- TV showdown in Ukraine highlights press freedom anxieties Updated: May-27-15 9:01 am
KIEV, Ukraine - Crunch time is coming in a Ukrainian showdown that may yield clues into an increasingly asked question: How free is the press in Ukraine as it fights to stay out of Russia's orbit?
- 7 civilians, fighters killed in new Ukraine unrest Updated: May-27-15 6:40 am
KIEV, Ukraine - Ukrainian government and rebel officials say seven people have been killed over the last day of fighting between armed forces and separatists.
- Sevilla looks to underline Spanish dominance Updated: May-26-15 4:30 pm
WARSAW - In Wednesday's Europa League final, Sevilla can make history in more ways than one.
- Dnipro aims to give fans 'a bit of happiness' Updated: May-26-15 2:30 pm
WARSAW - With their home country torn apart by conflict, the players of surprise Europa League finalist Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk say they are simply focusing on providing fans with "a little bit of happiness."
- Durbin in Ukraine to express support for country Updated: May-26-15 1:47 pm
CHICAGO - U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin has met with officials in Ukraine to offer his support in their fight against pro-Russian rebels.
- Dnipro chasing a dream in Europa League final Updated: May-26-15 5:27 am
MOSCOW - Against the backdrop of a conflict tearing its country apart, Ukrainian club Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk is aiming for success in the Europa League final.
- Sweden wins Eurovision Song Contest while Russia is booed Updated: May-23-15 9:07 pm
VIENNA - Sweden beat Russia to win the 60th Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday, in an event described by organizers as beyond politics but marred by boos for the Russian that were apparently prompted by the Ukraine conflict and the Kremlin's anti-gay policies.
- North Haven chaplain, 70, helps seafarers at Conn. ports Updated: May-23-15 3:05 am
NEW HAVEN, Connecticut - Ruth Setaro knew the man was trying to convey a serious problem.
- EU embrace of eastern partners turns lukewarm Updated: May-22-15 10:32 am
RIGA, Latvia - The European Union reaffirmed its partnership with six post-Soviet nations Friday but offered them no new prospects of future membership in the Western bloc at a summit overshadowed by the Ukraine crisis.
- Australia in Europe's Song Contest? In a word, yes. Updated: May-22-15 9:11 am
VIENNA - For the first time in its 60-year history, the Eurovision Song Contest may be won by - Australia.
- Kremlin spokesman: Russia wants to free 2 held in Ukraine Updated: May-22-15 8:58 am
MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman says Moscow is making efforts toward the release of two Russians held in Ukraine, but has declined comment on claims that they are soldiers.
- Endangered antelope dying off in vast numbers in Kazakhstan Updated: May-22-15 8:25 am
KIEV, Ukraine - Authorities in Kazakhstan says around one-third of the endangered saiga antelope population in this Central Asian nation has mysteriously died off in the last few days.
- Poland soccer chief Boniek wants World Cup taken from Russia Updated: May-21-15 1:02 pm
WARSAW, Poland - Poland football federation president Zbigniew Boniek says FIFA should be able to take the 2018 World Cup away from Russia because of conflict in Ukraine.
- Ukrainian officer hit with 3rd charge in Russia Updated: May-21-15 12:32 pm
MOSCOW - A third charge has been filed against a Ukrainian military officer who has been behind bars in Moscow for nearly a year over the deaths of two Russian journalists in Ukraine.
- KHL looks to expand into China Updated: May-21-15 6:39 am
MOSCOW - The Kontinental Hockey League wants to expand into China, hoping to use a successful Chinese Winter Olympic bid to conquer the vast market.
- Correction: Ukraine-Russian Soldiers story Updated: May-20-15 9:32 am
KIEV, Ukraine - In a story May 19 about two men identified as Russian soldiers who were captured in Ukraine, The Associated Press gave an incorrect last name for one of them on second reference. The man's last name is Alexandrov, not Smirnov.
- AP Interview: Georgia's leader warns of Russian expansion Updated: May-19-15 11:44 am
TBILISI, Georgia - Russia is poised to use its armed forces to expand further into former Soviet states, Georgia's president said Tuesday, calling on the West never to accept any Russian aggression.
- Economic toll of conflict builds up for Ukraine Updated: May-19-15 10:21 am
There seems to be no bottom for Ukraine's economy.
- NATO meets Russians in Brussels, urges Ukraine withdrawal Updated: May-19-15 9:08 am
BRUSSELS - NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg and Russia's foreign minister met Tuesday for the first time in three months, and Stoltenberg said he restated the "very strong NATO position" against Moscow's annexation of Crimea and its support for rebels in eastern Ukraine.
- Crimean police detain Tatars commemorating mass deportation Updated: May-18-15 3:50 pm
MOSCOW - Police in the capital of Russia-annexed Crimea have detained demonstrators trying to take part in an unauthorized motorcade to observe the anniversary of the mass deportation of Crimean Tatars.
- US's Nuland meets with Russians to back Ukraine cease-fire Updated: May-18-15 2:02 pm
MOSCOW - The United States wants to help solidify a shaky cease-fire and support efforts to resolve political and humanitarian concerns in Ukraine's rebellious east, a top U.S. diplomat said Monday after meeting with Russian counterparts.
- Barcelona wins Spanish title, Man United looking at 4th Updated: May-17-15 7:50 pm
Barcelona clinched its 23rd Spanish league title on Sunday thanks to Lionel Messi.
- Barcelona wins Spanish title, Man United looking at 4th Updated: May-17-15 6:32 pm
Barcelona clinched its 23rd Spanish league title on Sunday thanks to - who else - Lionel Messi.
- Dynamo Kiev wins Ukrainian league title Updated: May-17-15 2:57 pm
KIEV, Ukraine - Dynamo Kiev won the Ukrainian league title Sunday for the first time in six years.
- Russian rocket carrying Mexican satellite fails after launch Updated: May-16-15 2:19 pm
KIEV, Ukraine - A Russian rocket carrying a Mexican satellite malfunctioned Saturday shortly after its launch - the latest mishap to hit Russia's troubled space industry, whose Soviet-era glory has been tarnished by a series of launch failures.