Putin told volunteers Friday that gays visiting Sochi “can feel calm and at ease,” but he emphasized that they cannot express their views on gay rights issues to anyone underage.
A deadly suicide bombing in Russia has raised security concerns for the Winter Olympics.
The people of earth should prepare for more frequent encounters with asteroids, according to scientists.
Katya Lebedeva, 15, and Anastasia Bakhtiarova, 10, are from the same small village in Russia. They were both given only a few more years to live because of congenital heart defects.
Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) says he does not trust Vladimir Putin, but he also welcomes any help the Russian president can provide in removing chemical weapons from Syria.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has taken his case against U.S. military intervention in Syria directly to the American people.
From Capitol Hill to the United Nations, a flurry of talks has erupted around a possible diplomatic solution in Syria.
Speaking from the East Room of the White House, Obama said he had asked congressional leaders to postpone a vote on legislation he has been seeking to authorize the use of military force against Syria.
Obama told reporters at the end of a two-day Group of 20 economic summit that he and other leaders had a “full airing of views on the issue” and there was a growing recognition that “the world cannot stand idly by.”
Protesters gathered outside the Russian consulate Saturday to demonstrate against the policies of that country’s government, on the one-year anniversary of the sentencing of three members of the punk rock band Pussy Riot.
Some bar owners poured bottles of Russian vodka into the streets of Manhattan on Monday, in an ongoing protest against Russia’s crackdown on the gay community.
The IOC said last week that it had received assurances “from the highest level of government in Russia that the legislation will not affect those attending or taking part in the games.”
Several New York City LGBT nightspots have decided to take spirits made in Russia off their shelves, as part of a protest against anti-gay laws in that country.
Schumer issued a threat to the South American nation, warning its trade preferences with the U.S. would be in jeopardy if it allows Snowden in to avoid extradition on charges of espionage and theft of government property.
An Aeroflot flight from Hong Kong believed to be carrying Edward Snowden landed in Moscow. On Sunday afternoon, WikiLeaks said Snowden was going to Ecuador to seek asylum.