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Russians lose track appeal; IOC to weigh total ban for Rio

Russia Doping IAAF CAS-1

LONDON (AP) — Now that Russian track and field athletes have failed in their effort to have their...

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The Latest: IOC president defends Russia decision

IOC Russia

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The Latest from the IOC meeting on Russia’s participation at the Rio Games (all times local): 5:20 p.m. IOC President Thomas Bach has defended the decision not to ban all Russians from the Olympics by insisting clean athletes should not be punished. Bach says “an...


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Clinton campaign manager: Russians leaked Democrats' emails to help Donald

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager, Robby Mook, indicated that he believes “Russian state actors” had some involvement in the leaked Democratic National Committee emails that show top Democrats writing off Sen. Bernie Sanders’s chances during the primaries. “There’s...


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IOC leaders stop short of complete ban on Russians from Rio

IOC Russia

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Olympic leaders stopped short Sunday of imposing a complete ban on Russia from the Rio de Janeiro Games, assigning individual global sports federations the responsibility to decide which athletes should be cleared to compete. The decision, announced after a three-hour...


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Nepal's prime minister resigns after losing majority support

Nepal Politics

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal’s prime minister resigned on Sunday shortly before he was to face a confidence vote in parliament that he expected to lose, further aggravating political instability in the Himalayan country. Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli’s 9-month-old government had lost its...


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Bolivia's president isn't lowering his sights despite a scandal worthy of a

Special To The Washington Post. LA PAZ, Bolivia -- Most democratic leaders would find their political ambitions curtailed by a referendum result spurning their plans for reelection. But Bolivia’s President Evo Morales is different. Despite a narrow loss in a February vote for a constitutional...


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Rio Olympics: Leaks, electrical outages as teams arrive

Brazil Rio Olympics Village

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Thousands of athletes arriving for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics could find major plumbing and electrical problems in their rooms at the Athletes Village with the games opening in just under two weeks. The International Olympic Committee and local organizers held emergency talks...


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Thousands attend funeral for slain critic of Cambodia leader

Cambodia Critic Killed

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Tens of thousands of Cambodians marched Sunday in the funeral procession for a leading government critic who was fatally shot in an attack that raised suspicion of a political conspiracy. A farm worker who was caught red-handed told police he killed Kem Ley, 45, over a...


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Authorities: Munich shooter planned attack for a year

APTOPIX Germany Munich Shooting

MUNICH (AP) — The teenager behind the deadly shooting rampage at a Munich mall had planned his attack for a year and chose his victims at random, investigators said Sunday. Bavarian investigator Robert Heimberger said the shooter, an 18-year-old German-Iranian identified only as David S., visited...


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Prosecutor: Venezuela first lady's nephews confess drug deal

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Two nephews of Venezuela’s powerful first lady confessed to trying to smuggle 800 kilograms (1,763 pounds) of cocaine into the U.S., according to prosecutors in the politically-charged case. The court filings Friday by prosecutors shed new light on the case that has...


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No ASEAN consensus on S. China Sea despite rounds of talks

Southeast Asian Meetings

VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) — Southeast Asia’s main grouping apparently failed to reach a consensus Sunday on how to counter China’s territorial expansion in the South China Sea, intensifying a diplomatic stalemate despite three rounds of formal and informal talks. The foreign ministers of the 10...


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