The World Anti-Doping Agency delivered a rebuke to the International Olympic Committee on Wednesday in a statement supporting track and field's decision to bar Russian athletes from competing under their own flag at the Summer Games.
The Russian Sports Ministry says it is "extremely disappointed" that the IAAF has ruled to uphold its ban on the country's track and field athletes competing in international competitions, including the Olympics.
Russian fighter jets overflew a U.S. Navy destroyer in the Baltic Sea almost two dozen times earlier this week, with one pass at 30 feet from the ship causing wake in the waters nearby, a U.S. Defense Department official said today.
Russia on Tuesday rebuffed claims that its warplanes struck a hospital in northern Syria in airstrikes the previous day that killed at least nine people as Syrian government forces and a predominantly Kurdish coalition are making against rival groups in the country's north.
A German shepherd puppy was given to the French police from Russia today, in an official handover ceremony at the French Embassy in Moscow as an act of solidarity following the terrorist attacks in Paris last month.