Struggling on return to the circuit after a year out with injury, Canadian tennis star Bianca Andreescu has announced a big move to resurrect her career.
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The current World No.7 has moved on from Octagon, her previous sports management firm, and has signed up with IMG in the hope of bringing her career back on the rails.
The decision to link her lot with IMG follows her split with longtime coach Sylvain Bruneau which she announced earlier.
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The 21-year-old Canadian also hired a new trainer this year in a bid to regain lost ground in the women’s game.
Bianca Andreescu has struggled for form on return from yearlong injury break
Forced into extended rehab at the end of a breakthrough year in which she lifted her maiden Grand Slam title at the US Open, beating Serena Williams in the final and getting past the champion again, albeit by virtue of a walkover in the Canadian Open final, Andreescu hasn’t had a happy run on return.
Her Grand Slam comeback at the Australian Open was cut short after she was sent packing in the second round by Hsieh Su-wei.
Stung by the defeat, she roared back with a semi-final finish at the Phillip Island Trophy and a run to the final at Miami.
While a niggle forced her to concede the Miami final to Ashleigh Barty, she was so far behind in the game that she would have lost it anyway.
She skipped a few events thereafter to rest and recuperate but suffered a fresh injury on her return at Strasbourg.
Andreescu would hope for her luck to turn at Wimbledon
Wary of aggravating her niggle ahead of the French Open, Andreescu conceded her quarter-final tie at Strasbourg.
However, her return at Roland-Garros ended dismally as she lost in the opening round against Tamara Zidansek of Slovenia.
Keen to get back to winning ways before Wimbledon, Andreescu travelled for the Berlin Grass Court Championships but bowed out in the opening round after losing to Frenchwoman Alize Cornet.
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As she opens her Wimbledon campaign, Andreescu would hope for her luck to turn for the better.
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LONDON, England: In the wake of the just concluded G7 summit, Britain and Australia announced a trade deal on Tuesday that will both increase and speed trade between the two countries.
Observers note that the agreement is another step in Britain developing an independent trade policy for the first time in decades following its leaving the European Union.
In announcing the agreement, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson described it as “a new dawn” in British-Australian relations.
The enthusiasm for the trade agreement with Australia reflects the British government seeing the deal as an important move in shifting the country’s economic center away from Europe and towards the higher-growth eastern nations.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Johnson completed the agreement while the Group of Seven was meeting in Britain over the weekend. Australia’s Morrison attended the summit as a guest.
“Today marks a new dawn in the UK’s relationship with Australia, underpinned by our shared history and common values,” Johnson said in a statement.
Britain remains Australia’s eighth-largest trading partner, while Australia is Britain 20th largest, with trade between the two nations valued at $20.7 billion.
“It is a fundamentally liberalizing agreement that removes tariffs on all British goods, opens new opportunities for our services providers and tech firms, and makes it easier for our people to travel and work together,” British trade minister Liz Truss said of the agreement, as quoted by Reuters.
The trade agreement will be carefully reviewed by British farmers to ensure it does not eliminate tariffs on lamb and beef imports from Australia.
The British government, however, said the nation’s farmers would be protected by a cap on tariff-free imports for 15 years.
Australian Minister for Trade David Littleproud did not disclose details, but said Australian farmers would benefit from the deal.
“Overall, this is going to be a great win for Australian agriculture,” Littleproud told 4BC Radio.
Australia’s economy is, however, already focused on Asia.
“This free trade agreement is more about symbolism than immediately tangible material benefits,” said Ben Wellings, senior lecturer in politics and international relations at Monash University, according to Reuters.
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I started the new year with a bang, at a gathering in the Washington home of a European diplomat. I was interested in how Europe was processing America’s political scene, including
refusal to accept the election outcome. I got an earful. The diplomat was rattled: America is democracy’s beacon, you’re letting the world down.
It was Jan. 1, my first trip to Washington since the pandemic started. In a note to the diplomat a few days later I threw in a caution: stay home on Jan. 6; the big Trump rally planned could bring trouble.
I knew this only because I pay attention to what’s going on, as adults do. I had no special information, no inside source, no heads-up on an encrypted app. I share this because I just read the report issued this week by two Senate committees on Capitol preparations for a possible insurrection. And the authorities weren’t paying attention.
