IOC, Paralympics join Russian doping court case

Olympics Jan 18, 2020

IOC, Paralympics join Russian doping court case

The International Olympic Committee and the International Paralympic Committee want to have a say on Russia's doping ban. With Russia facing a four-year ban on its name and anthem at major events including the Olympics and Paralympics, the IPC said Friday that both bodies filed ...

Dozens killed as Damascus presses Idlib offensive, shattering truce

World Jan 17, 2020

Dozens killed as Damascus presses Idlib offensive, shattering truce

Dozens of fighters and civilians were killed in Syria's Idlib province as the government pressed a deadly offensive Thursday toward a key town in the country's last rebel bastion. The latest violence, which followed airstrikes that killed 19 civilians on Wednesday, buried a cease-fire deal ...

National Jan 16, 2020

Russia seizes Japanese fishing boat off Hokkaido

Russian authorities on Wednesday seized a Japanese fishing boat with six crew members aboard in waters off Russian-held, Japanese-claimed islands, the Hokkaido government said the same day. A fishery cooperative based in Nemuro told the Hokkaido government that the boat was operating within 200 nautical ...

Putin engineers shakeup that could keep him in power beyond 2024

World / Politics Jan 16, 2020

Putin engineers shakeup that could keep him in power beyond 2024

President Vladimir Putin engineered a surprise shakeup of Russia's leadership Wednesday, proposing changes to the constitution that could keep him in power well past the end of his term in 2024. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev resigned his post after Putin announced the proposed constitutional amendments. ...