- England a magnet for players as clubs flex financial muscle Updated: Sep-02-15 6:42 pm
LONDON - For the final months of 2015, clubs in continental Europe can relax: English clubs cannot plunder their top talent until January.
- Migrant tempers fray as Hungary blocks trains for 2nd day Updated: Sep-02-15 5:47 pm
BUDAPEST, Hungary - Tempers flared among the thousands trapped in a makeshift refugee camp in the heart of Budapest on Wednesday as Hungary played hardball with its unwelcome visitors for a second day, blocking train ticket-clutching migrants from traveling deeper into Europe.
- Dortmund's Grosskreutz heads to Galatasaray but can't play Updated: Sep-02-15 2:38 pm
DORTMUND, Germany - Borussia Dortmund says midfielder Kevin Grosskreutz is heading to Galatasaray immediately even though he will not be able to play competitive football for his new club until the next transfer window in January.
- Thomas Bach gets what he wants: A US bid for 2024 Olympics Updated: Sep-02-15 2:03 pm
LONDON - When Boston's troubled bid for the 2024 Olympics collapsed in late July, IOC President Thomas Bach made it pointedly clear he was counting on the U.S. to come up with another candidate.
- Czechs to stop detaining Syrian migrants heading for Germany Updated: Sep-02-15 11:38 am
PRAGUE - The Czech Republic says it is stopping the practice of detaining Syrian migrants who have applied for asylum in Hungary.
- Nations' pledges to cut emissions called insufficient Updated: Sep-02-15 8:19 am
BONN, Germany - Analysts tracking efforts to control greenhouse gas emissions say the reductions pledged by major economies ahead of an envisioned climate pact this year won't be enough to avoid warming the Earth by 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) or more.
- Volkswagen CEO Winterkorn to have contract extended to 2018 Updated: Sep-02-15 6:04 am
BERLIN - Top directors at German carmaker Volkswagen plan to give a two-year contract extension to CEO Martin Winterkorn, who emerged on top of a power struggle this year with company patriarch Ferdinand Piech.
- Afghan migrant hopes to complete father's flight from war Updated: Sep-02-15 5:59 am
MORIA, Greece - Three decades after his father fled war in Afghanistan to seek safety in Iran, Abdullah Bakhshi is now on the next leg of his family's long journey to a better life, and part of the largest tide of migrants since World War II.
- Correction: Australia-Obit-Great Escape story Updated: Sep-02-15 4:52 am
CANBERRA, Australia - In a story Aug. 28 about a World War II Australian pilot who took part in a mass escape from a German prison camp, The Associated Press reported erroneously that one of the three prisoners who successfully made it home was Danish. He was, in fact, Dutch.
- Chaos in Budapest train station amid Europe's migrant crisis Updated: Sep-01-15 4:42 pm
BUDAPEST, Hungary - Chanting "Freedom! Freedom!," angry migrants demanded to be let aboard trains bound for Austria and Germany after Hungary temporarily suspended all rail traffic Tuesday from its main Budapest terminal and brawny police forced hundreds of migrants out of the train station.
- A look at what migrants are carrying with them to Europe Updated: Sep-01-15 1:53 pm
ROSZKE, Hungary - To survive days on end of walking and improvised camping in harsh weather, they must concentrate on essentials: pain medicine, foot powder and first aid, food and personal hygiene items. The savviest have smartphones with backup battery power and SIM cards that work in the countries they're passing through. Otherwise, they can end up walking in circles without satellite navigation, particularly at night, when many travel to avoid police.
- Sailor who fell ill after Rio regatta feeling better Updated: Sep-01-15 12:44 pm
FRANKFURT, Germany - A German sailor who fell ill after competing in a pre-Olympic test event in the filthy waters off Rio de Janeiro says he is recovering from his skin infections.
- 5 things to watch at the IFA gadget show in Berlin Updated: Sep-01-15 11:56 am
BERLIN - Some 1,500 companies and over 250,000 people are expected to visit Europe's flagship technology show, the IFA in Berlin, when it opens to the public on Friday.
- The Latest: Trafficking surges in fake Syrian passports Updated: Sep-01-15 10:10 am
BUDAPEST, Hungary - The latest developments as tens of thousands of migrants flood into countries across Europe. All times local (CET):
- Barbara Brecht-Schall, Bertolt Brecht's daughter, dies at 84 Updated: Sep-01-15 9:02 am
BERLIN - German actress Barbara Brecht-Schall, the daughter and main heir of playwright Bertolt Brecht, has died. She was 84.
- Germany: up to $3.7B needed next year to integrate refugees Updated: Sep-01-15 8:20 am
BERLIN - The German economy has room to accommodate refugees, the labor minister said Tuesday, but the government will need to spend billions of extra euros (dollars) to cover language courses, benefits and their integration into the labor market.
- Merkel makes vague warning on Catalan independence plan Updated: Sep-01-15 6:58 am
BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel says European Union treaties guarantee the integrity and sovereignty of member nations, a diplomatic warning to separatist politicians in the Spanish region of Catalonia who plan to declare independence if they win a majority in upcoming local elections.
- Wobbly euro economy may get bigger push from central bank Updated: Sep-01-15 5:28 am
FRANKFURT, Germany - When is a trillion euros not enough? Could be soon, in Europe's shaky economy.
- Grenade explodes during Ukraine clashes; 1 officer killed Updated: Aug-31-15 5:31 pm
KIEV, Ukraine - As lawmakers took up a measure to give greater powers to separatists in eastern Ukraine, nationalist protesters clashed with police outside parliament on Monday, and the Interior Ministry said one officer was killed in a grenade blast and more than 100 were wounded.
- Austria inspects trucks for migrants, creates 18-mile backup Updated: Aug-31-15 5:28 pm
BUDAPEST, Hungary - Austria stepped up vehicle inspections Monday at its Hungarian border after 71 migrants apparently suffocated in a truck, creating a huge traffic jam on the main Budapest-Vienna highway.
- Wolfsburg snatches Germany midfielder Draxler from Schalke Updated: Aug-31-15 1:33 pm
FRANKFURT, Germany - Awash in cash, Wolfsburg broke its club transfer record by signing Germany midfielder Julian Draxler from Schalke on the final day of the European transfer window Monday.
- AP Interview: IOM chief slams Hungary over migrant policies Updated: Aug-31-15 1:14 pm
GENEVA - Countries like Hungary that have blocked desperate migrants from traveling by train in Europe "push them right into the hands of smugglers," with potentially deadly consequences, the head of the International Organization for Migration said Monday.
- Correction: The Month Ahead story Updated: Aug-31-15 12:35 pm
In a story Aug. 28, about upcoming events, The Associated Press reported erroneously the dates of business events expected in the first week in September.
- Merkel: expect Greece to fulfil obligations after election Updated: Aug-31-15 10:43 am
BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel is making clear she expects Greece to continue complying with its obligations to creditors after upcoming elections, and says she doesn't see any possibility of reducing interest rates on its bailout loans.
- Germany open to new 4-way Ukraine summit Updated: Aug-31-15 10:40 am
BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she's open to holding a new summit with the leaders of Russia, Ukraine and France but that there would have to be hope of progress for it to make sense.