Support is dropping away from the man who heads a sport umbrella body in conflict with the International Olympic Committee.
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.
Steph Magiros is hoping to become the first Australian to go back-to-back in winter and then summer Olympics.
Currency fluctuations are being felt around the world as the US dollar strengthens against the euro.
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.
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.
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.
Kate McLoughlin has been appointed chef de mission of Australia's Rio 2016 Paralympic team.
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.
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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