May 15, 2016

Russian officials say North Korea has released detained yacht

A Russian yacht detained by North Korean coast guards was released Sunday and has set sail for the city of Vladivostok, Russian officials said. “The Russian yacht Elfin today left the North Korean port of Kimchaek headed for Vladivostok,” Denis Samsonov, a spokesman for ...

Japan OKs sharp cut in salmon, trout quota in Russian EEZ

May 14, 2016

Japan OKs sharp cut in salmon, trout quota in Russian EEZ

Japan and Russia have agreed on a sharp cut in this year’s quota for salmon and trout fished by Japanese ships within Russia’s exclusive economic zone, according to the Japanese Fisheries Agency. The two countries also agreed that the Japanese side will switch from ...

Russian athletes deny doping claims

May 14, 2016

Russian athletes deny doping claims

Two Olympic gold medalists from Russia denied doping Friday, a day after they were named in a newspaper report detailing state-sponsored cheating at the 2014 Sochi Games. Bobsled champion Alexander Zubkov and cross-country skier Alexander Legkov were among the athletes accused in a New ...

For Iran and Hezbollah, a costly week in Syria

May 14, 2016

For Iran and Hezbollah, a costly week in Syria

A rebel onslaught on the town of Khan Touman near Aleppo last week delivered one of the biggest battlefield setbacks yet to the coalition of foreign Shiite fighters waging war on behalf of Syrian President Bashar al Assad. Reports put the death toll among ...

Russia, Kenya track teams may miss Rio after doping rulings

May 13, 2016

Russia, Kenya track teams may miss Rio after doping rulings

Together, Russia and Kenya won 27 medals at the last Olympics in track and field. Their total at the next one could be zero. The Olympic hopes of the powerhouse teams from both countries took serious blows Thursday after the World Anti-Doping Agency delivered ...