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February 11, 2018 2:15 PM At last minute, Russia scrubs cargo launch to space station

Russia has scrubbed the planned launch of an unmanned cargo spacecraft that was to have delivered tons of supplies to the International Space Station. Preparations for the launch of the Progress ship from the Baikonur complex in Kazakhstan appeared to be proceeding smoothly Sunday until less than a minute before the liftoff. Roscosmos, the Russian space 71

February 8, 2018 2:00 PM Tens of thousands mourn Russian pilot killed in Syria

MOSCOW – Tens of thousands of Russians have attended a mourning ceremony for a Russian pilot who blew himself up to avoid being captured by the militants in Syria who downed his plane. Maj. Roman Filipov bailed out successfully Saturday from the burning plane over Syria's northern Idlib province, but was surrounded by al-Qaida-linked militants when he landed 49

February 8, 2018 8:03 AM Russian Olympic official says ban doesn't apply to him

The Russian Olympic Committee is suspended from the Winter Olympics, yet its vice president was in Pyeongchang Thursday, just the latest loophole found in the ban. Stanislav Pozdnyakov spoke to reporters in the Olympic press center, saying the ban doesn't apply to him. For these Olympics, he's the head of the Olympic Athletes From Russia, the no-flag 61

February 7, 2018 12:58 AM Pyeongchang Games set to open with Russians still in doubt

The Pyeongchang Winter Olympics open in two days, but the issue of which Russians are in — and which are out — is dominating the agenda of IOC President Thomas Bach. As Bach presides Wednesday over meetings with roughly 100 IOC members, the Court of Arbitration for Sport — sport's top legal body — is expected to decide appeals by 32 Russian athletes 65

February 6, 2018 4:19 AM Olympics: More Russians appeal Pyeongchang exclusion to CAS

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Thirty-two Russian athletes appealed their Pyeongchang Olympics exclusion by the International Olympic Committee over a doping scandal in their country, the Court of Arbitration for Sport said on Tuesday. The IOC has invited only 169 carefully screened Russian athletes who will compete as independents after the nation 54

January 26, 2018 8:22 PM When U.S. Troops Battled Bolsheviks

An early example of mission creep, the incursion still irks Russians a century later A century ago this year, a contingent of thousands of U.S. combat forces found themselves in the middle of Russia’s communist revolution, fighting on Russian soil for months in a losing battle against the Bolsheviks. Americans have largely forgotten the episode. Many Russians 50

January 15, 2018 6:12 PM Former Houston ice dancer Kaitlyn Weaver to represent Canada in Winter Olympics

Two years before the Nazis came to power in Germany, Berlin was selected to host the 1936 Summer Olympics. As the Olympics approached, many countries, including the U.S., considered boycotting the Olympics due to Nazi ideas of racial superiority. Jesse Owens (1913 - 1980) of the USA (right) crosses the finishing line to win the 100 metres at the 1936 Olympics 67

January 11, 2018 12:00 PM NASA's rubber vacuum pants first used by Russia decades ago

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly wearing a Chibis Lower Body Negative Pressure (LBNP) Suit, undergoes ultrasound measurements for the Fluid Shifts experiment. Rubber vacuum pants used by NASA on the International Space Station to relieve intracranial pressure experienced during spaceflight first were used by the Russians in the 1970s. The Chibis pants literally 56

January 4, 2018 6:08 AM Steve Bannon calls Trump a 'great man' just hours after war of words

Michael Caputo reacts on 'The Story' after the president says Steve Bannon 'lost his mind' after leaving the White House. Former White House strategist Steve Bannon called President Donald Trump a “great man,” just hours after Trump said he “lost his mind” amid revelations that he maligned the Trump campaign and divulged other details of the administration 65

January 3, 2018 7:06 PM Donald Trump: Steve Bannon Has 'Lost His Mind' Suggesting Russia Meeting Was Treason

Donald Trump has completely turned on Steve Bannon -- saying the guy has lost his mind ... this after Bannon called a meeting the President's son took with Russians "treason." Bannon was quoted by author Michael Wolff in a sweeping new book detailing the alleged chaos from Trump's first year in office as saying Don Jr.'s meeting in 2016 was treasonous 105