving the airport. Credit: Андрей Быстров via Storyful
Manchester City moved up to second in the Premier League and within two points of leaders Manchester United as John Stones scored twice in a 4-0 win over Crystal Palace.
Italy is set to pay the UK £140m to avoid being kicked off Britain’s railways – despite running the nation’s most punctual train service. State-owned Trenitalia, which operates the c2c network linking Essex and the City, is understood to have struck a deal in principle with the UK Government. It will pay the penalties to “stay in the game” as a curtain falls on 25 years of rail franchising. The finer details of an agreement are currently being thrashed out in tightly-guarded talks, according to industry sources. A Government announcement will be made by the end of January. Rail franchising, where rail operators pay a fee to the Exchequer in return for collecting fares, was scrapped by Grant Shapps, the Transport Secretary, in September. Fixed fee contracts will be gradually introduced in their place, along with an outsourcing model similar to that used by the NHS and schools However, Treasury officials feared that by swapping franchise agreements for outsourcing contracts, loss-making operators could be let off the hook for additional payments owed to the Exchequer. They instructed counterparts in the Department for Transport to collect deposits from the train companies. The Sunday Telegraph revealed in October that ministers were demanding £500m in so-called “termination payments” from five operators to move onto new contracts called “Ermas”.
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After a probe found "significant errors of judgment and procedure" in the termination of the employee, GitHub's head of human resources resigned, GitHub Chief Operating Officer Erica Brescia said on Sunday. "In light of these findings, we immediately reversed the decision to separate with the employee and are in communication with his representative," Brescia said in a blog https://bit.ly/2KnkVhI, adding that the company apologized to that employee.
Google said on Sunday that antitrust claims in a Texas lawsuit were "misleading," responding in a blog post as state attorneys general plan suits against the Alphabet Inc unit. In December, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a complaint about Google's advertising technology business, in one of several suits alleging that Google abused its dominance of the internet search business or otherwise broke antitrust law. In Sunday's blog post, Google's Economic Policy Director Adam Cohen said the company wanted to set the record straight and dispel myths about its open bidding process for advertising.
Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit reached space on Sunday, eight months after the first demonstration flight of its air-launched rocket system failed, the company said. The launch occurred after the Boeing 747-400 took off from Mojave Air and Space Port in the desert north of Los Angeles and flew out over the Pacific Ocean to a drop point beyond the Channel Islands. “According to telemetry, LauncherOne has reached orbit!” Virgin Orbit tweeted later.
Milan Fashion Week is unfolding entirely on computer screens and social media platforms this round for the first time ever, as the persistent virus resurgence dashed any hopes of even a handful of physical shows. In its digitally conceived preview, Prada on Sunday introduced the new anti-uniform that speaks to our new intimacy in our ever-tighter circles: luxury long-johns.
Joe Biden's goal of seeing 100 million doses of coronavirus vaccine injected within his first 100 days in office is "absolutely" achievable, top US scientist Anthony Fauci said Sunday, days before he is to become the new president's chief advisor on Covid-19.
Falling charging rates and fewer bobbies on the beat is contributing to a rise in serious violence, an internal Home Office report has admitted. The document, released after an 18-month freedom of information battle, reveals that Home Office analysts believe the plummeting detection rates and cuts in “proactive policing” led to increases of more than 20 per cent in robberies, gun and knife crime. The report was written nearly two years ago when ministers were denying any link between the rise in knife and violent crime to near-record levels and cuts in budgets which saw more than 20,000 police officers axed. The Home Office refused to release the report after a partial leak of its findings in April 2019 despite being recommended to do so by the Information Commissioner. And there was no reference to these conclusions when the Government unveiled its strategy to combat serious violence. Now, however, after a 18-month legal fight it has been released to former BBC journalist Danny Shaw, revealing the full assessment of the “drivers” behind serious violence in England and Wales.
Legendary singer Ronnie Spector, who sang many of Phil Spector’s greatest productions as lead vocalist with the Ronettes and was married to him for six tumultuous years, posted about his death on Sunday, calling him a “brilliant producer but a lousy husband.” “It’s a sad day for music and a sad day for me,” she […]
As loathsome as he may have been as a human being, the eccentric and obsessive genius of Phil Spector — pronounced dead on January 16, at age 81, while imprisoned for life for a 2003 murder — cannot be ignored. Spector crafted the role of record producer (to say nothing of his songwriting skills) into […]
Sermon rushed for a Big Ten title-game record 331 yards in a Dec. 19 win against Northwestern and ran for 193 yards in a victory against Clemson in the College Football Playoff semifinal on New Year's Day in the Sugar Bowl. In Monday's national championship game against No. 1 Alabama, Sermon was injured on his first carry and did not return. The No. 2 Buckeyes went on to lose, 52-24.
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