- Lukas Podolski out of Germany's final Euro 2016 qualifiers Updated: Oct-06-15 1:18 pm
BERLIN - Germany forward Lukas Podolski has been ruled out of his country's European Championship qualifiers against Ireland and Georgia with a left ankle injury.
- Ireland's County Wicklow: Wilderness and grand houses Updated: Oct-06-15 10:15 am
WICKLOW, Ireland - The road winds across the spine of the mountains, past a seemingly endless wilderness of heather-covered bogs, lakes, waterfalls, pine forests and trails.
- Dutch on verge of missing out on Euro 2016 Updated: Oct-06-15 10:09 am
PARIS - Qualifying for the largest-ever European Championship was supposed to be easy.
- 3 share Nobel medicine prize for tropical disease drugs Updated: Oct-05-15 1:47 pm
STOCKHOLM - The Nobel prize in medicine went Monday to three scientists hailed as "heroes in the truest sense of the word" for saving millions of lives with the creation of the world's leading malaria-fighting drug and another that has nearly wiped out two devastating tropical diseases.
- Irish playwright Brian Friel, famed for 'Lughnasa,' dies Updated: Oct-02-15 3:33 pm
DUBLIN - Brian Friel distrusted the reliability of mere facts. Ireland's greatest playwright of his generation, who died Friday at the age of 86, spent much of his life trying to convey the deeper truths of our existence - of a world filled with compelling fictions constructed by people, families and whole nations.
- Germany calls up Leverkusen keeper for Euro 2016 qualifiers Updated: Oct-02-15 7:05 am
BERLIN - Germany coach Joachim Loew has given Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno his first call-up for the side's final two European Championship qualifying games.
- Gerry Adams, 6 others face no charges over 1972 IRA killing Updated: Sep-29-15 12:11 pm
DUBLIN - Sinn Fein party leader Gerry Adams and six other suspected IRA veterans will face no charges over the outlawed group's 1972 abduction, slaying and secret burial of a Belfast homemaker, Northern Ireland prosecutors announced Tuesday.
- Irish prime minister receives honorary degree at Quinnipiac Updated: Sep-24-15 7:28 pm
HAMDEN, Connecticut - The prime minister of Ireland has received an honorary degree from Quinnipiac (KWIHN'-ih-pee-ak) University in Connecticut.
- Bobblehead, umbrella, mug or magnet? Pope souvenirs abound Updated: Sep-24-15 6:14 pm
NEW YORK - "WE SELL POPE DOLLS," blared a sign held up by a 7-Eleven worker on 42nd Street in Manhattan, directing customers to a store down the block. There, on an outdoor stand, were six plushy, squeezable popes, nestled rather incongruously among individually wrapped croissants and chocolate chip muffins.
- Experts to assess IRA as man charged with Belfast explosives Updated: Sep-22-15 2:34 pm
DUBLIN - Britain on Tuesday unveiled a new expert panel to investigate Irish Republican Army activities as a man was charged with possession of a trove of IRA weapons, underscoring the tensions that threaten to tear apart Northern Ireland's unity government after eight years of Catholic-Protestant cooperation.
- Great Britain and Ireland ties US 8-8 in the PGA Cup Updated: Sep-19-15 11:30 pm
SAN MARTIN, California - Cameron Clark and Niall Kearney beat Sean Dougherty and Grant Sturgeon 2 and 1 in foursomes Saturday to help Great Britain and Ireland tie the United States 8-8 in the PGA Cup.
- Questions and answers about migrant crisis border issues Updated: Sep-18-15 2:25 pm
BRUSSELS - The movement of tens of thousands of people toward Western Europe is overwhelming border authorities from Greece through the Balkans to Hungary and Slovenia.
- UK wants report on paramilitaries amid N. Ireland crisis Updated: Sep-18-15 12:28 pm
LONDON - Britain has asked police and intelligence agencies to report on the state of banned militant groups in Northern Ireland, after claims of IRA activity brought the province's Catholic-Protestant administration close to collapse.
- Ringo Starr auction in December to feature over 800 items Updated: Sep-14-15 9:35 am
NEW YORK - Over 800 items owned by Ringo Starr and his wife, Barbara Bach, are going to auction, including rare Beatles memorabilia like his three-piece drum kit used in over 200 performances and a Rickenbacker guitar known as the "Beatle-Backer" that John Lennon owned and later gave to Ringo.
- Michael Owen's horse Brown Panther dies at Irish St Leger Updated: Sep-13-15 1:31 pm
NEWBRIDGE, Ireland - Brown Panther, a horse part-owned by former England striker Michael Owen, died after a serious injury in the Irish St. Leger on Sunday.
- Britain and Ireland takes 7-5 lead in Walker Cup Updated: Sep-12-15 3:41 pm
LYTHAM ST ANNES, England - Britain and Ireland enjoyed a 7-5 lead over holders United States on Saturday after the first day of the 45th Walker Cup on the links of Royal Lytham and St Annes.
- US captain wants Walker Cup players to have 'fun' Updated: Sep-11-15 6:12 pm
LYTHAM ST ANNES, England - United States captain John 'Spider' Miller wants his team to have "fun" against Britain and Ireland in the 45th Walker Cup when the biennial amateur event starts Saturday.
- Irish clothing retailer Primark opens 1st US store in Boston Updated: Sep-10-15 2:27 pm
BOSTON - Irish clothing retailer Primark, which specializes in trendy, low-priced apparel, opened its first U.S. location Thursday in an historic building that once housed one of Boston's most venerable department stores.
- Microsoft seeks to block US from accessing email overseas Updated: Sep-09-15 5:30 pm
NEW YORK - Microsoft got a chilly reaction from a federal appeals court Wednesday to its claims that the United States should not be able to touch data it stores for customers overseas.
- 5 things to know about Queen Elizabeth II Updated: Sep-08-15 9:06 am
LONDON - Fun facts about Queen Elizabeth II as she becomes Britain's longest reigning monarch.