No one was ready. The report underlined how stupid government agencies often are, how careless. They had intelligence systems and people who monitor the web. But there was a systemwide security failure, “critical breakdowns involving several federal agencies.” Agencies failed to warn of a potential for violence or to prepare. An arm of the Capitol Police knew of the danger in the weeks before Jan. 6 but failed to include the information in its assessments. Police leadership never developed a staffing plan for the joint session convened to count the electoral votes, and didn’t detail where officers would be located. After the insurrection they couldn’t provide documents showing where officers were as the attack began. Incident commanders couldn’t relay information to superiors because they were engaged with rioters. Frontline officers weren’t provided with proper equipment—helmets, armor, shields. Most defended the Capitol in their daily uniforms. Heavy gear was stored in a bus near the Capitol, but when a platoon tried to retrieve it, the bus was locked and nobody had a key. Capitol Police leadership bumbled calling in the National Guard and the Defense Department bumbled getting it there.
What a disaster. Reading it, after the indignation subsides, you realize: This sounds like a lot of America now. You put on the outfit and walk around playing a role. You’re doing your best but you haven’t been properly managed, trained or equipped, and you’re not sure exactly what to do. So you walk forward and do your best. This is true in many professions—politics, business, medicine. These institutions are interested in “public facing,” not “inner reality.” They’re all about marketing and communications. Managers are rewarded not for training carefully but for training quickly.
Anyway, Capitol Hill was asleep at the switch.
I want to say something about the meaning of 1/6 and why it is so important we set ourselves to knowing all that happened that day.
It’s not just “the past” and we can’t just “move on.” It’s a story that’s still happening.
People experienced it differently. Most of us were chilled and horrified as we saw the pictures of men in assault gear climbing the face of the Capitol, breaking in, swarming the Rotunda. It was a shock to see the Capitol breached.
But some weren’t horrified. They see the Capitol as already trashed through decades of bad governance, and now a stolen election. Jan. 6 was merely the physical expression of a longtime fact, that the vandals had already arrived and were wearing congressional pins.
To the horrified, the Capitol is a symbol and repository of our republic, our democracy. Those we choose to represent us do their work there. It may be a mess and a bit of a whorehouse but it’s always been a mess and a bit of a whorehouse, because it’s human. And yet greatness can erupt there, progress can be made, things improved.
It’s what as a nation we’ve got. It’s our only hope.
If you weren’t appalled by 1/6, then you have given up: Throw in the towel, democracy’s done, its over. Those who know it’s not done, not over, who won’t allow it to be done and over, also know that democracy needs friends right now.
Here is a way to be its friend.
The breaching of the Capitol happened because of a conspiracy theory: that the election was actually won by Mr. Trump but stolen from him by bad people. That theory hasn’t gone away, it’s growing and spreading. What might be called the Trump Underworld—the operatives, grifters and media figures around him—is pushing the theories harder than ever. It’s as if they think he’s not going to be a candidate in 2024 and they’d better make their money now, the window is closing.
This conspiracism is bad for the country: It leaves us more polarized and lessens our faith in our systems. It is bad for one of our two major parties: It leaves the GOP with an untreated cancer.
The only thing that can stop it is true facts independently developed and presented with respect—and receipts. How did 1/6 happen; who was behind it, paid for it, silently encouraged it, exploited it? Who didn’t care if people got hurt? Who wanted people hurt? This information is still gettable through deep dives into documentation—phone records, bank records, hotel records, text messages. It is gettable through sworn testimony.
Republicans senators recently shut down a bill to create a public 9/11-style commission investigating what happened and what led up to it. But they can’t stop, say, a House select committee with five Democrats, five Republicans, full staffing and full subpoena power.
Democrats haven’t been quick to launch a big and formal investigation. Maybe they’re afraid they themselves would be embarrassed by some revelations. Early on they figured Mr. Trump humiliated himself, and they should turn the page into the shining new Biden era. They should rethink this. A deep investigation would be a dramatic one, and it would help distract from recent bobbles.
a two-term GOP former House member and hearty supporter of a full investigation, notes the idea the election was stolen has morphed into “ ‘the November 3rd movement.’ ” She says in an interview: “I do think cutting out the sickness of conspiracy and QAnon is important. Trump-world is invested in it, they are duping good people who are writing $25 checks. You have smart people who believe in conspiracies now, and the ones who are smart are slower to figure out the truth than the ones who are not.”
