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Russian buildup seen as fighting rages in Ukraine

...Putin pulled back many of the estimated 40,000 Russian troops massed along the border.But on Thursday, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said that Russia has sent a few thousand additional troops to the border, calling it "a very...
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Skier out of Olympics, citing violence in Ukraine

...represented at team captains' meeting on Thursday night ahead of Friday's women's slalom. Sarah Lewis, the secretary general of the International Ski Federation, told the AP that Matsotska's decision was a matter for the Ukrainian NOC...
Sochi opening: Let Putin's games begin

...66 leaders - including heads of state and international organizations - are joining the games, including U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon.The opening ceremonies will gloss over these ugly bits as they hand over the games to the men and...
In the Stacks: New adult nonfiction

...early soil-warming, and buffalo flies to continue to make a living, and, Irene Khan, the former Bangladeshi secretary general for Amnesty International, to make the case that climate change is disproportionately weighted to affect poor countries...
Iran minister, UN chief discuss nuclear issue

...foreign minister and the U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon exchanged views...S. did not attend.The secretary-general told reporters he had "a very...had a good meeting with the secretary-general, discussed various issues...
Lebanon's economy ravaged by Syria

...General Assembly in New York next week to try to raise aid to relieve Lebanon's heavy financial burden. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is leading the meeting.The World Bank has not yet released the report, but it was published Thursday...
Today In Sports History

...Olympic competition. The Soviet Union wins 51-50 with the help of a controversial ending. Dr. William Jones, secretary general of the International Amateur Basketball Federation, tells the referees to have the players replay the final 3 seconds...
Legal pot in Uruguay faces test re-think drug laws.Uruguay's legalization proposal won support from the Organization of American States Secretary-General Jose Miguel Inzulza, who met with Mujica last week and said his members had no objections. Pope Francis, however...
Philanthropist Bill Gates hopes polio will be eradicated by 2018

...Foundation, called it "the most important international meeting on polio eradication in the last 20 years."U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said eradicating the virus is a priority during his second term, which began in January, and he...
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Boston bombs raise worries for Olympics, World Cup

...championships in Moscow on Aug. 10-18."Our security measures are tough as they are," said Mikhail Butov, secretary general of the Russian Athletics Federation. "But when it's clear what actually happened (in Boston), we will draw...


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