- Putin getting left out of G-7 meeting, but not much else Updated: May-30-15 3:17 am
WASHINGTON - When President Barack Obama and other world leaders gather in Germany next week, Russia's Vladimir Putin will be left off the guest list, part of his punishment for more than a year of alleged Kremlin-supported aggression in Ukraine.
- Blatter wins re-election despite FIFA corruption scandal Updated: May-29-15 4:34 pm
ZURICH - In the end, nothing could stop Sepp Blatter.
- New Jersey Devils sign F Sergey Kalinin to entry-level deal Updated: May-29-15 3:32 pm
NEWARK, New Jersey - The New Jersey Devils have signed forward Sergey Kalinin to an entry-level contract.
- What lies ahead for FIFA and Sepp Blatter in his 5th term Updated: May-29-15 3:16 pm
ZURICH - The FIFA election is won and done. Sepp Blatter's problems, however, are far from over.
- Russia: Rocket failure was due to vibrations Updated: May-29-15 3:14 pm
MOSCOW - Russian space officials say this month's launch failure of a Proton rocket was due to excessive vibrations in the engine of the rocket's third stage.
- Gravely ill Russian opposition figure won't be sent abroad Updated: May-29-15 2:01 pm
MOSCOW - The prominent Russian opposition figure who is being treated at a Moscow hospital after the sudden onset of a mysterious illness won't be taken abroad for care.
- Ruble rebound threatens 'Made in Russia' industry revival Updated: May-29-15 9:46 am
MOSCOW - Russia's ruble is on a roller-coaster. After being the world's second worst-performing currency against the dollar last year, it is among the best in 2015.
- THE LATEST: Qataris defend integrity in 2022 World Cup bid Updated: May-29-15 8:18 am
ZURICH - The latest on FIFA developments:
- Russia steps up propaganda push with online "Kremlin trolls" Updated: May-29-15 7:37 am
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia - Deep inside a four-story marble building in St. Petersburg, hundreds of workers tap away at computers on the front lines of an information war, say those who have been inside. Known as "Kremlin trolls," the men and women work 12-hour shifts around the clock, flooding the Internet with propaganda aimed at stamping President Vladimir Putin's world vision on Russia, and the world.
- 12 Russians injured in lightning strike at ruins on Crete Updated: May-29-15 5:19 am
ATHENS, Greece - Greek authorities say 12 Russian tourists have been injured in a lightning strike at the archaeological site of Knossos, on the southern island of Crete.
- Alleged Nazi war criminal wanted by Russia dies in Quebec Updated: May-28-15 7:42 pm
MONTREAL - Vladimir Katriuk, the man who held the No. 2 spot on the Simon Wiesenthal Center's list of most wanted Nazi war criminals, has died, his lawyer said Thursday. He was 93.
- Russia classifies military casualties in peacetime Updated: May-28-15 4:25 pm
MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree to make losses of Russian troops in peacetime a secret.
- Lithuania wants NATO battalion as 'security guarantee' Updated: May-28-15 3:14 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Lithuania's foreign minister says his government wants a NATO battalion deployed permanently in the country as a "security guarantee" - not a provocation against Russia which has stepped up military action in the Baltic states.
- License decision on Ukraine TV station postponed Updated: May-28-15 11:49 am
KIEV, Ukraine - Ukraine's government broadcasting licensing authority has postponed a hearing on whether to rescind the license of one of the country's most popular TV channels.
- 2022 World Cup host Qatar stays silent on FIFA probes Updated: May-28-15 10:39 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Qatar is keeping quiet about the American and Swiss raids that have rocked FIFA and thrown another unwelcome spotlight on the tiny Gulf nation's hosting of the 2022 World Cup.
- Putin accuses US of meddling into FIFA affairs Updated: May-28-15 10:38 am
MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the United States of meddling in the affairs of soccer's governing body and hinted that its corruption investigation is part of an attempt to take the 2018 World Cup away from his country.
- Premier: Serbia ready to reduce dependence on Russian gas Updated: May-28-15 4:49 am
TIRANA, Albania - In a major policy shift, the Serbian prime minister said his country will accept U.S. calls to reduce dependency on Russian gas by adding an American-backed pipeline that would bring gas to Europe from Azerbaijan.
- Beach volleyball star Kerri Walsh Jennings injures shoulder Updated: May-27-15 11:42 pm
MOSCOW - Three-time Olympic beach volleyball champion Kerri Walsh Jennings withdrew from a pool match Wednesday in the Moscow Grand Slam because of a right shoulder injury.
- US, Swiss target top soccer officials in corruption probe Updated: May-27-15 7:38 pm
ZURICH - The U.S. government launched an attack on what it called deep-seated and brazen corruption in soccer's global governing body Wednesday, pulling FIFA executives out of a luxury Swiss hotel to face racketeering charges and raiding regional offices in Miami.
- Biden defends US cooperation on Russia amid Ukraine tensions Updated: May-27-15 2:12 pm
WASHINGTON - Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday defended the Obama administration's decision to cooperate with Russia on areas of "clear mutual interest," even as the West tries to punish Moscow for its actions in Ukraine.
- Russia criticizes US over FIFA case Updated: May-27-15 1:24 pm
WARSAW, Poland - Russia's foreign ministry has heavily criticized the United States over the arrest in Switzerland of officials from soccer's ruling body FIFA.
- Kazakhstan 'gay propaganda' measure deemed unconstitutional Updated: May-27-15 9:51 am
MOSCOW - A proposed law in Kazakhstan that would criminalize dissemination to minors of information supporting homosexual relationships has been struck down as unconstitutional.
- FIFA says it is a 'damaged' party in case against officials Updated: May-27-15 9:50 am
ZURICH - FIFA portrayed itself as the victim after authorities in Switzerland and the United States acted swiftly Wednesday on a pair of separate soccer corruption cases.
- TV showdown in Ukraine highlights press freedom anxieties Updated: May-27-15 9:01 am
KIEV, Ukraine - Crunch time is coming in a Ukrainian showdown that may yield clues into an increasingly asked question: How free is the press in Ukraine as it fights to stay out of Russia's orbit?
- FIFA now subject to federal probes in US, Switzerland Updated: May-27-15 8:24 am
ZURICH - FIFA's reputation for corruption has reignited spectacularly two days before a presidential election expected to give Sepp Blatter four more years at the head of world soccer.