The entire Russian Olympic team could be banned from competing in the 2016 Rio Olympics. How can the International Olympic Committee ban an entire country?
Where Russia broke the cardinal rule of doping – don’t get caught – the anti-doping regime has broken a cardinal rule of nature: don’t poke the Russian Bear.
For birds migrating to the top of the world, the warming climate could severely contract the available space they have to breed.
With weeks to go before the Olympics, it's unlikely Kenya will be sanctioned over fresh doping claims. No matter what happens, a shadow will be cast over the integrity of the country's athletes.
That South Africa has voted against rights enshrined in its globally celebrated, progressive constitution suggests a troubling indifference to its human rights commitments.
The second organisational pillar of the European order isn't as threatened as the EU – but there's trouble ahead.
The ban on Russian athletes at the Rio Olympics feels like a victory, but it masks an insular system which is spread too thin.
Vast reserves of crucial helium have been found in Tanzania. Here's how the scientists did it.
Forecasts that Britain's withdrawal from the EU will send the world into a state of war are wildly overblown.
Three suicide bombers killed 42 at Turkey's busiest airport June 28. A scholar explains how Turkey's foreign policy blunders have made the country such a target for terrorist attacks.
If Brexiters thought that making new international tariff deals and joining the WTO would be a cakewalk, they're in for a shock.
The International Association of Athletics Federations has upheld its ban on the Russian Athletic Federation from competing in the Rio 2016 Olympics.
The remain camp argue that Russia is one of only a few countries that favour the UK leaving the EU. We asked two academics.
We should welcome the latest intervention from General Sir Richard Shirreff – he knows what he is talking about.
The BRICS bank is positioning itself to play a significant role in those areas in which the international financial institutions are seen to have failed.
A new book warns that a lack of Western resolve could lead to World War III.
A number of tripwires could set off a chain of events leading to war.
By striking deep in Bashar-al Assad's heartland, Islamic State issued a reminder that his regime will never control all of Syria.
The history of the fight against drug taking in sport shows us why we're in such a mess right now.
The British blockade of France wouldn't have worked if it wasn't for an ingenious experiment conducted half a century earlier.