Russian ice skating doping scandal rocks Beijing Games
13 February 2022 | 5:55 pm
We look at a Russian doping scandal involving a budding ice skating champion at the Winter Olympics. Also in Russia, a teenager is sentenced to prison for trying to blow up the Russian intelligence agency in a video game. Plus, a woman says the viral word game Wordle saved her from a terrifying home invasion and finally, we bring you the darling of the US Olympic curling team!
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Ukraine has been hit with a massive wave of missile attacks for the first time in weeks, cutting power to the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant.
More than 20,000 people have reached Italy's shores this year and the government says the influx is deliberate. It now wants NATO's help.
The United Kingdom's Supreme Court has ruled that Ukraine can defend a Eurobond lawsuit brought by Russia. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy hailed a victory.
Niger, one of the world's poorest nations, has resisted a recent spate of coups and inroads by Russian mercenaries seen in neighboring countries and is set to benefit from millions in US aid.
China and Russia announced a visit to Moscow by President Xi Jinping next week. Beijing, a longtime Moscow ally, seeks a peace mediator role over the war in Ukraine.
As Chinese leader Xi Jinping begins his three-day trip to Moscow on Monday, all eyes are on how China positions itself in the ongoing war and experts describe the trip as “extremely delicate” for the Chinese President.
Since Russia started its war in Ukraine, the EU has made extensive use of its sanction's toolbox. Despite this, sanctioned goods from Europe still seem to find their way to Russia.
Security forces raided the homes and offices of former employees of the rights organization Memorial. The wave of searches is part of a sweeping crackdown against dissent in Russia.
The Russian leader said he struck a deal with his Belarusian counterpart to station tactical nuclear weapons on its territory, making it the first time Moscow has based the arms outside the country since the mid-1990s.
Kyiv says it wants UN Security Council action after Moscow announced plans to station tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus. Russia's leader has accused the West of building an axis against Moscow. DW rounds up the latest.
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