Skip to main content

Breaking News
  • Europe Air Safety Agency will shortly lift recommendation to avoid flying to Tel Aviv, said the spokesman (Reuters)
  • Missing Air Algerie plane is Airbus A320 carrying 110 passengers to Algiers – Algerian Official
  • Air Algerie says it has lost contact with a plane leaving from Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
  • European Central Bank says its website hacked, some email addresses and other contact information stolen but no market sensitive data affected
  • European Court of Human Rights rules Poland violated European Convention on Human Rights by allowing CIA to detain two al Qaeda suspects on Polish territory
No US boycott of 2014 Russian winter Olympics
close share panel

Share this article

Twitter Facebook
| Share this article
|

President Obama has confirmed the US will not be boycotting the 2014 winter Olympics in Sochi in Russia.

There have been calls for the games to be moved elsewhere in protest at anti-gay laws recently passed by President Putin.

However Obama says Washington must reassess its relationship with Moscow following anti-America rhetoric.

“It is probably appropriate for us to take a pause, reassess where it is that Russia is going, what our core interests are, calibrate the relationship. We are doing things that are good for the United States and hopefully good for Russia as well, but recognizing that there are just gonna be some differences and we are not gonna be able to completely disguise them,” Obama told a press conference.

His comments came as meetings between US secretary of state John Kerry, defence secretary Chuck Hagel and their Russian counterparts, Sergei Lavrov and Sergei Shoigu took place at the White House.

Copyright © 2014 euronews

More about:
| Share this article
|

Log in
Please enter your login details