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With Olympic boycott ruled out, Russians to admit some wrong

...Zakharova said in her weekly briefing, adding that sources cited in the report seem "extremely doubtful."In southern Black Sea resort of Sochi, the host city of last year's Winter Olympics, some Russian track and field athletes trained in the...
Vandals attack selfie-taking prince Ottoman statue

...hacked off the phone and the prince's sword. The mayor's office in Amasya, a city an hour south of Turkey's Black Sea coast, said police have been ordered to guard the disarmed prince.The statue, intended to attract tourists, has its...
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No breakthrough as Kerry meets Putin

...Secretary of State John Kerry held eight hours of talks with President Vladimir Putin and his foreign minister in the Black Sea resort of Sochi. Kerry's first trip to Russia since the Ukraine crisis began coincided with the 70th anniversary of...
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Kerry heads to Russia in first visit since Ukraine crisis

...Ukraine and Syria.The State Department said Kerry would meet Putin and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Tuesday at the Black Sea resort of Sochi. But in a sign of the considerable strains, the Kremlin said Putin's attendance had yet to be confirmed...
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Margaret Germain

...she visited with her cousin-in-law, then Prime Minister Tony Blair. She also enjoyed a trip on the Danube from the Black Sea to Budapest, Hungary. Maggie is survived by her husband, Win, and her ten children: Mary Kay Germain of Yakutat...
Insurgents to hold vote in east Ukraine

...The referenda are similar to the one in Crimea in March that preceded Russia's annexation of that strategic Ukrainian Black Sea peninsula. Like the one in Crimea, they are regarded as illegitimate both by Kiev and the West.
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Seattle teens dive into international underwater robotics competition

...robot save a 200-pound diver trapped at sea?That as the task at hand as they were preparing to leave for the upcoming Black Sea International ROV Competition and Exhibition in Romania - the largest underwater robotics competition in Europe. Teams...
An Olympic city that did it right

...investment. In fact, it seems very likely that five ice arenas and the main stadium - all clustered together along the Black Sea, far from the city center - will become a complex of white elephants as soon as the torch is extinguished.Not so in...
The negatives:

...German President Joachim Gauck are not going to Sochi, either.WEATHER WORRIES: Sochi is a subtropical resort on the Black Sea. Temperatures on the coast, where the indoor ice events will be held, will be mild. That's fine, but there is uncertainty...
Luge dreams live on in family of Georgian who died

...his first Olympics halfway around the world in Canada.The 2014 Winter Olympics in neighboring Russia are just up the Black Sea coast from Georgia, but the geographical proximity has not helped to create enthusiasm for the games. Most Georgians...
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