WADA shares Moscow lab evidence with Olympic sports bodies

Russian Doping

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — World Anti-Doping Agency investigators are sharing evidence from a Moscow laboratory database with international sports bodies who must decide on prosecuting Russian athletes for doping. The database — known as the Laboratory Information Management System — can be used...


Putin accuses US agencies of manipulating doping testimony

Russia Putin

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin accused U.S. agencies of manipulating evidence from the main whistleblower on doping at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Putin said Thursday that former Moscow anti-doping laboratory director Grigory Rodchenkov — who is under witness protection after fleeing...


Aid group: At least 6,700 Rohingya killed in Myanmar

Myanmar Rohingya

BANGKOK (AP) — International aid group Doctors Without Borders said its field survey has found at least 6,700 Rohingya Muslims were killed between August and September in a crackdown by Myanmar’s security forces. The group, known by its French acronym MSF, said in a statement made available...


Trump would improve ties with Russia if his foes would let him, laments Putin

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said that he didn’t think President Trump would be able to improve relations between their two countries because he was being held back by his political opposition. Saying that Trump undoubtedly has had some...


South Korean President Moon in China on visit to repair ties

China South Korea

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping told his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in on Thursday that Beijing wants to improve ties that have nosedived over China’s objections to the deployment of an American anti-missile system. Welcoming Moon at the Great Hall of the People in the heart of...


Reuters demands Myanmar release 2 arrested journalists

Myanmar Journalists Arrested

BANGKOK (AP) — Reuters news agency called on Myanmar to immediately release two of its journalists who were arrested for possessing “important secret papers” obtained from two policemen who had worked in Rakhine state, where violence widely blamed on security forces has forced more than 630,000...


China, South Korea pledge to move past U.S. missile shield spat

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Chinese President Xi Jinping and South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in pledged in Beijing to put a spat over Seoul’s deployment of a U.S. missile shield behind them and work to improve ties between the two of Asia’s largest economies. “For reasons known to all, China-South Korea...


As Russian elections approach, Putin says he'd welcome competition

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said that he would like to see greater competition in Russian politics but it isn’t his job to build up the opposition in a country that he has ruled for 18 years, and likely longer as new elections loom. In...


UN chief says sanctions key to denuclearize North Korea

Japan UN

TOKYO (AP) — United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Thursday that unified efforts to fully implement sanctions on North Korea are key to resolving the country’s growing missile and nuclear threat. Guterres, who met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo, also said that...


Abe may have hit a snag in plans to revise Japan's pacifist constitution: His own party

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. TOKYO - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s push to revise the American-written, postwar constitution has hit its first stumbling block, with his own party unable to agree on how to change the clause that has kept the country pacifist for the past seven decades. Even...

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