But the US secretary of state urged other countries to isolate the country diplomatically.
Ilie Nastase apologises for comments he made about Serena Williams, but says his outburst during Romania's Fed Cup win was "exaggerated".
Maria Sharapova continues her fine form after returning from a doping ban with victory over Anett Kontaveit at the Stuttgart Open.
Opposition Yabloko member, Natalia Fedorova, may regain her vision eventually, the party says.
English defending champion Mark Selby edges 9-7 ahead of China's Ding Junhui in an intriguing World Championship semi-final.
Sebastian Vettel leads a Ferrari 1-2 in second practice at the Russian Grand Prix as F1 champions Lewis Hamilton struggles.
Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko face off ahead of Saturday's heavyweight boxing showdown.
Millions of workers have been urged to take a stand against government plans on retirement age.
Lower levels of government spending and private investment were behind the slowdown in growth.
The attacker replaced the homepage with a profanity-laden message criticising the company.
Britain's Aljaz Bedene continues his winning run with a straight-sets victory over second seed Ivo Karlovic to reach the Hungarian Open semi-finals.
A top Fifa official admits his involvement in "multiple schemes to accept and pay bribes to soccer officials".
A Romanian peacekeeper in DR Congo is among five being investigated for sexual abuse and exploitation.
Marine Le Pen's replacement as National Front leader quits over alleged remarks about the Holocaust.
A Bangladeshi toddler is going home after Australian doctors reconstructed her pelvic area.
Geraint Thomas says his preparation has gone well for the 100th edition of the Giro d'Italia, which starts on 5 May.
Mr Trump says he misses life before he was elected - and social media users couldn't agree more.
The two tech firms have confirmed they were tricked out of $100m (£77m) in an alleged scam.
Meet one of the men involved in trafficking people from Nigeria to Libya as they make their way to Europe.
The visit of Francis comes three weeks after deadly bomb attacks on two Coptic Christian churches.