• Pellegrino makes history in world cross-country ski sprint

    LAHTI, Finland (AP) — Italian skier Federico Pellegrino became the first man from outside Scandinavia to win a Nordic championship in freestyle cross-country sprint on Thursday.

  • Olympic bid withdrawal new setback for Hungarian leader

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The decision to withdraw Budapest’s bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics is the third political defeat for Hungary’s populist prime minister in less than a year.

  • US musician makes mics in Russia using Kalashnikov machinery

    TULA, Russia (AP) — Claims of hacking by the Russian state may be feeding international tensions, but they’ve given Californian musician David Brown a great icebreaker when selling his line of Russian-made microphones.

  • Russia military acknowledges new branch: info warfare troops

    MOSCOW (AP) — Along with a steady flow of new missiles, planes and tanks, Russia’s defense minister said Wednesday his nation also has built up its muscle by forming a new branch of the military — information warfare troops.

  • Budapest to withdraw bid to host 2024 Summer Olympics

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Budapest will withdraw its bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, leaving only Los Angeles and Paris in the race.

  • Budapest to withdraw bid to host 2024 Summer Olympics

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Budapest to withdraw bid to host 2024 Summer Olympics.

  • Officials see Budapest’s 2024 bid chances slipping away

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Officials behind Budapest’s bid to host the 2024 Olympics say the chances of success have been practically lost because of the disappearing political consensus.

  • Amnesty blames Trump, others in global rollback of rights.

    PARIS (AP) — Amnesty International says “toxic” fear-mongering by anti-establishment politicians, among them President Donald Trump and the leaders of Turkey, Hungary and the Philippines, is contributing to a global pushback against human rights.

  • Russian supply ship launched to International Space Station

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A navigation error forced SpaceX to delay its shipment to the International Space Station on Wednesday, following an otherwise smooth flight from NASA’s historic moon pad.

  • Long road ahead for justice and accountability in Syria

    GENEVA (AP) — A fresh round of Syrian peace talks is set to begin in Geneva on Thursday. And while the U.N-sponsored talks may represent the best opportunity in years to make progress toward an end to the conflict, the burning question for many Syria observers is whether justice will be sacrificed in the name of peace.