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G7 powers meet without Russia in summit snub over Ukraine

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014, 06:51

The world`s leading industrialised nations meet without Russia for the first time in 17 years on Wednesday, leaving President Vladimir Putin out of the talks in retaliation for his seizure of Crimea and Russia`s part in destabilising eastern Ukraine.

Can Brazil successfully hold 2014 World Cup amid political turmoil?

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 07, 2014, 18:03

Can Brazil successfully hold 2014 World Cup amid political turmoil?

Can Brazil successfully hold 2014 World Cup amid political turmoil?

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 07, 2014, 18:03

Can Brazil successfully hold 2014 World Cup amid political turmoil?

South Korea's sports ministry probes federations

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014, 11:30

South Korea`s sports ministry has launched a probe into seven winter sports federations in a bid to uncover any illegal activities and recover public trust in the organisations ahead of the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic Games.

Germany`s Savchenko, Szolkowy lead worlds

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 12:52

Retiring Olympic bronze medallists Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy of Germany launched their bid for a fifth world pairs title in style by dominating the short programme on Wednesday.

Kremlin calls G8 summit snub `counterproductive`

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 19:51

Russia on Tuesday dismissed as counterproductive the decision of G8 member countries to snub a June summit in the Russian resort of Sochi.

Leaders plan Brussels G7 in June instead of G8 in Sochi-source

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 03:53

World leaders have agreed to hold a G7 summit in Brussels in June instead of attending a G8 meeting with Russia in Sochi, a French diplomatic source told Reuters on Monday.

Olympic champion Sotnikova to skip worlds

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 20:52

Olympic women`s champion Adelina Sotnikova will not compete in the world championships in Japan starting next week, the Russian figure skating federation announced on Tuesday.

Ukraine standoff intensifies; Russia says sanctions will `boomerang`

Last Updated: Saturday, March 08, 2014, 09:16

Russia said any US sanctions imposed on Moscow over the crisis in Ukraine will boomerang back on the United States and that Crimea has the right to self-determination as armed men tried to seize another Ukrainian military base on the peninsula.

Pussy Riot members attacked, injured

Last Updated: Thursday, March 06, 2014, 21:12

Two members of the Moscow-based Pussy Riots band, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina, were seriously assaulted at a fast food outlet by local youths in Nizhny Novgorod on Thursday.

British govt boycotts Sochi Paralympics over Ukraine

Last Updated: Monday, March 03, 2014, 13:08

The British government will boycott the Winter Paralympics in Sochi over host Russia`s military action in Ukraine, Prime Minister David Cameron has said.

G8 preparations put on hold as Russia strengthens military presence in Crimea

Last Updated: Monday, March 03, 2014, 12:57

The G8 Summit is scheduled for June and is to be held in Russia`s Black Sea resort of Sochi.