Russia-Ukraine crisis: Kyiv hopes truce will ease military tensions

Russia and Ukraine have agreed to restore a 2020 ceasefire deal in eastern Ukraine, prompting a top official in Kyiv to say that the coming holidays “should be peaceful”. Ukrainian…

Covid Omicron: European nations reinstate restrictions

European leaders are reinstating coronavirus restrictions as the new Omicron variant continues to spread through the continent. Germany and Portugal are among nations announcing post-Christmas curbs and greater social distancing…

UK: Johnson’s Conservatives suffer stunning defeat in by-election

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party has suffered a stunning defeat in a parliamentary by-election that is being viewed as a referendum on his government amid weeks of scandal…

English Football League says quarter of players not planning to get vaccine

A quarter of footballers in England’s three divisions below the Premier League do not intend to be vaccinated against coronavirus as a new wave of infections threatens to bring the…

Four more Real Madrid players test positive for Covid-19

FOUR more Real Madrid players, including Gareth Bale, tested positive for Covid-19 on Thursday, joining Marcelo and Luka Modric, whose positives were announced the day before. “Real Madrid C. F.…

‘Under attack’: EU leaders consider new sanctions against Russia

The European Union is being assaulted on multiple fronts by Russia and must unite behind new economic sanctions, Baltic and central European leaders have said with Lithuania citing possible Russian…

Covid: France to drastically restrict travel from UK

France is set to tighten Covid restrictions for travellers arriving from the UK, as its government tries to slow the spread of the Omicron variant. The government said that from…

Aubameyang stripped of Arsenal captaincy

PIERRE-Emerick Aubameyang has been stripped of the Arsenal captaincy following a breach of discipline, the club confirmed on Tuesday. The 32-year-old forward was left out for Saturday’s 3-0 win over…

Red List to be scrapped after just a fortnight 

THE travel red list is set to be scrapped as soon as this week. The emergence of Omicron forced thousands of travellers into hotel quarantine for £2,285 per person for…

ManU survive PSG scare after UEFA blunder

By Admire Mhungu AN afternoon of technicalities saw PSG being drawn to play Manchester United, but after what was termed a material error UEFA ordered a second draw which also…