Russia says athletes hurt by World Athletics freeze

Track & Field Jul 4, 2020

Russia says athletes hurt by World Athletics freeze

The president of Russia's track and field federation said Friday it is "catastrophic” to suspend Russian athletes' applications to compete over a unpaid fine of $5 million for breaking anti-doping rules. Yevgeny Yurchenko said World Athletics ignored the impact of the coronavirus pandemic when it ...

Russians set to back reforms allowing Putin to extend rule

World / Politics Jul 1, 2020

Russians set to back reforms allowing Putin to extend rule

Russians are set to approve constitutional reforms on Wednesday denounced by critics as a move to allow President Vladimir Putin to stay in the Kremlin for life. The changes were passed weeks ago by Russia's parliament and copies of the new constitution are already on ...

Biden criticizes Trump for inaction over reported Russian bounties

World Jun 28, 2020

Biden criticizes Trump for inaction over reported Russian bounties

The White House on Saturday denied that President Donald Trump was briefed on reported U.S. intelligence that Russia's military offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants to kill U.S. troops in Afghanistan, with Democratic rival Joe Biden criticizing Trump for failing to take action against Moscow. White ...