Europe

  • SOCHI SCENE: Winter Games, sunny skies

    Sochi's seaside weather is making scarves and overcoats unnecessary. AP photographer Morry Gash even caught this woman lying in the sun outside the ... 

  • SOCHI SCENE: Ring story

    No, the different-colored Olympic rings don't correspond to specific continents. But you'd be forgiven for thinking differently if you're going to or ... 

  • SOCHI SCENE: Quad after quad

    Kevin Reynolds' workouts are exhausting. Not to him, perhaps, but to anyone watching his training sessions at the Sochi Olympics. Reynolds does ... 

  • German court: man must pay estranged father's care

    A German federal court has ruled that a man must pay the cost of old-age care for his late father, who severed ties with him more than four decades ... 

  • Germany raises 2014 growth forecast

    The German government is raising its growth forecast for 2014 slightly to 1.8 percent, saying that low unemployment and rising wages should spur ... 

  • SOCHI SCENE: Casting a shadow

    Unusual photo alert: Associated Press photographer Charlie Riedel captures a fan wrapped in an American flag arriving at the ski venue of the Sochi ... 

  • Germany: 10 charged in deaths at 2010 Love Parade

    German prosecutors said Wednesday that they have indicted 10 people on charges including involuntary manslaughter over a mass panic at the Love Parade ... 

  • Georgia: Olympic guests must not visit Abkhazia

    Georgia on Wednesday called on foreign visitors to the Winter Olympics to keep out of Abkhazia, a Russia-aligned breakaway territory just south of ... 

  • SOCHI SCENE: Olympic pinterests

    A pin shortage in Olympic Park should be over soon. So say organizers and the IOC. That's good news for traders, with a small informal pin market that ... 

  • SOCHI SCENE: Russia watches

    Russian parents and teachers have been given an unusual task by their government: get their kids to watch more TV. As the Winter Olympics in Sochi ... 

  • Anti-tank weapon, ammo found in Berlin forest

    Berlin police say a cache of WWII-era munitions has been found in a western part of the city, which had been the scene of particularly fierce fighting ... 

  • SOCHI SCENE: Above it all

    Far beyond even the nosebleed seats, far above the highest Olympic mountain, here is what the Sochi Winter Games look like from space. This NASA image ... 

  • Bulgarian government survives no-confidence vote

    Bulgaria's government has survived a no-confidence vote called for by the opposition that accuses it of failing to deal with a massive influx of ... 

  • SOCHI SCENE: Crashed

    Sochi 2014, extraordinary imagery file: Check out this sequence by Associated Press photographer Charles Krupa showing France's Marie Marchand-Arvier ... 

  • Ayumu Hirano, Taku Hiraoka

    SOCHI SCENE: Big In Japan

    For a nation that's never won a medal in snowboarding, Japan sure looked awfully strong. Teenager Ayumu Hirano captured silver and his teammate Taku ... 

  • Dervis Eroglu

    Rival Cyprus leaders resume peace talks

    The leaders of Cyprus' rival Greek and Turkish Cypriot communities embarked Tuesday on a new round of talks aimed at achieving the long-elusive goal ... 

  • Obama slams Russia for blocking UN Syria action

    Western powers pushed forward Tuesday with a U.N. resolution threatening sanctions against Syria despite Russia's veto threat, with President Barack ... 

  • Group claims attack on German ambassador's home

    An organization calling itself Popular Fighters Group claimed responsibility Tuesday for a December shooting attack on the German ambassador's ... 

  • Former Czech prime minister a corruption suspect

    The lawyer for former Czech Prime Minister Petr Necas says he is a suspect in the corruption case that brought down his government. Necas' government ... 

  • Norway wins 4 more medals; US hopefuls falter

    The most decorated country in Winter Olympic history earned four more medals Tuesday, and the most famous snowboarder in the world had his hopes for ... 

  • Greek police: 4 Turks charged with terror offenses

    Four Turkish men arrested in Athens were charged Tuesday with terrorism-related offenses. Greek police said one of them is also wanted by Turkish ... 

  • Syrian peace talks appear bogged down, no progress

    Syrian peace talks appeared bogged down Tuesday, with the U.N. mediator acknowledging little progress has been achieved and the two sides failing even ... 

  • 9 Serbs jailed for Kosovo massacre

    Serbia's war crimes court on Tuesday convicted nine former paramilitary members of the brutal killings of more than 100 ethnic Albanian civilians ... 

  • SOCHI SCENE: Chasing Chara

    U.S. pairs champions Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir are from the Boston area. So naturally, they were eager to meet Bruins captain Zdeno Chara at ... 

  • Jennifer Harss, Johanna Olofsson

    SOCHI SCENE: She shoots, she scores

    Goalkeeper Jennifer Harss of Germany reaches for the puck as Johanna Olofsson's of Sweden shot gets by her for a goal in this photo captured by the ...