BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — With a vast, brand new stadium and passionate home crowds, European Games athletics offers a near-Olympic experience. There’s just one thing missing – the Olympic athletes.
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Paris (AFP) – Celtic, the first British team to win the European Cup, have been paired against Icelandic side Stjarnan in the second qualifying round of the Champions League, after the draw in Nyon, Switzerland, on Monday.
Calgary (Canada) (AFP) – St. Louis Blues general manager Doug Armstrong was named Monday to oversee Canada’s team in the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, the revived eight-team elite tournament last played in 2004.
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri (AP) — Governors across the U.S. have been making trade missions abroad on costly trips that have an uneven track record of yielding any tangible benefits for their states.
The leaders of Russia, France and Germany clashed over the Ukraine crisis Monday, as the EU extended sanctions on Moscow on the eve of key diplomatic talks in Paris. After a 45-minute three-way telephone conversation, German Chancellor Angela Merkel noted a “worrying” number of breaches in a ceasefire agreement clinched in February in Minsk, according to a government spokeswoman in Berlin. “Reports from the observation mission of the OSCE (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe) show that the use of arms, especially the recent rise in heavy weaponry, is mainly coming from separatists supported by Russia,” Berlin said.
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Preliminary results Monday from Albania’s municipal elections show the country’s left wing governing coalition is ahead in most municipalities, including the capital and other main cities, while international observers said they noted no major irregularities in the voting process.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A new unit at the European Union’s Europol police agency will start fighting Islamic State group propaganda and recruiters in cyberspace next month in a crackdown on the terror network’s sophisticated use of social media.
German authorities decided Monday to release Al-Jazeera correspondent Ahmed Mansour, his channel said, two days after detaining him at the request of his native Egypt in a move that sparked outrage from media and rights groups. “We welcome this decision by the German prosecutor,” said Al-Jazeera spokesman Hareth Adlouni, adding that all charges had been dropped against 52-year-old Mansour, one of the best known TV journalists in the Arabic world. Supporters and journalists massed outside the Berlin prison where the journalist was being held, as German national news agency DPA also reported that German prosecutors had decided to reject the …read more
BRUSSELS (AP) — The world may be a riskier place nowadays, but overall spending on defense among NATO’s member countries is expected to be lower this year than in 2014, the alliance said Monday.
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks moved higher in early trading Monday on hopes of a breakthrough in Greece’s bailout discussions with its creditors. The eurozone’s top official says creditors aim to get a deal on Greece’s bailout later in the week.