Russian Sports Leaders Fight Over Doping

For years, Russian leaders portrayed pursuit of the doping scandal that has paralyzed the country’s Olympic aspirations as a mission driven by political interests in the West. On Thursday fissures erupted between their own countrymen, ratcheting up the tension before a decision that could determine the country’s fate for next summer’s Tokyo Games.

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Petulant Kim Orders South’s Buildings Destroyed in the North

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un ordered the destruction of South Korean-made hotels and other tourist facilities at the North’s Diamond Mountain resort, apparently because Seoul won’t defy international sanctions and resume South Korean tours at the site.

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