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U.S., Russia see path forward on Syria but clash on election meddling

May 15, 2019 - 10:37 AM

Speaking for nearly two hours late into the evening in Putin's forested dacha in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Pompeo becomes the highest-ranking American to meet the Russian leader in 10 months

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U.S. does 'not seek a war with Iran' – Pompeo

May 15, 2019 - 3:04 AM

Pompeo's comments come during his first official visit to Russia, a key backer of Tehran

MIKE POMPEO. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo attends a meeting with Russian President at the Bocharov Ruchei residence in Sochi on May 14, 2019. Photo by Pavel Golovkin/AFP

Pompeo to meet Putin on Russia visit – State Department

May 12, 2019 - 12:24 AM

The top US diplomat will meet Putin on Tuesday, May 14, in Sochi to 'discuss the full range of bilateral and multilateral challenges'

TOP DIPLOMAT. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo looks on during a discussion on the major foreign policy priorities of the State Department in Washington, DC, on April 29, 2019. Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Suspect held over Olympic figure skater's murder

Jul 20, 2018 - 3:22 PM

A suspect has been detained for the fatal stabbing of 2014 Sochi Olympics bronze medalist Denis Ten

GREAT LOSS. Kazakh skating star Denis Ten died in the hospital after medics fought to save his life following the attack.Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Olympic figure skater stabbed to death

Jul 20, 2018 - 12:57 PM

The 25-year-old Denis Ten, who won a bronze in the 2014 Sochi Olympics, was fatally attacked by car thieves

TRAGEDY. Family, friends and fans across the world mourn the death of Kazakh skating star Denis Ten. Photo by Yuri Kadobnov/AFP

UN will send Syria envoy to Russia peace conference

Jan 27, 2018 - 11:41 PM

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres 'is confident that the congress in Sochi will be an important contribution' to reviving the peace talks held under UN auspices in Geneva

TO RUSSIA. In this file photo, UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura briefs the press after speaking to a group of Syrians holding a vigil on the first day of a new round of Syria peace talks in Geneva on February 23, 2017. Photo by Philippe Desmazes/ AFP

Syria rebels reject Sochi peace initiative

Dec 26, 2017 - 6:23 PM

The 'Congress of National Dialogue' is set in Sochi on January 29 and 30

4 Russian skeleton athletes suspended

Dec 31, 2016 - 1:56 PM

The International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation IBSF suspends 4 Russian competitors as the fallout from the expose into state backed doping at the 2014 Sochi Olympics takes another twist

SUSPENDED. This file photo taken on February 14, 2014 shows Russia's Elena Nikitina reacting after finishing her run during the Women's Skeleton 4th and final Heat of the Sochi Winter Olympics. Nikitina, who was a bronze medalist in women's skeleton at Sochi, is claimed to be among those suspended. LIONEL BONAVENTURE / AFP

Main black box of crashed Russian plane found in Black Sea

Dec 28, 2016 - 9:26 AM

The defense ministry says the box could provide vital clues why the plane crashed

Olympics: Russia doping state-dictated with secret service backing – report

Jul 18, 2016 - 9:38 PM

Richard McLaren: The Moscow laboratory operated for the protection of doped Russian athletes within a state dictated failsafe system

ANTI-DOPING. Richard Pound (C), head of the independent commission of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), and members of the commission Richard H. McLaren (L), and Guenter Younger, hold a press conference in Unterschleissheim, Germany, January 14, 2016. Photo by Sven Hoppe/EPA

Tersandung kasus doping, seluruh atlet Rusia terancam tak ikut Olimpiade

Jul 17, 2016 - 8:29 PM

Atlet Rusia terlibat skandal doping pada Olimpiade musim dingin Sochi 2014

Kontingen Rusia saat upacara pembukaan Olimpiade Sochi pada 7 Februari 2014. Foto oleh Barbara Walton/EPA

Apa saja agenda Jokowi di Korea Selatan dan Rusia?

May 20, 2016 - 4:52 PM

Jokowi berkunjungan ke Korea Selatan dan Rusia dimulai tanggal 15 20 Mei 2016 Jokowi berharap investor dari dua negara berniat meningkatkan investasi di Indonesia

KUNJUNGAN JOKOWI KE RUSIA DAN KOREA SELATAN. Melalui kunjungan ke-2 negara itu, Jokowi berharap investor dari kedua negara akan meningkatkan nilai investasi di Indonesia. Ilustrasi oleh Adinda Maya/Rappler

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May 18, 2016 - 12:14 PM

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Hasil GP Rusia: Nico Rosberg tercepat, Rio Haryanto urung 'finish'

May 01, 2016 - 9:36 PM

Nico Rosberg cetak kemenangan keempat berturut turut di musim 2016 Rio Haryanto terhenti di lap pertama

