February 14, Monday, 2022 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

February 14, Monday, 2022 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

1.Countries are evacuating staff from their embassies in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv as a Russian invasion appears increasingly imminent. Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne announced on Sunday that she has instructed embassy staff in Kyiv to suspend operations and evacuate.
2.In the Beijing Olympics American speed skater Erin Jackson claimed gold on Sunday in the women’s 500-meter race. She became the first African-American woman to win an Olympic medal in an individual speed skating event.
3.The Court of Arbitration for Sport has ruled figure skater Kamila Valieva of the Russian Olympic Committee will be allowed to continue to compete in the Beijing Olympics despite a positive anti-doping test.