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  • Ukraine: Body parts retrieved at jet crash site

    HRABOVE, Ukraine (AP) — Wearing gloves and carrying blue plastic buckets, international investigators finally began gathering up body parts and victims' belongings Friday in the fields where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 came down. Artillery boomed in the distance as the 70-member team of Dutch...

  • Ukraine, Russia spar over soccer in Crimea

    MOSCOW (AP) — Five months after the annexation of Crimea, Russia and Ukraine are now squabbling over soccer clubs in the region. Defying authorities in Ukraine, Russia is incorporating three Crimean teams into its own leagues — a move that could strain relations between the host country of the...

  • Italy, Poland vie for top EU foreign policy job

    BRUSSELS (AP) — As the European Union struggles to respond to what it perceives as Russia's aggressive meddling in Ukraine, Italy and Poland are staking their claims to provide the bloc's new foreign-policy chief — kicking off a race in which the candidates' views of Moscow will likely be...

  • Europe started WWI a century ago, blind to tragedy

    SAINT-SYMPHORIEN, Belgium (AP) — British Pvt. John Parr set off on his reconnaissance bike on the lookout for German troops amid the rolling farmland and woods south of Brussels in August 1914. It was the last anyone saw of 'Ole Man' Parr, the ironic nickname he won due to his tender age of 17....

  • Investigators reach Ukraine jet wreckage site

    ROZSYPNE, Ukraine (AP) — As mortar fire landed nearby, an international team of investigators finally reached the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 wreckage site Thursday and got their first look at a scene experts fear has been badly compromised in the two weeks since the plane was blown out of the...

  • EU identifies 5 Russian banks it is sanctioning

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Thursday revealed the details of its broad economic sanctions against Russia, including the names of five major banks which will see their access to the 28-nation bloc's capital market curtailed. The banks, in which the Russian state holds a majority stake,...

  • AP Analysis: Putin cornered over Ukraine

    MOSCOW (AP) — For Russian President Vladimir Putin, there are few options left in the Ukraine crisis and they all look bad. He is caught between a determined West demanding that he disavow the pro-Russian insurgents in Ukraine and increasingly assertive nationalists at home urging him to...

  • Poles protest Russian ban on their food with humor

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poles are posting photos of themselves with apples online along with mocking comments to protest a Russian ban on Polish food. Russia will begin banning imports of most fruit and vegetables from Poland on Friday for what it says are violations of health regulations and...

  • Ailing Portuguese bank's shares sink after losses

    LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The woes of troubled Portuguese bank Banco Espirito Santo deepened Thursday as its share price plunged on the Lisbon stock exchange, a day after it reported a record half-year loss of 3.58 billion euros ($4.8 billion). The stock sank in a daylong sell-off, dropping by 42...

  • Russia tensions hurting European companies

    BERLIN (AP) — Russia's standoff with the West is hurting European companies, from heavy industry to sports goods makers, even before the latest sanctions have a chance to take effect. A group representing Germany's machinery industry cut its output forecast sharply on Thursday, pointing to the...

  • Asian markets drift after US Fed stays course

    MUMBAI, India (AP) — Asian stock markets were uninspired by an upbeat report on the U.S. economy, with most drifting lower Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve said it would make further cuts to its monetary stimulus as expected. KEEPING SCORE: The Hang Seng in Hong Kong slipped 0.1 percent...

  • World War I: The war that didn't end all wars

    World War I began, as most wars do, with patriotic fervor and predictions of a quick end. It lasted four years.

  • 3 Putin allies among 8 hit with new EU sanctions

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union targeted Russian President Vladimir Putin's inner circle for the first time Wednesday for the Kremlin's actions in Ukraine, subjecting three of his long-time associates to EU-wide asset freezes and travel bans. A total of eight people were added to the EU's...

  • A look at the EU's new sanctions against Russia

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's sanctions against Russia are bound to inflict pain on the country's ailing economy. While still narrowly targeted, they come as a warning shot to convince Moscow to change its Ukraine policies or face even tougher penalties. Here's a look at the sanctions...

  • Leaders of Spain, Catalonia hold secession talks

    MADRID (AP) — The leader of the economically powerful Catalonia region held firm in a meeting with Spain's prime minister on Wednesday, saying he intends to push ahead with a secession referendum in November despite the central government's vows to stop it from happening. After a 2 1/2 hour...



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