Russia expels EU diplomats over Navalny as tensions rise

first_imgMOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s Foreign Ministry says it is expelling diplomats from Sweden, Poland and Germany, accusing them of attending a rally in support of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, as international tensions grew over the jailing of the Kremlin’s most prominent foe. The announcement came as the European Union’s foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell told Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov that the treatment of Navalny represents “a low point” in the relations between Brussels and Moscow. The Russian Foreign Ministry said the diplomats took part in what it called “unlawful” rallies Jan. 23. Tens of thousands of people across Russia took to the streets that day to protest Navalny’s arrest. European officials immediately denounced the move.last_img read more

Barcelona eager to hand German goalie new contract

first_img The German goalkeeper’s current deal at the Camp Nou runs through until the summer of 2022, after he penned an extended contract in 2017 but contract talks have stalled amid the financial uncertainty following the coronavirus pandemic. However, it is now reported that the Catalan giants have begun to accelerate the renewal talks in order to guarantee his commitment to the club for many years to come and rule out speculation of an exit. Barcelona are keen on renewing the contract of goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen a priority this summer. According to a report on the front page of Saturday’s edition of El Mundo Deportivo, suggests there is growing confidence a fresh deal can be reached in the coming weeks.Advertisement Loading… Read Also: Atletico place £109m price tag on Oblak as Chelsea, Man Utd keep vigilEarlier this week, Chelsea transfer news featured news of the Blues interest in the German and whilst it was an ‘ambitious dream’ of theirs, they were considering an approach which would include their number one Kepa Arrizabalaga as part of the deal.The 27-year-old has demonstrated he is one of football’s elite goalkeepers with a series of world-class performances for the Blaugrana, whom he joined from Borussia Mochengladbach in 2014 for €12m.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesThe Absolute 10 Greatest Shows In HBO History7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better6 Best Natural History Museums You Won’t Regret Visiting7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThe Most Exciting Cities In The World To VisitBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemSome Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That Existlast_img read more