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Tyson Gay will compete in his first World Championships since 2011.
27/06/2015 - athletics

Gay's wisdom sees off young pretenders on his road to redemption

Tyson Gay claimed experience was the key to his victory on Friday night in the US trials for the World Championships in Beijing in August.
A woman walks out of her damaged house in the town of Debaltseve, north-east of Donetsk, 17 March 2015
22/06/2015 - RUSSIA - EUropean union

EU prolongs Russia sanctions but analysts dub them ineffective

Russia's foreign ministry expressed disappointment at the extension of the European Union's sanctions on Moscow over the Ukraine conflict, blaming the move on an anti-Russian "lobby".
Russian President Vladimir Putin (front) and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras arrive for a meeting at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2015 (SPIEF 2015) in St. Petersburg, Russia, June 19, 2015
20/06/2015 - Greece-Russia

Greece looks to Putin as debt negotiation deadline looms

As Eurozone leaders prepare for a special summit this Monday to try and clinch a deal on Greece's debt crisis, Athens is set to hold talks with Moscow, 12 days before it must either pay back its creditors or go bust.

Fighting in Donetsk series part 2/3
16/06/2015 - International report

Fighting in Donetsk series part 2/3

With the on-going conflict in eastern Ukraine, foreigners continue to fight alongside pro-Russia separatists of the Donetsk People's Republic.
Fighting in Donetsk series part 1/3
15/06/2015 - International report

Fighting in Donetsk series part 1/3

Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko said recently that Ukraine was now in a state of what he called “real war” with Russia.
TV5Monde's hacked Facebook page
10/06/2015 - RUSSIA - FRANCE

TV5Monde cyberattack 'work of Russian hackers'

Investigators into the massive cyberattack on French international broadcaster TV5 Monde believe it was the work of a Russian group

FIFA President Sepp Blatter attends a press conference in Zurich on June 2 2015.
08/06/2015 - Football

'Russia, Qatar could lose the right to host World Cups'

Domenico Scala, head of FIFA's auditing and compliance committee, said that Russia and Qatar could lose the right to host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups if evidence of corruption is found.

Russian president Vladimir Putin at a press conference, 18 December 2014
07/06/2015 - RUSSIA

Russian scientists stage rare anti-government protest

Several thousand protesters, including scientists and intellectuals, took to the streets of Moscow on Saturday to express fears for the future of scientific research, which is becoming mired in red ...
Cannes, Russia, Sweden, Bolivia – and our friends the teachers
06/06/2015 - The Sound Kitchen

Cannes, Russia, Sweden, Bolivia – and our friends the teachers

This week on The Sound Kitchen, you’ll hear the answer to the question about the country which had its first time ever entry at the Cannes Film Festival.
Syrian president Bashar al-Assad here seen with Russien president Vladimer Putin in 2006
01/06/2015 - Syria, Russia

Russia's U-Turn on Syria concern for Damascus' residents

The pan-Arab daily newspaper Asharq Al-Awsat reported that Russia is reversing its support for Syrian president Bashar al-Assad.