‘We’ll get him’: Conor McGregor says UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov ‘should be stripped’ of title if he doesn’t agree to rematch
Conor McGregor has hinted that his animosity towards Khabib Nurmagomedov has dissipated since their fractious feud in 2018, but says that the Russian champ should be stripped of his title if he doesn't agree to a rematch. Read Ful...
Lockdown extended in Portugal with schools to close for 15 days amid record spike in Covid-19 deaths
Portugal is to shut all schools and universities from Friday, its prime minister has said, as the more transmissible strain of Covid-19 first detected in the UK takes hold, putting the health service under enormous pressure. Read Full Article at RT.com
‘Did Antifa blow through there?’ TIME cover depicts Biden's first day in Oval Office ransacked by Trump
TIME magazine made its view of Joe Biden’s presidency clear with a new front cover depicting the president’s “day one” in an Oval Office that’s been vandalized as he looks out at a country on fire. Read Full Article at RT.com
‘Exposing itself to suspicion’: German opposition MPs bash Merkel government over refusal to disclose information on Navalny case
MPs from Germany’s left-wing Die Linke party have accused the country’s government of acting suspiciously after it refused to answer most of their questions about legal assistance requested by Russia over the Navalny case. Read Full Articl...
Politicians among 48 arrested in huge Italian bust on ‘Ndrangheta mafia, hundreds of millions in cash seized
Anti-mafia police carried out sweeping early-morning raids against Italy’s most powerful mafia, the ‘Ndrangheta, on Thursday, arresting 48 people and placing the leader of a political party under investigation. Read Full Article at RT.com
Czech point: Cristiano Ronaldo has NOT scored the most goals by any player, say experts backing football icon Josef Bican (VIDEO)
Cristiano Ronaldo has followed in the footsteps of Lionel Messi by becoming embroiled in a row over feats of net-busting, with the Czech FA wading into the argument by making a lengthy statement about one of their national heroes. Read Fu...
France has become 'a nation of 66 million prosecutors,' says Macron, rejecting criticism of government's pandemic response
French President Emmanuel Macron has defended his government and its response to the Covid-19 pandemic, saying that he laments France's "incessant hunt for errors," adding that such criticism is counterproductive during a crisis. Read Full Artic...
Merkel threatens to close Germany's borders unless Europe finds common ground in Covid-19 fight
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the European Union must find common ground in fighting coronavirus and stopping the spread of new strains that have already swept through the UK and Ireland recently. Read Full Article at RT.com
Russian state regulator Roskomnadzor asks TikTok to remove videos encouraging attendees at unsanctioned protests this weekend
Moscow has demanded the popular video-sharing app TikTok stop distributing videos that encourage minors to participate in illegal protests. The move comes after the app was flooded with videos advertising upcoming demonstrations. Read F...
UK police tipped off about ‘illegal rave’ show up to find cold pensioners queuing for Covid vaccine
Police officers in the UK who were tipped off about an alleged “illegal rave” showed up to find that it was actually just a group of old-age pensioners queuing for their Covid-19 vaccinations. Read Full Article at RT.com
Conservatives ‘mourn’ Americans who’ve died of Covid during Biden’s presidency so far, mimicking Dems who blamed deaths on Trump
Republicans took to social media on President Joe Biden’s first day in office to point out the number of Americans who have thus far died during his presidency – a response to Democrats who blamed Trump for coronavirus deaths. Read...
Africa's Covid-19 fatality rate now higher than global average, says continent's disease control chief
The head of Africa's disease control agency has warned that the continent's fatality rate from Covid-19 has risen above the global average, adding that this is a very "worrying" development. Read Full Article at RT.com
UK health minister defends Covid-19 delayed-dose vaccine strategy despite lingering doubts over efficacy
Health Secretary Matt Hancock has defended the UK government’s strategy for the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine, citing data that he said supported a 12-week dosing schedule rather than the recommended 21-day interval. Read Full Article at RT.com
Brexit to blame for disruption of food supply in N. Ireland, says Irish FM, amid reports of ‘bare’ shop shelves
Problems with food supply into Northern Ireland from Great Britain are “clearly a Brexit issue”, Ireland’s foreign affairs minister has said, amid reports of food shortages and “bare” supermarket shelves. Read Full Article at RT.com
‘Straight bullsh*t’: Fans blast NHL as Alex Ovechkin is one of four Russian aces punished alongside $100k fine for Covid-19 breach
Fans have questioned the NHL's decision after hockey star Alexander Ovechkin and three of his countrymen at Washington were placed on the NHL's Covid-19 protocol list, earning a $100,000 fine for a reported breach in a hotel room. Rea...
UK reaches 5 million Covid-19 vaccinations mark, but infection rates up from December
The British health secretary has congratulated his colleagues in the National Health Service as the country reached a positive milestone in the battle against Covid-19, but the virus is continuing to spread rapidly across the UK. Read Full Article at RT.com
Hungary becomes first EU state to approve Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine against Covid-19, as UAE also grants authorization for jab
Two more nations revealed on Thursday that they have granted approval for the use of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine, with Hungarian Minister Gergely Gulyas saying his country had become the first EU member to sign off on the formula. Read Full ...
Frank Lampard on the chopping block? Chelsea boss set for Roman Abramovich wrath unless results improve - reports
Frank Lampard could be the next casualty to land on the Premier League managerial scrapheap amid reports that owner Roman Abramovich is considering a change as stuttering Chelsea continue to stagnate. Read Full Article at RT.com
Mongolia’s PM resigns after mother and newborn weren’t given warm clothes during Covid-19 hospital transfer in freezing weather
Mongolia’s Prime Minister Ukhnaagiin Khurelsukh has announced his resignation, after a woman who had just given birth wasn’t given warm clothes as she was being transferred for Covid-19 quarantine. Read Full Article at RT.com
Knockout blow: Zidane raises a wry smile as Real Madrid suffer cup humiliation – then insists shock exit is ‘not a shame’ (VIDEO)
Under-fire Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane told reporters to ask his players if they believed in him after their stunning cup exit to third-tier hosts, as the likes of Eden Hazard and Karim Benzema failed to prevent a huge upset. Read Full Ar...
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