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Sebastian Coe took over as IAAF head in August.
27/11/2015 - Athletics

Russia accepts its suspension from world athletics

Russia has accepted its "full suspension" from world athletics over widespread doping, without even requesting a hearing, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) said Thursday.

French President François Hollande meets with Russian leader Vladimir Putin at Moscow airport, December 6 2014
26/11/2015 - France-Russia

Hollande's grand anti-IS coalition with Russia compromised by downed jet

French President François Hollande was set to hold talks on Thursday with Russian leader Vladimir Putin to rally his support behind global efforts to forge a grand coalition against Islamic ...
French President Francois Hollande (right) held talks Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi in Paris on Thursday.
26/11/2015 - France - Russia

Hollande to meet Putin today to forge alliance against Islamic State armed group

French President Francois Hollande will visit Moscow on Thursday to hold talks with Russian president Vladimir Putin as a part of his endeavour to establish a broader international coalition against ...
Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and French President Francois Hollande in Paris, 2 October 2015.
25/11/2015 - France

Russia key to French coalition against Islamic State group

French President Francois Hollande is dining Wednesday with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the latest world leader he is meeting to try to rally support for the fight the Islamic State group in ...
Russian ambassador to France Alexander Orlov
25/11/2015 - FRANCE-Russia

Russia wants joint staff against IS with France, US and even Turkey

The Russian ambassador to France told French radio Europe 1 on Wednesday that Moscow wanted an anti-Islamic State organisation alliance with France, the United States and even Turkey.

Why this indigenous Russian tribe feels let down by COP21
23/11/2015 - International report

Why this indigenous Russian tribe feels let down by COP21

A new, vast conservation area was set up in Russia’s Far East at the start of November - some 4-hundred kilometres North-East of Vladivostok.
Malian secuirty forces in front of the Radisson Blu in Bamako on 20 November 2015.
21/11/2015 - MALI

Mali on state of emergency as three Bamako hotel attackers sought

Malian security forces are searching for three suspects in the hostage-taking in Friday's Bamako hotel that cost at least 19 lives.
Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee, has backed the drive to clean up athletics.
19/11/2015 - athletics

Wada cracks down on six countries

The sporting world's anti-doping watchdog targeted six countries on Thursday for breaching its rules.
France's President Francois Hollande with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping
19/11/2015 - CHINA

China may use Paris attacks to justify Xinjiang crackdown, experts

The Islamic State (IS) armed group's claim on Thursday to have killed two more hostages - one Chinese, the other Norwegian - has dragged China into the ongoing conflict with the Islamist movement.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has publicly acknowledged that IS bombed a Russian airliner over Sinai last month
19/11/2015 - FRANCE - RUSSIE - SYRIA

France, Russia relations thaw as joint anti-IS drive planned

Russia's chief of general staff talked to his French counterpart about combating the Islamic State (IS) armed group by phone on Thursday in the latest move in a thaw in Paris-Moscow relations ...