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Russian club cancel deal for black player

Erving Botaka-Yoboma was announced as a Torpedo player last Saturday Russian third-tier side Torpedo Moscow have cancelled plans to sign defender Erving Botaka-Yobama – denying that they have done so because he is black. Torpedo…

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Defence spend rise urged over Russian threat

Image copyright PA The UK’s armed forces need increased funding in order to meet threats from states including Russia, MPs have said. The Commons Defence Committee report said the level of defence spending should rise…


Facebook: No new evidence of Russian meddling in Brexit vote

Image copyright AFP Facebook says it has not found any fresh evidence of co-ordinated Russian efforts to influence the 2016 Brexit vote through its social media accounts. MPs had asked the firm to re-examine whether…




Russian spy poisoning: Yulia Skripal hopes to return to Russia

Image copyright Reuters The daughter of an ex-Russian spy who was poisoned in Salisbury has said she is “lucky to be alive”. Yulia Skripal and her father, Sergei, were exposed to nerve agent Novichok in…


UK turns blind eye to dirty Russian money, say MPs

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption MPs want to see further sanctions against ‘Kremlin-connected individuals’ The UK has been accused of turning a “blind eye” to Russia’s “dirty money”, putting national security at risk. The…


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