Ukrainian separatist region tense following alleged coup attempt

Nov 24, 2017

Ukrainian separatist region tense following alleged coup attempt

Tensions appeared to abate Thursday in Lugansk, a stronghold of Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine, two days after infighting erupted in the war-scarred region, culminating in accusations of a coup attempt. The so-called Lugansk People's Republic, one of two regions controlled by the rebels, has ...

Russia withdraws bid to host 2023 FIBA World Cup

Nov 23, 2017

Russia withdraws bid to host 2023 FIBA World Cup

Russia has withdrawn its bid to host the 2023 FIBA World Cup, saying that international criticism of the country's athletes was to blame for the decision. The decision was announced on Wednesday. Andrei Kirilenko, the Russian Basketball Federation president and a former NBA All-Star, said the ...

Two more Russians stripped of 2014 Olympic medals

Nov 23, 2017

Two more Russians stripped of 2014 Olympic medals

Two more Russian athletes were stripped of their Olympic medals from the 2014 Sochi Games on Wednesday, leaving the United States as the country with the most medals. Four Russians, all skeleton racers, were banned by the IOC for doping, including men's gold medalist Alexander ...

Russia's Putin hosts Syria's Assad

/ Nov 21, 2017

Russia's Putin hosts Syria's Assad

Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted Syrian leader Bashar Assad to talk about the need to move from military operations to the search for a political solution to Syria's conflict, the Kremlin said Tuesday. Russia is actively trying to build an international consensus around a peace ...

/ Nov 21, 2017

Russia confirms 'extremely high' radioactive pollution readings near nuke disaster site, after European reports

Russia's meteorological service confirmed on Monday "extremely high" concentrations of the radioactive isotope ruthenium-106 in parts of the country in late September, following European reports about the contamination this month. "Probes of radioactive aerosols from monitoring stations Argayash and Novogorny were found to contain radioisotope ...