Putin pledges ‘independent’ anti-doping system

Russian President Vladimir Putin pledges to establish an “independent” system to tackle doping in the country, but insists again that the state has never run a drug cheating program. Putin pledges ‘independent’ anti-doping system


Obama pledges $90 million to remove Laos bombs

President Barack Obama pledges to dramatically increase US efforts to clear millions of bombs secretly dropped on tiny Laos by American planes during the Vietnam war, saying the clean-up was a “moral obligation”. Obama...


New Tokyo governor pledges Olympic cost probe

Tokyo’s new governor promises a formal review of the megacity’s problem-plagued preparations for the 2020 Olympics as concerns grow over soaring costs. New Tokyo governor pledges Olympic cost probe New Tokyo governor pledges Olympic...