• Poland’s ruling party leader vague on support for EU’s Tusk

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The leader of Poland’s ruling party said Monday the government isn’t ready to confirm whether it will support a second term for European Council head Donald Tusk.

  • Spain beats Bosnia 3-1 in Euro 2016 warmup

    ST. GALLEN, Switzerland (AP) — Forward Manuel “Nolito” Agudo scored two first-half goals to lead Spain to a 3-1 win over 10-man Bosnia in a warmup match Sunday for the European Championship.

  • Slovakia players celebrate scoring their third goal during a friendly soccer match between Germany and Slovakia in Augsburg, Germany,  Sunday, May 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

    Germany slumps to 3-1 home defeat against Slovakia

    AUGSBURG, Germany (AP) — Germany’s European Championship preparations had a setback Sunday in a 3-1 thunderstorm-interrupted defeat to Slovakia.

  • This image posted on the Twitter page of Syria's al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front on Thursday, May 5, 2016, shows a fighter from the Nusra Front firing a weapon during clashes against Syrian government forces and pro-government militiamen in the town of Khan Touman, near Aleppo province, Syria. Al-Qaida’s branch in Syria has recruited hundreds of new fighters, including teenagers, and taken territory from government forces in a successful offensive in the north, illustrating how the cease-fire put in place by Russia and the United State to weaken the militants has in many ways backfired. Arabic, bottom, reads "preparation for the attack with heavy machine gun fire in Khan Touman." (Al-Nusra Front social media account via AP)

    Syria’s cease-fire strengthens al-Qaida branch

    BEIRUT (AP) — Al-Qaida’s branch in Syria has recruited thousands of fighters, including teenagers, and taken territory from government forces in a successful offensive in the north, illustrating how the cease-fire put in place by Russia and the United States to weaken the militants has in many ways backfired.

  • Rain washes out attempt to set record Greek sirtaki dance

    CONSTANTA, Romania (AP) — Torrential rain has dashed hopes in Romania of setting a Guinness Book world record for Greece’s famous sirtaki dance.

  • In this photo taken Friday, April 22, 2016 resident Mouaz Abdullah Ibrahim of Iraq poses for a photo after an interview with The Associated Press at a refugee shelter in Berlin, Germany. Ibrahim fled Baiji last year amid fierce fighting between government forces and Islamic State extremists. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

    German rhetoric on Afghan migrants doesn’t meet reality

    BERLIN (AP) — The 75 people stuffed onto the small dinghy watched with horror as the water flowed in, eventually covering bags filled with clothes and mementos from the devastated homes they were fleeing. Jawad, a 25-year-old Afghan, prayed as he huddled with his wife, daughter and infant son.

  • Russians sweep men’s 50 freestyle at Speedo Grand Challenge

    IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Vladimir Morozov led a Russian sweep of the 50-meter freestyle at the Speedo Grand Challenge on Saturday night.

  • In this Sunday Feb. 15, 2015 file photo and provided on by the Syrian anti-government activist group Aleppo Media Center (AMC), which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Syrian rebels firing locally made shells against the Syrian government forces, in Aleppo, Syria. Islamic State militants entered a Syrian opposition stronghold in the country's north on Saturday, clashing with rebels on the edges of the town as the extremist group built on its most significant advance near the Turkish border in two years, Syrian opposition groups and IS media said. (AP Photo/Aleppo Media Center, AMC, File)

    Syria rebels under fire from IS militants, government troops

    BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State militants entered a major Syrian opposition stronghold in the country’s north on Saturday, clashing with rebels on the edges of the town as the extremist group builds on its most significant advance near the Turkish border in two years — even as it loses ground elsewhere in the country and in neighboring Iraq.

  • Russia's Sports Minister Vilaty Mutko gestures as he answers a journalist's questions, after their press tour of its anti doping laboratory in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, May 24, 2016. The Russians have been accused of state-sponsored doping at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, and the IOC has asked WADA to carry out a full-fledged investigation and plans to retest Sochi samples. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

    8 Russian athletes test positive in 2012 doping retests

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s Olympic Committee said Saturday that eight of the country’s athletes have registered positive in doping retests for the 2012 London Games.

  • Russia’s Olympic Committee says 8 of its athletes tested positive in London 2012 doping retests

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s Olympic Committee says 8 of its athletes tested positive in London 2012 doping retests.