- Romania OKs visit by Russian official under EU travel ban Updated: Nov-27-15 12:44 pm
BUCHAREST, Romania - Romania's foreign ministry has defended a visit by a Russian legislator who is on a European Union sanctions list, saying restrictions do not apply for international meetings.
- Ukraine handed 1-game stadium ban for racism Updated: Nov-27-15 9:08 am
NYON, Switzerland - Ukraine was ordered to play a game behind closed doors as part of a UEFA punishment for racist behavior at last month's European Championship qualifier against Spain.
- Russia strikes back at Turkey with economic sanctions Updated: Nov-26-15 11:59 am
MOSCOW - Russia plans to retaliate against Turkey for the downing of a warplane by imposing sanctions, cutting economic ties and scrapping major investment projects.
- Ukraine president defends his country's pact with EU Updated: Nov-26-15 11:11 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Ukraine's president has strongly defended a pact his country signed with the European Union, calling it "the last farewell to the Soviet Union, the last farewell to Communism."
- Ibrahimovic scores on CL return to Malmo, Juve beats City Updated: Nov-25-15 6:36 pm
PARIS - Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrated his return to his first senior club with a goal as Paris Saint-Germain advanced to the knockout phase of the Champions League on Wednesday while Juventus claimed top spot to qualify from Group D with a 1-0 win over Manchester City.
- Ronaldo stars as Real Madrid beats Shakhtar 4-3 Updated: Nov-25-15 5:21 pm
LVIV, Ukraine - Cristiano Ronaldo scored two goals and set up two more as Real Madrid weathered a late Shakhtar Donetsk revival to win 4-3 in the Champions League on Wednesday.
- 6 Europa League clubs face UEFA sanctions for late payments Updated: Nov-25-15 4:33 pm
NYON, Switzerland - Europa League runner-up Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk is among six clubs facing UEFA sanctions for late payments under Financial Fair Play rules.
- Ukraine stops buying Russian gas, closes airspace Updated: Nov-25-15 11:41 am
MOSCOW - Tensions between Russia and Ukraine escalated Wednesday as Ukraine decided to stop buying Russian natural gas - hoping to rely on supplies from other countries - and closed its airspace to its eastern neighbor.
- Olympic marathoner Shmyrko banned for doping in Ukraine Updated: Nov-25-15 9:56 am
MOSCOW - Ukrainian marathon runner Tetyana Shmyrko has been banned for four years for a doping offense.
- Dynamo Kiev gets empty stadium order for racist fan attacks Updated: Nov-25-15 8:05 am
NYON, Switzerland - UEFA ordered Dynamo Kiev to play two home games in an empty stadium after racist attacks on fans at a Champions League match.
- Chelsea beats Maccabi Tel Aviv 4-0 in Champions League Updated: Nov-24-15 6:19 pm
HAIFA, Israel - Chelsea remained in the hunt to advance from Champions League Group G in easing past 10-man Maccabi Tel Aviv 4-0 on Tuesday.
- Dynamo Kiev upsets FC Porto 2-0, in Champions League Updated: Nov-24-15 5:01 pm
PORTO, Portugal - Dynamo Kiev upset FC Porto 2-0 on Tuesday to leave Champions League Group G wide open with one game left to play.
- Experts study evidence in criminal probe into MH17 downing Updated: Nov-24-15 11:27 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - International experts are meeting in the Netherlands to examine evidence in the criminal investigation into the downing last year of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine, Dutch prosecutors announced Tuesday.
- 'Je Suis Paris' is PSG's slogan after attacks in home city Updated: Nov-24-15 5:16 am
"Je suis Paris" will be the declaration from Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday with the French capital still reeling from the attacks that left 130 people dead.
- Hazard solving slump mystery key to Chelsea recovering form Updated: Nov-23-15 12:28 pm
LONDON - If one player epitomizes Chelsea's slump it's surely Eden Hazard.
- Ukraine announces halt in delivery of goods to Crimea Updated: Nov-23-15 9:48 am
MOSCOW - Ukraine's government has ordered a halt to all delivery of goods to Crimea, the peninsula annexed by Russia last year.
- Explosions at Ukrainian towers leave Crimea without power Updated: Nov-22-15 9:09 am
MOSCOW - Two electricity transmission towers in Ukraine were damaged by explosions, leaving most of the nearly 2 million people on the disputed Crimean Peninsula without power on Sunday, the Russian Energy Ministry said.
- Fuel shortages reported in rebel-controlled eastern Ukraine Updated: Nov-19-15 7:49 am
KIEV, Ukraine - Severe fuel shortages have hit the rebel-controlled areas in eastern Ukraine.
- Narrowing rift, US and Russia entertain cooperation in Syria Updated: Nov-18-15 7:19 am
MOSCOW - In a striking shift, President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin are embarking on a tentative path toward closer ties and possible military cooperation, as the bitter rift over Ukraine gives way to common cause against the Islamic State group.
- Ukraine beats Slovenia to qualify for Euro 2016 Updated: Nov-17-15 5:15 pm
MARIBOR, Slovenia - Ukraine beat Slovenia 3-1 on aggregate to qualify for the European Championship next year, after a 1-1 draw on Tuesday.
- Euro 2016 seedings set after Sweden, Ukraine complete lineup Updated: Nov-17-15 5:07 pm
NYON, Switzerland - The 2016 European Championship seedings were confirmed when Sweden and Ukraine qualified on Tuesday to complete the 24-team lineup.
- Ukraine beats Slovenia 2-0 in Euro 2016 playoff 1st leg Updated: Nov-14-15 2:31 pm
LVIV, Ukraine - Ukraine took a large stride toward qualifying for the European Championship next year by beating Slovenia 2-0 in a first-leg playoff on Saturday.
- Helicopter crashes in Slovakia, killing 6 Updated: Nov-13-15 10:55 am
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia - A Ukrainian helicopter has crashed in eastern Slovakia, killing six people, Slovak Interior Minister Robert Kalinak said Friday.
- Ukrainian cleared of planning to bomb Russia's UK embassy Updated: Nov-13-15 10:05 am
LONDON - A jury has cleared a Ukrainian man accused of plotting to blow up the Russian embassy in London after being radicalized by the conflict in eastern Ukraine.
- Obama to huddle with European leaders on Islamic State fight Updated: Nov-12-15 5:50 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama will huddle with the leaders of Germany, the United Kingdom, Italy and France next week in hopes of making "incremental progress" in the fight against the Islamic State group, the White House said Thursday.