Russia

Russian-Germans in focus amid fears of Moscow propaganda

PFORZHEIM, Germany: German political parties campaigning for elections next month are competing to attract 2 million voters with roots in the former Soviet Union, amid concerns that Russian propaganda could sway votes in the community. The biggest push for votes has come from the far-right ......

Chess: Kasparov suffers first loss in comeback event

ST LOUIS: Chess legend Garry Kasparov on Tuesday (Aug 15) suffered the first loss of his brief but highly anticipated comeback to the game, succumbing to fellow Russian Ian Nepomniachtchi after racking up four draws. After three draws on Monday, the 54-year-old former world champion - who ......

Tennis: Sharapova receives US Open wildcard

NEW YORK: Five-time major champion Maria Sharapova of Russia will play her first Grand Slam event since serving a 15-month doping suspension after receiving a wildcard on Tuesday (Aug 15) into the US Open. The move by the US Tennis Association (USTA) comes after Sharapova, ranked 148th this week .....