- Israel defense minister says Russian plane breached airspace Updated: Nov-29-15 12:40 pm
JERUSALEM - A Russian jet recently penetrated Israeli airspace but was not shot down thanks to an open communication system between the two countries, Israel's defense minister said Sunday as tensions continued to flare between Ankara and Moscow after Turkish troops downed a Russian warplane.
- Hundreds of Russian truck drivers head to Moscow for protest Updated: Nov-29-15 11:27 am
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia - Hundreds of the Russian truck drivers who have been protesting around the country were driving their rigs toward Moscow on Sunday to demand that the government cancel a new road tax, one protest leader said.
- AP Interview: Ban asks Turkey, Russia to de-escalate tension Updated: Nov-29-15 11:05 am
PARIS - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he's deeply concerned about tensions between Russia and Turkey after Turkish F-16s shot down a Russian warplane last week.
- Russia: 3 Islamic State-allied militants killed in Dagestan Updated: Nov-29-15 8:54 am
MOSCOW - Russia's counter-terrorism agency says security forces in Dagestan have killed three militants who had sworn allegiance to the Islamic State group, including one who had returned from Syria this year.
- Russian oil tanker grounded in north Pacific Updated: Nov-29-15 8:16 am
MOSCOW - Russian emergency services say cleanup operations are underway after an oil tanker was grounded, damaging one of its fuel tanks.
- Syrian opposition: Russian strikes kill 18, wound dozens Updated: Nov-29-15 6:42 am
BEIRUT - Airstrikes believed to have been carried out by Russian warplanes killed at least 18 people and wounded dozens more on Sunday in a northern Syrian town held by insurgents, Syrian opposition media reported.
- Turkey says pilot's body to be flown back to Russia Updated: Nov-29-15 5:01 am
ANKARA, Turkey - The Turkish prime minister says Turkey has taken delivery of the body of a Russian pilot who was killed after Turkish F-16s shot down a Russian warplane.
- Former ambassador to Russia to receive honorary MSU degree Updated: Nov-28-15 8:27 pm
BOZEMAN, Montana - Michael McFaul, a former U.S. ambassador to Russia, will receive an honorary degree from Montana State University during fall commencement Dec. 12.
- Energy-rich Russia pays little attention to climate change Updated: Nov-28-15 9:29 am
MOSCOW - When forest fires roared through Siberia this summer, so vast that the smoke blocked vast Lake Baikal from satellite view, Russian officials blamed the blazes on arsonists and disorganized fire crews. Environmentalists say there was another culprit: global warming.
- Russia suspends visa-free travel with Turkey Updated: Nov-27-15 3:05 pm
MOSCOW - Russia announced Friday that it will suspend visa-free travel with Turkey amid the escalating spat over the downing of a Russian warplane by a Turkish fighter jet at the Syrian border.
- Former East German athlete testifies to the evils of doping Updated: Nov-27-15 1:35 pm
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado - Heidi Krieger didn't ask questions when her coaches added a regimen of blue pills to the handful of vitamins she was already taking every day.
- Romania OKs visit by Russian official under EU travel ban Updated: Nov-27-15 12:44 pm
BUCHAREST, Romania - Romania's foreign ministry has defended a visit by a Russian legislator who is on a European Union sanctions list, saying restrictions do not apply for international meetings.
- Gunmen mercilessly mowed down guests in Mali hotel siege Updated: Nov-27-15 12:30 pm
BAMAKO, Mali - The early breakfast crowd sipped coffee and picked at croissants in the Radisson Blu's dining room, swiping through emails and the morning headlines on their smartphones.
- Russians open coffin of next-to-last czar to collect DNA Updated: Nov-27-15 11:48 am
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia - Investigators have opened the coffin of Russia's next-to-last czar to obtain genetic material from his remains and say it was not tampered with in Soviet times.
- Strikes on IS city, focus of international campaign, kill 8 Updated: Nov-27-15 11:30 am
BEIRUT - A new wave of airstrikes targeting the Syrian city of Raqqa, the headquarters of the extremist Islamic State group and the focus of an international military campaign, killed at least eight people, including five children, Syrian opposition groups said Friday.
- Russia vows to follows recommendations on doping Updated: Nov-27-15 11:11 am
MOSCOW - Russia said Friday it will follow any recommendations from the World Anti-Doping Agency to clean up its own troubled drug-testing body.
- The Latest: Russia supports closing of Turkish=Syria border Updated: Nov-27-15 10:20 am
ANKARA, Turkey - The latest developments regarding the war in Syria. All times local.
- Central, eastern Europe protest Russian gas pipeline project Updated: Nov-27-15 7:26 am
PRAGUE - Slovakia's economy minister says his country will join forces with other Central and Eastern members of the European Union to protest a recent deal to expand a pipeline that delivers natural gas directly from Russia to Germany.
- Mitch Larkin sets short-course backstroke world record Updated: Nov-27-15 5:15 am
SYDNEY - Australian swimmer Mitchell Larkin set a short-course world record in the 200-meter backstroke final at the national titles on Friday.
- Russia, France agree to tighten cooperation against IS Updated: Nov-27-15 12:58 am
MOSCOW - The presidents of France and Russia agreed Thursday to tighten cooperation in the fight against the Islamic State group, although they remained at odds over their approach toward Syrian President Bashar Assad.
- Sebastian Coe gives up role with Nike amid scrutiny Updated: Nov-26-15 3:51 pm
MONACO - Although new to his job, Sebastian Coe has already learned that some battles are simply not worth fighting when you're trying to lead a major sport out of crisis.
- Russia bans weightlifters, cyclists and dancer for doping Updated: Nov-26-15 12:50 pm
MOSCOW - Two Russian weightlifters, two professional cyclists and a sport dancer have been banned for doping, the country's anti-doping agency said Thursday.
- Russia strikes back at Turkey with economic sanctions Updated: Nov-26-15 11:59 am
MOSCOW - Russia plans to retaliate against Turkey for the downing of a warplane by imposing sanctions, cutting economic ties and scrapping major investment projects.
- Russian Biathlon Union accepts fine over 2014 doping cases Updated: Nov-26-15 8:13 am
SALZBURG, Austria - The Russian Biathlon Union is accepting a fine of 100,000 euros ($106,000) over three doping cases, including two that came ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.
- Moldova: 13 detained on suspicion of plot to attack cities Updated: Nov-26-15 7:48 am
CHISINAU, Moldova - Moldovan police have detained a total of 13 suspected members of a paramilitary group allegedly planning to attack the capital and a northern city with a majority Russian population, with the aim of creating a new separatist republic similar to the one in eastern Ukraine.