Corey Flintoff appears in the following:
Friday, July 29, 2016
Russia denies that it was behind a hacking attack on the Democratic Party that led to embarrassing revelations ahead of this week's convention. "Total stupidity," says a Kremlin spokesman.
Friday, July 29, 2016
Russia recently introduced a new warship in the Black Sea, an area of heightened tension since Russia's seizure of Crimea two years ago. NPR's Corey Flintoff was invited on board.
Sunday, July 24, 2016
Individual sports federations will decide whether each Russian athlete can compete in the Olympics, stopping short of banning the entire Russian delegation from competing due to a doping scandal.
Thursday, July 21, 2016
The possibility of the entire Russian team being banned from next month's Rio Olympics increased Thursday. A court of arbitration upheld a specific ban on Russian track and field athletes attending the games, after allegations of the widespread use of performance enhancing drugs.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
The International Olympic Committee will hold an emergency conference call for members of its Executive Board on Tuesday to discuss the latest revelations about Russian doping in international sport.
Saturday, July 09, 2016
Lithuania fears it could be overrun by Russian forces in a matter of hours. The NATO member state is training thousands of young people to resist a Russian incursion until help can arrive.
Monday, July 04, 2016
Some 100,000 Lithuanians live in the U.K. — a huge percentage of the tiny EU nation. We hear from one young Lithuanian, back in Vilnius for the summer, whose future is now in question after Brexit.
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Archaeologists have discovered a tunnel dug by Jews to escape the Nazis in Lithuania — a sign of resistance in a land where 90 percent of the Jewish population perished during the Holocaust.
Saturday, June 18, 2016
The international track and field body, the IAAF, has upheld the ban on Russian athletes, ruling they should be barred from the Rio Olympics because of far-reaching doping conspiracy.
Friday, June 17, 2016
The IAAF upheld the ban on Russia's track and field team ahead of the Summer Olympics in Rio. Russian athletes were barred from competition in the wake of a wide-ranging doping scandal.
Friday, June 17, 2016
The leaders of the international body that regulates track-and-field is to decide on Friday whether Russian athletes will be allowed in the Rio Olympics. This comes in the middle of a doping scandal.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
European soccer officials say they will kick Russia out of the European Championship if there is any repeat of the violence involving Russian fans during the rest of the competition, currently underway in France.
Wednesday, June 01, 2016
NATO has a missile-defense base in Romania and broke ground for a second in Poland. Russia says it's another example of NATO moving threatening weapons near its border area of Kaliningrad.
Saturday, May 21, 2016
Olympic officials are investigating allegations that Russia ran a state-sponsored doping operation at the 2014 Sochi games and are threatening to ban Russia from the Olympics in Rio.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
U.S. prosecutors have opened an investigation into allegations that the Russian government ran a doping program that produced winners in several recent Olympic Games, The New York Times reports.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Under Russia's anti-extremism law, Jehovah's Witnesses, who number fewer than 200,000, could be barred from practicing their religion in Russia. Their website and some publications are already banned.
Sunday, May 15, 2016
The former head of Russia's anti-doping laboratory told
The New York Times he helped to conceal doping by top Russian competitors in the 2014 Olympics. Russian officials are denying the report.
Friday, May 13, 2016
New U.S. bases are located on Cold War relics — areas that once belonged to Warsaw Pact forces. The U.S. is trying to reassure the Russians that the defense systems are not a threat.
Monday, May 09, 2016
The holiday marking victory over Nazi Germany is a lavish affair, with parades, speeches and the latest military hardware on display. Russia's enthusiasm for its military has revived in recent years.
Saturday, May 07, 2016
As investigations continue into the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine two years ago, the Kremlin has dismissed a new report that directly implicates the Russian military.