Nicholas Pooran named West Indies white-ball captain in place of Kieron Pollard

West Indies have named batter Nicholas Pooran their new white-ball captain after the retirement of Kieron Pollard. Pollard, 34, had been skipper in one-day and Twenty20 internationals from 2019 until he stood down last month. Pooran has played 37 ODIs and 57 T20s and has also served as vice-captain, leading the side when Pollard missed … Read more

Rafael Nadal calls Wimbledon ban of Russian and Belarusian players ‘unfair’

Rafael Nadal has criticised the decision to ban Russian and Belarusian players from Wimbledon as a response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Players from Russia and Belarus have also been barred from any of the UK grass-court tournaments by the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC). “I think it’s very unfair [on] my Russian … Read more

Eilidh MacLeod: Music fund in memory of terror attack victim

A fund to help young musicians has been set up in memory of a gifted 14-year-old bagpiper who died in the Manchester Arena bombing. Eilidh MacLeod, from Barra in the Outer Hebrides, was one of 22 people killed in the 2017 terror attack. The Eilidh MacLeod Memorial Trust, set up in 2018, has launched the … Read more

Ukraine says 2500-3000 of its troops killed in war, no count of civilian deaths

In besieged Mariupol, scene of the war’s heaviest fighting and worst humanitarian catastrophe, Russian troops pressed recent advances, hoping to make up for their failure to capture Kyiv by seizing their first big prize of the war. Moscow said its planes had struck a tank repair factory in the capital, where an explosion was heard … Read more

Rescuers and medics on site of explosion in Kyiv’s outskirtsmayor

Mayor of Kyiv and former heavyweight boxing champion Vitali Klitschko speaks with journalists during the opening of the first Ukrainian Territorial Defence Forces recruitment centre in central Kyiv, Ukraine, February 2, 2022. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich/File Photo April 16 (Reuters) – Rescuers and medics were working on the site of an early Saturday blast on the outskirts … Read more

Opponents of French far-right plan protests as election campaign enters final week

PARIS, April 16 (Reuters) – Thousands of anti-far right protesters marched across France on Saturday as opponents of presidential candidate Marine Le Pen seek to form a united front to prevent her from winning an election runoff against incumbent Emmanuel Macron on April 24. Police have warned of possible incidents as demonstrators convene in some … Read more

Pakistan’s new ruling alliance takes control of parliament with new speaker

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, April 16 (Reuters) – Pakistan’s new ruling alliance took control of the lower house of parliament on Saturday with the election of a new speaker, cementing control of the assembly after former premier Imran Khan was ousted in a no-confidence vote. The previous speaker and his deputy, both Khan allies, had attempted to … Read more

Ukrainian Railways limit exports of some food staplesconsultancy –

Thoma Bravo, a technology-focused private equity firm that had more than $103 billion in assets under management as of the end of December, has informed Twitter that it is exploring the possibility of putting together a bid, people familiar with the matter said. It is not clear how much Thoma Bravo would be prepared to … Read more