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July 10, 2018 1:13 AM Croatia official fined by FIFA over Ukraine video

Football's world governing body FIFA has fined a Croatian official 15,000 Swiss francs (15,000 dollars) for unsporting behaviour following a video posted on social media after the team's victory in a penalty shoot-out over Russia. The official, Ognjen Vukojevic, had earlier Monday been relieved of his duties by the Croatian football federation HNS and had his accreditation 48

July 3, 2018 1:51 AM White House won't recognise Crimea annexation: Official

WASHINGTON: The White House said Monday it rejects Russia's annexation of the Crimean Peninsula from Ukraine in 2014, and US sanctions will remain in place until the move is reversed. "We do not recognise Russia's attempt to annex Crimea. We agree to disagree and the sanctions against Russia remain in place until Russia returns the peninsula to the Ukraine 50

June 26, 2018 12:41 PM Two Ukraine minors in custody over deadly Roma attack

LVIV, Ukraine: A Ukrainian court has ordered that two minors suspected in a deadly attack on a Roma camp be held in custody for 60 days, officials said Tuesday, as concern grows over a wave of hate crimes. On Saturday, masked assailants attacked a Roma camp outside Lviv, in western Ukraine, with batons and knives, killing one man. The 24-year-old died from stab wounds 16

May 30, 2018 2:14 PM EU urges 'swift, transparent' probe into Russian journalist murder

STRASBOURG: The EU on Wednesday urged a "swift and transparent inquiry" into the killing of anti-Kremlin reporter Arkady Babchenko in Ukraine, condemning it as a "cowardly crime". The prominent Russian war correspondent and former soldier who was shot dead in Kiev on Tuesday was the latest in a series of Kremlin critics to be killed in the Ukrainian 40

May 29, 2018 11:49 PM Russian journalist shot dead in Kiev: Police

KIEV: A Russian war correspondent who fled to Kiev after criticising Moscow's role in the conflict in eastern Ukraine was shot dead Tuesday in the Ukrainian capital, police said. Arkadi Babchenko was the second Kremlin critic living in Kiev to be killed in less than two years, and police said they suspected the crime was linked to his work. Pavel Cheremet 48

May 29, 2018 1:06 PM Germany coaching staff rallies behind hapless Karius

BERLIN: Germany's coaching staff sent a message of support to Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius after his costly errors in the Champions League final defeat by Real Madrid, goalkeeping coach Andreas Koepke said Tuesday. "We have tried to help him pick himself him up and we wrote to him telling him to keep his head up," said Koepke, the former Germany 66

May 24, 2018 12:07 AM Ukrainian journalist jailed in Belarus for eight years

KIEV: A Ukrainian public radio journalist has been jailed for at least eight years in Belarus for being a secret service agent in Kiev, the Ukrainian government told AFP Wednesday. "Pavlo Sharoiko has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison in Belarus," foreign ministry spokeswoman Maryana Betsa told AFP, without specifying what he was found 46

April 30, 2018 7:10 AM Roma coach believes in Champions league comeback

MILAN: Roma coach Eusebio Di Francesco insisted Sunday his side firmly believe in their ability to pull off another Champions League comeback despite trailing Liverpool 5-2 after the semi-final first leg. "We've done something extraordinary in the Champions League this season," Di Francesco told Italian television on Sunday. "I also came here to send a message 33

April 18, 2018 8:24 AM James wary of Real's Champions League 'chip'

BERLIN: They may sit third in the Spanish league, but when it comes to the Champions League holders Real Madrid simply engage a special 'chip', says James Rodriguez. On loan at Bayern Munich, who host his ex-club Real in the first-leg of the Champions League semi-final next Wednesday, James says the Spanish giants' strength is knowing how to conjure 46

April 14, 2018 1:12 PM World's largest aircraft lands in Malaysia

SEPANG: The world's largest aircraft, Antonov An-225 Mriya landed this morning at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in its first commercial flight to Malaysia after undergoing upgrades for over a year. The gigantic Ukranian cargo plane which arrived at 7.10am, is no stranger to KLIA as it had landed here twice in 2007 and 2016, as a commercial 37