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Latvian central bank boss 'wanted bribe'

Latvian central bank boss 'wanted bribe'

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Rimsevics has been in charge of the Bank of Latvia since 2001 The detained head of Latvia’s central bank, Ilmars Rimsevics, is suspected of seeking a bribe of at least €100,000 (£88,610; $124,128), Latvia’s anti-corruption agency (KNAB) says. The Bank of Latvia governor was arrested on Saturday and his […]

Winter Olympics: Ice dancer Gabriella Papadakis endures 'nightmare' as dress comes undone

Gabriella Papadakis and partner Guillaume Cizeron are second heading into Tuesday’s free dance final XXIII Olympic Winter Games Venue: Pyeongchang, South Korea Dates: 9-25 February Coverage: Watch live on BBC TV, Red Button, Connected TVs, BBC Sport website and mobile app. Full coverage times It was the stuff of nightmares for French figure skater Gabriella […]

Winter Olympics: Alexander Krushelnitsky named as Russian suspected of failed doping test

Alexander Krushelnitsky won bronze in the mixed doubles alongside wife Anastasia Bryzgalova A Russian athlete suspected of failing a doping test at the 2018 Winter Olympics has been named as medal-winning curler Alexander Krushelnitsky. The Reuters news agency confirmed the identity of the athlete with a Russian Olympic delegation spokesman. Krushelnitsky, who won bronze with […]

Israel-Poland spat: Swastikas drawn on Polish embassy in Tel Aviv

Israel-Poland spat: Swastikas drawn on Polish embassy in Tel Aviv

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Israeli police are now investigation the incident Swastikas have been drawn on the gates of Poland’s embassy in Israel, a day after the country’s PM said Jews were among perpetrators of the Holocaust. Police in Tel Aviv launched an inquiry after profanities and the word “murderer” were also discovered. Polish […]

Dagestan church shooting leaves five dead in Kizlyar

Dagestan church shooting leaves five dead in Kizlyar

Image copyright EPA Image caption Doctors examine wounded patients in a hospital in Kizlyar Five people have been killed in a shooting at a Christian church in the Russian republic of Dagestan. Five others were also injured in the shooting, Russia’s interior ministry said. A local man fired at people leaving an evening service in […]

Warning after Swiss avalanche hits skiers

Warning after Swiss avalanche hits skiers

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Valais, including the Zermatt resort, was hit by heavy avalanches in January Two people have been hurt in an avalanche in Switzerland, according to local police in the Valais canton. A spokesperson said it was initially thought eight others had been in the path of the snowfall too, but […]

Winter Olympics: Russian athlete suspected of failing doping test

A Russian athlete is suspected of failing a doping test at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, according to Russian news agency Tass. More than 160 competitors are taking part as neutral Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR) as their country was banned from the Games over “systemic” doping at Sochi 2014, which they hosted. Several […]

'I fix umbrellas to save the world'

Thierry Millet is possibly Europe’s last remaining artisanal umbrella repair man. Source link

Israel rebukes Poland PM for 'Jewish perpetrators' remark

Israel rebukes Poland PM for 'Jewish perpetrators' remark

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Polish prime minister has not responded publicly to Israeli criticism Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has sharply rebuked his Polish counterpart for saying that Jews were among the perpetrators of the Holocaust. He said the remarks by Mateusz Morawiecki at the Munich Security Conference were “outrageous”. Mr Netanyahu said […]

How I joined a French wine brotherhood

How I joined a French wine brotherhood

Image caption The Pouilly brotherhood welcomed 10 new bailli into their fold at a January ceremony It is not every day you get asked to join a medieval-style brotherhood, and I was nervous lest the Pouilly winegrowers spot that I knew nothing about wine. What if they asked me to explain the difference between a […]

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