Brittney Griner’s teammates speak out about her “devastating” 9-year sentence in Russia: “It’s a helpless feeling”

Brittney Griner’s teammates speak out about her “devastating” 9-year sentence in Russia: “It’s a helpless feeling”

Brittney Griner sentenced to 9 years in Russian prison as U.S. officials seek prisoner swap 06:29 WNBA star Brittney Griner’s nine-year prison sentence in Russia on Thursday has sent shockwaves back to her loved ones in the U.S. After she sentenced for having vape cartridges filled with cannabis oil at a Moscow airport this year … Read more

Kremlin says Griner swap must be discussed without publicity

Kremlin says Griner swap must be discussed without publicity

WNBA star and two-time Olympic gold medalist Brittney Griner is escorted from a court room ater a hearing, in Khimki just outside Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022. A judge in Russia has convicted American basketball star Brittney Griner of drug possession and smuggling and sentenced her to nine years in prison. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko) … Read more

Brittney Griner: Moscow ‘ready to discuss prisoner swap deal’ after basketball star is jailed

Brittney Griner: Moscow ‘ready to discuss prisoner swap deal’ after basketball star is jailed

Double Olympic gold medallist Griner, 31, was convicted yesterday for possessing and smuggling drugs after admitting carrying cannabis oil in her luggage at a Moscow airport. White House national security spokesman John Kirby last night urged Russia to accept a “serious proposal” offered by the US for Griner and fellow detained US citizen Paul Whelan. … Read more

Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 Years in Prison in Russian Drug Trial – NBC Chicago

Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 Years in Prison in Russian Drug Trial – NBC Chicago

U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner was convicted Thursday in Russia of drug possession and sentenced to nine years in prison following a politically charged trial that came amid soaring tensions between Moscow and Washington over Ukraine and could lead to a high-stakes prisoner exchange between the two world powers. The 31-year-old Griner, a two-time U.S. … Read more

Spain bans offices, bars and shops from setting AC below 80 degrees

Spain bans offices, bars and shops from setting AC below 80 degrees

As Europeans this summer struggle with extreme heat and rising energy costs, Spain issued a decree this week requiring air conditioning in public spaces be set at or above 27 degrees Celsius (80 degrees Fahrenheit). The measure will apply to offices, shops, bars and restaurants, as well as public transport systems and transport centers.  The guidelines … Read more