• This is an image taken Wednesday May 4, 2016  of Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu speaks during a news conference in Ankara, Turkey. Turkey has hailed the European Union executive Commission's recommendation to grant Turkish citizens the right to travel to Europe without visas as "a new page" in relations between Turkey and the EU. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici, File)

    Turkey eyes visa-free travel to Europe but hurdles remain

    ISTANBUL (AP) — Visa-free travel to Europe may be finally within Turkey’s grasp, but the remaining benchmarks it must meet by June are not easy hurdles to clear. Turkish leaders have explicitly warned the European Union that they will stop cooperating on the migrant crisis if the visa requirement isn’t lifted.

  • Israelis stand still next to their cars as a siren sounds in memory of victims of the Holocaust in Tel Aviv, Israel, Thursday, May 5, 2016. Israel is marking its annual Holocaust remembrance day in memory of the 6 million Jews killed by Nazi Germany and its collaborators. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

    Israeli general touches raw nerve with Holocaust comments

    JERUSALEM (AP) — In a reflection of the deep divisions plaguing Israel, a top general set off a controversy Thursday after appearing to liken the atmosphere in Israel to that of Nazi-era Germany during a speech marking the country’s Holocaust memorial day.

  • In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian citizens and firefighters gather at the scene where one of rockets hit the Dubeet hospital in the central neighborhood of Muhafaza in Aleppo, Syria, Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Shells and mortar rounds are raining down on every neighborhood Aleppo," said Aleppo-based health official Mohammad Hazouri, speaking from Al-Razi hospital. (SANA via AP)

    Activists: At least 28 dead in strike on Syria refugee camp

    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — An airstrike hit a crowded refugee camp in Syria on Thursday close to the border with Turkey, killing at least 28 people, according to Syrian pro-opposition activists. Images posted on social media said to be of the aftermath of the strike showed at least a dozen tents burned to the ground and bloodied women and children being loaded onto a pickup truck.

  • 3 share 1st-round lead at Trophee Hassan

    RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Francesco Laporta of Italy, Thomas Linard of France and Jason Scrivener of Australia shot a 4-under 68 to share the lead on the first day of the Trophee Hassan II on Thursday.

  • In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian citizens and firefighters gather at the scene where one of rockets hit the Dubeet hospital in the central neighborhood of Muhafaza in Aleppo, Syria, Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Shells and mortar rounds are raining down on every neighborhood Aleppo," said Aleppo-based health official Mohammad Hazouri, speaking from Al-Razi hospital. (SANA via AP)

    The Latest: Activists say 28 dead in hit on Syrian refugees

    BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):

    Updated: 3:20 pm

  • Manchester United's Marouane Fellaini, left, and Leicester City's N'Golo Kante chase the ball during their  English Premier League soccer match at Old Trafford, Manchester, Sunday May 1, 2016. (Martin Rickett / PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT - NO SALES - NO ARCHIVES

    Fellaini, Huth get 3-match bans following EPL clash

    LONDON (AP) — Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini and Leicester defender Robert Huth were banned on Thursday for three matches following their clash in the English Premier League.

  • Barcelona’s Neymar left out of Brazil’s Copa America squad

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Barcelona star Neymar has been left off Brazil’s squad for the Copa America, which will be played in the United States next month.

  • Slavoljub Muslin appointed as Serbia coach

    BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia’s Football Association has appointed Slavoljub Muslin as the new coach of the national team.

  • World championship offers audition for World Cup, draft

    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — For many players, the hockey world championship is just the build-up to a bigger occasion.

    Updated: 9:18 am

  • Real Madrid players celebrate at the end of the Champions League semifinal second leg soccer match between Real Madrid and Manchester City at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Wednesday May 4, 2016. Real Madrid won 1-0. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

    Madrid rivals return to Champions League final

    MADRID (AP) — One city, two rivals — for the biggest prize in club soccer.