She adds that “sometimes good policy is good politics.” Republican candidates need to be freed to develop policies that address people’s real issues again, not only their grievances. Politics needs to be serious again. Republican Trump stalwarts on Capitol Hill need to be confronted with the facts, pressed on them. “The future doesn’t have to be anti-Trump,” Ms. Comstock says, “it has to be non-Trump.”
She fears more violence and believes future attacks are possible: “Polarization has made the danger real. Threats are up 107% since the election. They wanted to hang
Capitol Police have told her they themselves want a broad investigation. “What happened to Back the Blue?” she asks.
Congress should take this seriously and do it sooner rather than later. “The longer you wait,” Ms. Comstock says, “the more records get away.”
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Logan Paul could make the move to MMA after being told he is welcome at one of the world’s biggest promotions.
Paul went eight rounds with Floyd Mayweather in an exhibition bout on Sunday night and is now considering his fighting future.
No winner was declared in the bout but defied the odds to make it to the final bell against ring legend Mayweather.
And he appears to have an invite to join Bellator MMA, should he choose to pursue a career in the cage.
“We know he’s a high school all-star wrestler from Ohio,” president Scott Coker told MMA Fighting. “I think they’re just getting better and better at combat sports. If he wanted to get into MMA, we would do it.
“I definitely would put them in the cage, but when I say that, they’re not going to go out and fight in a real fight against a guy like Gegard Mousasi.
“We’d treat them like any other fighter with the experience that they have and take it from there.”
Paul and Coker held talks about a prospective Bellator fight in January 2020 while he was in Florida for his brother Jake’s professional boxing debut against AnEsonGib.
However, the onset of the coronavirus pandemic just weeks later put a stop to any talks and Paul instead went on to agree a deal with Mayweather.
And Coker believes his value has risen considerably after going eight rounds with 50-0 former world champion and pound-for-pound great.
“This kid has shown athletic ability to go in there with Floyd,” Coker added. “The thing with Floyd, come on, how many people could do that? Go eight rounds with Floyd.
“You can’t tell me Floyd at some point in the fight [wasn’t] trying to take it to him and he couldn’t put him away. So to me, that is a victory for Logan, as far as I’m concerned. As far as combat sports, I think Logan just upped his value.
“Was it a great fight? No, it was a lot of dirty boxing going on in that fight but let’s face it, Floyd usually goes and closes the gap and takes care of business and he didn’t do it this time.”
Paul reportedly made an eight-figure sum to fight Mayweather, and the event sold a reported 650,000 pay-per-views before taking into account streaming and international figures.
And he could return to combat sports soon, after he returned to his Puerto Rican boxing camp to help brother Jake prepare for his fourth professional boxing match against Tyron Woodley.
Both brothers have been engaged in a long-time rivalry with Bellator prospect Dillon Danis, who is 2-0 inside the cage, and a renowned Jiu-jitsu practitioner.
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You know you’re a legend when people come up to you and tell you you’re their idol. That’s Mark Milligan in a nutshell. A legend. A glistening career is coming to an end for the Macarthur FC captain and former Socceroo captain. READ ALSO: Reconciliation Week at Goulburn High School | PHOTOS The 35-year-old announced he would retire at the end of the A-League season on Wednesday, June 2 and many football fans across the country would have gotten their tissues out upon hearing the news. Macarthur FC, who are in partnership with the Southern Tablelands Football Association and the Highlands Soccer Association, have qualified for the A-League finals so he will have at least one more match left in him. Following this season, he will join the club’s coaching ranks. Milligan represented his country at four FIFA World Cups, three Asian Cups, the 2017 FIFA Confederation Cup as captain and the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, totalling 80 international caps for his country. READ ALSO: The Canberra Mandolin Orchestra is launching a CD The man, commonly known as Millsy, will leave the sport with no regrets. “I have been so fortunate to have the career I’ve had,” Milligan said. “Through my journey I have been lucky enough to play with some wonderful players, coaches, clubs and in some fantastic parts of the world. “So many people gave up so much for me to achieve my dreams of a being a professional footballer, none more so than my family. “I have decided that now is the time for me to not only give back to them, but to the game that has given me so much. READ ALSO: Goulburn Evening View Club urging the community to give generously to The Smith Family this Winter Appeal “Seeing the emergence of so many young talented Australian players, not only at my club but across the league, made it clear to me it was the perfect time to start the transition into the next chapter of my life and footballing career. “I am forever grateful for the experiences I have been offered through the game both for club and country. “I am honoured to have been able to represent Australia on multiple occasions and my time with the national team will stay fondly in my memories forever. “I am excited to see what the game has in store for me going forward.” Macarthur FC play the Central Coast Mariners in their elimination final before taking on last year’s runners up Melbourne City should they progress. Did you know the Goulburn Post is now offering breaking news alerts and a weekly email newsletter? Keep up-to-date with all the local news: sign up below
You know you’re a legend when people come up to you and tell you you’re their idol.
