Uefa rebuked for dropping Rhian Brewster racism claim against Spartak captain

Uefa rebuked for dropping Rhian Brewster racism claim against Spartak captain

Kick It Out, English football’s main anti-racism group, has heavily criticised Uefa and described itself as “deeply disappointed” that the latest investigation involving alleged abuse against the England Under-17s World Cup winner Rhian Brewster has been dropped due to lack of evidence against the Spartak Moscow player who was accused. Uefa’s decision not to punish Leonid Mironov is the latest disappointment for Brewster after a series of alleged incidents that compelled Liverpool’s 17-year-old striker, with the support of his club, to approach the Guardian in December for an interview in…

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Wolf of Wall Street producers to pay $60m to US government

Wolf of Wall Street producers to pay $60m to US government

Red Granite Pictures has been implicated in a scandal involving the Malaysian prime minister The producers of hit Hollywood film The Wolf of Wall Street have agreed to pay back $60m to the US government after allegations the film was funded with money stolen from a Malaysian state investment fund. Last year, Red Granite Pictures was implicated in the scandal, in which $3.5bn (£2.5bn) from the government-run 1MDB fund is alleged to have found its way into the bank accounts of associates of Malaysian prime minister, Najib Razak, to be…

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Sergei Skripal was deliberately poisoned with nerve agent, say police

Sergei Skripal was deliberately poisoned with nerve agent, say police

Former Russian spy’s case being treated as attempted murder, with police officer also ‘seriously ill’ The former Russian spy Sergei Skripal was deliberately poisoned with a nerve agent in a case that is now being treated as attempted murder, the police counter-terrorism chief has said. Scotland Yard assistant chief commissioner Mark Rowley said the police officer who was first to the spot where Skripal was found in Salisbury on Sunday afternoon was “seriously ill” in hospital. His condition had deteriorated, Rowley said, adding: “Wiltshire police are providing full support to…

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