Europe

  • T.J. Oshie;  Ryan Miller

    SOCHI SCENE: 'It would be nice'

    T.J. Oshie may be the man of the hour for Team USA hockey after scoring four shootout goals in a preliminary round game against Russia, but he's ... 

  • Police clash with Kurdish protesters in Turkey

    Turkish media reports say Kurdish demonstrators have clashed with police in several towns in southeastern Turkey during protests marking the 15th ... 

  • Montenegro police clash with anti-gov't protesters

    Police in Montenegro fired tear gas and stun grenades Saturday to disperse hundreds of stone-throwing protesters who were blaming the government for ... 

  • SOCHI SCENE: Fast friends

    They've always been fast, but not always fast friends. U.S. skeleton racers Noelle Pikus-Pace and Katie Uhlaender have been teammates for years but ... 

  • Maria Komissarova

    SOCHI SCENE: Injured skier

    Russian freestyle officials say skicross racer Maria Komissarova sustained a "serious" injury in Olympic training and was taken to a nearby hospital ... 

  • SOCHI SCENE: Designs by Weir

    Johnny Weir is celebrating Japanese figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu's gold medal win in Sochi and the threads that helped get them there. Weir tweeted and ... 

  • Vladimir Putin, Thomas Bach

    SOCHI SCENE: 'I hope so'

    Russian president Vladimir Putin spent the moments before his country's highly anticipated hockey showdown with the United States in a relaxed seaside ... 

  • Syria peace talks in doubt after 6th day in Geneva

    U.N.-Arab League mediator Lakhdar Brahimi ended direct talks between the Syrian government and opposition Saturday without finding a way of breaking ... 

  • Dmytro Bulatov

    Ukraine activist sees pro-Russia link in abduction

    Ukrainian opposition activist Dmytro Bulatov said Saturday he believes a pro-Russia group was behind his kidnapping and torture last month. 

  • SOCHI SCENE: Water Play

    Lydia Lassila wants her home country to get all wet. The two-time Olympic medalist in women's aerials says it's time for Australia to get serious ... 

  • Russian praises veterans of war in Afghanistan

    Russia's defense minister has praised veterans of the Soviet war in Afghanistan as "true patriots" as the nation on Saturday marked the 25th ... 

  • Opposition ready to vacate seized Kiev building

    A top Ukrainian opposition leader said Saturday that protesters are ready to vacate the Kiev City Hall they have occupied for nearly three months — ... 

  • So far silence from Olympians on anti-gay laws

    A campaign to draw attention to Russia's anti-gay laws isn't gaining traction among Olympic athletes, who so far have avoided saying or doing anything ... 

  • 4.6 magnitude quake hits Greek island

    A strong earthquake, of 4.6 magnitude, has hit the western Greek island of Kephalonia. No damage has been reported. The tremor occurred at 9:31 a.m. 

  • Turkish legislators brawl over disputed bill

    Turkey's parliament has approved a bill that would tighten the government's grip on a judicial body after a tense, all-night session that saw two ... 

  • SOCHI SCENE: History for Slovenia

    "Now that we've beaten Slovakia, maybe they're not going to mix us up with them anymore." — Slovenia forward Anze Kopitar, after the men's hockey team ... 

  • SOCHI SCENE: Check yes or no

    Give Jason Brown credit — he knows how to get a girl's attention. Brown, who is from Highland Park, Ill., posted a photo on NBC's Olympic Twitter ... 

  • Shinzo Abe

    Hanyu's historic gold for Japan no flash in pan

    Unlike when Chinese hurdler Liu Xiang made a major Olympic breakthrough for Asian men, Yuzuru Hanyu's historic gold medal for Japan in figure skating ... 

  • Olympics a test for ambitious developing countries

    Playing host to the Olympics or World Cup can showcase an ambitious country's rise and cast a harsh light on its weaknesses. This week in Sochi, the ... 

  • IOC: Activist not jailed for criticism

    The International Olympic Committee says it's has been assured that a Russian activist's three-year prison sentence was not related to his criticism ... 

  • SOCHI SCENE: 'Disaster' course

    How to know when an alpine skiing course is hard: When only 31 of 49 athletes who start can even finish the course. Soft snow, steep angles and tough ... 

  • Patrick Chan

    SOCHI SCENE: Canada's lament

    Another Olympics, another Canadian man not on the top of the medals stand. A curse? Perhaps. But certainly a habit. Three-time world champion Patrick ... 

  • SOCHI SCENE: Japan's other skaters

    While Yuzuru Hanyu was becoming the first Japanese man to win an Olympic figure skating title Friday night, his countrymen were doing pretty well, too 

  • SOCHI SCENE: Oh, Mother

    If Martin Johnsrud Sundby needs a morale boost after his disappointing race at the Sochi Olympics, he shouldn't look to his mother. The cross-country ... 

  • Maria Lamb

    US changing suits after dismal speedskating start

    They were touted as the fastest speedskating suits in the world. Now the U.S. is dumping the high-tech attire after a dismal start to the Sochi ...