Diplomacy

January 27, 2019 - 7:00 am
LONDON (AP) — Malaysia has been stripped of the hosting rights for the World Para Swimming Championships after refusing to let Israelis compete in the event that serves as a qualifying event for the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics. The Malaysian government said earlier this month that no Israeli delegates...
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Saudi Arabia's midfielder Hussain Al-Mogahwi, background, reacts after he scored his goal during the AFC Asian Cup group E soccer match between Lebanon and Saudi Arabia at Al Maktoum Stadium in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
January 16, 2019 - 4:06 pm
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Traveling to the Asian Cup should have been a simple flight lasting barely an hour for Qatar's soccer players. Instead, it involved a circuitous route to the United Arab Emirates via Kuwait, lasting more than five hours. The journey demonstrates how the...
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President Donald Trump, center, talks with Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley, left, watch from the stands before the Army-Navy NCAA college football game in Philadelphia, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
December 08, 2018 - 5:07 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Saturday was a day of politics and football for President Donald Trump, who announced the departure of his chief of staff, nominated a new top military adviser and then threw fist pumps at this year's Army-Navy football game. The commander in chief flew to Philadelphia for the...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 10, 2008 file photo, President of the Kenyan National Olympic Committee and International Olympic Committee executive member, Kipchoge Keino, right, delivers a speech near the town of Eldoret, Kenya. Running great Kip Keino has handed himself over to police and is under arrest following allegations he and six other Kenyan sports and government officials embezzled and misappropriated more than $545,000 set aside for their team at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Keino, former sports minister Hassan Wario and two other former sports ministry officials surrendered to police Thursday and are due in court Friday to plead to charges of corruption and abuse of office. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File )
October 19, 2018 - 4:16 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kip Keino's reputation has been damaged unfairly in the Kenyan Olympic corruption scandal, his lawyer said Friday as he pushes for charges against the running great to be dropped. Lawyer Cecil Miller said he "very much" believes that the charges will be dropped and Keino will...
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FILE - In this Friday, May 5, 2017 file photo, Incumbent head of Kenya's National Olympic Committee Kipchoge 'Kip' Keino, attends a meeting on the day committee elections were supposed to take place in Nairobi, Kenya. Kenya's director of public prosecutions said on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018 that distance-running great Keino and six other former officials will be charged with corruption relating to the alleged misappropriation of more than $545,000 that was meant to help fund the country's team at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Keino, a trailblazer for Kenyan runners and a gold medalist at the 1968 Olympics, was head of the national Olympic committee until last year. (AP Photo/Sayyid Abdul Azim, File)
October 18, 2018 - 11:48 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Running great Kip Keino handed himself over to police in Kenya on Thursday and is under arrest, set to face charges of corruption and abuse of office that threaten the reputation of one of track and field's most revered figures. The 78-year-old Keino, former Kenyan sports...
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Mark Flynn, Director General for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, left, and Assistant Attorney General for National Security John Demers, attend a news conference, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, at the Justice Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
October 04, 2018 - 4:56 pm
LONDON (AP) — The West unleashed an onslaught of new evidence and indictments Thursday accusing Russian military spies of hacking so widespread that it seemed to target anyone, anywhere who investigates Moscow's involvement in an array of criminal activities — including doping, poisoning and the...
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In this image released by the Dutch Defense Ministry on Thursday Oct. 4, 2018, trash belonging to four Russian officers of the Main Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, GRU, is seen next to their car facing the OPCW building on April 13, 2018. The trash was taken not left in their hotel, common practice to avoid leaving finger prints and or DNA, according to the Dutch Defense Ministry. The officers were expelled from the Netherlands for allegedly trying to hack into the chemical watchdog OPCW's network. The Dutch defense minister on Thursday Oct. 4, 2018, accused Russia's military intelligence unit of attempted cybercrimes targeting the U.N. chemical weapons watchdog and the investigation into the 2014 Malaysian Airlines crash over Ukraine. (Dutch Defense Ministry via AP)
October 04, 2018 - 4:52 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on a new wave of global cyberattacks blamed on Russia (all times local): 9:50 p.m. A top Russian diplomat is warning the U.S. that its allegations of cybercrimes by the Russian intelligence could dangerously escalate tensions between the nuclear superpowers. Deputy Foreign...
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FILE - This is a Sept. 21, 2013, file photo, showing fans during the second half of an NCAA college football game between Notre Dame and Michigan State in South Bend, Ind. No. 14 Michigan plays at No. 12 Notre Dame on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
August 30, 2018 - 4:25 pm
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The "end" of the Michigan-Notre Dame rivalry was a three-year soap opera that included accusations of cowardice and the "Chicken Dance" being played in the Big House. It was quite the drama, concluding in 2014 with a historic beat down. The "end," however, turned out to be...
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FILE - In this April 27, 2018, file photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, poses with South Korean President Moon Jae-in for a photo inside the Peace House at the border village of Panmunjom in Demilitarized Zone, South Korea. The war-separated rivals will take their reconciliation steps to the Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia, where they will jointly march in the opening ceremony and field combined teams in basketball, rowing and canoeing. (Korea Summit Press Pool via AP. Pool, File)
August 09, 2018 - 10:16 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — With the Koreas, there's no separating their sports from their politics. The war-separated rivals will take their reconciliation steps to the Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia, where they will jointly march in the opening ceremony and field combined teams in...
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U.S. President Donald Trump, left, tosses a soccer ball to his wife first lady Melania Trump after Russian President Vladimir Putin presented it to him during a press conference after their meeting at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland, Monday, July 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
July 16, 2018 - 12:47 pm
HELSINKI (AP) — Riding high after hosting a successful World Cup, Russian President Vladimir Putin brought a special gift to his summit with U.S. President Donald Trump: a soccer ball. After a journalist asked a question at their joint press conference Monday in Helsinki using soccer metaphors,...
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