That’s Mark Milligan in a nutshell.
A glistening career is coming to an end for the Macarthur FC captain and former Socceroo captain.
The 35-year-old announced he would retire at the end of the A-League season on Wednesday, June 2 and many football fans across the country would have gotten their tissues out upon hearing the news.
Macarthur FC, who are in partnership with the Southern Tablelands Football Association and the Highlands Soccer Association, have qualified for the A-League finals so he will have at least one more match left in him.
Following this season, he will join the club’s coaching ranks.
Milligan represented his country at four FIFA World Cups, three Asian Cups, the 2017 FIFA Confederation Cup as captain and the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, totalling 80 international caps for his country.
The man, commonly known as Millsy, will leave the sport with no regrets.
“I have been so fortunate to have the career I’ve had,” Milligan said.
“Through my journey I have been lucky enough to play with some wonderful players, coaches, clubs and in some fantastic parts of the world.
“So many people gave up so much for me to achieve my dreams of a being a professional footballer, none more so than my family.
“I have decided that now is the time for me to not only give back to them, but to the game that has given me so much.
“Seeing the emergence of so many young talented Australian players, not only at my club but across the league, made it clear to me it was the perfect time to start the transition into the next chapter of my life and footballing career.
“I am forever grateful for the experiences I have been offered through the game both for club and country.
“I am honoured to have been able to represent Australia on multiple occasions and my time with the national team will stay fondly in my memories forever.
“I am excited to see what the game has in store for me going forward.”
Macarthur FC play the Central Coast Mariners in their elimination final before taking on last year’s runners up Melbourne City should they progress.
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Israel Folau said he had “no regrets” as he announced his intention to return to rugby league with Gold Coast team Southport Tigers, in a move which could see him suiting up as soon as next week.
Businessman Clive Palmer joined the code-hopping Folau at a press conference in Brisbane, where he announced that the 32-year-old former Origin player has signed for the Tigers for the remainder of the season.
Folau said he could line up as soon as next week against the Burleigh Bears, but his registration with the Queensland Rugby League (QRL) is still pending.
Folau, whose two brothers currently play at the Tigers, said that he was “grateful for this opportunity”.
“I’m excited to be here and to link up with Clive, the opportunity he has given me and my family is something I’m very grateful for.
“I’m just grateful for that opportunity to get back on the field and put the boots back on. I’m excited.”
Palmer said there is “no legal basis” to stop Folau from playing and he would support Folau “100 per cent”.
“I will be very surprised if he is not registered,” Palmer said.
Palmer said Folau is “undoubtedly the world’s number one rugby player” and that he had been “unfairly punished and persecuted for his religious beliefs”.
“We hope the Queensland Rugby League will register Israel in accordance with the law.”
The QRL released a statement on Friday confirming it had received an application for Folau’s registration and is currently considering it.
The QRL said it would provide an update once the process had been completed.
The former dual-code international saw his Rugby Australia contract terminated in 2019 after he refused to take down a controversial social media post in which he said “hell awaits” gay people.
Folau said his comments had nothing to do with playing the game and he had no regrets.
“I believe everything, from my faith in god, happens for a reason.
“I am so thankful for what I’ve gone through because it has bought me a lot closer to god. So I wouldn’t change anything.”
Folau reached an out of court settlement with Rugby Australia before moving to France to play rugby league in the Super League with Catalans.
Catalans have indicated that they will demand compensation to release Folau from his contract, which runs until the end of 2021.
Palmer said that the Brisbane Broncos, who held Folau’s last rugby league registration in Australia, had given clearance for him to sign with the Tigers.
