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  • Johannes Duerr becomes fifth athlete to fail doping test at Sochi Olympics

    SOCHI, Russia -- Austrian cross-country skier Johannes Duerr was kicked out of the Sochi Olympics on Sunday after testing positive for EPO. It is the fifth doping case — and most serious so far — at the Winter Games. “It is a black day...
  • Sochi Olympics: Eric Frenzel of Germany wins nordic combined

    Sochi Olympics: Eric Frenzel of Germany wins nordic combined
    SOCHI, Russia — Germany has won eight medals at these Games but six of them have been gold, the most of any country. One of those on Wednesday was in the obscure sport of nordic combined, a mix of ski jumping and cross-country skiing. This time...
  • Vladimir Putin's shopping list: Which country could be next?

    After Russia's recent actions in Ukraine, it's no surprise that other countries bordering Russia are wondering where they stand on Vladimir Putin's shopping list. That they are on the list is a given. Article 61 of Russia's Constitution promises that...
  • Pentagon orders 600 troops to Eastern Europe, criticizes Russia

    Pentagon orders 600 troops to Eastern Europe, criticizes Russia
    WASHINGTON — The Pentagon said Tuesday that it was sending 600 soldiers to Eastern Europe for military exercises in response to “aggression” by Russia in Ukraine, the first U.S. ground forces dispatched to the region in the 2-month-old...
  • Ukrainian forces report killings, ouster of separatist gunmen

    SLOVYANSK, Ukraine -- Ukrainian government troops killed at least two pro-Russia separatist gunmen in Slovyansk on Thursday and drove away others occupying key public buildings in the city of Mariupol in an operation the Kremlin condemned as the Kiev...
  • Production Hotspots Across Europe

    Germany remains a hot location for international co-production thanks to generous film subsidies and top-notch studio facilities that offer one-stop shop solutions for foreign projects. Indeed, this year marks the first time ever that Studio Babelsberg...
  • Hogan's Heroes Star Cynthia Lynn Dies at 76

    Cynthia Lynn, who played Colonel Klink's secretary Fraulein Helga on "Hogan's Heroes" during the first season, died Monday in Los Angeles. She was 76 and had been suffering from hepatitis. She was among the last surviving cast members of the 1960s...
  • Latvia adopts euro, becomes 18th member of the Eurozone

    Latvia adopts euro, becomes 18th member of the Eurozone
    Latvia began its new year as the 18th member of the European zone, despite vigorous opposition from many citizens who worry about price increases in 2014. The ceremony to switch the country officially to euros from its former currency, the lats,...
  • Stoli boycott targets Russian anti-gay law -- but hits Latvian vodka

    Stoli boycott targets Russian anti-gay law -- but hits Latvian vodka
    Gay rights groups have been ceremoniously dumping Stolichnaya vodka into gutters from West Hollywood to Manhattan in protest against a Russian law banning gay pride events and other public displays of homosexual “propaganda.” The problem...
  • Death toll at least 47 in Latvia supermarket roof collapse

    MOSCOW -- The death toll from a supermarket roof collapse in Latvia's capital rose to at least 47 Friday and many other people remained missing or were injured, officials said. “There are still from 25 to 30 people inside [under the rubble] and we...
  • Latvia's prime minister resigns over deadly supermarket collapse

    Latvian Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis abruptly resigned Wednesday, saying he was taking “political responsibility” for a supermarket collapse that killed more than 50 people last week and caused outrage in the small Baltic nation....