Japan’s Kihira rallies for ladies’ title at Four Continents

Sports 02/09/19, 02:16

Japan's Rika Kihira put together a flawless free skate and landed a triple axel to win the ladies' title on Friday night at the Four Continents Figure Skating Championship.Kihira was fifth after Thursday's short program but scored 153.14 points in the free skate and finished with 221.99 points, easily outdistancing ...

China allowing 2,000 ethnic Kazakhs to leave Xinjiang region

World 01/09/19, 01:00

China is allowing more than 2,000 ethnic Kazakhs to abandon their Chinese citizenship and leave the country, the Kazakh Foreign Ministry said, in a sign that Beijing may be starting to feel a mounting backlash against its sweeping crackdown on Muslims in the far west region of Xinjiang.The detention of ...

Switzerland stuns Sweden 2-0 to reach world junior semis

Hockey 01/02/19, 18:47

Luca Hollenstein made 41 saves and Switzerland stunned Sweden 2-0 on Wednesday to advance to the world junior hockey semifinals.Yannick Bruschweiler scored in the first period and Luca Wyss connected in the second in the final second of a power play.Sweden lost after winning all four of its Group B ...

Russia beats Switzerland 7-4 in world junior hockey

Hockey 12/30/18, 23:52

Kirill Slepets broke a tie short-handed early in the third period and Russia added three more goals to beat Switzerland 7-4 on Sunday night in the world junior hockey championship.Russia kept pace with Canada at 3-0 in round-robin play, setting up a showdown Monday night against the defending champion Canadians ...

Russia beats Czech Republic 2-1 in world juniors

Hockey 12/28/18, 22:46

Artyom Galimov and Nikolai Kovalenko scored and Russia beat the Czech Republic 2-1 on Friday night to improve to 2-0 in the world junior hockey championship.Pyotr Kochetkov made 24 saves for Russia, allowing only Jachym Kondelik's second period goal.Tied with Canada for the Group A lead, Russia opened Thursday with ...

Russia beats Denmark 4-0 in world junior hockey championship

Hockey 12/27/18, 21:17

Alexander Romanov had a goal and two assists and Russia beat Denmark 4-0 on Thursday in the world junior hockey championship.Vitali Kravtsov added a goal and an assist, Pavel Shen and Ivan Morozov also scored, and Danil Tarasov made 20 saves for Russia in its Group A opener.Denmark was coming ...

US rallies to beat Slovakia in world junior opener

Hockey 12/26/18, 21:36

Mikey Anderson and Evan Barratt scored early in the third period and the United States rallied to beat Slovakia 2-1 on Wednesday night to open the World Junior Championship.Kyle Keyser made 13 saves for the Americans, allowing only Marek Korencik's goal late in the second period at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. ...

3 astronauts return from International Space Station

Space 12/20/18, 01:36

Three astronauts returned to Earth Thursday after more than six months aboard the International Space Station.A Russian Soyuz capsule with NASA's Serena Aunon-Chancellor, Russian Sergey Prokopyev and German astronaut Alexander Gerst of the European Space Agency landed on the snow-covered steppes in Kazakhstan, about 140 kilometers (87 miles) southeast of ...

PHOTOS: Muslims worry about fate of relatives in China

World 12/18/18, 05:39

The woman wipes at a tear as she talks about her daughter in China's Xinjiang region. Nurbakyt Kaliaskar, who lives in neighboring Kazakhstan, says her 25-year-old daughter is a college graduate who had a white-collar job. Then she got swept up in a Chinese crackdown on Muslims in Xinjiang.Rushan Abbas, ...

‘Roma,’ ‘Burning’ among foreign language Oscar contenders

Entertainment 12/17/18, 18:54

Alfonso Cuaron's "Roma" and Lee Chang-dong's thriller "Burning" are among the nine films that are being considered for a foreign language Oscar nomination.The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences released its shortlist for foreign language nominees Monday, along with a slew of other categories including best documentary and score.Many ...

Canadian weightlifter upgraded to Olympic gold, bronze

Sports 12/03/18, 13:06

Canadian weightlifter Christine Girard received a 2012 London Olympic gold and 2008 Beijing Olympic bronze medal in a ceremony on Monday at the National Arts Centre.Girard becomes the first Canadian Olympic champion in weightlifting and the first Canadian to win two Olympic medals in the sport thanks to failed doping ...

Update: Soyuz with 3 astronauts docks with space station

World 12/03/18, 13:05

The Latest on the launch of crews to the International Space Station (all times local):U.S. astronaut Anne McClain, centre, Russian cosmonaut Оleg Kononenko, bottom, and CSA astronaut David Saint Jacques, crew members of the mission to the International Space Station, ISS, wave as they board the rocket prior to the ...

3 astronauts blast off to International Space Station

Europe 12/03/18, 06:43

Three astronauts have blasted off to the International Space Station, a successful launch that follows October's aborted mission.U.S. astronaut Anne McClain, centre, Russian cosmonaut Оleg Kononenko, bottom, and CSA astronaut David Saint Jacques, crew members of the mission to the International Space Station, ISS, wave as they board the rocket ...

Cargo ship launch clears way manned mission to space station

World 11/16/18, 14:16

A Russian Soyuz rocket sent a cargo ship on its way to the International Space Station on Friday, a successful launch clearing the way for the next crew to travel to the space outpost.The launch of the Russian Progress MS-10 resupply ship from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan marked the ...

Boston Marathon bomber’s friend deported to Kazakhstan

U.S. 11/02/18, 09:25

Immigration officials say a college friend of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) has been deported to his native Kazakhstan after he was convicted of concealing evidence in the case.Dias Kadyrbayev (DY'-us kah-dur-BY'-ehv) was sentenced in 2015 to six years in prison for removing items from Tsarnaev's dorm room ...

Underdog candidate fights for boxing’s Olympic future

Sports 11/01/18, 15:19

With boxing's Olympic future on the line, Serik Konakbayev will fight to save his sport.The one-time Olympic silver medalist from Kazakhstan is the underdog candidate in Saturday's presidential vote at AIBA, the amateur boxing federation locked in conflict with the International Olympic Committee, which hasn't decided whether boxing will be ...

Russia blames rocket failure on mistake during assembly

Europe 11/01/18, 05:51

A Russian official says an investigation has found that a failed rocket launch three weeks ago was caused by a sensor that was damaged during assembly.The Soyuz-FG rocket carrying a NASA astronaut and his Russian crewmate failed two minutes into the Oct. 11 flight, sending their emergency capsule into a ...

Date set for court verdict in Olympic boxing presidency case

Sports 10/18/18, 08:51

The Court of Arbitration for Sport has set an Oct. 30 target to judge a Kazakh official's appeal to be accepted as a candidate against an alleged heroin trader from Uzbekistan in Olympic boxing body AIBA's presidential election due four days later.CAS says it also registered a separate appeal, by ...

NASA astronaut describes close call following failed launch

Europe 10/16/18, 12:49

The NASA astronaut who survived last week's failed launch and emergency landing says he knew he needed to stay calm.Air Force Col. Nick Hague on Tuesday publicly described his close call. Hague and Russian Alexei Ovchinin were two minutes into their flight last Thursday from Kazakhstan to the International Space ...

Update: US, Russia astronauts making emergency landing

Europe 10/11/18, 05:19

The Latest on the failed space launch carrying two astronauts (all times local):3 p.m.U.S. astronaut Nick Hague, right, and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin, crew members of the mission to the International Space Station, ISS, wave as they board to the rocket prior the launch of Soyuz-FG rocket at the Russian ...

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