Kvyat ready to be surprise of the seasonBy Alan Baldwin MILTON KEYNES (Reuters) - Russian Formula One racer Daniil Kvyat can be as much of a revelation at Red Bull this season as Australian Daniel Ricciardo was last year, according to team boss Christian Horner. Ricciardo took his first three grands prix wins in 2014, his first season at the then-champions after graduating from sister team Toro Rosso, and eclipsed team mate and four times champion Sebastian Vettel along the way. Kvyat, 20, has also now moved up from Toro Rosso following Vettel's departure to Ferrari with Ricciardo becoming the man to beat. "I think in Kvyat we've got a really fast, determined, intelligent driver," Horner told reporters at a Red Bull event on Tuesday.
Britain announces new Holocaust memorialBritain is to build a new Holocaust memorial in central London to which the government will contribute £50 million (67 million euros, $75 million), ministers said Tuesday.
Factbox - U.S. Northeast transit resumes limited service after blizzard(Reuters) - After a blizzard that blanketed the northeastern United States but proved less powerful in New York City than predicted, airlines, commuter rail, bus lines and subways resumed limited operations on Tuesday. The following are the latest updates as of 11 a.m. EST (1600 GMT) on Tuesday: * NEW YORK'S METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY resumed limited subway service at 8:42 a.m. EST on Tuesday. Bus service will resume incrementally throughout the day, with both bus and subway service operating on a Sunday schedule, MTA said. Long Island Railroad's electrified lines were expected to begin operating on a Sunday schedule starting around 12 p.m. EST.
Japan seeking Jordans help in hostage crisis-officialJapan will renew its request for Jordan to help it secure the swift release of Japanese captive Kenji Goto from Islamic State militants, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said on Wednesday "The Japanese government in this extremely severe situation has asked for collaboration from the Jordanian government to help secure the release of Kenji Goto swiftly. Senior Japanese officials met early on Wednesday after a video emerged purporting to show journalist Goto saying he had 24 hours to live unless Jordan released a would-be suicide bomber.
Rio 2016 says clean up target for sail bay still holdsBy Stephen Eisenhammer RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - A pledge to clean Rio de Janeiro's bay where sailing will be held in 2016 still stands despite the state's top environment official suggesting the target was unattainable, said the Olympic organising committee. The cleaning of Guanabara Bay was a key part of Rio's bid and has long been a goal of various local governments. "The position of the committee and the target of the State government to treat 80 percent of the raw sewage remains in place," the organising committee's head of communications Mario Andrada told reporters on Tuesday. "There is a fundamental difference between cleaning 80 percent of the bay and treating 80 percent of sewage that runs into the bay," Andrada said, specifying the latter was the metric the organising committee was working with and which was still attainable.