- Qatar bans contractors leaving country in rain-damage probe Updated: Nov-28-15 3:12 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Qatar has banned contractors from leaving the small, oil-rich country as it carries out a probe into how heavy rains damaged buildings and roadways.
- Coe defensive for Eugene getting 2021 worlds without bid Updated: Nov-24-15 6:38 pm
LONDON - IAAF President Sebastian Coe is on the defensive over his role in Eugene receiving the 2021 world athletics championships without a bidding process, insisting on Tuesday that a leaked email does not show he lobbied for the small Oregon city.
- Michelle Obama speaks on need for girls' education worldwide Updated: Nov-04-15 7:28 am
DOHA, Qatar - U.S. first lady Michelle Obama on Wednesday called on the world to fund and promote societal change to support girls' education.
- VP Joe Biden apologizes to Olympic assembly for 'oversight' Updated: Oct-30-15 3:43 pm
WASHINGTON - Conspicuously absent the previous day, Vice President Joe Biden dropped in on a global Olympic meeting Friday and gave an impromptu plug for Los Angeles' bid for the 2024 Games.