RT News - December 06, 2017 (12:00 MSK)

The International Olympic Committee bans Team Russia from the 2018 Winter Games - after a two-year-long doping scandal. That's despite a lack of concrete evidence to support the claims of a state-sponsored drug programme. Dismay written on the faces of Russian athletes as the IOC announces the ban at its headquarters in Switzerland. Moscow says it now has to decide whether its sportsmen and women will boycott the games entirely. The U.S. president prepares to recognise Jerusalem as the capital city of Israel - a move likely to provoke fury among many in the Middle East.