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January 1, 2019 7:00 PM Doping: WADA 'bitterly disappointed' at Russia's failure to meet deadline

(Reuters) - The World Anti-Doping Agency on Tuesday said that Russian authorities had failed to provide access to laboratory doping data by WADA’s year-end deadline and that as a result it will consider sanctions against the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA). RUSADA was stripped of its accreditation in 2015 after a WADA-commissioned report found evidence 126

December 28, 2018 11:17 AM The Latest: Kurdish official says Syria has not taken Manbij

This photo released on the Facebook page of the Military Council of Manbij City, shows U.S. troops based around the Syrian town of Manbij speaking with residents, in northern Syria, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018. (The Military Council of Manbij City via AP) A senior Syrian Kurdish official says Syrian government troops have arrived at the front lines of the flash-point 107

December 6, 2018 3:18 PM Doping: Russian Olympic Committee appeals local court doping decision

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian Olympic Committee appealed on Thursday against a Moscow court ruling that refused to recognize bobsledder Alexander Zubkov’s Olympic ban, saying it could cast doubt on Russia’s desire to fight against doping. Zubkov, who has retired from competition and currently serves as the president of Russia’s bobsleigh federation 106

November 28, 2018 9:06 AM 'Put Putin in his place', Ukrainian ambassador tells Germany

BERLIN (Reuters) - Ukraine’s top diplomat in Germany urged Berlin and other Western states to punish Russia by extending sanctions, banning energy imports and putting the NordStream 2 gas pipeline on hold after Moscow seized three Ukrainian ships near Crimea. The ambassador even raised the possibility of sending German marines to the region 95

November 27, 2018 3:35 PM U.S. says Hungary refuses to extradite suspected Russian arms dealers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hungary denied a U.S. request to extradite two suspected Russian arms dealers and sent the men to Russia, where it is unclear whether they will face trial, the State Department said on Tuesday. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said the United States had a strong case against the suspects, Vladimir Lyubishin Sr. and Vladimir 103

November 27, 2018 9:17 AM Ukraine says counterintelligence officer wounded in Sunday's Russia clash

KIEV (Reuters) - A Ukrainian military counterintelligence officer was seriously wounded after Russian aircraft fired missiles at Ukrainian vessels on Sunday, the head of Ukraine’s state security service (SBU) said. Ukraine and Russia have traded accusations after Russia fired on three Ukrainian ships then seized them. The confrontation prompted Ukraine 86

November 26, 2018 3:21 PM Ukrainian nationalists protest outside Russian consulate in east

KHARKIV, Ukraine (Reuters) - Dozens of masked Ukrainian nationalists hurled flares and eggs at the Russian consulate in the eastern city of Kharkiv on Monday in a protest after Russia fired on and seized three Ukrainian vessels over the weekend. Some of the protesters shouted “Death to the Russian occupants.” A tree inside the consulate courtyard caught 82

November 13, 2018 8:37 AM Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny barred from leaving Russia

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny was stopped from leaving Russia on Tuesday, a move he said was designed to prevent him from attending the finale of a legal case he filed at Europe’s top human rights court. Navalny, Russia’s most prominent opposition figure, said border guards had detained him as he tried to pass through passport control 76

October 26, 2018 12:23 PM Man arrested trying to steal Magna Carta from Salisbury Cathedral

A 45-year-old man is in custody after he allegedly tried to steal one of the four surviving original copies of the Magna Carta from its display case at a British cathedral. Wiltshire Police revealed on Friday that alarms went off at the Salisbury Cathedral on Thursday afternoon after a person tried to smash the glass box surrounding the medieval document 271

October 23, 2018 6:40 PM CSKA Moscow fans injured in escalator accident in Rome

An escalator collapse in Rome's La Repubblica metro station on Tuesday night, has left 24 CSKA Moscow fans injured, with one person in a serious condition, local authorities have confirmed. The incident happened just a few hours before CSKA Moscow's Champions League clash with Roma and most of the injured are reported to be Russians. One has a foot "semi-amputated" 60