- Ex-NATO chief, PM named as adviser to Ukraine' president Updated: May-28-16 5:39 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark - A former NATO Secretary-General and Danish prime minister has been named an adviser to Ukraine's president.
- Putin blasts West on first trip to EU country this year Updated: May-27-16 7:22 pm
ATHENS, Greece - On his first trip to a European Union country this year, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday sharply criticized western policy toward Moscow, describing a newly expanded U.S. missile defense system as a threat to his country's security - and vowing to retaliate.
- Northern Ireland beats Belarus 3-0 in warmup for Euro 2016 Updated: May-27-16 5:24 pm
BELFAST, Northern Ireland - Northern Ireland had the ideal Belfast send-off before the European Championship by beating Belarus 3-0 on Friday to extend its undefeated run to 11 games.
- Early strike by Kramaric as Croatia beats Moldova 1-0 Updated: May-27-16 4:56 pm
KOPRIVNICA, Croatia - Andrej Kramaric scored early to give Croatia a 1-0 win Friday against Moldova in a warmup match for the European Championship.
- The Latest: John McEnroe says he'll help Raonic at Wimbledon Updated: May-27-16 4:16 pm
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- Savchenko: I could run for president if Ukrainians want it Updated: May-27-16 2:29 pm
MOSCOW - Nadiya Savchenko, a pilot who returned to a hero's welcome in Ukraine after two years in Russian custody, declared Friday she would run for president if that's what Ukrainians wanted.
- Czechs beat Malta 6-0 in warmup for Euro 2016 Updated: May-27-16 2:05 pm
KUFSTEIN, Austria - The Czech Republic opened its final stage of preparations for the European Championship with a 6-0 victory over Malta on Friday.
- Adam Nemec scores 2 for Slovakia in 3-1 win over Georgia Updated: May-27-16 1:39 pm
WELS, Austria - Adam Nemec struck twice to lead Slovakia to a 3-1 victory over Georgia on Friday in a warmup match for the European Championship.
- The Latest: IOM eyes closer ties to UN to help migrants Updated: May-27-16 12:12 pm
GENEVA - The Latest on Europe's response to the migrant crisis (all times local):
- Macedonian president partially annuls politicians' pardons Updated: May-27-16 12:10 pm
SKOPJE, Macedonia - Bowing to domestic and international pressure, Macedonia's president says he is rescinding some of the pardons he issued to politicians accused in a wiretap scandal.
- Polish Church leader appeals for end to political conflict Updated: May-27-16 12:06 pm
WARSAW, Poland - The head of Poland's influential Catholic Church Episcopate has appealed for an end to a political conflict that has divided the nation and strained foreign ties.
- IOC: 23 positives in retests of samples from London Olympics Updated: May-27-16 12:01 pm
LONDON - Nearly two dozen athletes tested positive in reanalysis of their doping samples from the 2012 London Olympics, adding to the more than 30 already caught in retesting from the 2008 Beijing Games.
- Croatia gets 2-match World Cup stadium ban for fascist chant Updated: May-27-16 11:38 am
ZURICH - Croatia has been ordered to play two World Cup qualifying matches in empty stadiums for repeated cases of fans chanting fascist slogans.
- UNHCR urges solution for Serbia-Hungary border camp Updated: May-27-16 11:30 am
HORGOS, Serbia - The U.N. refugee agency on Friday urged Serbia and Hungary to find a solution for the migrants camping in dire conditions at their border, hoping to enter the European Union despite border closures.
- Voynov named to Russian roster, status for World Cup unclear Updated: May-27-16 11:19 am
Former Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov is no sure thing to play in the World Cup of Hockey despite being named to Russia's final roster on Friday.
- Things to know about Mount Athos: 1,500 monks, no women Updated: May-27-16 11:11 am
ATHENS, Greece - Christian Orthodox believers know Greece's heavily-forested northern peninsula of Mount Athos as the "Orchard of the Virgin Mary," but women have been strictly barred from entering it for more than a thousand years.
- Turkey: tourist numbers decline amid security worries Updated: May-27-16 10:47 am
ANKARA, Turkey - Turkish officials say the number of foreign visitors has declined by nearly 30 percent in April amid security concerns and strained ties with Russia.
- Russia deplores US refusal to jointly fight Nusra in Syria Updated: May-27-16 9:51 am
MOSCOW - Washington's refusal to jointly fight al-Qaida's branch in Syria has contributed to an escalation of fighting in the war-torn country, Russia's Defense Ministry said Friday.
- Russian riot police halt wrestling brawl over Rio 2016 spot Updated: May-27-16 9:48 am
MOSCOW - Russian riot police had to be sent into the wrestling ring Friday when a scuffle erupted after a championship bout.
- UN agency reports Iranian has complied with nuclear deal Updated: May-27-16 9:22 am
VIENNA - Iran has corrected one violation of its landmark nuclear deal with six world powers and is honoring all other major obligations, the U.N. atomic energy agency reported Friday.
- The Latest: UN reports 'spike' in Iraqis fleeing to Syria Updated: May-27-16 9:01 am
BEIRUT - The Latest on the fighting in Syria (all times local):
- Hungary forms athletes' commission to help Budapest 2024 bid Updated: May-27-16 7:42 am
BUDAPEST, Hungary - The Hungarian Olympic Committee has set up a 31-member commission of athletes to advise and promote Budapest's bid for the 2024 Games.
- Spy getting posthumous medal, 70 years after nomination Updated: May-26-16 5:47 pm
ARLINGTON, Virginia - A woman who was an American spy in post-World War II Poland is posthumously receiving the Legion of Merit, 70 years after her nomination.
- Serbia under pressure from Russia over its EU goals Updated: May-26-16 3:11 pm
BELGRADE, Serbia - Serbia's prime minister has met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow amid reports that the Kremlin is worried about the Balkan country's attempts to join the European Union and other Western organizations like NATO.
- UN envoy to Syria: Peace talks not set to resume for weeks Updated: May-26-16 2:55 pm
GENEVA - The U.N. envoy for Syria plans a resumption of peace talks "as soon as feasible" between the government and opposition, but he set no new date and expects that it will "certainly not" come within the next two to three weeks, his office said Thursday.