Rosberg mencetak kemenangan keempat berturut-turut di musim balap F1 2016. Foto dari Twitter/@F1

GP Rusia: Rio Haryanto terhenti di lap pertama

May 01, 2016 - 8:10 PM

Mobil Rio Haryanto ditabrak oleh mobil lain dan tak bisa melanjutkan balapan

Rio Haryanto usai balapan lebih cepat di Sochi, Rusia, pada 1 Mei 2016. Foto dari Twitter/@F1

Hasil kualifikasi GP F1 Rusia: Nico Rosberg start terdepan

Apr 30, 2016 - 10:30 PM

Pembalap Rio Haryanto akan start dari posisi ke 21 pada balapan hari Minggu 1 Mei

POLE POSITION. Pembalap dari tim Mercedes, Nico Rosberg berhasil meraih pole position dalam kualifikasi di sirkuit Sochi Autodrom, Rusia pada Minggu, 1 Mei. Foto oleh Srdjan Suki/EPA

Presiden Jokowi akan hadiri KTT ASEAN-Rusia di Sochi

Feb 10, 2016 - 3:00 PM

Presiden Jokowi mengundang Rusia untuk mengikuti pertemuan OKI di Jakarta bulan Maret

Presiden Jokowi menerima Sekretaris Dewan Keamanan Rusia Nikolay P. Petrushev, di Istana Merdeka, pada 10 Februari 2016. Foto oleh Setkab.go.id

Perkuat hubungan ekonomi, Presiden Putin undang Jokowi ke Rusia

Jan 08, 2016 - 9:45 PM

Presiden Joko Widodo berjanji akan menghadiri KTT ASEAN Rusia di bulan Mei

Presiden Joko Widodo (kanan) menemui Menteri Perdagangan dan Industri Rusia Denis Manturov (kiri) saat kunjungan kerja di Istana Merdeka, Jakarta, Jumat 8 Januari.

Rio Haryanto meraih podium, 'Indonesia Raya' tertunda di Rusia

Oct 12, 2015 - 12:32 PM

Setelah di 7 race tak ada kabarnya di podium Rio Haryanto kembali meraihnya di Sirkuit Sochi Rusia Mengamankan posisinya di peringkat 3 klasemen sementara GP2 Series

Rio Haryanto tempati posisi kelima pada race pertama feature race seri kesembilan balap mobil GP2 Series di Sirkuit Sochi, Rusia, 11 Oktober 2015. Foto dari Twitter/@CamposRacing

Grand Prix F1 Rusia: Mercedes pastikan raih gelar juara dunia konstruktor

Oct 11, 2015 - 8:59 PM

Balapan berakhir dengan kemenangan Hamilton Mercedes diikuti Vettel Ferrari di posisi kedua dan Perez Force India di tempat ketiga

Rio Haryanto finish kelima di race pertama GP2 Rusia, dapat tambahan 5 poin

Oct 11, 2015 - 1:58 PM

Dengan hasil ini Rio Haryanto akan memulai sprint race dari urutan keempat dan hanya perlu menyalip satu kompetitor untuk naik ke podium

Rio Haryanto tempati posisi kelima pada race pertama feature race seri kesembilan balap mobil GP2 Series di Sirkuit Sochi, Rusia, 11 Oktober 2015. Foto dari Twitter/@CamposRacing

Grand Prix F1 Rusia: Panggung Mercedes kunci gelar juara konstruktor

Oct 11, 2015 - 1:21 PM

Syaratnya Hamilton dan Rosberg harus kumpulkan 3 poin lebih banyak dari Ferrari dalam balapan yang akan berlangsung di Sirkuit Sochi Autdrom ini

Pembalap Mercedes Nico Rosberg. Foto dari Twitter @F1

Putin to host US Secretary of State Kerry for high-stakes Sochi talks

May 11, 2015 - 10:51 PM

President Vladimir Putin has refused to budge on Ukraine but has signalled his readiness to mend ties with Washington and Brussels as Russia chafes under the burden of biting Western sanctions

CONCERNED. President Vladimir Putin said he was concerned over tensions in Ukraine's Russian-speaking southeastern regions. Photo by AFP

World leaders mark D-Day in shadow of Ukraine crisis

Jun 06, 2014 - 2:07 PM

UPDATED Around 1 800 veterans from Britain the United States France Canada but also Russia and Poland will honor the sacrifice of thousands of their comrades who fell on D Day

Martinez in first place after Triglav Trophy short program

Apr 05, 2014 - 2:18 AM

Filipino figure skater Michael Christian Martinez is off to a hot start in the Triglav Trophy International Figure Skating Tournament in Jesenice Slovenia after topscoring the short program

MIRACLE ON ICE. Filipino figure skater Michael Martinez is in the top spot of the Triglav Trophy competition after the short program. Photo by Adrian Dennis/EPA

