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Russians may be banned from buying EU real estate

The European Commission (EC) has proposed to stop property deals with Russian citizens, residents and entities, Bloomberg reported on Thursday, citing official documents. The measure is part of the EU’s sixth package of anti-Russia sanctions. It would reportedly prohibit the sale or transfer, directly or indirectly, of “ownership rights in …

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Nadal slams Wimbledon ban on Russians

All-time grand slam wins leader Rafael Nadal has joined generational rival Novak Djokovic in criticizing Wimbledon’s ban on Russian tennis stars.  Though Russian players are currently allowed to perform on the WTA and ATP women’s and men’s tours under natural status, Wimbledon organizers the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) …

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Hockey league bans Russians from draft

The Canadian Hockey League (CHL) revealed on Wednesday that players from both Russia and Belarus will be considered ineligible for selection in the upcoming import draft on July 1 due to the ongoing military operation in Ukraine, in what is the latest sporting penalty being levied against the two countries. …

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Svitolina demands Russians answer 3 questions to avoid tennis ban

Ukrainian star Elina Svitolina has called on the world tennis authorities to demand that Russian and Belarusian players give guarantees that they do not support the leadership of their respective countries before being allowed to compete. Svitolina, 27, issued her demands on Wednesday – the same day that Wimbledon announced …

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ATP condemns Wimbledon ban on Russians

Men’s tennis tour the ATP has criticized the decision to ban Russian and Belarusian players from this year’s Wimbledon tournament, describing the step as “unfair” and suggesting it was discriminatory. Officials at the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) – which organizes the grass court Grand Slam showpiece – confirmed …

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Ex-MSNBC analyst quits to fight against Russians

Malcolm Nance, a former MSNBC analyst who frequently claims his political adversaries are either Kremlin collaborators or white supremacists, has left the network to join the foreign volunteers fighting against Russian forces in Ukraine. “The more I saw of the war going on, the more I thought, I’m done talking,” …

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Russians ditching dollars and euros for yuan – survey

Russian banks saw a sharp increase in the number of Chinese yuan accounts last month, a survey by financial daily Kommersant has found. According to the publication, Russian citizens were actively converting their forex savings to the Chinese currency, while the number of new accounts denominated in yuan also grew …

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Major music competition excludes Russians

Russian violinists will not travel to Finland to participate in a prestigious international music competition because of their nationality despite being previously selected based on their artistic merits, the Jean Sibelius Violin Competition Committee announced on Friday. It blamed Russians for “atrocities” amid Moscow’s military action in Ukraine. “The war …

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