• Guus ready to help Russia

    Guus Hiddink, who led Russia to the 2008 European Championship semi-finals, says he would be happy to return to his former team.

  • Promobot making its second escape attempt

    Russian robot escapes from lab…again

    An artificially intelligent bot in Russia made its second attempt to escape, causing huge traffic.

  • [WATCH] Bale-inspired Wales cruise into last 16

    Gareth Bale scores his third goal in as many Euro 2016 games as Wales cruise into the last 16 with a clinical 3-0 dismantling of Russia.

  • 11 children die in storm on Russian lake

    At least 11 children and an adult die when a storm caught a boating party on Lake Syamozero in northern Russia's Karelia region.

  • 'Sports terrorists' bring new chaos

    Croatian fans who hurled flares on the pitch to halt their country's Euro 2016 match against Czech Republic are branded "sports terrorists" as the showcase tournament suffers new troubles.

  • Six Russian hooligans arrested

    Six Russian hooligans arriving from southern France have been arrested in Germany after beating and kicking Spanish tourists, injuring one of them seriously, police said Friday.

  • IAAF votes to keep Russia banned

    World athletics' governing body decides to maintain its doping ban on all Russian athletes, Sky News reported, quoting unnamed sources.

  • ‘Russia should remain banned’

    Russia's athletes should stay banned from international competition and not be allowed to take part in the Rio Games, says a leading Olympic official.

  • Russia in IAAF dock

    Scandal-hit Russia will likely discover Friday that it has not done enough to get back into world track and field's governing body, the IAAF, in time for its athletes to compete at the Rio Olympics.

  • IAAF to decide on Russia

    Russia finds out on Friday if the IAAF Council will lift the country's ban from athletics but, even if the vote goes against it, the road to Rio remains open as the IOC will make the final decision on Olympic participation.

  • Elimination could cost England £6b

    Move over Brexit. If England drop out of the Euro 2016 it could wipe £6 billion (7.6 billion euros, $8.5 billion) from the value of the London stock market, a finance expert warned Wednesday.

  • Russia 'hacked Democrats data on Trump' says US

    Russian government hackers breached Democratic National Committee computers to obtain opposition research on Republican Donald Trump.

  • Russians arrested, alcohol banned

    Police on Tuesday detain 43 Russia fans suspected of taking part in clashes with England supporters in Marseille at the start of the Euro 2016 football tournament, and two cities in northern France impose alcohol bans in a bid to avert more hooliganism.

  • 'English fans aren't angels'

    Russia striker Artem Dzyuba on Tuesday hit out at English fans, saying that they were being depicted as "angels".

  • Russia fined €150,000; risk suspension too

    Russia on Tuesday accept a UEFA ruling that it will be kicked out of Euro 2016 if there is new stadium unrest after the European governing body slapped the country with a fine and suspended disqualification.

  • Hodgson & Rooney urge fans to avoid trouble

    England manager Roy Hodgson and captain Wayne Rooney appeal directly to fans to "stay out of trouble" after repeated violence mar the start of Euro 2016.

  • 150 Russians 'behind' Euro 2016 violence

    Some 150 Russians were behind much of the violence in Marseille ahead of the Euro 2016 match between England and Russia, French prosecutors say.

  • It was a bitter pill to swallow: Hodgson

    England manager Roy Hodgson call the last-gasp Russian equaliser that pinned back his team in their Euro 2016 opener on Saturday "a bitter pill to swallow".

  • Late equaliser deals blow to England hopes

    Russia captain Vasili Berezutski headed a last-gasp leveller against England on Saturday to steal a 1-1 draw in a European Championship match marred by a third day of fan violence.

  • IS 'destroyed aircraft' at Syria base

    New satellite imagery appears to reveal extensive damage to a strategically significant airbase in central Syria used by Russian forces after an attack by so-called Islamic State (IS).

  • MH17 victim families sue Putin, Russia in European rights court

    Families of victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, shot down over Ukraine in 2014, are suing President Vladimir Putin and Russia for Aus$10 million each in the European Court of Human Rights, The Sydney Morning Herald reports today.

  • Maria Sharapova may not play again

    Former world number one Maria Sharapova may never play again following her failed drugs test, the president of the Russian Tennis Federation says.

  • Russia backs IOC over Beijing doping action

    Russia's sports ministry says on Wednesday it fully supports actions by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to bar athletes who dope from competitions, but said clean athletes should not be excluded from the Rio games.

  • Up to 31 athletes face Rio ban

    Up to 31 athletes from 12 countries could be banned from the Rio Olympics for doping after new tests on samples from the 2008 Beijing Games

  • Ukraine's Jamala wins Eurovision

    Ukraine's Jamala wins this year's Eurovision Song Contest, held in Stockholm, Sweden.

  • Baby joy for couple who lost three children in MH17

    An Australian couple whose three children died when Flight MH17 was shot down, have a new daughter.

  • Air strike on Syria refugee camp 'kills 28'

    At least 28 people are reported to have been killed in an air strike on a refugee camp in rebel-held northern Syria, monitors say.

  • Russian hackers steal millions of email accounts

    A new report shows that hackers from Russia have obtained login credentials for more than 272.3 million email accounts, which are now available for sale in Russia’s criminal underworld.

  • Russia challenges US after Baltic jet face-off

    Russia says it was right to confront a US Air Force reconnaissance plane over the Baltic Sea.

  • Putin rejects Panama Papers allegations

    President Putin denies "any element of corruption" over the Panama Papers leaks, saying his opponents are trying to destabilise Russia.