Russia was suspended from the parliamentary assembly of European human rights watchdog the Council of Europe on Thursday, in protest at Moscow's annexation of Crimea.
Russia has decided to stop paying its Council of Europe membership dues after its representatives were denied voting rights. Turkey, too, is holding back ts funding. Is the international body facing a financial crisis?
A Council of Europe report has called on Germany to prioritize seven outstanding recommendations in a bid to boost campaign finance transparency. Only nine of 20 previous recommendations have been implemented.
Just three days after the 2018 Winter Olympics ended, the IOC has confirmed that Russia has been welcomed back into the Olympic fold. This came after remaining tests from the Olympic Athletes from Russia tested negative.
The IOC has upheld Russia's suspension from the Olympics due to doping. Russian athletes are competing at the games as neutral athletes and will participate in the closing ceremony under an Olympic flag.
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