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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...
For Alaskans, orca film might stir memories of '80s-era controversy had denied the Georgia Aquarium's request to import 18 beluga whales from a research station located on Russia's Black Sea coast. The process offers insight into how the public can affect federal policy. In this case, the 60-day public comment...
Azerbaijanis study state's permanent fund

...foreign investment has picked up and Caspian Sea crude crosses the small country of 8 million through a pipeline to the Black Sea. By the end of the year, 1 million barrels a day are expected to flow through a new 1,100-mile pipeline from Azerbaijan...
This Day in History

...a 17-day-old strike. In 1986, the Soviet passenger ship Admiral Nakhimov collided with a merchant vessel in the Black Sea, causing both vessels to sink; up to 448 people reportedly died.


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