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Russian diplomats leave North Korea by hand-pushed railcar after Covid closes borders

MOSCOW β€” Eight Russian diplomats and their families became unlikely social media sensations Friday after crossing the border home from North Korea by hand-pushed railcar. With borders closed and travel restricted due to Covid-19, the diplomats were forced to abandon any hopes of red-carpet treatment on their departure from Pyongyang and instead take an elaborate … Read more

GOAT: Novak Djokovic closes Grand Slam gap on Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer

Not only was Novak Djokovic playing for the Australian Open title on Sunday, he was playing catch-up in the race to be crowned the ‘GOAT’ in men’s tennis. The number of Grand Slam titles is the most obvious and easiest metric for those who wish to determine – and not everyone does – which man … Read more

Diplomatic row breaks out as Germany closes Czech and Austrian borders over virus mutations

Some 5,000 people were turned away from Tyrol’s border with Germany – Lennart Preiss/Getty Images Europe A diplomatic row has broken out after Germany closed its borders with the Czech Republic and the Austrian region of Tyrol in a bid to prevent the spread of coronavirus mutations. France warned Germany not to take any similar … Read more