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All of the EU except Bulgaria and Hungary Demand the Expulsion of Russia from World Sports

The sports ministers of more than 30 European and non-European countries adopted a common call for Russia and Belarus to be completely removed from international sports. Bulgaria and Hungary are not among the EU countries, and from the European Economic Area Switzerland has not signed up

Polish Minister Kamil Bortniczuk presented the common position, which states:

Serbian Team Wins 3×3 Basketball World Championship

Serbia's men's 3×3 basketball team won the Crelan FIBA 3×3 World Cup 2022 in Antwerp, Belgium on Sunday, defeating Lithuania 21:16. This was the fifth time Serbia won this competition, which has been organised seven times since 2012.

Dejan Majstorovic was named MVP of the competition. This was his fourth win with the team. They "played an amazing tournament", he said.

G7 to ban Russian gold imports, choking key market for Putin

The United States said yesterday that the G7 group of nations will ban imports of Russian gold with the aim of tightening sanctions screws on Moscow and crippling its war effort in Ukraine.

"Together, the G7 will announce that we will ban the import of Russian gold, a major export that rakes in tens of billions of dollars for Russia," President Joe Biden said on Twitter.

Türkiye struggles with mass bee deaths

After mass bee deaths in Canada and Australia at an unprecedented rate, eyes have now turned to Türkiye, one of the leading countries in the beekeeping industry.

Türkiye ranks second in the number of hives and sixth in honey production worldwide. But today, it is facing serious losses due to the unconscious use of agricultural pesticides and non-practical beekeeping training.

Paul Haggis detained in Italy in sex assault case

Film director Paul Haggis was detained on June 19 for investigation of allegations that he sexually assaulted a woman in southern Italy, Italian news media said, quoting local prosecutors.

The Canadian-born, Oscar-winning Haggis, 69, has been in Italy for a film festival that begins today in Ostuni, a tourist town in Puglia, the region that forms the "heel" of the Italian peninsula.

Street art in Montreal is writ large

 A mysterious creature playing piano, a white tiger baring its fangs, and a huge Batgirl: dozens of artists are busy this June painting giant frescoes for the tenth edition of Montreal's Mural festival.

Started in 2012, the street art event is looking to be crowned the "leader in urban art" in North America, organizer Pierre-Alain Benoit told AFP.

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