Europe

  • SOCHI SCENE: Uhlaender's eagle

    The public has spoken. Katie Uhlaender will be going with the larger eagle on her helmet for the women's skeleton competition at the Sochi Games. 

  • Germany sees record number of travelers in 2013

    Berlin's lively clubbing scene, the fairytale Neuschwanstein Castle and the romance of the Rhine Valley helped Germany set a tourism record in 2013 ... 

  • France to float new UN resolution on Syria

    The French foreign minister says France will float a new resolution in the U.N. Security Council to help bring humanitarian aid, food and medicine to ... 

  • Vladimir Putin, King Willem-Alexander, Queen Maxima

    SOCHI SCENE: Putin in the House

    President Vladimir Putin had just watched his country's ice dance team take Russia's first gold of the Sochi Olympics. What better way to celebrate ... 

  • SOCHI SCENE: 'I am very famous'

    From her black handbag — Hermes, crocodile, "It's a very simple and democratic brand," she'll have you know — the wife of Evgeni Plushenko fished out ... 

  • SOCHI SCENE: Grinding Neighbors

    If the German biathletes and cross-country skiers are going to win a medal at the Sochi Olympics, they'll owe host nation Russia a favor. The German ... 

  • SOCHI SCENE: Bradbury's Back

    The man responsible for one of short track speedskating's enduring memories is back at the Olympics. Steven Bradbury of Australia is working as a TV ... 

  • Russia appeals skiathlon decision over bronze

    Russia has appealed a jury's decision to let a Norwegian cross-country skier keep his bronze medal at the Sochi Olympics despite impeding Maxim ... 

  • Hey Vladimir, here's a gold medal for Russia

    Outside the Iceberg Skating Palace, urologist Andrei Severyukhin was as certain about the winner of the team skating competition as he was about the ... 

  • Swiss voters back limit on immigration

    Voters in Switzerland narrowly backed a proposal to limit immigration Sunday, in a blow for the government after it had warned that the measure could ... 

  • Report: Turkish court arrests hijacker

    Turkey's state-run agency says a court in Istanbul has formally arrested a Ukrainian man who allegedly tried to hijack a Turkey-bound flight to Sochi, ... 

  • Russia wins team figure skating, 1st gold of Sochi

    A master showman and four-time Olympic medalist, Evgeni Plushenko knows brilliance on the ice. He saw it Sunday night inside the Iceberg at Sochi's ... 

  • SOCHI SCENE: Racing for "VIRG"

    On his left glove, American skier Steven Nyman wrote in black marker — "VIRG." It was a tribute to his uncle, Virgil, who Nyman said just underwent ... 

  • SOCHI SCENE: Back on top

    Russia's first gold medal of the Sochi Games may as well have been a sequel to the opening ceremony. Evgeny Plushenko and Julia Lipnitskaia gave the ... 

  • Hungary Jewish group threatens memorial boycott

    The Federation of Hungarian Jewish Communities said Sunday it will boycott all government events commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Holocaust ... 

  • SOCHI SCENE: Tale of 2 dogs

    It was a grand entrance for sure. Two police officers formed a sort-of guard of honor for an army officer with a finely-groomed German shepherd or ... 

  • SOCHI SCENE: Celebratory faux pas

    A moment of triumph nearly turned embarrassing for Russian speedskater Olga Graf. The 30-year-old gave the home country a reason to cheer Sunday, ... 

  • No talks on joint Korean team for 2018 Games

    South Korean organizers of the 2018 Winter Olympics say there have been no talks with North Korea about forming a joint team for the games. 

  • Bosnian protesters accuse police of brutality

    Hundreds of people marched in Sarajevo Sunday to accuse police of mistreating recently arrested protesters and demand their release. For the fourth ... 

  • AP PHOTOS: Mayer and Wust among those winning gold

    Matthias Mayer of Austria pulled off a big upset at the Sochi Winter Olympics, winning the gold medal in the men's downhill over favorites including ... 

  • Danish zoo kills giraffe to prevent inbreeding

    Saying it needed to prevent inbreeding, the Copenhagen Zoo killed a 2-year-old giraffe and fed its remains to lions as visitors watched, ignoring a ... 

  • David Pichler

    Life goes on for gays in Olympic Sochi

    The mascara-lined eyes of a petite man dressed in a tuxedo greet visitors after they buzz at the armor-plated door of a one-storey building. 

  • Justine Dufour-Lapointe, Chloe Dufour-Lapointe,

    SOCHI SCENE: Mom, Dad _ thanks

    Skiing sisters Justine and Chloe Dufour-Lapointe won over many new fans as the first Canadian siblings to medal in the same Olympic event. But in a ... 

  • Sven Kramer

    SOCHI SCENE: What it Takes _ speedskating

    Speedskating seems simple: Pace yourself properly, don't get in your opponent's way and go, go, go. But the men's 5,000-meter final at the Sochi Games ...