Posts Tagged ‘Russia’

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11May17

Are the Russians getting ready to invade us? There was a Russian submarine in the English channel on the weekend. The Royal Navy ship, HMS Somerset spotted it off the east coast of the UK on Friday morning and followed it through the Strait of Dover. Last month, Somerset’s sister ship HMS Sutherland escorted two […]


Russia is committing war crimes in Syria and the United States aren’t even going to talk to them about it. The U.S. has suspended its participation in bilateral channels with Russia. The White House statement announcing the suspension of talks said Russian had intensified attacks against civilian areas, targeted critical infrastructure such as hospitals and […]


British journalism has let itself down badly, again. They reported about Prince William, Kate and their children and their trip to Canada AS IF IT WAS ACTUAL NEWS! The Daily Telegraph revealed that 16 month old Princess Charlotte said “pop” and “dada” at a children’s party. It was as if no other 16 month old […]


The Russian Olympic team should not be banned from the games in Rio next month. The International Olympic Committee said it will “explore the legal options” before deciding whether to implement “a collective ban” on all Russian competitors for the global showpiece, which starts on 5 August. That’s not fair, because the Russian Olympic team […]


Don’t expect Russia to be thrown out of Euro 2016 if their fans cause more trouble, not yet anyway. UEFA say that’s what they’re going to do but they can’t chuck them out until all of their group games have been played. There’s too much money tied up from sponsors, tickets and television rights for […]


Is it a Sport?

22Feb14

Why is THAT a sport? A lot of people have been asking that question during the Winter Olympics, mostly about curling. So what is a sport? The dictionary defines sport as, “An activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment”. That definition is a […]