- Hungarian minister: over 100,000 migrants so far in 2015 Updated: Jul-31-15 8:50 am
BUDAPEST, Hungary - More than 100,000 migrants have reached Hungary so far this year, nearly all of them entering through its southern border with Serbia, the Hungarian foreign minister said Friday.
- Germany shelves Nazi crimes probe of US man Updated: Jul-31-15 8:34 am
BERLIN - German prosecutors have shelved their Nazi war crimes investigation of a retired Minnesota carpenter whom The Associated Press exposed as a former commander in an SS-led unit, saying Friday that the 96-year-old is not fit for trial.
- Russia's central bank cuts key interest rate Updated: Jul-31-15 8:17 am
MOSCOW - The Russian Central Bank cut its key interest rate by 0.5 percentage points to 11 percent on Friday, bowing to the pressure of businesses to make lending more accessible.
- Beijing selected to host 2022 Winter Olympics Updated: Jul-31-15 7:48 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Beijing was selected Friday to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, defeating the bid from Almaty in a surprisingly close vote to become the first city awarded both the winter and summer games.
- Top seeds Pavlyuchenkova, Knapp move into Baku Cup semis Updated: Jul-31-15 7:38 am
BAKU, Azerbaijan - To take their seeded place in the Baku Cup final, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia and Karin Knapp of Italy will have to pass two first-time semifinalists on the WTA tour.
- Austria turns back US troops over arms in luggage Updated: Jul-31-15 7:26 am
VIENNA - Austrian officials say legal authorities recently turned back nine U.S. soldiers en route to Ukraine from Washington after finding weapons in their luggage without the proper permits to transport them through Austria.
- Widow's lawyer: Moscow has tried to block Litvinenko inquiry Updated: Jul-31-15 7:19 am
LONDON - A lawyer for the widow of Alexander Litvinenko insisted on Friday that the former KGB agent was murdered at the behest of Russian President Vladimir Putin, and said Russian authorities have repeatedly tried to obstruct an inquiry into the death.
- Polish plan to honor Portuguese-run supermarket sparks anger Updated: Jul-31-15 6:58 am
WARSAW, Poland - Poland's government has postponed plans to bestow a top honor on the Portuguese businessman who runs popular discount supermarket chain Biedronka after a public outcry over the company's alleged exploitation of workers.
- Lausanne awarded 2020 Winter Youth Olympics Updated: Jul-31-15 5:59 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - The Swiss city of Lausanne has been awarded the Winter Youth Olympics for 2020, beating Brasov, Romania, in a vote by International Olympic Committee members.
- Ukraine will try again for downed plane tribunal Updated: Jul-30-15 7:05 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Ukraine's foreign minister said Thursday that the five countries investigating the downing of a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine a year ago will try again to get U.N. Security Council approval for an international tribunal to prosecute the alleged perpetrators.
- FSB: US, Georgia helped prevent attacks at Sochi Olympics Updated: Jul-30-15 5:58 pm
MOSCOW - The head of Russia's domestic security agency says the United States, Georgia and several Western European countries helped prevent terrorist attacks during last year's Winter Olympics.
- Russia beats US for synchro mixed duet gold at worlds Updated: Jul-30-15 3:09 pm
KAZAN, Russia - Scissor-kicking to "Swan Lake" in front of a cheering home crowd, Russia's synchronized swimmers rallied to overtake the United States for gold in mixed duet free at the world championships.
- US fine-tunes sanctions on Russia over Ukraine Updated: Jul-30-15 2:41 pm
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration moved Thursday to update and fine-tune sanctions on Russia, pro-Russian companies and people over the conflict in Ukraine.
- North Korea wins 1st world aquatics gold with diving victory Updated: Jul-30-15 1:55 pm
KAZAN, Russia - North Korea won its first gold medal at the world aquatics championships through 16-year-old Kim Kuk Hyang in women's 10-meter diving on Thursday.
- Russia to upgrade air defense missiles intended for Iran Updated: Jul-30-15 1:13 pm
MOSCOW - A Kremlin official says that Russia is working to upgrade air defense missiles intended for Iran.
- Kremlin says Russia and France agree on refund for Mistral Updated: Jul-30-15 12:55 pm
MOSCOW - A Kremlin aide says Russia and France have agreed on a refund amount for an undelivered French warship.
- Serbia lottery chief resigns in live ticket draw scandal Updated: Jul-30-15 12:31 pm
BELGRADE, Serbia - The head of Serbia's state lottery resigned on Thursday following allegations of fraud during a live ticket draw this week.
- Platini kicks off political fight for future of FIFA Updated: Jul-30-15 12:24 pm
GENEVA - Michel Platini hopes he made a decisive move early in the seven-month campaign to become FIFA president.
- Deep end: Redland water polo phenom swims onto world stage Updated: Jul-30-15 12:14 pm
MIAMI - When Donna Johnson decided to raise her five children in the peaceful, pastoral splendor of the Redland, she chose a five-acre plot dotted with mango, avocado and sapodilla trees.
- OPEC chief expects oil prices to stabilize Updated: Jul-30-15 11:24 am
MOSCOW - OPEC and Russia say they expect the global oil market to become more balanced and stable next year after the recent sharp drops.
- Bosnians protest against EU-recommended labor law Updated: Jul-30-15 11:13 am
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina - Amid the protests of thousands of workers, the Bosnian-Croat regional parliament on Thursday adopted a new labor law that aims to create a more business-friendly environment with the intention of creating jobs.
- Poland's future president wants more NATO presence Updated: Jul-30-15 11:12 am
WARSAW, Poland - Polish President-elect Andrzej Duda, who takes office next week, says his priority is to have NATO troops and armaments permanently placed in Poland as a safety guarantee.
- Preliminary hearing underway for Ukrainian pilot in Russia Updated: Jul-30-15 8:19 am
DONETSK, Russia - A preliminary hearing in the trial of a Ukrainian officer charged in the deaths of two Russian journalists started in Russia's south on Thursday but was adjourned shortly afterward to consider an appeal of the defense.
- Russia's ruble extends its slide, reviving economic concerns Updated: Jul-30-15 6:49 am
MOSCOW - The Russian ruble is falling under the pressure of cheaper oil, reviving concerns over the country's economic outlook, particularly the perniciously high inflation rate.
- Powerful blast rocks Macedonian police station, no injuries Updated: Jul-30-15 6:43 am
SKOPJE, Macedonia - Macedonian authorities say an device has exploded outside a police station in the capital Skopje, breaking windows and damaging cars but causing no injuries.