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  • SOCHI SCENE: Flame out

    With a nod to Russia's Olympic past and 900 children carrying small flames, a giant bear has extinguished the flame of the Sochi Games. The 26-foot ... 

  • SOCHI SCENE: Cutting loose

    Japanese Olympians carrying Russian flags. Athletes dancing around to Daft Punk and Blur. And Russia's latest sports stars getting the biggest roar ... 

  • SOCHI SCENE: Rings, take 2

    This time, Sochi got the Olympic rings right. And with a little self-deprecating humor, too. A group of 700 dancers formed the five Olympic rings ... 

  • SOCHI SCENE: Sealed with a kiss

    Russia's Alex Legvold has sealed the Sochi Games with a kiss. The winner of the men's 50-kilometer cross-country race on Sunday received his gold ... 

  • Benjamin Netanyahu

    German FM calls on Israel to make tough decisions

    A day before German chancellor Angela Merkel and nearly her entire Cabinet arrive in Israel, her foreign minister published an op-ed in an Israeli ... 

  • SOCHI SCENE: On to PyeongChang

    One of the enduring moments of every Olympic closing ceremony is the passing of the baton from the current host city to the next one. In this photo ... 

  • Vladimir Putin, Thomas Bach, Dmitry Medvedev

    SOCHI SCENE: 'We leave as friends'

    The president of the IOC says Russia delivered what it promised at the Winter Olympics, creating what he dubs "the athletes' games." Thomas Bach said ... 

  • Microsoft plans spring Windows, phone updates

    Microsoft will update its Windows system this spring to address some of the gripes people have had when they use devices without touch capabilities. 

  • SOCHI SCENE: Stalin's Dacha

    Before it was an Olympic city, Sochi was a Black Sea resort town favored by Russians trying to escape the cold up north. And its most famous visitor ... 

  • IOC confident in success of anti-doping program

    At the midpoint of the Sochi Games, not yet marred by a single case of doping, the IOC's top medical official said its efforts to catch drug cheats ... 

  • SOCHI SCENE: Crosby's goal up close

    When Canadian superstar Sidney Crosby pounced on a turnover and steamrolled toward Swedish goalie Henrik Lundqvist in the second period, there was ... 

  • 5 things to know about the Sochi Olympics

    Fast five, Sunday edition: Five things to know about the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. ___ CLOSING CEREMONY: The chief creative director of the ... 

  • Ram Manikkalingam

    Spain: ETA verification panel probed in court

    Three members of an international committee that oversaw a partial disarmament by Basque separatist group ETA have appeared in court to answer ... 

  • Sochi activists detained ahead of closing ceremony

    Two Russian activists have been detained in Sochi several hours ahead of the Winter Olympics closing ceremony. Their lawyer Alexander Popkov told The ... 

  • Pope to prelates: no intrigue, favoritism, gossip

    Pope Francis on Sunday gave his new cardinals what amounted to a code of conduct : "no intrigue, gossip, power pacts, favoritism." Francis also urged ... 

  • Mikhail Gorbachev

    Gorbachev: Ukraine failed to act democratically

    Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev said Sunday that the political crisis in Ukraine, which has seen its president driven from the capital after ... 

  • SOCHI SCENE: Bach's speech

    The head of the International Olympic Committee might push the teleprompter operators to the last minute at the Sochi Games. After taking more than ... 

  • SOCHI SCENE: Kim's farewell

    Yuna Kim's final goodbye to the Olympics wasn't the silver-medal finish that has her fans around the world upset. It was a relaxed exhibition skate ... 

  • SOCHI SCENE: 3 medals, 3 quotes

    Russia's podium sweep in men's 50 kilometer biathlon was its first sweep in Sochi and made it the star of the 2014 Winter Olympics. 

  • Russia clinches medals title

    Alexander Legkov's victory in the men's 50-kilometer cross-country race Sunday clinched the overall medals title for the host nation at the Sochi ... 

  • Russia: Ukraine should seek bailout loan from IMF

    Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said Sunday that Ukraine should seek a loan from the International Monetary Fund to avoid an imminent default, ... 

  • German foreign minister hopeful on US surveillance

    Germany's foreign minister says he hopes Washington has understood that surveillance of political partners "can have a political price" and is ... 

  • Konstantin Ernst

    SOCHI SCENE: Those rings, redux

    When one of the five Olympic rings failed to open in a scene at the Sochi Games opening ceremony on Feb. 7, an anxious Russian television executive ... 

  • SOCHI SCENE: Russia clinches medals title

    When Alexander Legkov crossed the finish line to win the men's 50-kilometer cross-country race on Sunday, it wasn't just a victory for him. It was a ... 

  • SOCHI SCENE: Out of the limelight

    These are the last Olympics for Bill Marolt as head of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association. If that's news — or if you don't even know who Marolt ...