Olympics' First Refugee Team To March In Opening Ceremony
Athletes marching in the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Rio today will be joined by the first refugee team ever to compete in the Olympics. The 10 athletes on the refugee team will march immediately before participants from Brazil, the 2016 Olympics host country. The refugee athletes will
Why the EU's Tax Probe of Multinationals Is Raising US Ire
The European Union's campaign to crack down on tax avoidance by multinationals has drawn criticism from the U.S., which says it is unfairly targeting American companies
Olympians Divided About Women With High Testosterone Levels
Caster Semenya's debut at the Rio Olympics renewed questions about how track and field can deal with hyperandrogenic women
IAAF Explores Tightening Rules on Athletes Changing Nations
The IAAF is exploring tightening the rules that allow athletes to switch the country they represent in track and field
Refugee Yiech Pur Biel has run his entire life, but now he's a runner
Yiech Pur Biel was 10 years old when his mother left him. "I wanted to go with her, but a man prevented me," Biel said, remembering that morning in 2005. "'If you accompany her,' he said, 'I will beat you The man restrained Biel at the urging of the boy's mother, who'd been forced to make the most
Kerry: Turkish President's Insinuation of US Role in Attempted Coup Are 'Harmful to Our Bilateral Relations'
Tensions between Turkey and the U.S. escalated Saturday, as Secretary of State John Kerry took issue with Turkish president Recap Tayyip Erdogan's insinuations that the U.S. played a part in this weekend's failed coup, that left 265 dead and 1,440 wounded. At issue is Fethullah Gulen, a Muslim
After Coup Attempt, Turkish President Demands US Extradite Muslim Cleric Fethullah Gulen
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on the United States today to extradite to Turkey the U.S.-based moderate Islamic cleric he claims is behind Friday night's military coup attempt. Erdogan made the demand during a televised speech addressing supporters outside his residence in Istanbul.
IOC Names 10 Athletes to Refugee Team for Rio Olympics
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) named today 10 refugee athletes who will compete as a team at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro this summer, with hopes of shining a light on the harrowing refugee crisis. Syrian swimmer Yusra Mardini was among those named to the IOC's Refugee Olympic