More Sports / Track & Field Dec 17, 2016

1972 Olympic discus champion Melnik dies at 71

Faina Melnik, the 1972 Olympic women's discus champion from the Soviet Union, has died, the Russian track and field federation said Friday. She was 71. Melnik won her Olympic gold medal in an event in which the top eight finishers all threw further than the ...

World / Crime & Legal Apr 28, 2016

Georgia detains five suspected of selling uranium

The security service in the former Soviet republic of Georgia said on Thursday it had detained five Georgian citizens who were trying to sell $3 million worth of radioactive uranium. Security service officers did not say whether the group had a buyer for the uranium, ...

Helmut Schmidt, steadfast ex-West German leader, dead at 96

World / Politics Nov 11, 2015

Helmut Schmidt, steadfast ex-West German leader, dead at 96

Helmut Schmidt, the chancellor who guided West Germany through economic turbulence and Cold War tensions, stood firm against a wave of homegrown terrorism and became a respected elder statesman, died Tuesday. He was 96. Schmidt died at his house in Hamburg, according to German weekly ...

Surviving the postwar Soviet detention camps

National / History Aug 22, 2015

Surviving the postwar Soviet detention camps

by Masami Ito

Japan's surrender on Aug. 15, 1945, marked the end of the most devastating global conflict in history. While millions around Asia put down their weapons, Emperor Hirohito's broadcast on the radio failed to end the hostilities for some 600,000 Japanese military personnel and civilians in ...