Winter Olympian Martinez, Cabiles set for Triglav Figure Skating Competition

Apr 01, 2014 - 4:53 PM

Filipino figure skating returns to the world stage when Winter Olympian Michael Christian Martinez and Fil Am Samantha Cabiles compete in the Triglav Trophy International Figure Skating Competition from April 2 6

ICE DREAMS. Michael Christian Martinez and Samantha Cabiles will represent the Philippines in Slovenia. Photos from press release

Olympic figure skating champ Hanyu wins gold at worlds

Mar 28, 2014 - 11:06 PM

Japan s Yuzuru Hanyu added his first world figure skating crown to his Olympic gold medal Friday as he edged compatriot Tatsuki Machida by a less than a point

DOUBLE CHAMP. Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan celebrates after learning his results for his performance in the men's singles competition of the ISU World Figure Skating Championships. Photo by Kiyoshi Ota/EPA

Pressure on Olympic figure skating champ Hanyu at worlds

Mar 25, 2014 - 1:36 PM

The pressure is on Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu as he bids to claim the world title in front of his home crowd at the world figure skating championships

REPEAT? Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan performs during the Men's Free Skating of the Figure Skating event at the Iceberg Palace during the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games. Photo by How Hwee Young/EPA

Prokhorov to transfer Brooklyn Nets ownership to Russia

Mar 25, 2014 - 4:09 AM

Russian billionaire businessman Mikhail Prokhorov owner of the Brooklyn Nets basketball franchise said Monday he was transferring its ownership to Russia

TO RUSSIA WITH LOVE. Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov (R) poses with Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) at a state awards presentation in the Kremlin in Moscow on Monday. Photo by Alexey Nikolsky/EPA

Ukraine Paralympians raise national flag in Sochi amid crisis

Mar 07, 2014 - 9:13 AM

The team however is yet to formally announce whether or not it will be boycotting the Games over Russia s intervention in Ukraine s Crimea

PREPARING FOR THE PARALYMPICS. Athletes in action during an unofficial training session at Laura Cross-Country Ski & Biathlon Center during the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games, Krasnaya Polyana, Russia, 19 February 2014. Valdrin Xhemaj/EPA

Ukraine crisis casts shadow on Sochi Paralympics

Mar 06, 2014 - 9:17 PM

The backdrop to this celebration of sport will be very different from the Winter Olympics last month after Putin supported the seizure by pro Moscow armed forces of Ukraine s region of Crimea

WILL IT STILL BE A HAPPY EVENT? In this file photo, fireworks are seen above the Olympic Park during the Closing Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games at the Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi, Russia, 23 February 2014. Armando Babani/EPA

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Feb 26, 2014 - 8:00 AM

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What's next for Michael Christian Martinez?

Feb 25, 2014 - 6:49 PM

After achieving his life s goal of competing at the Winter Olympics what is next for Filipino figure Michael Christian Martinez? Read on to find out

TROPICAL ICE PRINCE. Michael Christian Martinez skates for adoring fans at a meet-and-greet on Tuesday, February 25 at Mall of Asia. Photo by Mark Cristino

Olympian Martinez comes home to hero's welcome

Feb 24, 2014 - 10:12 PM

After an impressive figure skating stint Michael Christian Martinez receives a hero s welcome

HERO ON ICE. Michael Christian Martinez comes home to a hero's welcome after competing in the Winter Olympics at Sochi, Russia. Photo by Ritchie Tongo/EPA

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Feb 24, 2014 - 9:28 PM

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Support promised as Martinez gears up for 2018 Winter Games

Feb 24, 2014 - 2:02 PM

As Michael Martinez gears up for the 2018 Winter Olympics companies pledge support to the new toast of the Philippine sports world

OLYMPIC HERO. Michael Martinez takes in the crowd's applause after a performance at the Sochi Winter Olympics. Photo by EPA

HIGHLIGHTS: Olympian Michael Martinez arrives from Sochi

Feb 24, 2014 - 11:51 AM

The Philippines lone Winter Olympian Michael Christian Martinez returned home to a warm welcome from fellow Filipinos

#Sochi2014 closing ceremony: 9 memorable moments

Feb 24, 2014 - 9:58 AM

Some of the most memorable moments and performances from the packed Fisht Stadium as the XXII Olympic Winter Games comes to a close

CELEBRATION. Sochi let its hair down on Sunday, February 23, at a rollicking end-of-games Olympic party celebrating Russia's spirit and culture through the country's rich heritage of music and art. Photos from AFP

Curtain falls on Sochi Winter Olympics

Feb 24, 2014 - 7:40 AM

In a glitzy closing ceremony International Olympic Committee IOC president Thomas Bach says Russia delivered all what it had promised