St George Illawarra made a bid to bring Folau back into the NRL earlier this season, but withdrew the application after a backlash from sponsors and supporters.
Folau last played in the NRL in 2010, when he made the last of his 91 matches for Brisbane and Melbourne before signing up to play in the AFL with the GWS Giants.
Folau then played 73 Tests for the Wallabies between 2013 and 2019.
A recent online petition from the Australian Christian Lobby garnered 12,000 signatures demanding Folau be allowed to play in the NRL.
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FILE PHOTO: An aerial view of the Ataturk Olympic stadium, the venue of the postponed Champions League final 2020, during a 4 day curfew amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Istanbul, Turkey May 19, 2020. Picture taken with drone. REUTERS/Umit Bektas/File Photo
May 20, 2021
ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said UEFA’s decision to move the Champions League final between English clubs Manchester City and Chelsea to Porto from Istanbul was political.
“A couple of years ago, we were notified that the final would be played in Turkey, but things took a sudden turn when two English clubs qualified to play the final,” Erdogan said on Turkish television on Wednesday.
“We couldn’t reach the U.K. Prime Minister in the meantime, he applied a lot of pressure on this issue.”
Erdogan complained that Turkey’s talks with UEFA and British ministers did not achieve any results, adding that Istanbul was promised the Champions League final in 2023.
UEFA announced last week that the Champions League final on May 29 was moved from Istanbul to Porto to allow English fans to travel under COVID-19 restrictions.
The final was scheduled for Istanbul’s Ataturk Olympic Stadium, but Turkey was put on Britain’s travel “red list”, meaning no English fans would be able to attend the game. It will now be held in Porto’s Estadio do Dragao.
There had been discussions over moving the final to London’s Wembley Stadium but UEFA said that despite “exhaustive efforts on the part of the (English) Football Association and the authorities, it was not possible to achieve the necessary exemptions from UK quarantine arrangements”.
(Reporting by Ece Toksabay, editing by Ed Osmond)
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In 1851, before the colony of Victoria was even established, they struck gold in Warrandyte.
Louis Michel found alluvial gold in the banks of Andersons Creek and started a gold rush to the locality and to Victoria. Although later eclipsed by the gold regions to the north, Warrandyte became known as a place to uncover treasure.
In 2014, Melbourne was lucky enough to also find gold in Warrandyte, albeit gold that wasn’t hidden very well. After St Kilda tabbed Paddy McCartin at pick one in the draft, the Demons pounced on Warrandyte’s own Christian Petracca.
This year Petracca has emerged, alongside Marcus Bontempelli, as one of the most impactful players in the game. Encapsulating Petracca’s rise was the midweek announcement of a top-dollar, seven-year contract extension, tying him to the Dees until 2029.
So what makes Petracca so valuable, and is the long deal a good one for the Demons?
Man of the universe
The first thing most footy fans notice about Christian Petracca is his legs.
They’re the basis of his ability to combine speed and strength, the key attributes of players at the top of the game. While Dustin Martin has tremendous upper body strength, and Patrick Dangerfield has blink-and-you-miss-it speed, Petracca combines the two into a neat package.
While Martin’s hips help him pivot out of tackles, Petracca’s leg strength could propel him out of set concrete, driving through tackles and out of trouble.
In Petracca’s very first pre-season, Petracca suffered one of the worst fates imaginable for a young footballer — a torn ACL. The enforced layoff forced the young Demon to work on developing his leg strength and movement patterns to both avoid future injury and improve his game.
To ease Petracca back from injury, Melbourne played the youngster mostly up forward, with pinch-hitting contributions up the ground. It led to the reputation that he was a “burst” player, a game changer that lacked endurance.
Melbourne’s relative strength in the middle allowed them to pursue such a cautious strategy, with Clayton Oliver, Jack Viney, Angus Brayshaw, James Harmes and Nathan Jones fighting for time in the middle. As the most versatile of these players, Petracca was often relied on to fill holes elsewhere and solve the numbers game in the middle.
But it’s Petracca’s transition from a forward who occasionally hit the middle to a midfielder who moonlighted as a key forward that has been the basis of his rise.
This year, everything has clicked for Petracca, with him developing into the most dangerous attacking player in the game.
So far this year, Petracca is leading the league in inside 50s and he is third in score involvements. His past as a high-level junior point guard in basketball allows him to direct the play and to read the options going forward.
