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    2012 Olympic Women’s Steeplechase Champ Fails Doping Retest
    Nov21

    2012 Olympic Women’s Steeplechase Champ Fails Doping Retest

    Yulia Zaripova, the Russian gold medalist in the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase at the 2012 London Olympics, was among 12 more athletes sanctioned Monday after testing positive in a reanalysis of their doping samples. Zaripova was among seven medalists — all from countries of the former Soviet Union — disqualified...

    2012 Olympic women’s steeplechase champ fails doping retest
    Nov21

    2012 Olympic women’s steeplechase champ fails doping retest

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Yulia Zaripova, the Russian gold medalist in the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase at the 2012 London Olympics, was among 12 more athletes sanctioned Monday after testing positive in a reanalysis of their doping samples. Zaripova was among seven medalists — all from countries of the former Soviet Union —...

    Russia Set to Increase Air Defences if Europe Gets Missile Shield
    Nov21

    Russia Set to Increase Air Defences if Europe Gets Missile Shield

    Russia is planning to deploy more units from its air force along its western borders should U.S. allies in Europe opt to host missile-shield elements on their territory, the defense committee chairman of Russia’s Federal Council has said. The missile shield is set to be hosted by both Poland and Romania, who Russia has warned against taking...

    Ukrainian Anti-graft Body May Struggle to Investigate MPs’ Wealth
    Nov21

    Ukrainian Anti-graft Body May Struggle to Investigate MPs’ Wealth

    The head of Ukraine’s anti-corruption agency compared its first failed attempt to launch an online wealth declaration program to a little bird hitting a glass window. The tool eventually got off the ground in October. But this handed the NAZK a more formidable task – to sift one-by-one through more than 100,000 forms submitted by...

    At quick summit meeting, Obama and Putin talk Syria, Ukraine
    Nov21

    At quick summit meeting, Obama and Putin talk Syria, Ukraine

    In what is likely to be their last meeting before the US president leaves office, Mr. Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed Syria and Ukraine for about four minutes Sunday as the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Lima, Peru. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    Obama: I’ll Push Back on Trump If Needed to Defend US Ideals
    Nov21

    Obama: I’ll Push Back on Trump If Needed to Defend US Ideals

    LIMA, Peru—President Barack Obama said Sunday he doesn’t intend to become his successor’s constant critic—but reserved the right to speak out if President-elect Donald Trump or his policies breach certain “values or ideals.” Offering a rare glimpse into his thoughts on his post-presidency, Obama suggested once he was out of office he...

    Stoltenberg: NATO’s Global Actions ‘Defensive and Proportionate’
    Nov21

    Stoltenberg: NATO’s Global Actions ‘Defensive and Proportionate’

    NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said the alliance’s actions over the years have been “defensive and proportionate,” in line with international commitments. Addressing a NATO parliamentary assembly meeting in Istanbul Monday, Stoltenberg touched on relations with Russia, the failed coup attempt in Turkey and presidential...

    Stoltenberg: NATO’s Global Actions ‘Defensive and Proportionate’
    Nov21

    Stoltenberg: NATO’s Global Actions ‘Defensive and Proportionate’

    NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said the alliance’s actions over the years have been “defensive and proportionate,” in line with international commitments. Addressing a NATO parliamentary assembly meeting in Istanbul Monday, Stoltenberg touched on relations with Russia, the failed coup attempt in Turkey and presidential...

    Obama briefly meets Putin while in Peru to talk Ukraine, Aleppo
    Nov21

    Obama briefly meets Putin while in Peru to talk Ukraine, Aleppo

    Andrew V. PestanoLIMA, Nov. 21 (UPI) — President Barack Obama briefly met with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Lima, Peru. …read more Source: United Press...

    The Morning Vertical, November 21, 2016
    Nov21

    The Morning Vertical, November 21, 2016

    Your daily roundup. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...