- Blatter: French, German presidents tried influence WCup vote Updated: Jul-04-15 10:02 pm
BERLIN - FIFA president Sepp Blatter said in a Sunday newspaper interview that French and German presidents applied political pressure before the 2018 and 2022 World Cups were awarded to Russia and Qatar, respectively.
- Draft accords of sanctions relief at Iran nuke talks in hand Updated: Jul-04-15 2:50 pm
VIENNA - World powers and Iran have drawn up a draft document on the pace and timing of sanctions relief for the Islamic republic in exchange for curbs on Iran's nuclear program, advancing on one of the most contentious issues at their negotiations, diplomats told The Associated Press on Saturday.
- Russia's Putin sends July 4 greetings to Obama Updated: Jul-04-15 12:46 pm
MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin has congratulated President Barack Obama on Independence Day and expressed confidence that Russia and the United States can work together to find solutions to international problems.
- Report: Serbs ask Russia to veto UN resolution on Srebrenica Updated: Jul-04-15 11:58 am
BELGRADE, Serbia - Serbia on Saturday asked Russia to veto a British U.N. Security Council resolution that would call the massacre of some 8,000 Muslim men and boys during the Bosnian war in Srebrenica genocide.
- Russia mulls new selective sanctions against Western nations Updated: Jul-03-15 3:53 pm
MOSCOW - Russia will consider new selective retaliatory measures against some specific Western countries, the nation's security chief said Friday, pointing at Finland as a possible target.
- Russian MiG fighter crashes in southern Russia, pilot lives Updated: Jul-03-15 1:47 pm
MOSCOW - The Russian Defense Ministry says a Russian air force fighter jet has crashed in the south but its pilot ejected safely.
- Slovak agency: Russian spies increase activities in EU, NATO Updated: Jul-03-15 10:31 am
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia - Slovakia's spy agency says Russian agents have significantly increased their activities in Slovakia and all other NATO and European Union countries in connection with the crisis in Ukraine.
- Russian parliament votes to adopt controversial privacy law Updated: Jul-03-15 8:53 am
MOSCOW - Lawmakers in the Russian parliament on Friday voted for a bill forcing online search engines to remove search results about a specific person at that person's request.
- Japan's Hagino pulls out of swim worlds with injured elbow Updated: Jul-03-15 4:18 am
TOKYO - World champion Kosuke Hagino of Japan will not compete at the swimming worlds after breaking his right elbow in training.
- Analysis: Root of tattered US-Russia ties date back decades Updated: Jul-03-15 3:09 am
WASHINGTON - The stumbles, blunders, and policy chaos that have sent increasingly frosty U.S.-Russia relations into what many now call a new Cold War might have been inevitable.
- Russian supply ship launched to International Space Station Updated: Jul-03-15 1:42 am
MOSCOW - A Russian booster rocket on Friday successfully launched an unmanned cargo ship to the International Space Station, whose crew is anxiously awaiting it after the successive failures of two previous supply missions.
- Caps get Sochi shootout star Oshie from Blues for Brouwer Updated: Jul-02-15 8:26 pm
- World War II POWs from Colorado get long-delayed medals Updated: Jul-02-15 6:11 pm
LAKEWOOD, Colorado - Stooped with age but still smiling and joking, three Colorado veterans who were taken prisoner by the German military in World War II got their medals Thursday, more than 70 years after they were liberated.
- Russian police officer accused of shoplifting in Virginia Updated: Jul-02-15 12:28 pm
TYSONS CORNER, Virginia - A Russian police officer who is in Virginia to participate in an international sports competition is accused of trying to steal merchandise from a department store.
- Turmoil in Russian football as government limits foreigners Updated: Jul-02-15 11:09 am
MOSCOW - With just 10 days until the start of the new season, Russian football clubs' transfer plans risk being upended as the government threatens to cut the number of foreign players they can field.
- Russia dissatisfied with MH17 report by Dutch Safety Board Updated: Jul-02-15 10:46 am
MOSCOW - A draft Dutch report into last year's crash of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 in eastern Ukraine fails to offer a comprehensive picture, a Russian aviation official said Thursday.
- UEFA confirms Rubin Kazan to get Europa League place Updated: Jul-02-15 10:09 am
MOSCOW - UEFA has confirmed that Rubin Kazan will replace fellow Russian club Dynamo Moscow in the Europa League after the latter broke financial fair play rules.
- European court to rule on 2004 Russian school hostage-taking Updated: Jul-02-15 5:37 am
PARIS - The European Court of Human Rights has agreed to rule in a case brought by nearly 400 survivors and family members of victims of a school hostage-taking in southern Russia in 2004 that left more than 300 dead.
- Russia won't call Srebrenica a genocide but many others do Updated: Jul-01-15 6:31 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Western nations and Russia may be dueling over whether the U.N. Security Council should call the Srebrenica massacre during the Bosnian war an act of genocide but at Wednesday's General Assembly commemoration of the 20th anniversary of Europe's worst mass killing since World War II there was no doubt.
- Blackhawks agree to 5-year extension with C Anisimov Updated: Jul-01-15 4:36 pm
CHICAGO - The past couple days have been quite a whirlwind for Artem Anisimov. Same for the Chicago Blackhawks.
- Russian prosecutors scoff at Baltics independence probe Updated: Jul-01-15 3:38 pm
MOSCOW - A request by Russian lawmakers to check the legality of Soviet recognition of the independence of three ex-Soviet Baltic republics makes no sense, the Prosecutor General's office said Wednesday.
- American dean fired from Russian university after TV show Updated: Jul-01-15 12:32 pm
MOSCOW - A Russian university has fired an American businessman after his presence on the faculty was questioned during a pro-Kremlin weekly television news program.
- GM stops production at its single plant in Russia Updated: Jul-01-15 11:14 am
ST.PETERSBURG, Russia - General Motors has halted production at its single assembly plant in Russia as sales have plummeted amid an economic downturn.
- Russia halts gas supply to Ukraine amid pricing dispute Updated: Jul-01-15 8:53 am
MOSCOW - The Russian gas company Gazprom halted supplies to neighboring Ukraine on Wednesday after the collapse of pricing talks, a company official said - but an EU official said the dispute would not affect the flow of Russian gas to Europe.
- Russia's highest court OKs early parliamentary vote in 2016 Updated: Jul-01-15 4:32 am
MOSCOW - Russia's highest court has given the green light to holding next year's parliamentary vote several months earlier.