Biden and Putin to hold video call on Tuesday on Ukraine

Kremlin says the presidents will hold talks after Russia massed tens of thousands of troops on the Ukrainian border. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin will speak in a video conference as tensions between the US and Russia escalate over a Russian troop buildup on the Ukrainian border seen as a sign of … Read more

Macron wraps up Gulf tour in Saudi with MBS meeting

After visiting UAE and Qatar, France’s Macron met Mohammed bin Salman in Saudi Arabia to discuss regional ‘stability’. French President Emmanuel Macron wrapped up his tour of the Gulf after a meeting with Saudi Arabia’s de facto ruler in Jeddah. The meeting with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Saturday, after Macron’s meeting with the … Read more

Lives lost at Europe’s borders and Afghan MPs in exile: human rights this fortnight – in pictures

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Import gets out of trouble again to stay unbeaten

Huetor is two wins from two in Australia but trainer Paul Snowden says he shouldn’t have won either, which shows the former French galloper could be a serious stayer. Trainers Peter and Paul Snowden and jockey Kerrin McEvoy admit they don’t know how far Huetor could progress through the staying ranks. But the three outstanding … Read more

France evacuates more than 300 people from Afghanistan

France and Qatar jointly operated the humanitarian mission while also delivering medical equipment, food and winter supplies to Kabul. France has carried out an evacuation mission in Afghanistan, taking 258 Afghans as well as 11 French, some 60 Dutch nationals and an unspecified number of people linked to them out of the country, a French … Read more

Entire Yorkshire coaching staff quit club amid racism scandal

England’s most successful cricket club is under fire after racism allegations made by ex-player Azeem Rafiq. Yorkshire’s director of cricket Martyn Moxon and head coach Andrew Gale have left the cricket club along with the entire coaching staff in the latest fallout from a damaging racism scandal. “We can confirm that Martyn Moxon, director of … Read more

Immigration hardliner Nehammer to take over as Austrian leader

Ruling conservative People’s Party nominates interior minister to succeed Alexander Schallenberg as chancellor after two-month stint. Austria’s ruling conservative People’s Party (OVP) has picked current Interior Minister Karl Nehammer, an immigration hardliner, to lead them and the country after a wave of resignations by senior officials set off by Sebastian Kurz. Nehammer, 49, said on … Read more

How real is the threat of a Russian invasion of Ukraine?

Kyiv, Ukraine – As early as January, the Kremlin may unleash a “brief and victorious” war on Ukraine, a top military expert has told Al Jazeera, as world leaders and international bodies weigh the possibility of such a conflict. Russian President Vladimir Putin wants his troops to reach the Dnieper River that dissects Ukraine, seize … Read more

Cricket great unsure he’ll ‘ever walk again’

New Zealand cricket great Chris Cairns has revealed he could spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair after his heart emergency four months ago. Former New Zealand all-rounder Chris Cairns has opened up on his recovery and revealed he is at peace if he never walks again. The 51-year-old has spent the past … Read more