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Russia punished with Western, Japanese sanctions for moving into separatist Ukraine

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Umit Bektas. In picture above: A woman holds a placard during a protest outside Russian embassy after Moscow’s decision to formally recognise two Russian-backed regions of eastern Ukraine as independent in central Kyiv, Ukraine, February 22, 2022. REUTERS/Umit Bektas Russia has been punished with fresh sanctions from Western nations and Japan for ordering Read More…

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International spectators to be barred from Olympics in Japan

Reading Time: 3 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha, REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis. International spectators will not be allowed to enter Japan for this summer’s Olympic Games amid public concerns over coronavirus, organisers said on Saturday, crushing many fans’ hopes and setting the stage for a drastically scaled-back event. Some 600,000 Olympic tickets purchased by overseas residents will be refunded, as will Read More…

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Residents uncertain about Games as costs, COVID-19 cases rise

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: Kazuhurio Nogi/AFP/Getty Images, Jae C. Hong/AP. Japanese residents are torn between trepidation and tentative support for next year’s Olympic Games that are now set to be far more expensive than expected amid a spike in coronavirus cases. In an announcement on Friday, organisers said the postponed Games would cost an additional 294 billion Read More…