FAREWELL, SOCHI. Fireworks are seen above the Olympic Park during the Closing Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games at the Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi, Russia, 23 February 2014. Armando Babani/EPA

Party time as Sochi Winter Olympics close

Feb 24, 2014 - 7:27 AM

In a show themed Reflections of Russia a Marc Chagall fantasy world of brides and fiddlers clowns and acrobats children and animals came to life in a scene inspired by one of his paintings

GRAND CLOSING. Dancers performing during the Closing Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games at the Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi, Russia, 23 February 2014. Daniel Karmann/EPA

Martinez lauded, rewarded for Olympic performance

Feb 24, 2014 - 4:48 AM

Filipino Winter Olympian Michael Christian Martinez came home to a hero s welcome Sunday from Filipinos after his historic Winter Olympic debut in Sochi Russia

INSTANT STAR. Michael Martinez signs autographs at his press event at the SM Mall of Asia. Photo by Ritchie Tongol/EPA

Aquino to meet Olympian Michael Martinez

Feb 24, 2014 - 1:07 AM

The courtesy call will be the first meeting between the two although no date has yet been set

EARLY LEAD. Filipino Michael Christian Martinez performs in the Men's Figure Skating Free Program at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 14, 2014. Photo by Adrian Dennis / AFP

Canada claims hockey gold at Winter Olympics

Feb 23, 2014 - 11:37 PM

Sidney Crosby scored on a breakaway in the second period as Canada retained their Olympic title rolling over Sweden 3 0 to claim a record ninth gold and the first on European soil in 62 years

GOLDEN GOALS. Sidney Crosby (R) of Canada scores against Henrik Lundqvist goalkeeper of Sweden. Photo by Srdjan Suki/EPA

Austrian Olympian fails drug test as team labels him a 'scoundrel'

Feb 23, 2014 - 11:19 PM

An Austrian cross country skier was thrown out of the Sochi Olympics and labelled a scoundrel by his own team Sunday after testing positive for blood booster EPO the fifth doping case to hit the Games

BUSTED. Johannes Duerr of Austria in action during the 15km+15km Skiathlon competition at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games. Duerr has tested positive for doping. Photo by Roland Schlager/EPA

Russia ends Winter Olympics as surprise medals leader

Feb 23, 2014 - 10:09 PM

Sochi s 50 billion Olympics close Sunday with Russia hailing a Games closely wrapped up in the image of President Vladimir Putin and the country seizing first place in the medals table

MONOPOLY. Russians Maxim Vylegzhanin (silver), Alexander Legkov (gold) and Ilia Chernousov (bronze) celebrate during the flower ceremony for the Men's 50km Mass Start Free Cross Country Skiing event. Photo by Valdrin Xhemaj/EPA

Two athletes expelled for doping from Winter Olympics

Feb 22, 2014 - 6:05 AM

A double gold medal winning German female biathlete and an Italian bobsledder were expelled from the Sochi Olympics Friday after testing positive for banned substances in the first doping cases of these Games

POSITIVE. Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle of Germany was one of two athletes who tested positive for banned substances in Sochi. Photo by Armando Babani/EPA

Olympics: Sotnikova deserved gold, angry Russians insist

Feb 21, 2014 - 9:06 PM

Adelina Sotnikova s coaches hit back Friday at suggestions her victory was the result of a voting fix in favour of the Winter Games hosts

RUSSIAN GOLD. South Korea's silver medalist Kim Yu-Na, (from left) Russia's gold medalist Adelina Sotnikova and Italy's bronze medalist Carolina Kostner stand on the podium during the Women's Figure Skating Flower Ceremony at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 20, 2014. Photo by Adrian Dennis / AFP

Sotnikova upsets Kim Yuna, takes Olympic figure skating gold

Feb 21, 2014 - 3:35 AM

17 year old Sotnikova shattered her personal best score by 18 points to give Russia its first ever ladies figure skating gold medal

Martinez heading home after historic Winter Olympic outing

Feb 20, 2014 - 12:18 PM

Michael Christian Martinez wraps up his history making Olympics run with a short and sweet Facebook message to all his supporters

HISTORY MADE. Michael Christian Martinez may not have brought home an Olympic medal, but he still made history in his journey at the 2014 Winter Games. Photo by EPA

Russia crash out of ice hockey, Kim glides towards gold

Feb 20, 2014 - 9:13 AM

In the mountains above Sochi four time world champion skier Ted Ligety won the men s giant slalom; Norwegian biathlete Ole Einar Bjoerndalen takes record 13th medal; and a married couple both get medals

RUSSIA DOWN AND OUT. Teemu Selanne (L) of Finland scores a goal against goalie Semyon Varlamov (R) of Russia in the quarter final match between Finland and Russia at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games, Sochi, Russia, 19 February 2014. Larry W. Smith/EPA