RT News - February 07, 2018 (12:00 MSK)

With two days to go until the Winter Olympics get underway - the hopes of dozens of Russian athletes fighting a legal battle to overturn a ban from the Games, are diminishing. Ecuador says it will continue to protect Julian Assange at its embassy in London - after a British judge ruled the Wikileaks co-founder was still wanted for arrest. A new party is being launched in the UK, with the aim of reversing Brexit - but the support it's getting from across the Channel, has led to accusations of French meddling in Britain's internal affairs.