Accused abroad, Russians become celebrities at home

MOSCOW (AP) — The last time Britain accused two Russians of an assassination, one of them ended up in the Russian parliament. The case of Andrei Lugovoi, a key suspect in the 2006 ki...

US policy drives Russia, China together ahead of summit

MOSCOW (AP) — When Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping meet this week, they will have plenty to talk about thanks to U.S. President Donald Trump. Xi is ...

As World Cup ends, Russia faces uncertain football legacy

YEKATERINBURG, Russia (AP) — The massive scaffolding seating structures soaring out of each end of Yekaterinburg Arena were built to show Russia was serious about saving money. At the end of the World...

Migrant workers the key to Russia's smooth-running World Cup

MOSCOW (AP) — Behind the veneer of Russia's smooth-running World Cup are legions of migrant workers from Central Asia, who built the stadiums and keep them running, staff concession stands, and clean ...

World Cup has divisive legacy for Russia's environment

KALININGRAD, Russia (AP) — October Island was considered to some "a little corner of heaven" in the Russian city of Kaliningrad. Then a World Cup stadium was built on the island. ...

Cossacks under scrutiny as they prepare to guard World Cup

ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia (AP) — Russia plans to deploy thousands of Cossacks to guard the World Cup, but the traditional paramilitary groups face criticism for their strident nationalism and attacks on p...

Are all Russia ties now sinister, or are some just business?

MOSCOW (AP) — A shipping company partly owned by President Donald Trump's commerce secretary is one of the few in the world that can transport liquefied petroleum gas in cold and icy conditions. Russi...

Video games in the Olympics? Here's how it might work

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan (AP) — The future of the Olympics may just be in a basement in Turkmenistan. With leading Olympic figures considering a possible role for competitive computer ...

Isolated Turkmenistan holds lavish opening ceremony

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan (AP) — With a glitzy sports show and a multi-billion-dollar spending spree, isolated Turkmenistan wants to show itself to the world. Turkmenistan, a gas-rich f...

Lifting Russia sanctions won't be beneficial to all

DUBROVSKOYE, Russia (AP) — Russian businessman Oleg Sirota is such a big fan of Donald Trump that he's built a snowman of the new U.S. president outside his factory. It's an irony th...