Russia's Putin says he opposes unlimited presidential term, 2020 January 18

MOSCOW (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said Saturday that he opposes the idea of an unlimited term in office for the country's leader like the system that existed in the Soviet Union.

Putin's comment at a meeting with World War II veterans in St. Petersburg came days after ...

US Olympic qualifying roster minus 5 from World Cup team, 2020 January 17

The United States’ roster for the upcoming CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament will look very similar to the one that won the Women’s World Cup in France, with notable exceptions.

Alex Morgan, Mallory Pugh, Allie Long, Morgan Brian and Tierna Davidson were on the title team but were left off ...

Chinese soccer missing targets on its 2020 Action Plan., 2020 January 17

Barely weeks into the near year, Chinese soccer’s “2020 Action Plan” is in tatters after another international tournament failure that ended with players leaving the field in tears after losing all three games without scoring a goal.

In 2018, China's Football Association, the CFA, set a number of targets for ...

Top stars out of South American Olympic soccer qualifying, 2020 January 16

BOGOTA (AP) - South American soccer teams trying to secure a spot at the Tokyo Olympics will have to do without some of their best Under-23 players at an upcoming qualifying tournament.

The region's Pre-Olympic Tournament begins on Saturday in Colombia without many of the top players that are ...

Rio's unsafe Olympic Park ordered closed by Brazilian judge, 2020 January 16

SAO PAULO (AP) - A Brazilian judge has ordered the closing of Rio de Janeiro's Olympic Park in the next 48 hours due to a lack of safety licenses.

Judge Eugenio Rosa de Araújo said in his ruling published late Wednesday that Rio's city hall has not provided safety ...

US says its pavilion at Expo 2020 in Dubai sponsored by UAE, 2020 January 16

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - The United States said its participation at this year's World's Fair in Dubai is being made possible by “the generosity of the Emirati government.”

The U.S. State Department said Wednesday Emirati sponsorship of America's pavilion, estimated to be at least $60 million, was ...

Editorial Roundup: US, 2020 January 15

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad:


Jan. 15

The Los Angeles Times on the International Olympic Committee banning athletes from making political statements such as kneeling or wearing political messages:

Among the many inspiring displays at the National Museum of African American History and Culture ...

Israel's unlikely Olympic baseball team dreams big for Japan, 2020 January 15

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) - As a baseball-crazed kid growing up in Miami, Danny Valencia dreamed of playing in the Major Leagues. The thought of heading to the Olympics, for a foreign country no less, never crossed his mind.

But after nine years and nearly 100 homers in the big ...