Sochi signs off in style

Sochi let its hair down at a rollicking end-of-games party celebrating Russia's spirit and culture.

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  1. Olympic sports chief rebukes lobbyist

    Support is dropping away from the man who heads a sport umbrella body in conflict with the International Olympic Committee.

  2. Merkel sets tough line at EU summit with eastern partners

    Merkel sets tough line at EU summit with eastern partners

    Riga (AFP) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel told the EU's eastern partners not to expect too much of the bloc and warned Russia to mend its ways over Ukraine if it wanted to rejoin the G7 club of top nations.

  3. Aussie gymnast eyes unique feat

    Aussie gymnast eyes unique feat

    Steph Magiros is hoping to become the first Australian to go back-to-back in winter and then summer Olympics.

  4. US dollar echoes around the world

    Currency fluctuations are being felt around the world as the US dollar strengthens against the euro.

  5. Japan's figure skating star Asada back in training

    Japan's figure skating star Asada back in training

    Tokyo (AFP) - The smiling face of three-times figure skating world champion Mao Asada beamed out of Japan's front pages Tuesday after the Olympic medallist announced she was back in competitive training.

  6. Russia unveils bust of Putin as Roman emperor

    Russia unveils bust of Putin as Roman emperor

    Saint Petersburg (AFP) - A group of supporters of Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday presented a bust of the strongman depicting him in the heroic guise of a Roman emperor.

  7. Stylish Canada hockey team braced for tougher test at worlds

    Stylish Canada hockey team braced for tougher test at worlds

    Prague (AFP) - Canada have won all seven games in the group stage of the ice hockey world championships in style, but past editions have taught them that the play-offs are a brand new competition.

  8. McLoughlin new Paralympic chef de mission

    McLoughlin new Paralympic chef de mission

    Kate McLoughlin has been appointed chef de mission of Australia's Rio 2016 Paralympic team.

  9. US, Russia vow to boost cooperation, but no concrete progress

    US, Russia vow to boost cooperation, but no concrete progress

    Sochi (Russia) (AFP) - Russia and the United States vowed to improve strained ties after "frank" talks between President Vladimir Putin and top US diplomat John Kerry, but there was no concrete breakthrough after eight hours of meetings.

  10. Kerry holds 'frank' talks with Putin in bid to improve ties

    Kerry holds 'frank' talks with Putin in bid to improve ties

    Sochi (Russia) (AFP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and US Secretary of State John Kerry held four hours of rare face-to-face talks on Tuesday as the two nations sought ways to cooperate after a sharp deterioration in relations.

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