Petracca has a bigger frame than most midfielders, able to bully his way to the ball when required. Beyond that, the young Demon has a knack for finding space where there is none and jetting away from danger.
When the ball is in the air, Petracca is able to read the ball better than most and react. His strong ability to leap from a standing start gives him an advantage over most similarly sized defenders, and his speed and ability to read play mean he can get away from most taller options.
It means he tends to remain deadly while resting forward. This has also led Melbourne to play Petracca more total game time than most midfielders, allowing the Demons to manage other midfield rotations better.
Petracca’s weakness so far this year has been the number of turnovers he has committed. This comes with the role, as generally the more a player wins the ball and is trusted to attack, the more turnovers they also generate.
As Petracca developed, the Demons came to the realisation they couldn’t afford to keep him away from the middle. This year, the shift has paid off in spades.
A long time
While longer-term deals existed, such as the five-year deal that Haydn Bunton signed in 1937 to join Subiaco from Fitzroy, they often served to lure players away from the VFL and into other leagues.
As football professionalised into the 1980s and 90s, big-contract offers to move players became more commonplace.
Alastair Lynch’s 10-year contract with the then-Brisbane Bears for a princely sum of $1.8 million is a great example of how they can work to a club’s advantage.
When Lynch signed the deal, he was instantly made one of the 50 highest-paid players in the game. By the end of the deal, the Lion was closer to the mid-pack in league salaries as total player payments rose significantly, especially for the best players.
More recently, there has been a rash of contracts of five years or more signed.
Most of these deals have seen players perform at roughly the level they did before signing their deals. In a select few cases, clubs have been able to renegotiate the contract or the player has retired.
For clubs, it’s a strategy that has generally worked out.
At the same time, the past three decades have seen a dramatic increase in league-wide salaries. Until now, locking in players’ salaries in current dollars has proven to be extremely valuable for clubs. If the cap rises over the next eight years, it may be a shrewd deal.
Due to their recent spate of contract extensions, the Demons have locked in their core going forward.
Signing Petracca was the final step in this process, and a Petracca-like player doesn’t walk through the door every day.
The Demons are relatively fit and firing. The Demons’ first 65 seasons saw 12 flags won. The next 56 saw none.
The season is long, but the signs seem good up until now.
The Dees can dream that the drought may break soon, as long as Petracca and co can keep it up.
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Russia on Tuesday expelled the aide to Romania’s military attache, as part of an ongoing diplomatic spat between Moscow and Western capitals.
The move comes in response to Bucharest’s decision last month to remove Russia’s deputy military attache from the country as part of the dispute that has embroiled several EU countries formally under the Kremlin’s sphere of influence.
Russia’s foreign ministry said in a statement that Romania’s ambassador in Moscow was summoned to the ministry and notified of the expulsion.
The diplomat “has been ordered to leave the Russian Federation within 72 hours,” the foreign ministry said.
“This step was undertaken by the Russian side in response to Romania declaring persona non grata an assistant to the military attache at the Russian embassy in Bucharest on April 26,” it added.
Romanian media reports said at the time that the Russian diplomat was being expelled for spying.
Prime Minister Florin Citu said the move should not necessarily be interpreted as “a solidarity reaction to what is happening in other countries”.
Last month the Czech government accused Russian security services of being behind a deadly explosion at an arms depot in eastern Czech Republic in 2014.
It expelled a number of Russian diplomats over the allegations, with Slovakia and the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania following suit in solidarity.
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The Leader of the Australian Greens, Adam Bandt, has announced the Greens will move in the Senate next week for the Government to revoke its direction under the Biosecurity Act to ban and put in place criminal penalties on Australians and residents returning home from India.
“The ban is racist, it’s possibly illegal, it’s not based on health advice and it must be rescinded immediately. The Greens will move in the Senate next week to overturn the ban and we believe it will have widespread support amongst Senators.”
“The pandemic needs a health-led response, not a force-led response, where the government criminalises people desperate to return home. There weren’t these threats of jail time when dealing with predominantly white countries.”
“The Liberals are now punishing people for the government’s own failings, abandoning them in a COVID-ravaged country. Morrison must take immediate steps to make sure that people can return home through repatriation flights and safe quarantine arrangements.”
“The Government must also urgently provide more assistance to India at this time of great need.”
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