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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.
Tuesday, May 03, 2016
The U.N. mediator in the Syrian peace efforts is in Russia to discuss how to revive and strengthen the cessation of hostilities. The talks come amid an upsurge of violence in Syria.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Media companies in Russia aren't sure how far they can go without risking government reprisals. But even in such an uncertain climate, many independent news outlets have resisted censoring themselves.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
The woman, Nadezhda Savchenko, was a military pilot captured during the war in Eastern Ukraine, and her case has become a symbol of the conflict between the two countries.
Saturday, April 02, 2016
Tens of thousands of Ukrainians fled to Russia when fighting began in 2014. The welcome they received has cooled as Russia's economy sags, and very few have been granted formal refugee status.
Friday, April 01, 2016
Retirees and those aspiring to join the middle class are struggling to make ends meet as the value of the ruble has fallen along with world oil prices. But Putin's government is doing little to help.
Friday, March 11, 2016
Two years ago, a news crew for Russian state TV was hit by mortar fire, a soundman and reporter were killed. On trial for their murder is a female military pilot serving in the Ukrainian Armed Forces.
Thursday, March 10, 2016
The former Soviet republic of Azerbaijan was once seen as a dynamic economic hub. Like other nations almost totally dependent on oil revenues, it's feeling the effects of the recent drop in prices.
Saturday, March 05, 2016
The United States and Russia haven't been cooperating much in these days of heightened tensions, but the U.S. Embassy in Moscow this week returned 28 valuable historical documents to Russia.
They were stolen from Russian collections and archives during the turbulent 1990s, in the wake of the Soviet collapse. The ...